Book Reviews: Apples

Our Harvest of the Month for September is APPLES and I’ve picked out tons of great books about apples to share!

Best All Around:

  • “Apples” by Jacqueline Farmer (AR 5.5)
  • “Apples” by Gail Gibbons (AR 4.4)
  • “Apples for Everyone” by Jill Esbaum (AR 2.8)

Best to Teach about Life Cycles (by the Seasons):

  • “From Seed to Apple Tree” by Suzanne Slade and Jeff Yesh
  • “The Life Cycle of an Apple Tree” by Lina Tagliaferro
  • “From Seed to Apple” by Anita Ganeri
  • “Apples Grow on a Tree” by Mari Schuh and Gail Saunders-Smith
  • “How Do Apples Grow?” by Betsy Maestro (AR 3.5)
  • “The Apple Pie Tree” by Zoe Hall (AR 1.9)
  • “Our Apple Tree” by Görel Kristina Näslund (AR 2.3)
  • “The Season’s of Arnold’s Apple Tree” by Gail Gibbons (AR 2.6) – not pictured

Best to Teach about Life Cycles (focused on Decomposition):

  • “Apple” by Nikki McClure
  • “One Red Apple” by Harriet Ziefert

Best to Teach Historical Understandings:

  • “Apples to Oregon” by Deborah Hopkinson (AR 4.1)
  • “An Apple for Harriet Tubman” by Glennette Tilley Turner
  • “Johnny Appleseed” by Steven Kellogg
  • “Johnny Appleseed” by Jane Yolen
  • “Johnny Appleseed” by Jodie Shepard (AR 3.4)

Best to Teach Cultural Understandings:

  • “One Green Apple” by Eve Bunting (AR 2.6)

Best to Teach Mathematical Understandings:

  • “Apple Fractions” by Jerry Pallotta
  • “Ten Apples Up on Top!” by Dr. Seuss (AR 1.2)

Others for Fun:

  • “Apples, Apples Everywhere!” by Robin Koontz (AR 1.7)
  • “Curious George: Apple Harvest” by Lynn Polvino (AR 3.0)
  • “Apple Farmer Annie” by Monica Wellington (AR 1.8)
  • “From Apple Trees to Cider, Please” by Felicia Sanzari Cherneky
  • “Apples and Pumpkins” by Anne Rockwell (AR 2.1)
  • “Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie” by Herman Parish (AR 2.9)
  • “Apple Pie ABC” by Alison Murray
  • “One Little, Two Little, Three Little Apples” by Matt Ringler
  • “Fluffy Goes Apple Picking” by Kate McMullan


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