Fall 2023

We Planted a Pumpkin

From the Series In the Garden

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Two children plant a pumpkin seed together and nurture the growing plant through the seasons. The plant flowers and a pumpkin forms, but will it change color and be ripe and ready to harvest for Halloween?

The children must be patient and respectful of their plant, but finally they get to enjoy the fruits of their labor at their Halloween party.

A rhyming and rhythmical text makes for a great read aloud.

This book is part of the In The Garden series, aiming to introduce very young children to the natural world and encourage a love of our environment.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2023
Publisher Scallywag Press
Imprint Scallywag Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV009100, JUV017030, JUV050000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 9.5 x 9.5
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author, Illustrator: Rob Ramsden

Rob Ramsden is an illustrator who also teaches design. He lives in Suffolk, UK, where he is a keen gardener, and his type of gardening is strictly about the wildlife.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

In the Garden

In the Garden introduces very young children to the natural world. Diverse protagonists discover the sounds and sights, plants and creatures to be found in a garden and learn the pleasure of growing things. Simple text with rhythm and rhyme and detailed illustrations… View available downloads →


School Library Journal

“[T]he simplicity of two friends planting a seed and having patience to see what comes is an appropriate and pleasant theme. Steer children under six toward this fun, fall themed book.”—School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“Less gardening primer than accounting of a slow-moving triumph, this In the Garden series starter depicts a parent-free project in the works alongside the delayed gratification that gardening can represent, all leading up to the protagonists’ breathless delight around holiday harvest.”—Publishers Weekly