Books to Teach Letter A
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Here we share 8 of our favourite books on colors that we think are must-haves in your school library.
Ten Apples Up on Top by Theo. Lesieg and illustrated by Roy McKie
This book is written by Dr. Seuss under the pen name Theo. LeSieg. The story is about three friends: a lion, a dog and a tiger who compete to see who can balance the most apples on their heads. It is a fun book with simple repetitive phrases, that is also great for learning sight words and counting
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
What do you do if you want to make an apple pie but the market is closed? Well, this book brings you all around the world to get all the ingredients you need – hop on a steamboat to Italy for the wheat, go to an England to get the freshest milk, Sri Lanka for cinnamon, Vermont for apples and other destinations.
Children learn that food does not come from the market, it has to be grown, harvested, milled and prepared. After reading the book, you can use the recipe included in the book to bake an apple pie with your children.
Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington
Annie is a very busy apple farmer. She grows many different kind of apples and she makes yummy food with the apples she harvests (e.g. apple cider, applesauce, apple muffins, apple pies, etc.). She also sells some of the apples at the market.
This brightly illustrated book has simple engaging pictures with opportunities to build vocabulary. The book also includes Annie’s favourite apple recipes that you can recreate with your children
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
Follow the two sisters and watch how the apple tree changes from winter to fall. The colorful collage art is charming and children will see how an apple tree grows leaves, blossoms and tiny green apples. Finally, when the fruit is big and red, it is ready to be picked!