Apple About Apples: Book List

Below are the books we will be reading for our Apple Unit. Stay tuned tomorrow for visual lesson plans for our Apple Theme! This is one of my favorite themes!
Literacy Storytime:
During this time, we focus on story structure and comprehension. We have followed a very specific routine for this literacy time daily, in which we read the story, complete a story map, answer comprehension questions, and then usually complete a craft related to the story.
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall

I love the illustrations. The story line runs through two sisters and their apple tree. It takes you through the seasons and the changes that occur to the tree. There is also a second story line that shows the growth of baby birds from eggs to flying off. 

The Season’s of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons

Super cute story line about Arnold’s Apple Tree. This book also runs through the different seasons and what the apple tree looks like throughout those seasons. Perfect for incorporating some science into the lesson!

The Apple Pie that Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson

This book is awesome for sequencing and kind of reminds me of the “Old Lady” book.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See The World by Marjorie Priceman
I’m obsessed with this book. I teach at a global school, so we are encouraged to consistently integrate global learning daily. This can be SUPER difficult in our classroom since we have to focus on so many skills in the day and unfortunately global learning can be put on the back burner. I can’t wait to read this book to discuss different parts of the world and I definitely plan on using google earth to map out our travels.

Math Books

Anytime I can use books for math I get super excited. This month, we have really been reviewing numbers to 10 (counting up, counting down, one more, one less, etc.) These two books have SO many fun activities to go along with them!

Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Suess

Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchens

Cooking Activity:

Of course, we can’t have Apple week(s) without baking something!

Apple Pie ABC by Murray
This book is perfect to read to discuss baking an apple pie. We have made apple sauce in the past, and we will still do that, but I might be brave enough to try to “make” an apple pie (AKA – have fun with mixing ingredients, but then have a pie already made).

I Can Make Apple Sauce Adapted Book: from Superheroes in SPED
I cannot wait to read this adorable adapted book leading up to Fun Friday when we make our Crockpot Applesauce!

This pack of hers also includes an Apple Life Cycle Adapted book and fun activities that will work great when we discuss the life cycle during science!
We will also be reading “All About Apples” from Jenna’s adapted book from this pack:

Just for Fun Books/Transition Quick Reads:

These little read alouds are perfect for those extra 5-10 minutes of free time before the next rotation/activity.

Dappled Apples by Jan Carr

Ducking for Apples by Lynn Berry

Social Studies/Community Helpers:

Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington
I wanted to use this book during our literacy story time, but I just can’t fit it in the two week period, SO I definitely plan on incorporating it to least discuss farmers and where apples we see at the super marker come from!


  1. JulieDoubrava on September 13, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Thanks for sharing my Apply Unit!! You are the sweetest!!!

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