Archive for the ‘Apples’ Category

Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

September 12, 2010 - 10:22 pm No Comments

There are so many things to love about this book. It rhymes, it gives children the opportunity to count backwards, it has a lot of repetition which is great for children’s participation which is wonderful for pre-readers and early readers and it has animal sounds. This book will appeal to children of many different age levels because it has so much to offer.

Apples by Gail Gibbons

September 11, 2010 - 1:15 pm No Comments

This is a non-fiction book that is very child friendly and is written and illustrated in the classic Gail Gibbons’ fashion. This book discusses the history of apples, the parts of an apple, the role bees play in making apples, some of the yummy goodies that can be made with apples and different types of apples. This is a great non-fiction book and could easily be read in parts or all at one sitting.

Apple Batter by Deborah Turney Zagwyn

September 10, 2010 - 10:52 pm No Comments

Loretta and her son, Delmore, each have their own goal. Loretta’s goal is to get her apple tree to grow some apples. Delmore’s goal is to be able to hit a baseball. So all through the spring and summer Loretta tends to her apple trees and Delmore practices his swing. Loretta does get some apples to grow and Delmore does end up hitting the ball, just maybe not where he should have it. Whoopsy!

Applesauce Season by Eden Ross Lipson

September 8, 2010 - 11:56 pm No Comments

Love this book that celebrates a family’s fall traditions…A young boy and his grandma go to the farmers’ market to buy a variety of apples (unless he has soccer, then he doesn’t go) to make homemade applesauce. While he makes applesauce with his mom and grandma, his dad makes potato pancakes and crepes to go with the applesauce. As fall passes, different apples become available and the color of the applesauce they make changes. They eat their applesauce with ice cream, cottage cheese, cookies and sliced bananas. They even make his grandpa an apple pie for his birthday instead of a birthday cake.

The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons

September 7, 2010 - 10:09 pm No Comments

I love how this book not only shows how the apple tree changes throughout the seasons, but it also shows all the ways the tree is used by Arnold…it’s much more than “just” an apple tree. He makes a swing to hang from a branch of the apple tree and he also builds a tree house in the tree which gives him shelter when it rains and also gives him a great place to read a book or have a picnic. When fall finally arrives, he makes apple cider with his family and he decorates some of the apples for Halloween. Finally, during the cold winter months, Arnold decorates his tree with strings of popcorn and berries for the birds to eat.

Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

September 7, 2010 - 9:57 pm No Comments

A very simple and straightforward book with very colorful illustrations that show how and when Apple Farmer Annie picks her apples, the various things she makes with her apples such as applesauce and apple cider, and how she loads up her trucks and drives to the city to sell her apples. There are also a a few recipes at the end of the book if you’d like to try out a few tasty treats for yourself.

The Apple Pie that Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson

June 8, 2010 - 9:59 pm No Comments

This is the cumulative tale of all the steps a father goes through to bake an apple pie for his daughter. Cumulative tales are fun because children pick up on the repetition and can “read along” and participate. The illustrations in this book are also worth mentioning. They are not colorful, but they are very detailed and really compliment the essence of the story and its setting.