All of the teachers seem to have apples on their minds. The children are reading books about apples, drawing apples, and, of course, eating them. I was ready for the annual apple-alooza and put the library’s best apple books on display. Yesterday, I even ate an apple while pulling some of the books! If you are looking for books to read before heading out to go apple picking, check out these books.
Apples by Gail Gibbons (The life cycle of an apple, complete with a recipe for apple pie and instructions for planting an apple tree.)
Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh (No list would be complete without the story of John Chapman, a Massachusetts native. There are many good versions of his story, but this is one of my favorites.)
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman (Get out the globe while you look at this one! It’s really fun to follow the creation of the apple pie from Sri Lanka to Vermont.)
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell (This book has a Lois Lenski feel to me. A perfect book for the youngest apple pickers and jack-o-lantern artists.)