“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie Written by: Herman Parish, Illustrated by: Lynne Avril Scholastic Inc., 2010, 32pp
This picture book features a young Amelia Bedelia who is up to her usual antics. In this book Amelia is baking her first apple pie with her grandmother. The adventure and fun begins when she goes with her grandfather to get the apples. When they return with the apples she helps her grandmother bake a pie.
Rationale For Use in The Classroom: This book would be perfect to use during the fall, particularly when discussing apples. This book shows some of the different types of apples and even includes an apple pie recipe at the end so you could end the unit with baking an apple pie.
Reading Level: 2.1
Common Core Standard: This book would be great for identifying characters, setting and major events in a story. It could also be used for science when discussing the seasons.