You are going to love these apple books for kids – perfect for an apple-themed unit! I am sharing some of our favorite books bout apples that get kids excited and amazed at growing apples! Toddlers and preschoolers will love reading nonfiction books about how apples grow as well as fiction books that tell fun stories. They will learn so much by reading these fun apple books!
Apples are so much fun to learn about! We even have a full preschool apple theme planning guide to help you prep for your apple activities! Kids will learn how to plant the seed, water it to grow, and how it finally turns into an apple. Watch them learn, grow, and be AMAZED by this new concept! Reading books during your preschool themes really help them further their learning – especially when paired with a full unit. They are sure to love learning all about how apples grow with these apple books for kids!
Books About Apples for Kids
GET A FULL WEEK OF APPLE THEME ACTIVITIES IN OUR PRINTABLE PRESCHOOL LESSON PLANS.
As we learn about apples – it usually inspires pure fascination and amazement for WEEKS!! It’s always fun to see how children connect with and get excited about learning new things.
These apple books for kids are sure to have them excited, engaged, having fun, and learning important lessons for weeks or months to come. Apples are so much fun to learn about and these books go PERFECT with an apple-themed unit. Reading really helps toddlers and preschoolers learn and grow as they are introduced to new things – just like growing apples!
Ready to start picking out your favorite apple books for kids?
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Now… let’s get to the apple books for kids!
Fun Apple Books for Kids
Pinkalicious Apples, Apples, Apples! by Victoria Kann: Follow along with Pinkalicious as she returns from her field trip with more apples than she could ever eat. Kids will love this fun and engaging story all about sharing.
Apples for Everyone by Jill Esbaum: In this bright and colorful book, kids learn all about apples! A GREAT book for an apple-themed unit, kids will be choosing their favorite color apple by the end.
Annie the Apple Pie Fairy by Tim Bugbird: Little readers will LOVE this story of the apple pie fairy. Follow along as she competes for the best apple pie with a few struggles along the way!
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman: Follow along in this story of traveling the world to gather ingredients for an apple pie! Kids will be amazed to the very end of this fun and exciting story.
My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed by Lori Haskins Houran: Introduce little readers to the classic story of Johnny Appleseed. Featuring vivid illustrations, engaging text, and the educational story we all know and love.
Apples for Little Fox by Ekaterina Trukhan: Follow along with little fox as he solves the mystery of the missing apples. Featuring beautiful imagery, a fun story line, and engaging text for little readers.
Apples by Jacqueline Farmer: Follow along as you go on a field trip to learn all about apples! Kids will love learning where apples come from, how they grow, and so much more.
At the Apple Orchard by Golden Books: PERFECT for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers! Follow along pat the bunny as he takes a visit to the apple orchard to start the fall season.
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro: This book is full of interesting information presented to grab attention. Kids will LOVE all the vivid illustrations, fun apple facts, and more! MUST READ – especially alongside apple themed units.
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell: The PERFECT book to go alongside an apple-themed unit! It talks about harvest time and plant cycles in a very fun and engaging manner. Preschoolers and toddlers will love this one!
An Apple Pie for Dinner by Susan Vanhecke: Follow along with Granny as she heads off to trade some plums for apples with a few struggles along the way. Kids will love this fun and engaging story based on an old folktale!
Apple Trouble! by Rangnhild Scamell: Such a cute story for kids about helping others!! A hedgehog gets an apple stuck on its back and goes around asking for help. Features beautiful illustrations and a really cute story.
Peppa Goes Apple Picking by Meredith Rusu: Peppa Pig fans will LOVE this story of heading to the orchard for apple picking – so they can bake the perfect pie for Granny and Grandpa pig. It features a fun story with beautiful pictures to keep kids engaged and flipping through the pages.
A Day at the Apple Orchard by Amy Ackelsberg: Strawberry Shortcake fans will LOVE this book!! They head to the apple orchard for apple picking – then get together to decide what to do with them. It features beautiful pictures and a fun engaging story.
The Apple Orchard Riddle by Margaret McNamara: This playful and humorous story will become a new favorite! Kids learn all about apples – different kinds, how they grow, and even turning them into cider. This book features fun riddles and even talks about how some kids learn differently than others might.
The Apple and the Seed by Lance Douglas: GREAT for introducing the lifecycle of an appleseed! This fun and entertaining book talks about everything from apples growing off trees to turning them into juice or applesauce – and more!
The Apple Tree by Jane C. Thai: This is a fun and cute story about two girls beside an apple tree that kids will enjoy. It features basic mandarin alongside English for introducing a second language as well!
Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie by Herman Parish: Amelia Bedelia is back baking her first apple pie!! This is such a fun book for kids full of humor – all while introducing different apples, baking a pie, fall season, and more.
The Apple Pie That Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson: This is the PERFECT book for preschoolers!! Beautiful illustrations, fun rhyming repetition, and the perfect story for bedtime or circle time.
Apple Picking Time by Michele B. Slawson: Kids will love the poetic story and beautiful illustrations in this book! Great for learning about apples, fall harvest, and more.
GET A FULL SET OF APPLE THEME ACTIVITIES
Help children learn more about apples in a playful hands-on way with the apple activities in this comprehensive set of lesson plans for preschool, PreK and TK classrooms. This apple theme preschool lesson plan pack can be used during the fall, back-to-school time, in conjunction with a fruit theme, aligned with exploring the letter A, etc. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
- Apple Number Cards (0-35)
- “Counting Apples” emergent reader
- “I See Apples” emergent reader
- Apple Letters (uppercase and lowercase in both red and green)
- Apple Life Cycle Cards (in color and b/w)
- Label the Apple Diagram (in color and b/w) with labeling cards
- Apple Pattern Cards
- Put the Apples on the Tree Game Mat
- Editable cover and pages for a class apple book
Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.