Mother Goose Time’s “In the Orchard” Book List

October’s Mother Goose Time curriculum is called “In the Orchard”. Included in Mother Goose Time’s monthly curriculum is a list of books that coordinate with the month’s theme.  This month includes many picture books for children to learn more about trees, fruit trees, animals found in an orchard, and skins and shells.

Week 1: Life Cycle of a Tree 

How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan

Crinkleroot’s Guide to Knowing the Trees by Jim Arnosky

The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall

The Apple Pie Tree

Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids by Gail Gibbons

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

Week 2: Fruit Trees

Johnny Appleseed by Jodie Shepherd

Cherry Blossoms Say Spring by Jill Esbaum

Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

Orange Pear Apple Bear

Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan and Janet Ahlberg

Week 3: Animals in an Orchard

How Do You Hug a Porcupine? by Laurie Isop

How Do You Hug a Porcupine?

Fine Feathered Friends: All About Birds by Tish Rabe

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon by Audrey Penn

The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri

Week 4: Skins and Shells

Adventures at Walnut Grove by Dana Lehman

The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House by Eric Litwin

The Nuts

Avocado Baby by John Burningham

Kiki the Orangutan: The Big Banana Festival by Arie Komalasari

From Pit to Peach Tree by Ellen Weiss


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