Johnny Appleseed Books
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With Johnny Appleseed Day just around the corner, use these Johnny Appleseed books to teach your kids about his life and his accomplishments.
On the list below, you’ll find a variety of picture books about Johnny Appleseed that your preschoolers will enjoy.
They’ll learn about Johnny Appleseed (born John Chapman), his contributions to apple farming, and more.
Which of these books about Johnny Appleseed will you read to your preschoolers first?
Johnny Appleseed Books
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your preschoolers learn more about Johnny Appleseed.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Rhymed text and illustrations relate the life of John Chapman, whose distribution of apple seeds and trees across the Midwest made him a legend and left a legacy still enjoyed today.
My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed
In this simple yet lively book, preschoolers will be introduced to John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.
Johnny Appleseed (Little Birdie Books)
Sung to the tune "The Muffin Man," this rhyming title will have students giggling as they learn the tale of Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Appleseed: My Story
Johnny Appleseed was an important historical figure, well known for planting apple orchards across the new frontier. But he was also a master storyteller!
Johnny Appleseed: Ready-to-Read Level 1
Who's that walking along the Ohio? It's Johnny Appleseed! He walks across the land, planting trees wherever he goes. So, everyone, clap your hands for Johnny Appleseed!
Johnny Appleseed: The Story of a Legend
Everyone knows the story of Johnny Appleseed: how he traveled westward across our young country, spreading apple trees wherever he went and wearing outlandish hats, like a soup pot, on his head. But did you know that Johnny Appleseed was a real person?
This fun picture book has been a favorite for generations. Bursting with energy and perfect for reading aloud at home or in the classroom, Johnny Appleseed is an excellent choice for storytime.
Johnny Appleseed Plants Trees Across the Land
Ever hear of a fellow named Johnny Appleseed? They say he had a wolf as a pet and could heal wounds with his own two hands! But did you know that he spread apple seeds across the American frontier?
Johnny Appleseed (My First Classic Story)
For Johnny Appleseed, nothing is better than a fresh apple. From the East Coast to the West, Johnny roamed the land and planted his trees ― and had many adventures in between!
Little Naturalists Johnny Appleseed
John Chapman, known as “Johnny Appleseed,” planted apple tree nurseries all over Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia. He believed nobody should ever harm a living thing, so he advocated for animal rights, became a vegetarian, and planted seeds instead of grafting tree branches like most other orchardists.
The Story of Johnny Appleseed
John Chapman lived in the frontier in Massachusetts. But when he decided to travel west, wearing a cooking pot on his head and planting apple trees wherever he went, he became known by a new name: Johnny Appleseed.
More Learning Fun
Download and print these Johnny Appleseed puppets to make storytelling more fun.
This crocheted Johnny Appleseed hat is the perfect addition to your dress-up box!