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17 Scrumptious Children's Books About Apples

ted red apples

Ten delicious red apples hang from a tree waiting to be picked. One by one, farm animals stop by to snag a crunchy treat. The farmer begs for them to leave one for him, which they do. But what about a treat for the farmer's wife? An excellent book for preschoolers who can practice counting while putting their problem-solving skills to good use.





Crispy Books About Characters Who Love Apples

This red fruit is like candy growing from trees, but packed with nutrients and all-natural ingredients. There are lots of reasons why you should add some stories about this delicious food to you child's bookshelf.  For one, picture books can help cultivate a love of this yummy, healthy food through stories about characters who eat lots of them. Make sure to add lots of  books about eating healthy that reinforce the importance of fruits and vegetables. Children's books about apples often include a wide range of teaching opportunities, like counting, gardening, cooking, and nutrition. These books are fun to read when they are ripe for picking, usually in September, in preparation for a family outing to an orchard.


 pinkalicious apples apples apples

Pinkalicious and her family spend a delightful afternoon at the orchard picking the perfect red fruit- Pink Ladies, of course! Like many people who get carried away plucking more than they can consume, the Pinkertons find themselves with a huge haul. Not wanting any of them to go to waste, Pinkalicious finds a way to share their supply with others. 


 the mouse's apples

A resourceful, little mouse is proud of her foraging skills. She has managed to collect four juicy ripe apples just right for the tea she plans to make. Unfortunately, a big, hungry bear comes along and eyes them for his own enjoyment. Mouse must think quickly, and while she's no physical match for the bear, she wins him over with a trick and some kindness.



A highly informative, non-fiction book. Kids will learn all about the history,  including the fact they have been in existence for about two million years! Readers will enjoy learning about how farmers take care of their trees and harvest the fruit. Several panels feature varieties from all over the world. At the end, there is a delicious recipe for pie.



 bad apple a tale of friendship

An inspiring story about friendship and standing up to bullies, told from the perspective of an unlikely pair. Mac is firm and bright red without a single dent or flaw. His best buddy, Will, happens to be a worm, the sworn enemy of all fresh produce. When others begin to call Mac names, like "rotten", he decides it's time to part ways with Will. But after a short while, Mac bravely decides that his relationship with Will is far more important than the opinions of others.




 applesauce day

There is something very special about passing traditions on to younger generations. In this sweet tale, a grandmother takes her grandchildren to the  orchard to pick a bushel. When they return to her house, the family gathers around to make applesauce using a bowl that has been passed down from previous relatives. The vibrant illustrations capture the love and joy of a family spending precious time together.



secrets of the apple tree 

A unique, interactive book reveals the hidden creatures within the leaves, among the branches, and down in the roots of the tree. By shining a flashlight behind each of the pages, readers will discover all of the magical life that sustains the tree and makes it their home. A fun twist on the typical lift-a-flap book where hidden pictures are revealed with an innovative printing technique and a little light.



 amelia bedelia's first apple pie

A girl who is best known for her mishaps and misunderstandings, Amelia Bedelia always approaches everything with an abundance of zest. In this fall-themed picture book, Amelia is excited to bake her very first apple pie. She and her grandma make the most delicious treat, but some hungry birds threaten to eat it themselves. Readers will get a kick out of Amelia Bedelia's plan to prevent a catastrophe from happening!



apples apples apples

A charming book about a bunny family that heads out together for a day picking fruit. The farmer at Long Hill Orchard takes time to teach the bunnies all sorts of interesting information. Kids will enjoy learning fun facts and making recipe in the back.



 apples for everyone

This gorgeous children's book is worthy of a spot on coffee tables. Incredible National Geographic photographs of delicious apples fill the pages. Interesting information about how to grow them is shared as well as an explanation of the different varieties. A solid choice to read before an adventure at the orchard with your children.





 apple farmer annie

Annie is a farmer extraordinaire. She sells all of her most perfect apples at the market, and then the rest she uses to make delicious baked goods. Some of her best recipes include muffins, pie, and cider. This sweet and simple story embraces all the wonderful ways this fruit can be enjoyed and even includes some yummy recipes to try. 



 peppa goes apple picking

Peppa Pig fans will love this novelty book about a day of picking juicy red fruit. Peppa and her parents find the best ones to bake into a pie for Granny and Grandpa Pig. Peppa is slightly bossy, as always, in this humorous book about preschoolers' favorite swine.




 an apple's life

The life cycle, from seed to fruit, is covered in easy-to-understand steps. This book is an excellent choice to read before a trip to the orchard, or even before hitting the grocery store for fresh produce. The beautiful photographs may just encourage your children to eat more of this delicious fruit.




 the biggest apple ever

Clayton (the town mouse) and Desmond (the country mouse) are friendly rivals at Mouseville School. Every time there is a contest, these competitors work hard to outwit, outpace, and outshine each other with the hope of winning. The mice learn a lesson in school which culminates in a contest to find the biggest one. After failing individually, the two mice decide that teamwork is the way to go. But even then, they struggle to find one that will win. Readers will be curious to read about their creative problem solving that may just win the contest after all!




johnny appleseed

This non-fiction Little Golden Book about Johnny Appleseed gives readers an in-depth look at this conservationists's life. Lively artwork portrays the life of John Chapman, the birth name of a man who traversed the country planting apple trees. Readers will learn a bit about how his early life influenced his journey to help American settlers through his work. The back of the book includes all kinds of fascinating, less well-known facts about this influential man's life and place in history.



apple picking day

A rhyming story describes the delight two children experience visiting an  orchard. Fall is in the air and there is no better time of year than to go picking. The children race up and down the rows of trees plucking fruit. They are competing to fill their baskets with the most delicious, red varieties that they can take home and enjoy. An easy chapter book for kids who are starting to read on their own.



apples apples everywhere

A fictional story about apples with lots of facts interwoven throughout. Kids will learn how apples are picked, the best way to store them, and what happens when wiggly worms make their way inside. The sepia-infused illustrations give the book a retro, old-fashioned feel. A solid addition to your child's collection.



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Why Read Kids Apple Books With Recipes

This fruit is delicious in its natural state. This crispy, juicy and sweet treat is full of healthy nutrients and is the perfect snack for growing children. There are so many interesting facts and the journey they take before landing on the shelves of grocery stores. Bakers love using them  as the main ingredient in pies, cakes and muffins. They can also be crushed and transformed into delicious  cider, or dipped into a sugary concoction to make candy apples.  So grab some of the best children's books about apples, both fiction and non-fiction, to teach your kids all about this phenomenal fruit. Next, browse a list of recommended kids' books about cooking and baking for delicious recipes using healthy ingredients.




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