Ten Best Books About Apples
Hey, y'all! It's time to gear up for the best unit ever, APPLES! I love this unit during back to school and, in my kindergarten and first grade classes, we learned everything we could about apples. Of course, no unit is complete without some amazing read alouds to go with it! Here are my top ten books for our apple unit:
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Gail Gibbons does a fantastic job illustrating parts of apples, the life cycle of an apple tree, different types of apples, and how apples came to be in America. This is a great introduction to any apple unit.
How Do Apples Grow?
I know you know small students ask a lot of questions. How things grow is one of the top questions, too. This book answers that question and more with it's colorful illustrations and numerous text features.
Apples for Everyone
This nonfiction text has vibrant photographs about apples, seeds, and how they grow. I love reading this one during our first nonfiction unit and highlighting text features with it.
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
Cooking in class? Writing a "how too?" This book is a great way to introduce both. The extreme language and around the world antics will have your students engaged in no time.
While this book is more a story about friendship than it is about apples, it's totally perfect for the first weeks of school. It fits in just right with your apple unit and your social skills lessons.
Do you make applesauce in your classroom? We do it every year at the completion of this science unit. It's definitely a favorite. Applesauce Day takes readers along while one family picks apples at the orchard, then brings them home to cook them.
Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie
Follow along while Amelia Bedelia picks apples with Granddad and learns how to make pie with Grandma. This book celebrates all things fall with its fun and colorful illustrations.
I love this retelling of the classic story because the language is simple enough for the littlest of learners. Students learn about how John Chapman got the name Johnny Appleseed and all about his life back then. It's a sweet story that is sure to get your students wanting to know more.
Pinkalicious: Apples, Apples, Apples!
This super cute book is a great introduction to various types of apples. Pinkalicious is super excited to find out that there is variety of apple called a Pink Lady. She scours the orchard in search of them, then harvests them for her family and her friends.
The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree
Another Gail Gibbons classic, this book illustrates the changes apple trees go through in each season. This book is great for your apple unit, your seasons unit, or your plant unit.
Are any of these already some of your favorites? What would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week. Keep an eye out for more awesome resources and ideas coming soon.