Fall just screams apples and pumpkins during harvest season. Why not get your kiddos involved with this time of the year with some fun children’s board books about apples and pumpkins.
In addition to recommending books about apples and pumpkin for kids, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom resources! You can find these children’s board books about apples and pumpkins at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Children’s Board Books About Apples and Pumpkins
Apples and Pumpkins (Classic Board Books): In this Classic Board Book version of a perennial favorite, a young girl shares in the joy and excitement of the fall season. “When red and yellow leaves are on the trees,” she goes with her parents to a farm where they pick apples and choose “the best pumpkin of them all.” This board book edition of a beloved story is both familiar and fresh—just like a fall day.
5 Little Apples (Yonezu Board Book): The flaps reveal the creature that eats an apple in this board book that helps little ones count backwards. An elephant, a rabbit, and a caterpillar are some of the hungry critters who take apples away. But when there are none left, a surprise awaits.
Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin (Oversized Board Book): New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to find a big, beautiful pumpkin in this sturdy, large-sized board book. Duck & Goose look everywhere for a pumpkin—in the apple tree, in the leaf pile, inside a hollow log…. Where will they find one?
Orange Pear Apple Bear (Classic Board Books): Destined to become a contemporary classic, this book has spare text and sweet illustrations but contains only five words: apple, pear, orange, bear–and there. Emily Gravett creates clever variations on this theme by rearranging the words–on one spread, a brown bear juggles an orange, apple, and pear; on another spread, there is an orange-colored apple and a pear-shaped bear. Simple and compelling, children will enjoy reading this book over and over again as they learn many different concepts.
Penguin and Pumpkin: Winner of the SCIBA 2014 Book Award for Best Picture Book. An NPR Best Book! When Penguin and Bootsy plan a field trip in search of Fall, Penguin’s little brother, Pumpkin, wants to come, too. But Pumpkin is heartbroken to find out he’s too little to go! How can Pumpkin still be a part of the fun? As they discover the magic of Fall at a farm, Penguin and his friends put together a very special surprise to bring back to Pumpkin at home.
Apple Pie ABC: When an apple pie arrives piping hot on the kitchen table, a little pup does everything he can think of to get his paws on it. He Ogles it. He Pines for it. But will his ABC antics land him a slice? Apple Pie ABC is a delicious twist on traditional verse brought to life by Alison Murray’s simple words and whimsical illustrations. Sure to delight readers of all ages, it’s a book to savor again and again.
It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! (If You Give…): Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he decorates all the pumpkins in the patch!
Pat the Bunny: At the Apple Orchard (Pat the Bunny (Board Books)): Pat the Bunny joins favorite friends Tickle the Pig and Squeak the Mouse for an apple-picking adventure! Their sweet and silly antics are perfectly calibrated for the very young audience, and parents will welcome this introduction to autumn from a trusted character.
Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch: What will Biscuit find in the pumpkin patch? The perfect pumpkin for making both jack-o-lanterns and pies and some friendly surprises!
Where’s the Pumpkin?: Spook, the black cat, has heard about pumpkins, but she isn’t sure what a pumpkin is. She sets out across the farmyard to try to find out. Each animal she meets tells her something different about pumpkins. “A pumpkin is orange,” says the dog, so Spook finds an orange hen. “I’m not a pumpkin!” clucks the hen. “A pumpkin is round.” Will Spook ever find out what a pumpkin really is?
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Pumpkins and Apples Study Unit
In addition to offering recommendations of board books about apples and pumpkins, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class unit study resources to teach kids about these fun fruits (yes, a pumpkin is a fruit) as well as harvest time! This unit study contains affiliate links.
- Apple Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- Apple Do a Dot Printable Pack
- Ten Apples Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- Ten Apples Home Preschool Lesson Plans
- Ten Frame Apple Math Task Cards
- Apple Activity Pack Preschool & Kindergarten
- Apple Life Cycle
- Dramatic Play Apple Orchard
- Numbers 0-20 15 Apple-Themed Card Games
- Apple Ten Frame Task Cards
- Fall Apple Roll and Color Math Games
- September Writing Journal Prompts
- Tactile Apple Graphing and Charting
- Johnny Appleseed Coloring Pages with Handwriting Practice
- Pumpkin Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- Pumpkin Sensory Packet
- Pumpkin Do a Dot Pack
- Dramatic Play Pumpkin Patch
- Pumpkin Life Cycle
- Pumpkin Literacy
- Pumpkin Math
- Fall Pumpkin Roll and Color Math Games
- September Writing Journal Prompts
- Pumpkins Home Preschool Lesson Plan