Books for Apple Jacks and Jills

The spicy sweetness of a fresh apple picked from an orchard or a farmer's market is a welcome part of chilly autumn days. We've gathered together books on everything apple for young ones: apple trees, apple crafts, and, of course, Johnny Appleseed.

The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree

By Gail Gibbons

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As the seasons pass, Arnold enjoys a variety of activities as a result of his apple tree. Includes a recipe for apple pie and a description of how an apple cider press works.

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The Amazing Apple Book

By Paulette Bourgeois

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"From growing seeds to cooking candy apples, this book gets to the core of its subject. Readers learn about varieties of apples, orchard management, the apple in history, ancient apple legends, and the true story of Johnny Appleseed. There are recipes, puzzles and nutritional information."

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Out and About at the Apple Orchard

By Diane Mayr

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Learn all that is involved in growing apples--covering planting, pollination, harvesting, different varieties, and more.

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Little Apple: A Book of Thanks

By Brigitte Weninger

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In simple words accompanied by vivid pictures, a child describes the life cycle of the apple and expresses her gratitude for this small but wonderful miracle of nature.

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Johnny Appleseed, My Story

By David L. Harrison

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While visiting a pioneer family, Johnny Appleseed tells his story to the children –the truth and the myths!

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Johnny Appleseed

By Stephen Vincent Benet and Rosemary Benet

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A poem describing Johnny Appleseed's appearance and actions.

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In the Land of the Big Red Apple

By Roger Lea MacBride

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A year after moving to their farm in the Ozarks, Laura and Almanzo Wilder and their young daughter, Rose, have settled into their new home with a successful vegetable harvest and the beginnings of an apple orchard.

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Iduna and the Magic Apples

By Marianna Mayer

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The evil giant Thiassi vows to capture Iduna and her magic apples which give the gods on Valhalla everlasting life

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How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

By Marjorie Priceman

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Since the market is closed, the reader is led around the world to gather the ingredients for making an apple pie. Includes recipe.

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Apples, Apples, Apples

By Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

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Members of the Rabbit family visit an apple orchard, where they have fun picking apples and discovering their many uses. Includes a recipe for applesauce, directions for a craft activity, and sayings about apples.

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