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This fall, introduce your babies and toddlers to all things apple with this amazing collection of board books about apples for toddlers.
This time of year is the perfect time for apple activities with your toddlers and preschoolers. These board books are great for little hands. Their colorful pictures and short text are great for engaging little ones and planting seeds to grow lifelong readers.
Books About Apples for Toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of apple books for kids that will help your toddlers celebrate fall and learn about apples.
You should be able to find these preschool books at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
5 Little Apples – Each flap reveals a creature that eats an apple in this board book that helps little ones count backwards.
How Do Apples Grow? – Young children love to eat apples. Now here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about how apples grow—from seed to sapling to tree to applesauce!
Ten Apples Up on Top! – When a lion, a dog, and a tiger meet up, they soon discover that they can each do different things while balancing apples on their heads. Whether drinking milk, jumping rope, or roller-skating, they can do a lot with ten apples up on top!
Pat the Bunny: At the Apple Orchard – Pat the Bunny joins friends Tickle the Pig and Squeak the Mouse for an apple-picking adventure in this charming board book based on the beloved children’s book character.
Orange Pear Apple Bear – Destined to become a contemporary classic, this book has spare text and sweet illustrations but contains only five words: apple, pear, orange, bear–and there.
Tap the Magic Tree – Every book needs you to turn the pages. But not every book needs you to tap it, shake it, jiggle it, or even blow it a kiss. Innovative and timeless, Tap the Magic Tree asks you to help one lonely tree change with the seasons.
Apples and Pumpkins – A little girl spends a glorious fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin in this Classic Board Book edition of a timeless favorite.
Apple Farmer Annie – Filled with bright primary colors and pictures of America’s favorite fruit, Wellington’s enticing story follows Annie, a busy apple farmer. She picks, counts, sorts, bakes tasty treats, and sells her best apples.
Apple Pie ABC – Follow the funny exploits of the utterly lovable dog in this charming story as he does his best to get his paws on the pie!
Apples – A group of young friends spend a beautiful autumn day picking apples and learning about the delicious foods that are made with their favorite fruit.
Candy Apple Blessings – Whether it’s choosing a pumpkin from the patch, jumping in a colorful pile of leaves, or going on a hayride with friends, Candy Apple Blessings is a fun way to thank God for the beautiful parts of the season that you get to enjoy together!
Apple – This board book, featuring Nikki McClure’s signature papercuts, follows the journey of a bright red apple—the only splash of color in the otherwise black-and-white illustrations—as it travels from tree to harvest to snack to compost and, finally, to sprout.
Which of these books about apples will you read first?
Round Out Your Apple Unit with These Activities
I love the idea of creating an apple anatomy felt board activity for preschooler. They’ll have fun labeling the parts of the apple
A Montessori-inspired wooden apple tree with magnetic apples is perfect for helping preschoolers practice counting to fifteen.
I bet this caramel apple slime smells amazing! What a great STEM activity to do within your apple unit.
If cooking is your thing, you could try one or more of these apple recipes kids can make.