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Local History

Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

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September Reading Selections List

*Participants are to select 3 of the following, and come prepared to discuss them.


Picture Books

·        Apples to Oregon : being the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the Plains by Deborah Hopkinson

·        One green apple by Eve Bunting

·        A Song for Lena by Hilary Horder Hippely


Beginning Readers

·        Apple Picking Day!  by Candice Ransom

·        Johnny Appleseed  by Jane Kurtz

·        Picking Apples by Margaret McNamara



      ·        The Legend of Johnny Appleseed [the graphic novel] by Martin Powell

 ·        Never Swim in Applesauce by Katherine Applegate

 ·        Apple Orchard Race by Abby Klein



·        John Chapman : the legendary Johnny Appleseed by Karen Clemens Warrick.

·        Life Cycle of an Apple by Angela Royston.

·        The Ecosystem of an Apple Tree by Elaine Pascoe