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70 Fun Children's Books About Fruit

Looking for a list of the best children's books about fruit?

As parents, we all want our kids to grow up healthy and strong. Teaching them a little about nutrition, such as the importance of eating their fruits and vegetables, is a great way to help. We’ve gathered all of our favorite books about fruit that will catch your child’s interest and make their mouth water!

For those who are looking to inspire even the littlest readers to be fruit lovers, we’ve found the juiciest board books. Toddlers up to adult ages will enjoy these funky, fruity picture books, and we’ve even found great chapter books for those middle-grade readers who could use a boost of fruit in their diet. These fruit-filled stories will not disappoint.

Don’t want to discriminate against those veggies? Check out the fruit and vegetable story books we’ve included, like “Eating the Alphabet” and “Edible Numbers.” We also have an entire book list focused on books filled with vegetable characters, varieties, and facts!

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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
Written & illustrated by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6
First published in 1984, a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big, Hungry Bear, even if it means sharing it with the reader. The Little Mouse and the Big Hungry Bear are known and loved by millions of children around the world. Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the bear...How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red, ripe strawberry.
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James and the Giant Peach
Written by Roald Dahl & illustrated by Quentin Blake
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12
From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! After James Henry Trotter’s parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it’s as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!
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A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds
Written by Jean Richards & illustrated by Anca Hariton
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-9
"Many seeds travel inside fruits. The fruit is like a suitcase for the seeds. It protects them on their trip." Readers will learn how fruits are designed to protect a plant's seeds and also to help the plant spread its seeds to new places.
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Strawberry Girl
Written by Lois Lenski
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12
The land was theirs, but so were its hardships Strawberries -- big, ripe, and juicy. Ten-year-old Birdie Boyer can hardly wait to start picking them. But her family has just moved to the Florida backwoods, and they haven′t even begun their planting. ";Don′t count your biddies ′fore they′re hatched, gal young un!"; her father tells her. Making the new farm prosper is not easy. There is heat to suffer through, and droughts, and cold snaps. And, perhaps most worrisome of all for the Boyers, there are rowdy neighbors, just itching to start a feud.
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Pick, Pull, Snap!: Where Once a Flower Bloomed
Written by Lola M. Schaefer & illustrated by Lindsay Barrett George
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
In the orchard a honey bee buzzes. Its legs brush pollen inside a fragrant pink flower: A small green fruit begins to grow and grow and grow.... Peaches and peas and even peanuts -- they all begin with a single flower: How? Open this book and find out!
Mrs. Peanuckle's Fruit Alphabet book
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The Watermelon Seed book
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Blueberries for Sal book
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Tap the Magic Tree book
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  • Mrs. Peanuckle's Fruit Alphabet - Mrs. Peanuckle’s Fruit Alphabet introduces babies and toddlers to the colorful foods that will help them grow up to be healthy and strong. Children and parents alike will want to devour the fun facts and charming illustrations of fruits from the familiar banana to the not as familiar yumberry. Mrs. Peanuckle’s Fruit Alphabet is the second in a series of board books celebrating the joy nature brings to young children at home and in the backyard, from fresh fruits and vegetables to birds, bugs, flowers, and trees.

  • The Watermelon Seed - With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love. With bold color and beautiful sense of design, Greg Pizzoli’s picture book debut takes this familiar childhood worry and gives us a true gem in the vein of I Want My Hat Back and Not a Box.

  • Blueberries for Sal - What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born! Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal’s mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one? With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers’ hearts since its first publication in 1948.

  • Tap the Magic Tree - The acclaimed interactive picture book about the changing seasons. “Like Hervé Tullet’s Press Here, Matheson’s Tap the Magic Tree proves you don’t need apps for interactivity,” praised the New York Times. Every book needs you to turn the pages. But not every book needs you to tap it, shake it, jiggle it, or even blow it a kiss

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Written & illustrated by Eric Carle
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days.
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That Fruit Is Mine!
Written & illustrated by Anuska Allepuz
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
When five fruit-loving elephants spot a scrumptious hard-to-reach fruit high up in a tree, it's a race to see who can claim it first! But after one too many fumbles, the elephants begin to lose their cool, and the highly coveted fruit is whisked away by the teeny-tiniest of all jungle creatures—mice! The elephants soon realize they have a lot to learn from this cooperative little bunch.
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Pick a Pumpkin
Written by Patricia Toht & illustrated by Jarvis
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7
The creators of Pick a Pine Tree are back with a joyful, energetic celebration of a Halloween tradition. Pick a pumpkin from the patch. Tall and lean or short and fat. Vivid orange, ghostly white, or speckled green, might be just right. Pairing a wonderfully rhythmic read-aloud text with expressive retro illustrations, author Patricia Toht and illustrator Jarvis capture all the excitement and familial feeling of a favorite holiday tradition. Readers will be happy to follow along with each step, from picking out the perfect specimen at the pumpkin patch (be sure to stop for cider and toffee apples) to carting it home, scooping out the insides, carving a scary face, and finally lighting a candle inside -- savoring the familiar ritual of transforming an ordinary pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind glowing jack-o'-lantern.
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Too Many Pumpkins
Written by Linda White & illustrated by Megan Lloyd
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Rebecca Estelle, an old woman who has hated pumpkins ever since she was a girl and her family had nothing else to eat, finds herself with a full crop of them.
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Runaway Tomato
Written by Kim Cooley Reeder & illustrated by Lincoln Agnew
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5
For fans of<i> Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site</i> and <i>Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs</i> comes an action packed picture book with a sweet surprise. <p/>Call in the trucks! When a giant tomato breaks loose at the top of a hill, it takes every tractor, fire engine, and helicopter to stop it. Lincoln Agnew's cool, vintage cartoon style is a perfect match for the high-octane action told in catchy rhyme, culminating in a jam-packed gate-fold spread of the town's Tomato Festival. What will happen when it rains on all those giant seeds? One giant surprise.
We're Going to the Farmers' Market book
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Orange Pear Apple Bear book
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The Little Green Hen book
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Penguin and Pumpkin book
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  • We're Going to the Farmers' Market - In this story, readers get to visit local farmers, fill baskets with fresh fruits and vegetables, and then head home to cook a feast, all with goodies from the farmers’ market! Featuring Stefan Page’s graphic art, this delightful board book is filled with bold splashes of color and unique patterns.

  • Orange Pear Apple Bear - 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. Simple and compelling, children will enjoy reading this book over and over again as they learn many different concepts.

  • The Little Green Hen - A timely retelling plays off “The Little Red Hen” with an environmental slant. On top of a hill, inside an old and very fruitful apple tree, lives Little Green Hen. She prunes the tree’s branches, rids it of pests, and sows its seeds so that more trees will grow. But soon the work proves too much, and Little Green Hen seeks some help. Dog (who loves sticks), Sparrow (who loves bugs), and Squirrel (who loves burying things) are glad to pitch in. But Peacock, Fox, and Cat have far more important things to do — until the storms roll in, the rain comes down, and the waters rise. . . . With contemporary flair, Alison Murray offers another engaging adaptation of a traditional children’s tale.

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You're My Little Pumpkin Pie
Written & illustrated by Natalie Marshall
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2
A sweet book that celebrates the little pumpkin pie in your life! With adorable illustrations, shaped cutouts, and raised elements, You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie is a sweet board book to share with your little one. With chunky pages for little hands and die-cut shapes to add depth and interest, children will love the interactive features alongside the story. This endearing board book is a wonderful read for Halloween or any time.
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Fruits in Suits
Written & illustrated by Jared Chapman
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3
Have you ever seen a banana in a bikini? Or a tangerine in trunks? What about grapes in goggles? In this uproarious follow-up to Vegetables in Underwear, kids will learn that there are many kinds of suits--including suits for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and scuba diving. But can you wear a business suit to the beach? Fruits in Suitshas the same irreverent silliness as Vegetables in Underwearand shows just how much fun swimsuits can be--and how important it is to hold on to them when you jump into the water!
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The Fruits of Your Labor
Written & illustrated by Andrew Tobin
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-18
The Fruits of Your Labor is a board book that explores the size progression of a baby in the womb in relation to a fruit or vegetable. Beginning at the size of a sweet pea and growing to the size of watermelon, each week of pregnancy is documented as a watercolor painting next to a fun, and also true fact about that specific fruit or vegetable, mixed with a playful quip. With its endearing illustrations and droll humor, The Fruits of Your Labor makes a perfect gift for both new babies and expectant mothers.
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Froggy Picks a Pumpkin
Written by Jonathan London & illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5
Froggy and friends enjoy a back-to-school ritual: a trip to the pumpkin patch. Froggy can't wait to pick a pumpkin. He plans to carve a jack-o'-lantern and make a pumpkin pie. Prizes are given for the biggest, smallest, and prettiest pumpkin, but when Froggy trips and smashes his pumpkin, he takes home a special prize--for the ugliest pumpkin!
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Edible Numbers
Written & illustrated by Jennifer Vogel Bass
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5
Juicy apples! Plump, ripe pears! Twisted mushrooms! Counting your way through the farmer's market has never been so much fun. Discover a world filled with exciting fruits and vegetables in this bright, bold follow-up to Edible Colors. This simple concept counting book will leave your mouth watering as you count from one to twelve with a kaleidoscope of tasty produce. Readers will learn about counting, variety, and color through the detailed, crisp photographs of homegrown and farmer's market fruits and vegetables!
Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors book
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The Cherry Thief book
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Big Pumpkin book
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Stumpkin book
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  • Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors - An ensemble of friendly fruit characters sing about their diversity of colors, shapes, and sizes. This title gives children the opportunity to explore early-learning concepts and offers families the chance to discuss ideas like unity and diversity. Includes sheet music and online link to the song’s recording.

  • The Cherry Thief - Chef Armand’s cakes are famous for the delicious red cherries that adorn each one. But when the cherries start disappearing, he sets a trap to catch the thief, with unexpected results! What will he do with the culprit, and is there a long-term solution that will make everyone happy? A charming debut picture book filled with very visual humour.

  • Big Pumpkin - The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can’t get it off the vine. It’s so big the ghost can’t move it, either. Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there’ll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day. How can the tiny bat succeed where bigger and strong spooky creatures have failed? You’ll be surprised!

  • Stumpkin - Stumpkin is the most handsome pumpkin on the block. He’s as orange as a traffic cone! Twice as round as a basketball! He has no bad side! He’s the perfect choice for a Halloween jack-o-lantern. There’s just one problem—Stumpkin has a stump, not a stem. And no one seems to want a stemless jack-o-lantern for their window. As Halloween night approaches, more and more of his fellow pumpkins leave, but poor Stumpkin remains. Will anyone give Stumpkin his chance to shine?

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The Biggest Pumpkin Ever
Written by Steven Kroll & illustrated by Jeni Bassett
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7
Two mice, a village mouse and a field mouse, unwittingly care for the same pumpkin and have different plans for it until they finally meet.
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Hungry Bunny
Written & illustrated by Claudia Rueda
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5
It's fall, which means it's the perfect time for mama's apple pie. The only problem? These apples are hard to reach! But Bunny has some ideas. Young readers will delight in using the red ribbon to help Bunny reach new heights and pick those tasty apples. But the fun doesn't end there! Readers will also rock the book back and forth and turn it round and round for a one-of-a-kind roller-coaster adventure on Bunny's way home. Claudia Rueda shakes up the reading experience once again in this delightful sequel to Bunny Slopes.
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Trevor
Written by Jim Averbeck & illustrated by Amy Hevron
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Jim Averbeck's and Amy Hevron's illustrated Trevor is the charming, simple tale of an unlikely friendship between a lonely caged canary and the lemon that hangs from the tree outside his window...
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Big Nate Goes Bananas!
Written & illustrated by Lincoln Peirce
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-12
Join Big Nate and his pals for another round of pranks, jokes, and wedgies! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR! The school year is winding down, and Nate can't wait for summer vacation: baseball, beach trips, and...overripe bananas? Yuck! Turns out Nate has a problem with fruit that's past its prime. And that's not all that's bugging him. Kim Cressly is making Chester jealous at Nate's expense, Artur is challenging him in the Hunny Bursts mascot contest, and his replacement social studies teacher is none other than Coach John. In banana terms, it's all left Nate feeling a little bruised. Can he make it to summer without slipping up? Join Nate and the gang for more shenanigans in this newest collection of Big Nate comics!
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Eating the Alphabet
Written & illustrated by Lois Ehlert
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6
A popular alphabet storybook is presented in a sturdy, easy-to-hold board-book edition for the youngest readers and highlights vivid collage illustrations of colorful apples, blueberries, carrots, yams, and zucchini.
Edible Colors: See, Learn, Eat book
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Ten Red Apples book
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Second Banana book
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Evie and the Strawberry Balloon Ride book
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  • Edible Colors: See, Learn, Eat - “A unique and eye-catching concepts board book featuring brightly colored varieties of fruits and vegetables that’s perfect for teaching little ones to identify colors (and good foods to eat).” - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor With a combination of unusual foods and a kaleidoscope of colors, this concept book shows that not all foods have to look the same way. A banana can be red, broccoli can be purple, and cherries can be yellow and still taste just as delicious.

  • Ten Red Apples - Ten red apples hanging on a tree. Yippee, fiddle-dee-fee! But they are not there for long. Horse, cow, donkey, pig, hen, and the other farm animals each eat one. “Save one for me,” calls the farmer. But what about the farmer’s wife? Count on Pat Hutchins to solve the problem happily. And count the red apples before they are all gone!

  • Second Banana - “A picture book about Oop, a gorilla, who is second banana to The Amazing Mr. Bubbles, a monkey, until one day, Mr. Bubbles finds himself in trouble and Oop has to save the day”—

  • Evie and the Strawberry Balloon Ride - Evie is a determined, ingenious and bright little Strawberry Fairy who lives in an old teapot. Join Evie and her friends, the flower fairies and creatures of Wildberry Acres, on their magical adventures in this second book in the Evie the Strawberry Fairy series. Evie is determined to win first prize at the Strawberry Fair with her amazing hot-air balloon! But on the way to the competition the creatures of Wildberry Acres need her help. What is most important to Evie: winning or helping others? Through Evie’s adventures young readers will learn about the natural world - how plants grow and how all living things are connected. This is a story about creativity, putting others first and helping out. Stefanie Dahle’s illustrations are charming, detailed and full of character and fun.

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A Unicorn Named Sparkle and the Pumpkin Monster
Written & illustrated by Amy Young
Select type book
Recommend Ages: 2-6
**The fourth book in the A Unicorn Named Sparkle series features pumpkins, silly adventures, and of course, a sparkly friendship ― perfect for Autumn!** Lucy and our favorite unicorn are back in _Sparkle the Unicorn and the Pumpkin Monster._ Lucy and Sparkle love Halloween, especially at Frank's Pumpkin Farm. They get to run through corn mazes, play games, decorate pumpkins, and most importantly: eat a lot of cider donuts. But Lucy and Sparkle discover one big difference between them ― Lucy loves to be scared every once in awhile. Sparkle? Not so much. When Lucy takes the scary part of Halloween one step too far for Sparkle, she must comfort her frightened unicorn pal ― and win back his trust.
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Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin
Written & illustrated by Tad Hills
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2
After seeing Thistle carrying a pumpkin, Duck and Goose decide they must find one for themselves and search in such places as in a log, in a tree, and under the water. On board pages.
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Little Boo
Written by Stephen Wunderli & illustrated by Tim Zeltner
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7
A pumpkin seed tries unsuccessfully to be scary until it grows into a pumpkin and Halloween arrives.
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Very Oldest Pear Tree
Written by Nancy I Sanders & illustrated by Yasmin Imamura
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
In the 1630s in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a Puritan settler planted a pear tree--the first pear tree in America. More than a century later, the tree still bore fruit, impressing a famous poet and one of the first US presidents. The pear tree survived hurricanes, fire, and vandalism, and today, more than 350 years after it was first planted, it's alive and strong, and clones of it grow all around the US. This is the amazing true story of the Endicott Pear tree, and how it grew up with our nation.
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La Manzana
Written by Kazuo Iwamura & illustrated by Corimbo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-6
In this delicately illustrated picture book, a little girl drops her apple from high atop a hill. A series of animals helps her get it back and not only do they share it, they plant the seeds so Nature can provide them with many more yummy snacks.
How Does My Fruit Grow? book
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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition (Peanuts) book
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Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship book
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Once Upon a Banana book
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  • How Does My Fruit Grow? - Sophie loves visiting her aunt and uncle in the countryside and learning all about the fruits that grow in their garden: strawberries, redcurrants and cranberries. She even discovers how a tall cherry tree grows from a small seed, and how bees help blossoms become fruit. She is sad when her family moves south but starts to enjoy her new garden with its different plants and trees. Soon Sophie makes friends with her neighbours who help her harvest melons, grapes, figs, oranges and pomegranates. At school, Sophie and her classmates learn about tropical fruits and nuts from all over the world — bananas, coconuts, cashews, pineapples and many more. This superb companion to Gerda Muller’s beloved How Does My Garden Grow? is full of beautiful, and fascinatingly detailed, illustrations. The simple story, both informative and entertaining, is perfect for teaching children where food comes from, and for inspiring interest in the wonderful diversity of the world around us.

  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition (Peanuts) - Celebrate Halloween with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this gorgeous deluxe storybook retelling of the beloved Halloween special! It’s Halloween night, and the Peanuts gang is busy dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and bobbing for apples. Meanwhile, Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin to rise from the pumpkin patch and bring toys to all the children of the world. Come along with Linus and the rest of the gang in this beautiful deluxe storybook with a cloth cover, lush foil stamping, and incredible illustrations! It’s the perfect read for fans of Peanuts and the classic Halloween special. © 2018 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

  • Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship - It takes a firm apple to stand up to bullies. When Mac, an apple, meets Will, a worm, they become fast friends, teaching each other games and even finishing each other’s sentences. But apples aren’t supposed to like worms, and Mac gets called “rotten” and “bad apple.” At first, Mac doesn’t know what to do–it’s never easy standing up to bullies–but after a lonely day without Will, Mac decides he’d rather be a bad apple with Will than a sad apple without. Edward Hemingway’s warm art and simple, crisp text are the perfect pairing, and themes of bullying and friendship are sure to hit readers’ sweet spots all year round.

  • Once Upon a Banana - Everyday signs serve as captions for this pictorial tale of what happens after a man tosses a banana peel into the garbage can and misses.

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Pumpkin Pumpkin
Written & illustrated by Jeanne Titherington
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Jamie plants a pumpkin seed in the spring and, after watching it grow all summer, carves a face in it for Halloween! But best of all, he saves some seeds that he will plant again next spring. "Truly a book for all seasons."--Horn Book.
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Down the Road
Written by Alice Schertle & illustrated by E. B. Lewis
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7
Mama and Papa agree that eggs for breakfast would be nice, but they’re too busy to go to the store. So they decide that Hetty is old enough to go by herself. Although she practices walking smoothly up the hill so she won’t break the precious eggs, she can’t help running all the way down. Young readers will hold their breath as Hetty tries her very best to get those eggs home safely. “The story is remarkable for its evocative imagery, and the loving interchange between the characters sets a charming tone. The words are perfectly complemented by Lewis’s dazzling, impressionistic watercolors that show the joyous power of love and depict a warmly supportive world in which Hetty ventures forth toward independence. A fine book that speaks straight to the heart.”--_Booklist_
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Lemon Child
Written by Nele Bronner
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
The lemons on the tree are finally ripe, and there is great excitement. Only one of the little lemons is still green. Little Toni has a mind of his own. The view from the lemon tree is enough for him. Who wants to go out into the big wild world? But soon Toni is the only lemon left hanging on the tree. Will he take a risk and jump? When Toni finally lets go, his courage is rewarded. Nele Brönner's humorous story about maturity and growing up with her expressive style is sure to charm little listeners.
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Dog Food
Written & illustrated by Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8
For dog lovers of all ages, a banquet of (pepper) puppy puns! Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers have wowed readers with the funny food faces of HOW ARE YOU PEELING, the underwater vegetable visions of ONE LONELY SEAHORSE and the lush produce landscapes of GUS AND BUTTON. Now with DOG FOOD, the duo turns its talents to the canine realm, wittily reworking familiar doggy phrases for a whole new level of humor and meaning. These pepper pooches and mango mutts are guaranteed to charm dog owners, dog lovers, and even -- dare we say it -- cat fans. Chow down!
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Ten Apples Up on Top!
Written by Theo LeSieg and Dr. Seuss & illustrated by Roy McKie
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7
Three friends balance counting and fun in this silly Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss and illustrated by Roy McKie. When a lion, a dog, and a tiger meet up, they soon discover that they can each do different things while balancing apples on their heads. Whether drinking milk, jumping rope, or roller-skating, they can do a lot with ten apples up on top! But watch out, she has a mop! She’ll knock those apples from up on top. Seuss’s apple-balancing characters will have youngsters reading, counting, and giggling! Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.
A Mango in the Hand book
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Apples and Pumpkins book
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Apple Farmer Annie book
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We're Going on a Pumpkin Hunt book
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  • A Mango in the Hand - Guided by proverbs from his father and other relatives, Francisco makes several attempts to bring ripe mangos home for dessert on his saint day, and in the process learns lessons in love and generosity. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.

  • Apples and Pumpkins - In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits Mr. Comstock’s farm to pick apples and pumpkins.

  • Apple Farmer Annie - A new format for a yummy fall favorite Filled with bright primary colors and pictures of America’s favorite fruit, Wellington’s enticing story follows Annie, a busy apple farmer. She picks, counts, sorts, bakes tasty treats, and sells her best apples. Already successful in hardcover and paperback, Apple Farmer Annie in board book format is one that young tots will find absolutely irresistible.

  • We're Going on a Pumpkin Hunt - In this spin on the classic song “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” pumpkins and autumn take center stage. A spooky nighttime hunt for the biggest pumpkin in town results in a fright but also a great adventure. Our brave band of adventurers set out one night to find “the biggest pumpkin in town.” First encountering the darkness of night, they bolster one another with the refrain, “I’m not scared. Are you? Not me!”, even though the littlest mouse can’t help but shiver in fright. Their group’s courage stands up in the face of night bugs, and obstacles like trees, a mountain, and a river. But when the search ends with the discovery of a spooky jack o’lantern with pointy teeth and big, bright eyes, the children hightail it back through the trees, the river, the tall grass, and the dark of night, all the way to the safety of home. Have the night’s antics gone too far? Oh, no, everyone’s laughing out loud—it’s fun to be scared with friends!

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This Little Pumpkin
Written by Aly Fronis & illustrated by Luke Flowers
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5
Celebrate the season with pumpkins doing fall activities in this Halloween-themed twist on the classic nursery rhyme "This Little Piggy"! This little pumpkin went to market. This little pumpkin cuddled with bats. This little pumpkin played in the leaves. This little pumpkin tried on some hats. The pumpkins are getting ready for their Halloween adventure! In this Halloween twist on "This Little Piggy," these little pumpkins are enjoying fun fall activities! With pumpkins cuddling with bats, playing in the leaves, trying on hats, scaring mice, gobbling treats, and wishing readers a Happy Halloween, little readers will love this creative, flowing twist on a favorite classic nursery rhyme!
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The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin
Written by Sonali Fry & illustrated by Sanja Rescek
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4
This gently spooky twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes a favorite nursery rhyme just perfect for Halloween! The itsy bitsy pumpkin rolled down the spooky street. He passed a ghoulish ghost and some stinky goblin’s feet. A little pumpkin is trying to find his way back home! And with a little help from a friendly witch, he is soon safe and sound, back on his porch—where there are no spiders to be seen! Little ones will love this fresh fall spin on a classic nursery rhyme!
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The Red Lemon
Written & illustrated by Bob Staake
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7
In this thought-provoking tale reminiscent of Seuss, Farmer McPhee finds a red lemon in his orchard and cries, "It's red as a stop sign! It's red as a rose! I can't have red lemons where yellow fruit grows! Imagine a world where lemonade's red? Where once-yellow cupcakes are crimson instead?" As he tosses the red lemon across the water, he can't imagine that it will land on a small island, sprout a seed, and someday bring forth an orchard of lemon trees...where people will travel to from all over, to try the red lemons that are "six times as sweet!"
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My Daddy Ate an Apple
Written by Craig Smith & illustrated by Scott Tulloch
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
So what happens if you eat an apple with a green worm inside? Not just any worm, of course, but a fuzzy one, a buzzy one, a great big fat juicy one! Children will love this story about Daddy Zebra's trip to hospital—and the surprise ending!
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Applesauce Day
Written by Lisa J Amstutz & illustrated by Talitha Shipman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Maria and her family visit an apple orchard and pick apples. Then it's time to turn the apples into applesauce! Every year they use the special pot that has been in the family for generations to make applesauce. First they wash the apples. Then Grandma cuts them into quarters. Follow each step in the process as everyone helps to make delicious applesauce!
Ned's New Home book
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The Pumpkin Runner book
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Kitchen Disco book
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Ten Orange Pumpkins book
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  • Ned's New Home - When Ned’s apple begins to rot, he must search for a new house. A pear isn’t quite right. A watermelon isn’t perfect either. A pile of blueberries? All wrong! Will any other fruit make Ned feel at home again? Little ones will love this happy story about finding the perfect place to call home.

  • The Pumpkin Runner - Nearly all the sheep ranchers in Blue Gum Valley rode horses or drove jeeps to check on their sheep. But Joshua Summerhayes liked to run…with Yellow Dog trailing behind him.” So it’s no surprise when Joshua decides to enter a race from Melbourne to Sydney. People laugh when old Joshua shows up in his overalls and gumboots, calmly nibbling a slice of pumpkin for energy. But then he pulls into the lead, and folks are forced to sit up and take notice. Inspired by a true event (and just in time for fall’s pumpkin harvest!) a talented team introduces a humble and generous hero who knows that winning isn’t always the reason to run a race.

  • Kitchen Disco - At night when you are sleeping There’s a party in your house, It’s a pumping, jumping, funky bash When all the lights go out . . . When the sun goes down, the Kitchen Disco starts up - and all the fruit in the fruit bowl come out to play! There are lemons who break-dance, tangerines who twirl and some very over-excited apples! Parents will love reading this funky, rhyming picture book to their kids which is sure to get the whole family dancing! This is a fun and fresh picture book that kids and adults will both love. A great way to get kids moving and also excited about fruit! There is an accompanying YouTube Kitchen Disco video - perfect for dancing and singing along.

  • Ten Orange Pumpkins - From a sneaky spider to a ghostly chef to a sly mummy and crafty witch, join your favorite spooky creatures as ten orange pumpkins disappear in a countdown to a Halloween surprise. Bright, bold, and fun, Ten Orange Pumpkins is a perfect read-aloud and is sure to capture the imagination of the littlest trick-or-treaters.

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I Am Bat
Written & illustrated by Morag Hood
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
I am bat. I love cherries. They are juicy and red and delicious and... My cherries! Some of them are missing. Who took my cherries? Was it YOU? Join the grumpily adorable Bat as he searches for his missing cherries in this vibrant and hilarious picture book
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Odd Dog
Written & illustrated by Claudia Boldt
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Peanut, an odd dog who doesn't like bones, but apples, worries that his next-door neighbor, Milo, might steal all the apples from his tree, but Peanut discovers something about Milo (and himself) that changes everything.
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Ice Cream Summer
Written by Megan Atwood
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12
Lizzie and Sarah, neighbors and best friends, look forward to running the ice cream stand at Lizzie's family's New England orchard, but their plans go awry.
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Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins
Written & illustrated by James Dean
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
New York Times Bestseller! Bestselling author and artist James Dean brings us a groovy rendition of the classic favorite children’s song “Five Little Pumpkins,” sung by cool cat Pete and perfect for Halloween. Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins is in a sturdy paper-over-board format and filled with vibrant, engaging illustrations for even the youngest of Pete fans. Young Halloween fans will enjoy chanting along with Pete: Five little pumpkins Sitting on a gate. The first one said, "Oh my, it’s getting late."
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Very Hungry Wolf
Written by Agnese Baruzzi
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4
<b><b>Fans of Agnese Baruzzi's imaginative board books will "gobble up" this lively book about a wolf whose eyes and appetite are bigger than his stomach. </b></b> <p/>In this hilarious lift-the-flap board book, a HUNGRY wolf is ready to devour whatever animal crosses his path, with a quick "chomp, chomp!" But when he gobbles up one creature who's a little more challenging than he imagines, the wolf may have to rethink his diet altogether. Children will love lifting the flaps of this book to find out who's on the menu, and what happens when one hungry wolf meets his match.
What's for Lunch? book
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Betty Goes Bananas book
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  • What's for Lunch? - As toddlers pull a cardboard monkey on a string through die-cut holes, they learn the numbers one through ten and the names of ten fruits in an interactive book by the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

  • Betty Goes Bananas - Like Molly Bang’s When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry, this book offers families a perfect opportunity to openly discuss emotions and behavior. Meet Betty, a gorilla. She wants to eat a banana, but . . . try as she might, she can’t open it! Poor Betty—she just can’t cope, and her frustration quickly becomes a great BIG tantrum. She cries and sniffles, kicks and screams. Luckily, Mr. Toucan is at hand to peel the banana and help Betty calm down. But what will happen when Betty spots another banana? Both preschoolers and parents will laugh out loud at this simple, utterly hilarious picture book about tantrums.

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