When it comes to preschoolers, apples are one of our favorite things about the fall season. One way we can use it is to teach the alphabet, or just because it’s one of the first signs of fall we see. The best Apple-themed books for toddlers and preschoolers have been put together for you to read and enjoy with your kids. A week of apple-themed fun with your preschoolers and older toddlers is ready to go. You can scroll down to see our activity plans.
Favorite Apple Books To Read with Toddlers and Preschoolers
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There are a lot of apple books that you, your kids, and other people can read together. We’ve looked through a lot and picked out the best. We hope you enjoy them with your kids, too.
Ten Apples Up On Top! by Dr Seuss
Ten Apples Up on Top! by Dr. Seuss is a good book for learning how many apples there are and how to count. It turns out that three silly friends can do a lot of silly things when they balance apples on their heads. They can jump rope, skate, and drink milk!
Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
The author of 10 Red Apples is Pat Hutchins, and this book is also fun to count and eat. When we had an apple-themed week on The Virtual Book Club for Kids, we had a lot of fun reading this book.
A farmer and his wife will have to count backwards to get enough apples for both of them.
Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
If you want to mix in some facts with your stories, then Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace is a great book for you and your kids to read together and learn about.
In the story, the bunny family goes to the orchard to pick apples. As they go, the farmer tells them all about apples and how they grow.
Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray
It’s called Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray if you put an alphabet book and apples together.
In this book, the cute puppy really wants the pie. Who can blame him? Find out what each letter looks like as you go through the alphabet together.
Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
This book by Emily Gravett, called Orange Pear Apple Bear, is very easy to read. It talks about colors and things. It’s a fun and simple book that you and your kids will both enjoy.
Apples by Gail Gibbons
Probably the best book the learn about apples on our list. Apples by Gail Gibbons is a great book to read together because it’s about apples.
Among the things it covers are the story of Johnny Appleseed and how to make an apple pie, as well as the life cycle of an apple. This is an excellent non-fiction book for young children to read.
Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington
Annie is a farmer who owns a lot of apple trees in her garden, and she grows them. The fall is a very busy time for Annie, because she has a lot to do. In this case, she picks the apple. In Annie’s case, she makes things out of apple. She drives her home-made goods and apples to the city to make money. Before going to the market, Annie had a long day. She came home tired but happy on her apple farm.
Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time by Jody Frickes Shapiro
It takes a family a long way to get to their grandparents’ apple farm from their own home. They pick all kinds of apples and put them in boxes one by one. The family has set up a fruit stand to sell their apples, so they can make money. After apple-selling, the family goes home. Bags of apples are all around them, so they can eat them when they get back home.
Apple Picking Time by Michele Slawson
To pick the apples, it’s time Everyone in town wakes up early and goes to work in the orchard. Anna works all day because she wants to fill a crate on her own, and she works very hard. A more in-depth book about how hard it is to pick apples.
The Biggest Apple Ever by Steven Kroll
There is a contest going on at Mouseville School, and you can enter. The person who can bring in the biggest apple will be the winner. Find the biggest apple: Clayton and Desmond try to find the biggest apple They work together to get a lot of apples, but none of them is bigger than the one James found. There is then an idea to surprise their friends at school.
Apple Trouble by Ragnhill Scamell
Hedgeshogs build a cozy nest for the cold months at the base of an apple tree. A: She’s ready to curl up and sleep. There’s an apple on her back. She can’t get the thing off. Cannot fit in her nest: Hedgehog’s friends try to help her, but that help makes things even worse for the little girl. In the end, Goat comes up with a way to solve her problem, and Hedgehog is soon cozy and asleep in her nest.
Apple Pie for Dinner by Susan Vanhecke
She wants to make an apple pie for dinner. There are no apples in her pantry, but she has everything else she needs. Her plums are ready, so she goes to the market to see if she can trade for apples. People buy plums and feathers from her. Do you think she will be able to get the apples she needs? A good book about perseverance and working together that is also fun to read.
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro
This is a nonfiction book that has more information and scientific words in it. A great way for older preschoolers and kindergarteners to learn about the life cycle of an apple.