The traditional apple season - September to November - falls at the beginning of the school year and it's no surprise that teachers make the most of that fact by incorporating apples into classroom lessons.
One Red Apple, written by Harriet Ziefert and illustrated by Karla Gudeon follows the life cycle of an apple from farm to table to new trees growing from the seeds scattered by birds to begin the process anew. The book is beautifully written and employs a young girl to trace the apple's cycle. The illustrations are in a richly colored folk-art style that is perfectly suited to the text. This book would fit very well into lessons on apples, life cycles, seasons, change and the interconnections of living things in nature.