Apples

Kids Can Cook

Imagine a plate piled high with warm chocolate chip cookies, ooey and gooey with melted chips and crunchy with nuts. Your grownup might have helped a little bit, but these beauties are all yours, to share with friends (or eat yourself!) because YOU made them!

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World

By Michael Pollan

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"Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers’ genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. He masterfully links four fundamental human desires—-sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control—-with the plants that satisfy them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. In telling the stories of four familiar species, Pollan illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind’s most basic yearnings. And just as we’ve benefited from these plants, we have also done well by them. So who is really domesticating whom?"
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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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