Fall is almost here! You know what that means, right? It’s time to start reading our favorite apple picture books.

Even better would be to head to the apple orchard and then come come home to cuddle up with some cider and a good book. Or perhaps a stack of them. ;)

Here is a list of our favorite September picture books.

I have a lot of favorites on this list, including:

  • The Ox-Cart Man
  • The Apple Pie that Papa Baked
  • How to Bake an Apple Pie and See the World
  • Apples to Oregon

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September Picture Books
Little Tree

Little Tree

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Watch a tiny seed grow through the seasons into a fine pear tree in this beautifully presented first book from artist/illustrator Jenny Bowers. This upmarket lift-flap format, showcasing vibrant artwork with 25 flaps to discover, is teamed with charming text, making this the perfect interactive primer to a key scientific topic.

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Christopher’s Harvest Time

Christopher’s Harvest Time

$17.95

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Christopher meets the little spirit of September in the garden, and he is introduced to all the harvest folk.

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Autumn Story (Brambly Hedge)

Autumn Story (Brambly Hedge)

$9.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Bad weather is on the way and the autumn crops are still not gathered in! Quickly, all the mice of Brambly Hedge set to work to finish the harvesting before the rain begins. Primrose, Lord Woodmouse's daughter, meant to help, but somehow she daydreamed her way over the cornfield and into the Chestnut Woods, and before she knew it, she was lost.

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Flower Fairies of the Autumn

Flower Fairies of the Autumn

$7.99

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This new edition of Cicely Mary Barker's classic Flower Fairy title features a beautiful and catwalk-inspired cover. Intricate and reminiscent of lace, the new cover pays homage to the delicate beauty of Cicely's original illustrations.

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County Fair (Little House Picture Book)

County Fair (Little House Picture Book)

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It’s an exciting day for Almanzo as the Wilder family visits the county fair in this second My First Little House Book adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Farmer Boy.

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Flora’s Very Windy Day

Flora’s Very Windy Day

$6.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

"This gem of a book will resonate with older siblings everywhere." --School Library Journal When Flora and her pesky little brother, Crispin, are whisked away by a swirling and swooping wind, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to give her brother away.

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Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed

$7.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Rhymed text and illustrations relate the life of John Chapman, whose distribution of apple seeds and trees across the Midwest made him a legend and left a legacy still enjoyed today.

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Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed

$17.99

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The larger-than-life story of a true American hero -- John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Kellogg "is ideal as interpreter of this fascinating man....[His] color has never been so rich and luxuriant....An affectionate portrayal, enthusiastically accomplished." -- Booklist.

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Ox-Cart Man

Ox-Cart Man

FROM SARAH:

This book is amazing in its simplicity and beauty-- both in the text and the pictures. Listen to my Special Edition episode about the illustrator, Barbara Cooney, on the RAR Podcast.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Thus begins a lyrical journey through the days and weeks, the months, and the changing seasons in the life of one New Englander and his family. The oxcart man packs his goods - the wool from his sheep, the shawl his wife made, the mittens his daughter knitted, and the linen they wove.

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The Apple Pie That Papa Baked

The Apple Pie That Papa Baked

$17.99

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These are the apples, juicy and red, that went in the pie, warm and sweet, that Papa baked... for guess who!

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The Apple Pie Tree

The Apple Pie Tree

$17.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

We have a special tree in our yard--an apple pie tree! Colorful collage illustrations follow each season as an apple tree grows leaves, fragrant blossoms, and tiny green apples. Soon the fruit is big, red, and ready to be picked. It's time to make an apple pie!

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How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books)

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books)

$7.99

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Illustrated in full color. An apple pie is easy to make...if the market is open. But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store. This deliciously silly recipe for apple pie takes readers around the globe to gather ingredients.

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Rain Makes Applesauce

Rain Makes Applesauce

$17.95

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So begins this award-winning collection of nonsense verse and images. A story-hour favorite since it was first published in 1964, this beloved read-aloud has been carefully remastered to bring back the rich, vivid details of its Caldecott Honor-winning artwork.

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The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree

The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree

$7.99

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Apples and Robins

Apples and Robins

$16.99

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All you need for apples . . . are circles and the color red. In this extraordinary book, one thing transforms into another as each page turns—a circle becomes an apple, an oval becomes a bird, winter becomes spring. Constantly surprising and brilliantly constructed, Lucie Félix's Apples and Robins is full of the magic of shape, color, and imagination. All you need to do . . . is turn the page.

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The Little Yellow Leaf

The Little Yellow Leaf

$16.99

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This is a story for anyone who has ever been afraid of facing the unknown--and a celebration of the friends who help us take the leap.

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Apples to Oregon

Apples to Oregon

FROM SARAH:

The slightly true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plains. Apples, ho! Get a Family Book Club Guide and listen to the author and illustrator talk about making this book in RAR Premium.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

When Papa decides to pull up roots and move from Iowa to Oregon, he can't bear to leave his precious apple trees behind. Or his peaches, plums, grapes, cherries, and pears. Oh, and he takes his family along too.

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Apples

Apples

$16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Crunchy and tasty, sweet and tart, in colorful shades of red, yellow, and green -- sometimes all three -- everyone loves apples! In this lively and vibrant book, young readers will learn how apples grow, from the planting of a tree, to the pollination of buds by bees, and on to the harvest.

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Apple

Apple

$13.95

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Apple follows the life of an apple throughout the year, demonstrating the cyclical patterns in nature. The youngest readers will delight in following the journey of the bright red apple—the only splash of color in the otherwise black-and-white illustrations—as it travels from tree, to harvest, to snack, to compost, and finally to sprout. A single word complements each illustration, urging early readers to reflect on each stage in the apple’s life.

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Apple Picking Time

Apple Picking Time

$16.00

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In the rich, warm colors of autumn, here's a slice of American history as we watch Anna and her extended family help with the town's traditional fall apple harvest. Now available in paperback.

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Orange Pear Apple Bear (Classic Board Books)

Orange Pear Apple Bear (Classic Board Books)

$7.99

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Destined to become a contemporary classic, this book has spare text and sweet illustrations but contains only five words: apple, pear, orange, bear--and there. Emily Gravett creates clever variations on this theme by rearranging the words--on one spread, a brown bear juggles an orange, apple, and pear; on another spread, there is an orange-colored apple and a pear-shaped bear.

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One Green Apple

One Green Apple

$17.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Farah feels alone, even when surrounded by her classmates. She listens and nods but doesn’t speak. It’s hard being the new kid in school, especially when you’re from another country and don’t know the language. Then, on a field trip to an apple orchard, Farah discovers there are lots of things that sound the same as they did at home, from dogs crunching their food to the ripple of friendly laughter.

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

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As trees sway in the cool breeze, blue jays head south, and leaves change their colors, everyone knows--autumn is on its way! Join a young girl as she takes a walk through forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season.

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The Apple Doll

The Apple Doll

$16.99

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Lizzy loves the big apple tree in her yard more than anything. So when the first day of school comes, she picks a beautiful apple, turns it into a makeshift doll she names Susanna, and takes it along to keep her company. But her teacher tells her that dolls aren't allowed at school.

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