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Autumns means apples! If you plan to teach an apple theme this fall, be sure to include a good selection of nonfiction apple books for preschoolers.
Nonfiction books are a great way to teach kids about science topics. Include one or more of these books in your preschool apple theme. They’re perfect if you plan to teach parts of an apple or the life cycle of an apple.
Nonfiction Apple Books for Preschoolers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your preschoolers learn about apples.
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.
Apples for Everyone – Apples! The very word conjures up images of fall: ripe red apples falling off the tree as the leaves begin their glorious extravaganza of color change; baskets of gathered fruits at the foot of laddered orchards; the rich aroma of an apple-pie cooling. In this beautifully produced book, apples are more than just fruit, they are iconic of everything fall.
How Do Apples Grow? – Have you ever eaten part of a flower? You have if you have eaten an apple! Find out how an apple grows from bud to flower to fruit—ready for you to pick!
Hello, World! How Do Apples Grow? – Young children love to eat apples and go to orchards. Here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about how apples grow—from seed to sapling to tree to applesauce.
Apples – Experience colorful depictions of apple blossom pollination, the growth process of apples, and several panels of the different kinds of apples around the world. Learn how to plant and care for your own apple tree with step by step instructions. Then use the apple pie recipe also included to celebrate a job well done!
An Apple’s Life – Before you go apple picking, read this book to find out how apples are created. From seed to seedling, tree to blossom, flower to fruit, the life cycle of an apple is beautiful to see.
Apples – Ripe red apples hang from tree branches. Fall is here! Celebrate the season with this easy-to-read book.
The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree – This book about nature and the changing seasons focuses on a young boy and a very special apple tree.
Apple Trees and The Seasons – This 24-page reader shows and explains to young learners what happens to an apple tree during each season.
Our Apple Tree – Here’s a whimsical and very useful look at the life cycle of the apple tree.
From Apple Trees to Cider, Please! – Grab the wagon, it’s a bright autumn day and the trees are full of ripe, red apples! There’s an apple festival underway at the farm and lots of work to do making cider. This visit finishes with a cider doughnut and a cup of freshly pressed cider.
Apple – In the opening spread, a ripe, red apple falls from a tree, and a man gathers it to take home. His daughter takes the apple to school for lunch, but mistakenly drops it after taking a bite…
Apples: And How They Grow – Learn all about how a seed turns into an apple in this informative nonfiction reader.
Which of these books about apples will you read first?
Let’s Track What You’re Reading!
It’s fun to track what you read to your preschoolers throughout the school year. It’s even more fun to have your preschoolers track the books they enjoyed.
Parents and teachers can use the Reading Tracker to record the titles of each book they read as well as the date and number of pages.
Children can use the My Book Review page to track the books they listen to and then color a face to show whether they liked each book or not.
If you track what you read, you’ll be amazed at how many books you read each day and month!
RESOURCES I LOVE
Everyone loves an apple. Yum. Dig right into the core of the apple with this interactive felt labeling set. There are labels for the inside and outside including ones to show what happens to the flower during the apple life cycle.
Practice counting apples with this fun apple counting baskets felt board set. Children will love placing the correct number of apples in baskets. They’ll learn to recognize numerals, number words and counting to five.