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Suggested Children’s Books about Apples

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Being in the apple business, we’ve read lots and lots of kids books about apples. Surprisingly there’s a big difference in accuracy and helpfulness of the books we’ve read about apples.  So… after pouring over literally hundreds of children’s books about apples, here’s our list of books we recommend by age group.  These are books we’ve found to be accurate and fun for kids.

For Preschool Students

The Apple Pie Tree by Calvin Harries, Gail Saunders-Smith, PhD
How do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro
Herbert and the Apple Tree by Bruno Hachler
Apples by Ken Robinson
Pumpkins by Ken Robbins
Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson
All Around the Farm by Heather Alexander
The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons

For Elementary Students (K-2nd):

How do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro
The Apple Tree by Lynley Dodd
The Story of Johnny Appleseed by Aliki
Apples by Gail Gibbons
Apples by Ken Robinson
Life Cycle of an Apple by Angela Royston
Apple Cider Making Days by Ann Purmell
Apples by Jacqueline Famer
The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
Apple Fractions by Jerry Pallotta
The Ecosystems of an Apple Tree by Elaine Pascoe
Growing Seasons by Elsie Lee Splear (overview of the turn of century farm)