21 Apple Books for Kids

Happy Fall, Teacher Friends!

After a month long hiatus, Book Talk Tuesday is back and just in time for fall!

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year!

A cold front greeted us yesterday, and the weather actually feels fallish!

In honor of the first day of fall, I'm sharing my favorite books to use with APPLES!
 Let's get started!


Apple Harvest by Calvin Harris
 I found this book in my school library while searching for nonfiction books about fall. It's part of a series featuring beautiful pictures and easy to understand facts about fall.
If you can't afford this one, tell your librarian. Love this series! 

Apple Picking Time by Michele Slawson
 Apple Picking Time brings a small town to life during its annual fall apple harvest.
Anna and her family take part each year.
Such a charming book!

The Apple Pie that Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson
In the tradition of The House that Jack Built,
Thompson and illustrator Jonathan Bean give this book a fun retro feel.
The simple sketched pictures remind me of one of my favorite authors, Lois Lenski.
Kiddos love taking part in this one!!


 The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
 Two sisters observe the changes in their backyard tree in this book about the life cycle of an apple tree. A recipe for apple pie is included.

Apple Trees and the Seasons by Julie Lundgren
 This informational book gives young readers a real look at the seasons of an apple tree. Perfect partner to The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree below.


Apples by Gail Gibbons
 Gail Gibbons is a master of nonfiction for children.
From her book covers to the information inside, she always delivers.
This book is just what it says, all about Apples!


 Beautifully illustrated in autumn colors,
this book explores a day at the apple orchard during a harvest. 



Apples A to Z by Margaret McNamara
 Okay, I love an alphabet book, and this is a fun one. 
Chomp through the alphabet with Bear as he offers up kid-friendly apple facts-
one for each letter of the alphabet!


Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
 An oldie but goodie! Anne Rockwell has such sweet books.
Kids should just experience them.
This one is about a girl and her family who visit a farm in fall.


Apples for Everyone by Jill Esbaum
 I adore these National Geographic nonfiction books!
The photographs are gorgeous, and the information is perfect for young kiddos! Love!


Bad Apple by Edward Hemingway
 This precious little book is about the friendship of an apple and a worm.
It has nothing to do with life cycles or harvests,
but it's fun and offers another look at friendship and dealing with bullies.
And yes, the author is a grandson of "The" Hemingway!

New in hardback: Bad Apple's Perfect Day
 
The Biggest Apple Ever by Steven Kroll
 This is the first of Kroll's "biggest" series books I read during the school year.
My kiddos love this series featuring mouse friends Desmond and Clayton. Fun read!
Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore! by Jane O'Connor
 I had to include this one!
Nancy is in search of the perfect Gala apple for her father.
You can always count on Nancy for a fun vocabulary lesson.
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro
 A Read-and-Find-Out Science book, this one is great for teaching the parts of an apple.


How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
  What happens when you want to make an apple pie but the market is closed?
Read this fun book to find out!
Great for a silly cause and effect.
Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg
 Oh, how I love Steven Kellogg!
This book is no exception!
Magnificently illustrated, kids (and this teacher) can't get enough of this book!
It tells the story of the one and only!


Johnny Appleseed: The Legend and the Truth by Jane Yolen
 Perfect compliment to Kellogg's Johnny Appleseed, this book separates fact from fiction. Definitely a read-aloud for the younger set,
but it's written so you can read at more than one sitting.
 
No Ordinary Apple by Sara Marlowe
 Elliot learns the healthy truth about apples
when he is offered an apple as a snack at a friend's house. 

 
The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
 Another winner from Gail Gibbons.
We read this one every year.
This book is a nice one to use for a 4 seasons apple tree craft.
Seed by Seed: The Legend of John Appleseed by Esme Raji Codell
 Seed by Seed shares with young readers why Johnny Appleseed is still important today.  Nice book for your collection.

Ten Apples Up on Top by Theo LeSieg
Yes, that one! The fun book from Dr. Seuss we all know and love.
Kids love it!  You will, too!


That's it for today, friends!

Happy Fall!!



All the links here are Amazon affiliate links, but these books are available on other sites, as well.

4 comments

  1. Great list of apple books you have shared!! I love the Johnny Appleseed books you shared! I have the one by Steven Kellogg, but I have not heard of the other two you shared! You will have to check out my Book Talk Tuesday post - I posted about a book called Red Are the Apples. It's a good one!

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    1. Oh, I can't wait to check that one out! I love finding new children's books! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!
      Laura

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  2. Your timing is perfect! I was working on lesson plans for our apple unit next week, and your list of books was quite helpful!! Thanks for sharing!

    -Amanda
    Kindergarten Teacher at the Wheel

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    1. Hi, Amanda! I'm so glad I could help! I hope you found something you love! Love apple and pumpkin weeks!
      Happy Fall!
      Laura

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