We made a trip to the library to read up on pumpkins. We have focused on plant and animal lifecycles in the past. Consequently, I sifted through a variety of books that focused on the growth and development from seed to finished product. Here are a few of my finds:

I also identified a great book that touched on the history of the pumpkin and its role in various cultural festivals and lore.

And, the reading list would not be complete without a bedtime story that mirrored the excitement that my son felt as he picked a pumpkin during the day and set it outside to light the night.