September 1

Apples for the Teacher

Nothing says Fall like a crisp red apple and it’s a great welcome back-to-school theme. Check out these ‘applicious’ resources available in the Vanier Learning Commons.


Apples, Apples Everywhere! by Robin Koontz Autumn is apple harvest time. Come along on a trip to the apple orchard. Find out how apples are picked and stored. Learn which apples are best for munching. But watch out for the apple worms!


Apples Grow on Trees by Anne Rooney An apple a day keeps the doctor away! This healthy series teaches young readers the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables, and advises how to grow your own.


Apples in Fall by Mari Schuh Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they discover the foods people make with apples during the fall. A labeled diagram helps readers identify different parts of an apple, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary.


The Apple and the Butterfly by Lela and Enzo Mari Wonderful illustrations in this wordless book combine the life cycle of a caterpillar with the growth of the apple.


Apple by Nikki McClure  Demonstrating the cyclical patterns in nature, the bright red apple—the only splash of color in the otherwise black-and-white illustrations— travels from tree, to harvest, to snack, to compost, and finally to sprout. A single word complements each illustration. Great inspiration for follow-up art projects.


Our Apple Tree by G. Naslund Tree sprites guide readers from spring, when the apple tree blossoms, through summer, when the fruit grows, to fall and the harvest. Along the way, you’ll learn about the life of the tree and the animals that visit – from insects that pollinate the flowers to deer that eat the fallen fruit.


One Red Apple by Harriet Ziefert This simple, joyful book with radiant illustrations introduces readers to the amazing and delectable way the earth provides food.


No Ordinary Apple: A Story about Eating Mindfully by S. Marlowe On an otherwise ordinary day, Elliot discovers something extraordinary: the power of mindfulness. He is encouraged to carefully look, feel, smell, taste, and even listen to an apple, Elliot discovers that this apple is not ordinary at all. A fun  way for children to learn to slow down and appreciate even the simplest things.

Click here to check out more of the Fall resources available in the Vanier Learning Commons.

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Posted September 1, 2016 by acrosland in category Book Recommendations

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Anna Crosland, Teacher-Librarian in B.C. Canada: Focus on Personal and Social Core Competencies, Layering Authentic Indigenous Resources into the Curriculum, MakerEd and Digital Creation, Inclusiveness, Empowerment, Diversity and lots of Reading