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Apple Cider Day

The Funtastic Festivities Booklists compile stories that relate to fun and festive days so that readers of all ages can join the celebration with a good book! 

November 18 is Apple Cider Day, where we celebrate this seasonal drink and all things apples. From juice to apple sauce, apples produce a great deal of benefits to our everyday lives, keeping us energized and healthy for doctor visits. Apple cider itself is a Fall favorite as these freshly harvested fruits are mashed, pressed, seasoned, and then fermented to make a warm beverage for the upcoming colder days and nights. If you haven’t had the chance to try it, this is the day! So, let’s grab a nice cup of apple cider and enjoy one of these apple-themed books today. 🍎

Ana Cultiva Manzanas / Apple Farmer Annie (Bilingual edition), by Monica Wellington, translated by Eida del Risco (Penguin Random House / Dutton Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Picture Book, Concepts, Spanish, ages 4-6.

Apple, by Nikki McClure (ABRAMS / Abrams Appleseed) — Nonfiction, Board Book, Concepts, Science, ages 0-3.

Apple and Magnolia, by Laura Gehl; illus. Patricia Metola (Flyaway Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Science / Nature, ages 4-6.

Apple Crush (A Graphic Novel), by Lucy Knisley (Random House Graphic) — Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor, Series, ages 7-12.

The Apple Doll, by Elisa Kleven (Macmillian / Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR) — Fiction, Picture Book, Coming of Age, Science / Nature, ages 4-6.

Apple: Skin to the Core, by Eric Gansworth (Levine Querido) — Nonfiction, Poetry / Stories In Verse, Biography / Memoir, Teen.

Apple vs. Pumpkin: The Battle for the Best Fall Treat Is On!, by Jeffrey Burton; illus. Lydia Jean (Simon & Schuster / Little Simon) — Fiction, Board Book, Concepts, ages 0-3.

Apples, by Jacqueline Farmer; illus. Phyllis Limbacher Tildes (Charlesbridge Publishing) — Nonfiction, Prose, Health, ages 4-6.

Apples (New & Updated Edition), written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons (Holiday House / Pixel Ink / Peachtree) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, Health, ages 4-6.

A Blessing for Autumn’s Child, by Peter Hinckley (Bushel & Peck Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Religion, ages 0-3.

Curious George Apple Harvest, by H. A. Rey (Clarion Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Series, ages 4-6.

Halloween in the Orchard, by Phyllis Alsdurf; illus. Lisa Hunt (Beaming Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Holidays, Series, ages 4-6.

New Dawn on Rocky Ridge, by Roger Lea MacBride; illus. Dan Andreasen (HarperCollins) — Fiction, Prose, Historical Fiction, Romance, Series, ages 7-12.

The Poisoned Apple: A Fractured Fairy Tale, written and illustrated by Anne Lambelet (Page Street Kids) — Fiction, Picture Book, Fantasy, Humor, Animals, ages 4-6.

Spirit Riding Free: Apple Adventure!, by G.M. Berrow (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Prose, Animals, Action / Adventure, ages 7-12.

Celebrate Apple Cider Day by reading a book!

List compiled by CBC’s resident trivia expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other book lists on our blog.

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