Apple Books for Preschool You’ll Certainly Want to Bite Into

Here’s a list of apple books for preschool that is just right to read aloud to toddlers. From apples to apple pie and applesauce, we hope you enjoy some of these books about apples like we did.

Apple books to read aloud to preschoolers including Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss, Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray, Apples for Everyone by Jill Esbaum, and Applesauce Day by Lisa Amstutz.

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Apples for Everyone

By Jill Esbaum

Apples for Everyone by Jill Esbaum is the perfect book to open apple week! This non-fiction book has simple enough text for toddlers to understand. It includes the life cycle of an apple, different kinds of apples, types of treats we can make with apples, and even a little bit about Johnny Appleseed. I really love this simple book to introduce apples to preschoolers!


Ten Apples Up on Top

By Dr. Seuss

If you are a preschool teacher, this is a must-read! Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss is the story of a lion, a tiger, and a dog who compete to see who can balance the most apples on top of their head without falling. The competition gets a little out of hand, though, when they enter the bears’ house and mess it up! This fun apple book is perfect for adding some counting to your read-aloud time!


Apple Pie ABC

By Alison Murray

This next apple book is an adorable story of a dog trying to get his paws on an apple pie! Apple Pie ABC takes us through a day of a dog as he eagerly tries to get a pie (E), jumping for it (J), being kept away from it (K), and finally getting a yummy taste of it (Y). Even though the text is kept simple, the story is absolutely adorable. Plus, it helps reinforce those beginning letter sounds!


Want an activity to go with this book? Try out an Apple Pie Counting Sensory Bin! It is one of our favorites!


Johnny Appleseed

By Patricia Demuth

I read many Johnny Appleseed books to find just the right one to read aloud to toddlers. Johnny Appleseed by Patricia Demuth definitely won for the easiest to understand! I love the simplistic text paired with the realistic illustrations. Even though this book keeps the text simple, it still includes many interesting facts about Johnny Appleseed as he travels out West to plant apple seeds. 


Want a fun counting game for Johnny Appleseed Day? Check out this cooperative game that we played that involves tally marks, ten frames, numerals, and dots.


Applesauce Day

By Lisa Amstutz

It is the tradition in Maria’s house to visit an apple orchard and make applesauce every year! After visiting the apple orchard, they take the apples back to their grandmother’s house for Applesauce Day! Everyone helps out in the process of making apples: washing the apples, cutting the apples, cooking the apples, straining the apples, and eating the applesauce. I love reading this book and making homemade crockpot applesauce with the kiddos. It really helps to show how a food they eat almost every day is made. 


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