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.

Apples and Pumpkins

By Anne Rockwell

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A family visits the Comstock farm to pick apples and choose a pumpkin to carve for Halloween night.

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Apple Valley Year

By Ann Turner

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The Clark family keeps busy through all four seasons at their apple orchard, pruning dead branches at the end of winter, carrying the beehives among the trees in May, propping up branches heavy with summer fruit, and harvesting the apples in the fall.

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Apple Tree Christmas

By Trinka Hakes Noble

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In 1881, when their apple tree is felled by a storm just before Christmas, a young farm girl and her family discover that the tree was important to each of them for different reasons.

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An Apple Tree Through the Year

By Claudia Schnieper

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Follows an apple tree through the four seasons, detailing the yearly growth cycle and examining the ecosystem of the entire apple orchard.

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An Apple a Day!

By Jennifer Storey Gillis

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Filled with more than 20 apple facts, games, puzzles, crafts, recipes, even apple mint growing information, this book is perfect for families and teachers.

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Albert's Field Trip

By Leslie Tryon

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Albert leads the third grade class on a memorable field trip to an apple farm, where they pick apples, watch apples being processed into apple juice, and eat apple pies.

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