*Introducing MaiStoryBook’s first Fall Themed Book Collection of the season:*
Autumn Apple Adventures
After an *almost* unbearably hot summer of sandals and sundresses, I’m ready to trade in my tank tops for checkered flannels and my beach towels for knitted quilts. My senses are already tingling with the arrival of fall! I can imagine the cozy glow of my room, enshrouded with the scent of pumpkin pecan waffle candles. My tastebuds are craving that warm sip of cider and bite of freshly baked apple pie. My skin is bracing for the cool crisp autumn breezes, and yearning for the warmth of goose-down jackets and soft woolen sweaters. With all of these delightful autumn feelings, what better way to start off the season than with a mini fall break getaway to Julian, a quaint little mountain town in *apple* country.
*Apples* ~ the epitome of fall flavors: apple pie, apple cider, caramel apples, apple fritters, freshly picked apples straight from the tree ~
My taste buds are watering! And what better way to enjoy these apple treats with your little ones, than to snuggle up under a pile of blankets, with warm cups of cider or cool glasses of milk, indulging in apple delicacies with an apple themed children’s book read aloud in hand. Enjoy some fall downtime with your child, diving into a read aloud world of apple adventures, immersing your minds *and filling your mouths* with the essence of autumn.
So here is MaiStoryBook’s recommended reading list for an Autumn Apple Adventure! Please comment below and share your own apple adventure reading favorites to add to the list. I’ll add recommendations throughout the month ~ so that we can grow a thriving orchard of apple adventures!
Recommended Reading List: Autumn Apple Adventures
- Little Apple Goat by Caroline Jayne Church
- The Growing-Up Tree by Vera Rosenberry
- The Apple Doll by Elisa Kleven
- The Apple King by Francesca Bosca
- Applesauce Season by Eden Ross Upon, Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
- Toto’s Apple by Mathieu Lavoie
- Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie by Robbin Gourley
- How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Take a sneak-peek inside this book collection:
- Little Apple Goat
- Little Apple Goat loves eating fruit from the abundant orchards on the farm. But one stormy night, the fruit trees are destroyed and the orchard is cleared. With fall soon approaching, and the farm animals anxiously anticipating the fruit harvest, will there be an autumn miracle on Little Apple Goat’s farm? A book filled with sweet illustrations and a cute little goat character, this book introduces young children to the changing seasons.
- The Growing Up Tree
- A generational tale of a boy and the apple tree he grows up with. When Alfred was a baby, his mama planted an apple seed from the most delicious apple she had ever eaten. Over the years, Alfred and the tree grow together, experiencing life and its stages. When Alfred dies of old age, the tree subsequently is struck down by the wind. However the circle of life continues as a small seedling sprouts from the split trunk of the tree. Great read for introducing the cycle of life and generations of people and living things.
- The Apple Doll
- A delightful tale of a young girl finding a way to connect her home-life with her school-life, sharing her special apple doll made from the apples of her very own apple tree with her new friends. The intricate instructions offer plenty for children to explore with each turning of the page. Plus, instructions are included on how to make your very own apple doll from real apples!
- The Apple King
- When worms invade the kings precious apple tree, he is outraged!! No one is allowed to touch the apples on his tree except him! Thus follows a series of events as the king tries every which way to rid the worms from his trees: magic, use of force, bribes, etc. However, the king will soon learn the important purpose of the worms in helping his beloved apple tree grow. In this satisfying story, a selfish king learns the joy of sharing and the happiness it brings.
- Applesauce Season
- The perfect story to get your tastebuds tingling for the tastes of fall, this story recounts a family’s applesauce-making tradition, describing the process from the beginning peeling of the apples to the final cooling and tasting, to the family reunion gathered around the resulting applesauce feast. Grab some bowls of apple sauce and discover with your child how applesauce is made with this colorfully illustrated tale of fall and family.
- Toto’s Apple
- Toto the worm spies an apple. He wants it. Problem is, Toto is way down on the ground, and the apple is way high up in the tree. When a bird flies by, an idea pops into Toto’s mind! Follow Toto through a sequence of clever attempts to reach his desired apple. Will he find a way to attain that satisfyingly sweet apple crunch??
- Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie
- In this story about Edna Lewis, champion of the farm-to-table movement and local cuisine, we discover the roots of Lewis’ passion for using the freshest ingredients in her cooking. Decorated with beautiful watercolor illustrations, this story weaves together songs, folk rhymes, and five enticing kids-recipes to introduce children to the idea of where there food comes from, and the bounties of food each season brings.
- How to Make and Apple Pie and See the World
- When you and your little one want to make an apple pie but discover that the store is closed… what’s the solution? Well, stores are open in *other parts of the world~* Indulge in a warm slice of apple pie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream with your child as you dive into this story and travel the globe in search of the perfect ingredients to make your own apple pie. Wheat from Italy, milk form England’s pastures of cows, and apples straight from the trees of Vermont ~ I can already smell the warm cinnamon scent wafting from the oven!
*~I hope you enjoyed this mini Autumn Apple Adventure! Please comment below and share your own favorite autumn apple children’s books to add to this themed collection.~*
*~Also, I’d love to see and hear about your own Autumn Apple Read Aloud Adventures, so please share your experiences below in the comments – tag me on Instagram @MaiStoryBookLibrary – or post on MaiStoryBook’s FaceBook page!~*
Plus, checkout out a read aloud of my current Fall Favorite Story here.
*~Until Next Time, Happy Reading~*