Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Home from our visit to Indiana!  We saw lots of fall color, bought apple butter, and tasted scrumptious apples that my niece and nephews picked at a local orchard...so, as a follow up to my "Happy Fall! It's Apple Picking Time!" post, today's entry involves a story that's a geography and cooking lesson in one!  Thanks to my friend Yumi, and her daughter Sophie (true picture book enthusiasts), for this great book recommendation.

HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE AND SEE THE WORLD by Marjorie Priceman. The world becomes a young girl's grocery store, as she goes on a global journey to find ingredients for an apple pie.  (And yes, there's a recipe at the back of the book!)  Ages 4-8.

(Priceman has also written a fun Fourth of July book, HOW TO MAKE A CHERRY PIE AND SEE THE U.S.A.  Ages 4-8.)
How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A

Fall is definitely the time for trying out apple recipes from all the different varieties (there are 2,500 in the U.S. alone!)  Click HERE for some YUMMY APPLE RECIPES!    

Look here for fun apple facts and trivia...do you know how much a "peck" of apples weighs? (it's different from a "bushel").  

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