20 Apple Books for Little Learners

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Teaching our little learners about delicious apples is such a fun unit to get to explore this time of year! They’ll love learning about how apples grow, apple trees, and even baking yummy apple pie! There are so many fun ways to go through this unit and watch them learn. It’s even more fun as you read through apple books related to this unit.

Finding apple books to read with them is such a fun addition to this apple unit and they get to explore all about apples!

Sitting down to read apple books is so fun for little learners as they go through this apple unit this time of year! They’ll discover all kinds of things about delicious apples. Some things they might recognize like baking an apple pie, others may be totally new to them like how an apple grows!

I’ve came across some really fun apple books for you to use with this apple unit that can be easily purchased on Amazon. If you click the links below, you can stock up on some exciting apple books! I love using my prime membership since I can get books quickly with FREE 2-day shipping.

Secrets of the Apple Tree

This beautifully illustrated book will introduce children to the joys of nature, and show them what wonderful secrets are revealed if you just look a little closer. By holding a light behind each page, children can see the creatures who make a tree their home, from the worms who live among the roots to the birds who nest high up in the branches. The clever see-through reading technique creates an experience of interactive learning, showing both the surface and what is hidden underneath at the same time.

The Apple Tree’s Discovery

A little apple tree in a forest of oaks begs God for stars like those glimmering on the branches of the great oak trees beside her. As the seasons pass, she learns to appreciate her own gifts and realizes that it’s possible to find a star in each of us.

How Do Apples Grow?

Have you ever eaten part of a flower? You have if you have eaten an apple! Find out how an apple grows from bud to flower to fruit–ready for you to pick!

Annie the Apple Pie Fairy

Annie the Apple Pie Fairy is a TV chef who makes simple, homey pies. One day, her position as the queen of pies is threatened by Sondra the Strudel fairy’s new show. An intense competition starts between Annie and Sondra, and sees their fairy audience become obsessed with Sondra’s fancy pies and the gadgets used to make them. But when the mass of new gadgets and pie-making machines causes a huge power outage, what will happen to all the pies, and will Annie be able to save the day? Find out in this adorable new storybook from the makers of Camilla the Cupcake Fairy!

Dinofours: It’s Apple Picking Day!

Four-year-old dinosaurs go apple-picking, but Albert wanders away. The Dinofours learn about having fun and following rules.

I Am an Apple

This bright, colorful book gives an introduction to the life cycle of an apple. Next, we follow the fruit’s journey from a tiny bud on a tree to a large, juicy fruit. Original.

Curious George Apple Harvest

While helping the Renkinses harvest their apples, George discovers a giant cider press inside the barn! As usual, George’s curiosity gets the best of him, and he accidentally starts the machine. Suddenly all of the apples they’ve collected are being washed, chopped, and squished into liquid! Will George be able to collect the cider and stop the machine, or will he find himself in an even stickier situation?

Under the Apple Tree

Come along and sit with me Under the Apple Tree! There’s lots to do and lots to see underneath one boy’s backyard home…the apple tree! Beautiful artwork and lyrical couplets combine in an instant fall classic!

Apples for Everyone

Apples for Everyone is a new picture book in the Picture the Seasons series that the whole family can enjoy. This attractive and educational companion to the best-selling titles A Tree for All Seasons and Pilgrims of Plymouth features stunning National Geographic photography and a stimulating, accessible text.

Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie

Amelia Bedelia loves everything about autumn: the colorful trees, jumping in the leaves, apples, apples, apples, warm apple pie, fun family projects. Hooray for apples! Hooray for the fall!

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World!

An apple pie is easy to make…if the market is open. But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store. This deliciously silly recipe for apple pie takes readers around the globe to gather ingredients. First hop a steamboat to Italy for the finest semolina wheat. Then hitch a ride to England and hijack a cow for the freshest possible milk. And, oh yes! Don’t forget to go apple picking in Vermont! A simple recipe for apple pie is included.

The Apple Pie Tree

Two young sisters follow the progress of their apple tree through the seasons, from a bare tree in the winter, through the pink blossoms of the spring, to the apple picking in the autumn.

Peppa Goes Apple Picking

Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, and Daddy Pig celebrate the start of fall by going on a trip to the apple orchard. They will bake the apples into a delicious pie for Granny and Grandpa Pig–and Daddy Pig knows a special trick for getting the juiciest, most delicious apples!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Apple Pie

Little Look-Look Books features favorite characters and subjects in a colorful paperback. Young children can count along with Snow White and her seven friends.

Fall Apple Fun

Through charming illustrations and text, readers follow a young girl to the apple orchard where she learns how apples grow and makes cider and pie. Critical thinking and comprehension questions help readers engage with the text.

Johnny Appleseed

This beautifully illustrated retelling shows how Johnny Appleseed bloomed from a young boy who loved the outdoors into the legendary man who spread apple trees all across the United States. Showing small acts of generosity and the love of nature can make a big difference, this book is sure to inspire the budding little Johnny Appleseed in every reader.

An Apple Pie for Dinner

Granny Smith wants to bake an apple pie, but she doesn’t have any apples. So off she goes with a basketful of plums in hopes that she can make a trade. Granny swaps plums for feathers, feathers for flowers, flowers for a gold coin, a gold coin for a puppy, and a puppy for what she hoped to find in the first place—apples! Then she bakes a delicious apple pie for everyone she has met along the way. Based on an English folktale, each spread is meticulously illustrated in bas-relief made from baked clay, hand-sewn clothing, and mixed media.

Caillou Goes Apple Picking

Caillou and his playschool friends are going on a field trip to the apple orchard.
The adventure gets off to a good start with a fun bus ride. Then the children learn about apples and pick some too. They drink fresh apple juice and discover a variety of ways to use apples. By the time they get back on the bus to go home, the children are ready for a little nap. What a fun and busy day!

Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie

Long before the natural-food movement gained popularity, Edna Lewis championed purity of ingredients, regional cuisine, and farm-to-table eating. She was a chef when female chefs—let alone African American female chefs—were few and far between. With lyrical text and watercolor illustrations, Robbin Gourley traces the roots of Edna’s appreciation for the bounties of nature through the seasons. Folk rhymes, and songs about food are sprinkled throughout the text, and five kid-friendly recipes and an author’s note about Edna’s life are included.

Pinkalicious: Apples, Apples, Apples!

Pinkalicious and the Pinkertons are all excited when they return from their trip to the orchard with lots of Pink Lady apples to munch on! After realizing they have more apples than the family could possibly use, Pinkalicious finds ways to share the apples with others.

Teaching the apple unit is so much fun for our little learners as they explore all about delicious apples! It’s fun for us too as we watch them learn and grow! Grab some fun apple books and this apple unit and explore all about apples.

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