Americans love our pumpkins! If you are one in the minority and don't get what all of the excitement about a squash is for, well, I don't know what to tell you. I love it all. Give me a pumpkin muffin while sipping on a pumpkin spice coffee while lighting a pumpkin spice candle, and I'm having a perfect pumpkin party for one. Today's autumnal pick is a National Geographic Kids production called Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum. NG Kids publishes a ton of great and educational reading material in a wide variety of topics. If you want more Fall-inspired reading, they also offer a book on Apples, Leaves, and Pilgrims of Plymouth.
In this pick, you can probably tell what the book is about from just reading the title. On the very first page, you see pumpkin seeds being planted in the soil. You follow those seeds until fruition and see all of the many different uses for pumpkins. The pictures are what makes this a great pick because like most work from National Geographic, the photographs are excellent are really work to teach kids about where our jack-o-lanterns come from. This is a perfect pre-pumpkin patch trip read. Ages: 2+
Check back on the blog throughout October for more fun Autumn and Halloween book picks!