Johnny Appleseed Books

September 22, 2011

With it being late September and Fall approaching tomorrow, most teachers include a unit on Johnny Appleseed around this time. Below are several ideas and activities you can use for this unit.

I always begin any unit on Johnny Appleseed by reading Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg.
I love the illustrations in this book and overall detail and quality to the story. It is a little lengthy though, so it is better suited for older children, such as ages 7-9.
Another great book about Johnny Appleseed is Johnny Appleseed: The Legend and The Truth by Jane Yolen.
I also love Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh.  The story is told through a rhyming poem, which makes it engaging for young readers.

For students in Kindergarten and younger, I would recommend Johnny Appleseed by Jodie Shepherd. It has brighter illustrations and much simpler text.
And for older children, such as ages 9 and up, interested in Johnny Appleseed, I recommend Who Was Johnny Appleseed? by Joan Holub. It features black and white illustrations and is over one hundred pages.However, when matching a book to your child it is best to take into consideration their reading level and interest. For other Johnny Appleseed books, check out Amazon.

What Johnny Appleseed books do you like to share with your students?

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