by Gail Gibbons


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Everything about apples, from blossoms to pollination to picking. . . and eating!
Apples are one of the most popular fruits around, and apple trees grow in more parts of the world than any other fruit tree. Learn all about this fantastic fruit and how people use it in this brightly-illustrated picture book.
A combination of clear, well-labeled diagrams and simple text introduce important vocabulary and concepts for young readers. Parts of the blossom and fruit are clearly explained as Gibbons explores how trees grow and produce apples.
Also included is a look at several popular varieties of apples, a page of interesting trivia, and a delicious recipe for apple pie.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823416691
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 154,861
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.

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Apples 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ahernandez91 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Apples is a non fiction, information book. It first starts off with the history of the apple and how the pilgrims brought seeds and seedlings from England to North America. The book explains how apple trees grow, gives their dimensions, and how seeds are transported. Gibbons also explains the different parts of the apple in the book. Towards the end of the book, it explains how to plant apple trees, their nutritional value, the many different things apples are used for, and the several varieties of apples. This book is absolutely amazing and can be used for a history or even a science lesson for elementary students. I LOVE this book!!! :)
mrstelford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love apples? This book will make you want to eat one. It is full of information about different kinds of apples and how apples are grown and processed.
sjordet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fantastic informational text on apples. The illustrations are colorful and detailed and the text is written at a level appropriate for young children. Words in the text that may be difficult for students are defined using illustrations. "Apples" describes the process apples go through from seedlings to market and is told with emphasis on the seasons. This would be a great text for explaining about apples, the life cycle, and consumerism.
natasha.bevis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful informational book because all the facts are accurate and a shown in a very colorful and engaging way. The facts can clearly be understood by the readers. Stars: Point of ViewLevel: Primary
megjwal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Apples by Gail GibbonsThis book is a nonfiction book about how apples are grown. The book discusses traditional uses for apples in the United States. It also discusses caring for an apple tree and many foods and drinks we use apples as the main ingredient.I think this is a great book to show students the different kinds of apples that are grown. I love using this book with my Pre-K students.I would use this book to talk about fall. I would use this book with Pre-K to 1st graders. I think it is a great book to talk about growing things. It also teaches students positive things about a healthy snack. I would read apple books to the students and then have them taste the apples, making a graph to see which apple they liked best.
JNino on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very informational book on the life cycle of Apples, and different types of apples and where they can be found. Also includes a recipe which could be nice to use in the classroom as an activity.
kfurnanz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
NonfictionCould be used with a Storytime
Jane54 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for kindergarten through 2nd grade. It talks all about apples and the different types and colors. After we read the book we did a sample taste test to find out our favorite type of apples.