Healthy eating is a focus of many parents of preschoolers. Holding a fruit-themed storytime can show young children that fruit is a healthy sweet treat. For a craft project, make watermelon Frisbee flyers: Watermelon Frisbee Flyers – Make and Takes
Abe, Momoko. Avocado Asks, “What Am I ?” At the market, an avocado is rejected by both fruits and vegetables, so he seeks out an answer as to what group he should belong to.
Barahona, Maria Teresa. Fun and Fruit. Two friends sample magical fruit.
Browne, Eileen. Handa’s Surprise. In this story set in Africa, a girl carries fruit on her head but items disappear one by one.
Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this classic participation story, the caterpillar eats various fruit each day.
Ehlert, Lois. Eating the Alphabet. An alphabet of fruits and vegetables include both common and lesser known fruits.
Gibbons, Gail. The Fruits We Eat. In this informational picture book, various fruits are described and how they grow.
Hoffmann, Mark. Fruit Bowl. Tomato tries to convince the other fruit that he belongs in the fruit bowl.
Matheson, Christie. Tap the Magic Tree. The audience can help this apple tree grow fruit in this interactive story.
Merrick, Gabriel. We Pick Apples. Sophia and her dad pick apples to take to market.
Paul, Miranda. Are We Pears Yet? Two pears learn patience as they grow from seed to fruit.
Rex, Adam. Nothing Rhymes with Orange. Orange feels left out in this rhyming story.
Sayre, April Pulley. Go, Go, Grapes! This rhyming celebration of fruits is illustrated with color photos.
Tafolla, Carmen. What Can You Do with a Paleta? A celebration of the fruit-flavored frozen treats from Mexico.
Tillotson, Carrie. Counting to Bananas: A Mostly Rhyming Fruit Book. A hilarious counting book celebrating fruit and other things.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool