15+ Delicious Apple Themed Books (Apple Week)
We’re well into our Apple Week study, and so far we’ve done Apple Labeling and Apple Seed + Tasting Activities. Now I’m sharing 15+ apple themed books – both fiction and informational text – that can enrich your apple learning activities.
Nonfiction Apple Themed Books
How Do Apples Grow? (Hello World) by Jill MacDonald
A part of the Hello, World informational board book series, How Do Apples Grow? is an engaging book with simple text to introduce apples and the apple life cycle.
Apples by Gail Gibbons
I used Apples (along with pretty much every other Gail Gibbons book) to teach my second graders about the apple life cycle. This one is longer and more in depth than the book above, so it’s great for early elementary age kids and older.
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro
This book is a good companion to the Gail Gibbons book above. Perfect for the K-2 crowd, but my almost 5 year old was very interested in it too. It’s informational text, but with illustrations instead of real photos.
Apples For Everyone by Jill Esbaum
Apple Trees and the Seasons by Julie Lundgren (an early science reader)
This book is short, with one sentence per page, and works perfectly as an early informational text. This book works well if you read more in depth books with your child and then have them read this one to you.
An Apple’s Life (Watch It Grow) by Nancy Dickmann
An Apple’s Life is another simple science reader that is perfect for both learning about apples and the plant life cycle, as well as practicing early reading skills.
Apples by Erika L. Shores
Cute, simple text with photos. There are some interesting close up photos for kids to compare to real apples they cut open.
One more simple reader for kids to practice early reading skills.
Fiction Apple Themed Books
Curious George Apple Harvest by H.A. Rey
I love reading this one before we go to the orchard, because we usually buy apple cider. It’s fun to read it, and then I find the video on PBS Kids or YouTube. Then when we buy apple cider, I let Cam tell me how it’s made. This year, we made apple cider floats!
Apples, Apples, Apples (Pinkalicious) by Victoria Kann
Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter pick too many apples at the orchard. They end up sharing them with everyone in Pinkville and learning how good it feels to share.
Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie by Herman Parish
Cam always wants to make apple pie after we read this one. There is an apple pie recipe at the end of the book, too! (We use a store-bought crust, though. Maybe when he’s older we’ll try making our own crust.)
The Biggest Apple Ever by Steven Kroll
We have most of the ‘Biggest ____ Ever’ series, and they’re just cute and fun. Desmond and his friend look for the biggest apple, and when they decide they won’t win the biggest apple contest, they decide to do something else fun with the apples!
Apples, Apples Everywhere by Robin Koontz
A simple book about apple picking and what we can do with apples.
Apple Picking Day by Candice Ransom
The characters in this story are so cute, and they make it sound like a great adventure to visit an orchard. Simple text, so it’s a good one for early readers to help you read.
Applesauce Day by Lisa J. Amstutz
We’re using this book this year to help learn about how to make applesauce. Camden is going to make delicious crockpot applesauce to share with his little brother, and this book is a great introduction.
Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship by Edward Hemingway
Bad Apple has nothing to do with apple picking or orchards, but it’s about apples and it’s a good lesson in friendship. When Mac the Apple goes to sleep, a worm named Will burrows a hole in him. They learn that they’re great friends, but all Mac’s apple friends start calling him a rotten apple.
Apple Countdown by Joan Holub
Apple Countdown shares a class and their field trip to the apple orchard. The book counts down from twenty through their apple adventure. Most books only count down from 10, so this is a very welcome change!
Which apple books are you adding to your list? We have requested sooooo many from the library, and I just keep finding more!
Make sure you check out all our Apple Week Activities:
- 15+ Delicious Apple Themed Books (this post)
- Apple Oxidation Experiment
- Apple Suncatcher Craft
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