But to my young children it’s all about the apples and the leaves. Children’s fascination with something so simple from nature, such as apples and leaves, is a good reminder that their young brains are starving for information that I for one often take for granted. We’ve been enjoying these picture books about apples and leaves over the past few weeks, and hope you enjoy them too.
In full disclosure, if you decide buy these books directly from Book Birdie (via Amazon) you’ll be contributing a few pennies to my children’s picture book habit.
Author: Carole Gerber
Illustrator: Leslie Evans
Age Group: 3-7
A beautiful book for a young reader to simply enjoy or a perfect tool to teach an older child how to identify all sorts of leaves from red maple to sycamore by their color, shape, and other characteristics.Purchase the Book Online
Author: Kenard Pak
Age Group: 4-7
This story takes us on a walk with a young girl as she has a series of conversations with every flower and creature and gust of wind along the way.Purchase the Book Online
Author: Michael Hall
Age Group: 4-8
This new book from Michael Hall follows a tree’s journey through a year cycle. Fifteen combined words (thankful + fall = thankFALL, plentiful + fall = plentiFALL) underscore the themes and concepts of the season which makes this book not only gorgeous but also clever.Purchase the Book Online
Author: Lauren Stringer
Age Group: 2-5
This new book from Lauren Stringer is a lyrical celebration of fall complimented by gorgeous illustrations.Purchase the Book Online
Author: Christie Matheson
Age Group: 4-8
This book begins with a bare brown tree and encourages a young reader to take it through the journey that an apple tree goes through over the course of a year. This is a fun and beautiful book for many ages.Purchase the Book Online
Author: Alison Inches
Illustrator: Hiroe Nakata
Age Group: 2-4
This touch-and-feel board book will delight a young child who has only ever experienced one or two falls in their life.Purchase the Book Online
This is my son getting down with some “stem” apple action. And yes…he’s sitting pantless on the counter while doing this activity. We’re all just doing the best we can, am I right!?