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JUVENILE PICTURE BOOKS

JPB Brandenberg                    

Brandenberg, Franz.   FRESH CIDER AND PIE. 

The spider catches a fly who outwits her with cider and pie.                                 

 

JPB  Curry                              

Curry, Nancy. AN APPLE IS RED. 

Presents favorite fruits and shows how their appearance changes as you peel and eat them.

 

JPB   Geisel

LeSieg, Theo.  TEN APPLES UP ON TOP! 

A lion, a dog, and a tiger balance apples on thier heads. [1961]

 

JPB  Glass                               

Glass, Andrew.  FOLKS CALL ME APPLESEED JOHN. 

A fictionalized account describing how John Chapman was joined in the western Pennsylvania wilderness by his half‑brother Nathaniel, who was unprepared for John's Spartan lifestyle and unusual ways.

 

JPB  Greenaway                      

Greenaway, Kate. A APPLE PIE.

An alphabet book.

 

JPB    Hogrogian

Hogrogian, Nonny. APPLES. 

 

JPB    Hutchins

Hutchins, Pat.  TEN RED APPLES. 

In rhyming verses, one animal after another neighs, moos, oinks, quacks and makes other appropriate sounds as each east an apple from the farmer's tree. c2000.

 

JPB    Marzollo

Marzollo, Jean.  I AM AN APPLE. 

Depicts a bud on an apple tree as it grows into an apple, ripens, is harvested, and provides seeds as a promise for the future.

 

JPB  Scheer                            

Scheer, Julian.  RAIN MAKES APPLESAUCE.

This is a book of silly talk that has captivating and detailed illustrations.  The lyrical phrases and intricate pictures are full of sly subtleties, which stretch the imagination and give happy surprises for both eye and ear.

 

JPB   Wallace

Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth.  APPLES, APPLES, APPLES. 

Members of the Rabbit family visit an apple orchard, where they have fun picking apples and discovering their many uses.  Includes a recipe for applesauce, directions for a craft activity, and sayings about apples. c2000.

 

JPB  Watson               

Watson, Clyde. APPLEBET: AN ABC.

Short verses introduce scenes from a fair in which letters of the  alphabet figure prominently.

 

JPB Watson                

Watson, Clyde. TOM FOX AND THE APPLE PIE. 

Tom Fox goes to the Fair to bring back an apple pie for his family.

 

   


JUVENILE & YOUNG PEOPLE NONFICTION

 

J   293.13  M648id

Mayer, Marianna.  IDUNA AND THE MAGIC APPLES. 

The evil giant Thiassi vows to capture Iduna and her magic apples which give the gods on Valhalla everlasting life.

 

J   398.2   A756th

Arnold, Katya.  THAT APPLE IS MINE!  

In this retelling of a Russian folk tale, Rabbit, Crow and Hedgehog fight over ownership of an apple, until Bear persuades them to share. c2000.

 

J  582  J54se               

Jennings, Terry. SEEDS.

Explains, in simple text and illustrations, the various parts of a seed and how a seed grows into a plant. Includes instructions for simple experiments and projects.

 

J 582 M186                

Maestro, Betsy.  HOW DO APPLES GROW? 

Describes the life cycle of an apple from its initial appearance as a spring bud to that point in time when it becomes a fully ripe fruit.

 

J 582.03 W545fl                     

Wexler, Jerome. FLOWERS, FRUITS AND SEEDS. 

Photographs of various plants and trees show characteristics of different leaves, seeds, and flowers and depict the cycle from flower to fruit to seed to flower.

 

J   583.73   B935tr   2001

Bulla, Clyde Robert.  A TREE IS A PLANT. 

Tells about a tree's life cycle through the seasons. c2001.

 

J   634.11   G441ap

Gibbons, Gail.  APPLES.  

Explains how apples were brought to America, how they grow, their traditional uses and cultural significance, and some of the varieties grown. c2000.

 

J   634.11   J67F

Johnson, Hannah Lyons.  FROM APPLE SEED TO APPLESAUCE.  

An introduction to the life cycle of the apple from seed to harvest. Includes a recipe for homemade applesauce.

 

J    634.11  P295ap

Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw.  APPLE TREES.

Describes the life cycle of an apple tree and how different varieties of apples are grown and harvested.

 

J   634.11   S587a

Silverstein, Alvin.  APPLES : ALL ABOUT THEM.  

Describes the history of and legends about the apple, its cultivation, the different varieties, and games, crafts, and recipes that include apples.

 

J   92   C466   TE

Phillips, Nancy.  A LITERATURE UNIT FOR JOHNNY APPLESEED: A TALL TALE RETOLD BY STEVEN KELLOGG. c1995.

   

J  92 C466ho

Hodges, Margaret.  THE TRUE TALE OF JOHNNY APPLESEED.  

Relates the story of the man who traveled west planting apple seeds to make the country a better place to live.

 

J  92 C466k                

Kellogg, Steven. JOHNNY APPLESEED: A TALL TALE.

Presents the life of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, describing his love of nature, his kindness to animals, and his physical fortitude. c1988.

 

J    92   C466la

Lawlor, Laurie.  THE REAL JOHNNY APPLESEED. 

Biography of John Chapman.c1995.

 

YP   92   C466wa

Warrick, Karen Clemens.  JOHN CHAPMAN: THE LEGENDARY JOHNNY APPLESEED. 

Traces the life and work of this true frontiersman.  From his early years in the orchards of Massachusetts to his fame and the myths that surround him, Warrick separates fact from fiction in the history of the frontier hero who became part of American folklore. c2001. 

 

 


PROFESSIONAL READING

   

P.R. 372.55 A333ap   

Albert, Toni. APPLES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Apple activities for language, science, math, social studies, music and movement, art, and cooking.

 

 


MEDIA

 

AID    634 F944

ARTIFICIAL FRUIT:

1 pear, 1 purple grapes, 1 peach, 1 plum, 1 pineapple, 1 banana, 1 tomato, 2 green grapes, 2 oranges, 2 large red apples, 2 small green apples, 2 strawberries, 2 lemons.

 

GAM   641.35 M662v

Milton Bradley. VEGETABLES AND FRUITS POSTER CARDS.  

Contains 30 colored cards illustrating vegetables and fruit. They can be used to add interest in teaching reading, math, art and nutrition.  A variety of games can be played with them.

 

TAPE   784.624 S451so

Seeger, Nick.  A SONG OR TWO FOR YOU. [sound recording]: songs for children.

Apples and bananas

 

VCR   J65   2000

Weston Woods; Scholastic c2000.  JOHNNY APPLESEED [video recording] (18 min.) 

Ages 5-10; grade level K-5. From the poem by Reeve Lindbergh and paintings by Kathy Jakobsen.

 

VCR J65a

Rabbit Ears Productions, Inc. c1992. JOHNNY APPLESEED [video recording] (30 min.) 

The story of John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) whose distribution of apple seeds and trees across the Midwest made him a legend and left a legacy still enjoyed today.

 

VCR J65ap     

Playhouse Video, c1989.  JOHNNY APPLESEED  [video recording] (52 min.)  

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. Johnny Appleseed, the American legend, who traveled the frontier wearing a burlap sack, sporting a pot for a hat, and carrying a pouch full of apple seeds.

 

Created by Donna Wallach, September 2002; Updated September 2006

                       

                                        

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