It’s no secret that I LOVE books. Throw in some apples and fall fun and you have some of my favorite types of books. I’m sharing with you today The Best Apple Read Alouds.
Apples are such a fun topic to learn about. There are so many fun activities that can be done alongside all of the books below.
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The Best Apple Read Alouds
This is one of my new favorite apple books! In this book, Sophie and her parents care for six apple trees added to the orchard on the day Sophie was born. As Sophie approaches her sixth birthday, she knows that her trees should finally be ready to bear fruit–enough to yield some apple pies she can make herself! In that sixth season, Sophie learns how to prune the trees, watch the blossoms grow, let the bees do the work of pollination, help the beekeeper, and, finally, watch her apples grow! At last, she learns the proper way to harvest the fruit–and how to make her pies!
In this book, 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.
We share a literacy snack idea and free printable to go along with The Apple Pie Tree here.
This book is a great informative nonfiction book on how apples grow.
These life cycle hats from seed go perfectly with the above books as your little learners are learning all about how apples grow and their lifecycle.
This is another great book for introducing nonfiction concepts. This book covers everything from pollination to picking and eating.
This is a wonderful story about family traditions of picking apples to cooking applesauce in a pot their family has used for generations. Check out the our literacy snack idea and free printable to go along with the book here.
We share how to make applesauce in the classroom here if you’d like to make some too!
This book tells all about how Johnny Appleseed grew from a young boy who loved the outdoors into the well-known man who planted apple trees all across the county. A great biography for little learners.
Here is a fun Johnny Appleseed craft with writing prompts to make to go along with the book too.
This is just a super cute book. Hedgehog has just finished building a cozy nest ready for winter when a juicy red apple falls from a tree and sticks in her spines on her back. And now Hedgehog can’t fit into her nest. Her friends try to help her remove it but she keeps getting more items stuck.
We share another fun literacy snack idea and free printable to go along with this book here.
In this book, the students learn a lot about apples and apple orchards—including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are—while trying to solve a riddle. The book also celebrates how some children learn differently than others.
This fill in the blank How Does An Apple Grow book is a fun quick and easy way to review how an apple grows after reading some of the above stories.
The illustrations are so bright and colorful in this book. In true to Amelia Bedelia fashion, she’s still up to her typical antics, mistaking Granny Smith for a person and thinking that a farmer’s market is a place to buy farmers.
We share a literacy snack idea and free printable to go along with this book here.
And last but definitely not least, we love Ten Apples Up On Top! Seuss’s apple-balancing characters will have your little learners reading, counting, and giggling!
We have to fun activities to go along with this book. We share our literacy snack idea and free printable to go along with the book here.
And a free printable apple counting activity to go along with the book here.
Do you have any other favorite apple read alouds that you would add?
See you next time!