Did you know that December 1 is Eat a Red Apple Day?
I didn't, but I thought it is a great idea. We really should eat apples all the time.
Do you know the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."? By now all of you have probably heard about how good fruits and vegetables are for us, and it's fun and easy to eat apples. But then I started thinking about "Read an Apple Day!" Reading is essential for our growth too. Just in a different way!
Here are some apple books for younger readers:
Everyone knows about the Disney story where Snow White eats the red apple and falls into a deep sleep when she bites from the beautiful red apple.
Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (In this book, retold by Cynthia Rylant.)
Not everyone knows the Brothers' Grimm versions. You might like to try this one: Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs (translated by Randall Jarrell)
Ten apples up on top! by Theo. LeSieg
Looking ahead to Christmas?
Apple Tree Christmas by Trinka Hakes Noble
Ten Red Apples by Virginia Miller (after all it is Eat a RED Apple Day!)
A Friend for Dragon: Dragon's First Tale by Dav Pilkey
Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
And, of course, there are stories about princesses and apples!
The Apple-pip Princess by Jane Ray
Here are some books for elementary aged readers:
Never Swim in Applesauce by Katherine Applegate
The title should tell you that it will be funny!
The Last Fairy Apple Tree by Emily Rodda (what more could you ask for than apples and fairies?)
The Trolls Trilogy by Nancy Farmer is a series of stories related to Norse Mythology, and the second book has SILVER apples!
Land of Silver Apples
How about mummified apples? Alien Eraser Unravels the Myster of the Pyramids by Marissa Moss
Here's a picture book about the holocaust and how a young girls saves the life of an eleven-year-old boy who was in a concentration camp - with apples!
Angel Girl: Based on a True Story by Laurie Friedman
Request one of these books from the library and then sit down and read - but don't forget to EAT an apple too!