Saturday, October 21, 2017

21st October Apple Day

Yesterday was Apple Day which is celebrated in Australia and it was the day of the Granny Smith Festival here in Sydney. This festival is held on the third Saturday of October to commemorate 19th-century pioneer Maria Ann "Granny" Smith, credited with producing the Granny Smith apple.  So last week we had 'apple' picture books, including stories, information books and even some apple craft books on display and I enjoyed reading and acting out Mr Brown's Magnificent Apple Tree with some preschool classes.

A new apple book that was added just recently is Enough Apples  by Kim Kane and Lucia Masciullo. It is a good book to add to your collection because it not only deals with apples, apple pies and cooking with apples.  It  also is one to add to your list of sustainability resources. Here is the booksellers blurb:

'When an orchardist's apple trees are crowded out by looming development, he learns how to transform his altered world so he can continue to bake the perfect apple pie. An inspiring story about urban greening and creative adaptation to change.'

  I have written about Apple Day before  so to see more of the books we displayed look here. And something to be happy about Apple Pigs  by Ruth Orbach is back in print and easy to buy once again.

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