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Share a Story: Pumpkin Storytime

Did you miss our pumpkin storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a squash storytime of your own. It can be hard to find pumpkin stories that aren't focused on Halloween, but most of these stories manage to incorporate pumpkins without the holiday.

From Storytime

Try this rhyme at home: 

   Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
   The first one says, "oh my, it's getting late!"
   The second one says, "there is frost in the air."
   The third one says, "but we don't care!"
   The fourth one says, "let's run and run and run."
   The fifth one says, "are you ready for some fun?"
   Then woooooo went the wind and OUT (with a clap) went the lights,
   And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Pumpkin time! by written by Erzsi Deàk ; illustrated by Doug Cushman

Piggies in the pumpkin patch by Mary Peterson and Jennifer Rofé ; illustrated by Mary Peterson

Shine, shine, shine [sound recording] by Mama Mac — We used "Leaves" for the parachute this week - a fun fall-themed tune.


Other Stories and Songs

Pumpkin time! [videodisc] by written by Erzsi Deak ; illustrated by Doug Cushman — Try a storytime selection in a different format.

Sixteen runaway pumpkins by Dianne Ochiltree ; illustrated by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin

Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon

Jim Gill sings Do Re Mi on his toe leg knee [sound recording] by Jim Gill — For those who like to boogie in the kitchen, try "Mashed Potatoes" for an inspiring song that can be adapted to just about anything you might cook.