Book Details

Apples & Honey Press (August 2, 2022)
ISBN 9781681155951

Apples, Apples, All Year Round

By Barbara Bietz & June Sobel
Illustrated by Ruth Waters


With a simple rhyming text, the very young will learn how apples can be integrated into holidays throughout the Jewish year, adding a sweet note to every festivity.  Whether dipped in honey on Rosh Hashanah or made into applesauce for Hanukkah, celebrate special times with apples all year round.


PJ Library Author Incentive Award – 2020

An AJL Holiday Highlights Fall 2022 Pick

Association of Jewish Libraries

Spare rhyming text and bold illustrations celebrate Jewish holidays throughout the year. From Rosh Hashanah to Shavuot, each holiday is represented with an apple-based food. Toddlers and preschoolers will delight in the bright colors, delicious foods and appealing animals.

Jewish Book Council

This charming picture book is as enjoyable and refreshing as a juicy apple, exciting young readers about a delicious addition to Jewish holiday customs.

The Sydney Taylor Shmooze

Apples join the joy of Jewish holiday celebrations in this rollicking, perfectly rhymed journey through the Jewish year.

NoodleNuts Kids Books

It’s a gentle, heartwarming, rhyming introduction to a year full of holidays and apple-y goodness, with the cutest illustrations you’ve ever seen!

The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

From Rosh Hashana to Passover, the authors share the tasty ways apples are used to help celebrate Jewish holidays. This is a fun and sweet introduction that can be enhanced with deeper explanations provided by a parent or teacher about each holiday’s meaning.


Read the Jewish Book for Kids interview here.