Cipriano, Jeri. Harvest Time. Capstone Press, 2004. Learn how pumpkins, wheat, potatoes and apples are harvested.
Driscoll, Laura. Apples and How They Grow. Grosset & Dunlap, 2003. Find out how an apple seed grows into an apple tree in this beginning reader.
Gibbons, Gail. Apples. New York: Holiday House, 2000. Learn about apple production in this colorful, simple-to-read book.
Gibbons, Gail. The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree. Globe Pequot Press, 1991. Drawings and text show a young boy's apple tree as it grows and changes throughout the year.
Hibbert, Clare. The Life of an Apple. Raintree, 2004. This book explains how an apple tree develops from a seed and creates new seeds inside fruit called apples.
Hubbell, Will. Apples Here! Albert Whitman & Company, 2002. This simple picture book, with a detailed description of the apple life cycle in the back, shares interesting facts of one of the most popular fruits.
Johnson, Sylvia A. Apple Trees. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications, 1983.
Kalman, Bobbie. Hooray for Orchards. Crabtree Publishing Company, 1997. Through photographs and technical text, this book describes the workings of orchards, the care they need, and the products they produce.
Keller, Kristin Thoennes. From Apples to Applesauce. Capstone Press, 2005. Learn how applesauce is made using fresh apples grown in an apple orchard.
Lindbergy, Reeve. Johnny Appleseed. Megan Tingley, 1993. Rhymed text and illustrations relate the life of John Chapman, whose distribution of apple seeds and trees across the Midwest made him a legend and left a legacy still enjoyed today.
Maestro, Betsy. How Do Apples Grow? New York: HarperTrophy, 1992. Introduce the students to the life cycle of the apple tree through easy illustrations and text.
Mayr, Diane. Out and About at the Apple Orchard. Picture Window Books, 2002. Full-color illustrations and fact-filled text offer a behind-the-scences tour at an apple orchard.
Moses, Will. Johnny Appleseed: The Story of a Legend. Penguin Group, 2004. Colorful folk art accompanies what feels like a fireside tale, in the telling of the legend about John Chapman.
Murphy, Patricia. A Visit to the Apple Orchard. Pebble Plus, 2004. Go behind the scenes at an apple orchard to find out what happens during a typical day.
Palacios, Argentina. Peanut Butter, Apple Butter, Cinnamon Toast: Food Riddles for You to Guess. Harcourt, 1999. A book of food riddles for children.
Pallotta, Jerry. Apple Fractions. Scholastic, 2003. This book not only teaches about fractions but also teaches the reader about apple varieties and the apple life cycle.
Priceman, Marjorie. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Dragonfly Books, 1996. From the jungles of Sri Lanka to the apple orchards in Vermont, a little baker travels to find the finest ingredients for her pie.
Robbins, Ken. Apples. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2002. With colorful photographs and nonfiction text, learn how apples grow, from the planting of a tree to the pollination of buds by bees.
Royston, Angela. Life Cycle of an Apple. Heinemann Library, 1999. Learn what different kinds of buds apple trees have and how bees help to make apples.
Saunders-Smith, Gail. Apple Trees. Scholastic, 1998. Learn the life cycle of the apple tree in this primary reader that has color photographs.
Saunders-Smith,Gail. From Bud to Blossom. Capstone Press, 1998. Part of a series of books on apples, learn how the bud on an apple tree blossoms.
Saunders-Smith, Gail. Picking Apples. Capstone Press, 1998. Learn how apples are harvested in this final book of the apple series by this author.
Shapiro, Jody Fickes. Up, Up, Up! It's Apple Picking Time. Scholastic, 2004. Learn about the many varieties of apples when Miles and his family pick apples in Grandma and Grandpa's California orchard.
Slawson, Michele Benoit. Apple PickingTime. Dragonfly Books, 1998. Describes the old-time way of picking apples and the emotions and pride Anna and her family gain.
Spilsbury, Louise. Apples. Heinemann Library, 2001. Find out where apples are grown and how they get from the farm to your table.
Wolfman, Judy. Life on an Apple Orchard. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 2004.
Zahares, Wade. Red Are the Apples. Gulliver Books, 2001. Share a day on the farm and learn about the amazing colors one sees in the country.
U.S. Apple Association 8233 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 200 Vienna, VA 22182-3816 Phone: 703-442-8850 Fax: 703-790-0845 Website: www.usapple.org * The U.S. Apple Association provides a variety of materials on apples and apple nutrition, including lesson plans and support materials. Grades K-6, free online.
Connecticut Department of Agriculture Publications - various apple links Website: www.ct.gov/doag
California Apple Commission 4974 East Clinton Way, Suite 125 Fresno, CA 93727 Phone: 559-456-0900 Fax: 559-456-0125 Website: www.calapple.org * A free information packet provides the history of apples and the nutritional value of apples.
Washington Apples www.bestapples.com * Find out what it is like to live on an apple orchard. This website also features apple trivia, apple recipes and apple activities.
Northeast McIntosh Growers Association
35 Orchard Street
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
Attn: Russell Powell
* Call to inquire about educational materials.
Unique Country Products 250 Westfield Street West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089 Phone: 413-732-4437 Fax: 413-732-5239 * "All About Apples" produced by the New England/New York Apple Institute and NENY Agriculture in the Classroom. Grades 1-3 and 4-6 teacher's kit with award-winning poster. $7 plus $2.50 shipping and handling.
U.S. Apple Association P.O. Box 1137 McLean, Virginia 22101-1137 Phone: 703-442-8850 Fax: 703-790-0845 * Free "Menu of Materials" for K-6
Louisiana Farm Bureau Foundation P.O. Box 95004 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70895-9004 Phone: 504-922-6200 * "The Earth as an Apple Activity" video and notes. One free to a school.
Welcome To Our Apple Farm Pyramid Publishing Attn: Tom Kaiser 9 Greenwood Court Racine, WI 53402 Phone: 262-752-0184 Fax: 262-752-0185 * Designed specifically as a farm visit handout, this color book is informative and entertaining. It discusses what happens at an apple farm and mentions six apple varieties: Empire, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonathan, McIntosh, and Red Delicious. Grades PreK-3, $31.68 plus S/H per case of 96, $300 minimum purchase required.
Connecticut Department of Agriculture Apple Growers/Retailers - by county can be found by access the department's home page and then clicking on Publications, part way down the list there will be "Apple Growers - listed by county" click here
Blue Jay Orchard 125 Plumtrees Road Bethel, CT Phone: 203-748-0119 Website: www.bluejayorchardsct.com/tours.php Go to the website to find information on tours and educational materials.
Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom P.O. Box 345 Seekonk, Massachusetts 02771 Contact: Debi Hogan Phone: 508-336-4426 Fax: 508-336-0682 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.umass/umext/MAC * Lists of apple orchards, dairy farms and squash and pumpkin farms that offer school programs and tours.
Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture 100 Cambridge Street Boston, Massachusetts 02202 Attn: Janet Christensen Phone: 617-727-3000 ext. 173 Fax: 617-727-7235 email: email@example.com Website: www.massgrown.org * "Massachusetts Agri-Tourism Directory" listing of 220 farms and the recreational and educational activities they offer.