September 26 — Johnny Appleseed Day
September 26, 1774 is the birthdate of John Chapman, an American nurseryman who introduced apple trees to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and Illinois.
"Johnny Appleseed" by Steven Kellogg is a good way to learn the story of Johnny Appleseed as he travels the land, scatters apple seeds, and tells stories to those he meets along the way.

September 26 — Johnny Appleseed Day

September 26, 1774 is the birthdate of John Chapman, an American nurseryman who introduced apple trees to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and Illinois.

"Johnny Appleseed" by Steven Kellogg is a good way to learn the story of Johnny Appleseed as he travels the land, scatters apple seeds, and tells stories to those he meets along the way.

"Becoming Naomi Leon" by Pam Munoz Ryan
Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw is a young girl who lives in a trailer park –Avocado Acres Trailer Rancho in Lemon Tree California with her great-grandmother and her FLK (funny looking kid) little brother.  When her long lost mother shows up, the trio escapes to Mexico in search of Naomi’s father.
As you read each chapter, notice that each title is a collective noun for a group of animals. Before each chapter is done, that group of animals is woven into the story. Cool.


“How many others were walking around and not even knowing that someone far away cared for them? Imagine all that love floating in the air, waiting to land on someone’s life!”  —Pam Munoz Ryan— Becoming Naomi Leon

"Becoming Naomi Leon" by Pam Munoz Ryan

Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw is a young girl who lives in a trailer park –Avocado Acres Trailer Rancho in Lemon Tree California with her great-grandmother and her FLK (funny looking kid) little brother.  When her long lost mother shows up, the trio escapes to Mexico in search of Naomi’s father.

As you read each chapter, notice that each title is a collective noun for a group of animals. Before each chapter is done, that group of animals is woven into the story. Cool.

“How many others were walking around and not even knowing that someone far away cared for them? Imagine all that love floating in the air, waiting to land on someone’s life!”
—Pam Munoz Ryan— Becoming Naomi Leon