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Apple Day

Apples and More - Fantastic site.  Loaded with information, a section on education, and links to other great sites.

Apples - Lots if information on how apples are grown, their nutritional value, and their history.

Michigan Apples - Trivia, health benefits, and recipes are at this site.

The Story of Johnny Appleseed - Includes lesson ideas.

An Apple A Day-Over 20 Apple Projects for Kids by Jennifer Story Gillis.
Filled with activities!

The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall.
Two young sisters observe an apple tree throughout the year and in the autumn make a pie!

An Apple Tree Through the Year by Claudia Schnieper.
Good information on apple trees, emphasizing their changes through the seasons.

Apple Trees by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.
A true book about apple trees.

Apples by Elaine Landau.
Filled with good information on all aspects of the apple, including the history.

Applesauce by Shirley Kurtz.
The story of a family making enough applesauce to last through the winter.

How Do Apples Grow (A Read and Find Out Book) by Betsy Maestro.
A straightforward look at how a fruit comes from a flower.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman.
What to do if you want to bake an apple pie and the market is closed.  Go on a trip around the world to collect the freshest ingredients.  Great for Social Studies lesson!

Johnny Appleseed (All Aboard Reading, Level 1) by Patricia Demuth.
Simple language retells the story.

The Life and Times of the Apple by Charles Micucci.
Information on the life cycle, growing practices, and history of the apple.

Picking Apples and Pumpkins by Amy Hutchings.
Beautiful photographs and the story of a family's outing to pick apples and pumpkins.

The Season's of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons.
A fun look at a changing apple tree.

The Story of Johnny Appleseed by Aliki.
A retelling of the legend.

Ten Apples up on Top by Theodore LeSieg.
A rhyming story of animals trying to balance apples on their heads.  Good to use in a math lesson.


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