Pie-Themed Picture Books for Pi/Pie Day!

“Pi/Pie Day” is coming up on March 14th! Check out one of the pie-themed picture books below from your local library to enjoy with your kids on Pi Day. Be sure to make some pie to go with these tasty-looking books!

How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U. S. A. by Marjorie Priceman

Tour the U.S.A. in this cheerful ode to the U. S. A. and cherry pie. Ingredients from around the country along with the natural resources for the equipment necessitate quite a bit of travel in various vehicles in order to make this classic pie (recipe included!). All ages.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

A global companion to How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U. S. A., Priceman uses the same technique to introduce young readers to the world and apple pie. Yum! All ages.

Apple Pie ABC by Allison Murray

Have a good recipe for apple pie on hand before reading this colorful, clever ABC book. Dog owners, especially, will chuckle as the dog on the cover salivates after the apple pie until…. But you’ll have to read it! {This is one of my favorite ABC books.} All ages.

A Apple Pie by Kate Greenaway

A classic with good reason! Curl up with your young children and enjoy a delightful alphabet book that has stood the test of time.

The Apple Pie that Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Jonathan Bean

A humorous, sweet cumulative tale (like “The House that Jack Built”) all about an apple pie that one papa is making for his daughter … and the curious onlookers that gather!

The Great Pie Robbery and Other Mysteries by Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry’s busy illustrations delight children; here’s a mystery all about pie just in time for your busy children to solve (while they wait for that pie you are baking to finish!).

Don’t miss Hayley’s mouth-watering review of Vintage Pies, especially if you have older readers in your home who’ve read old-fashioned classics like the Little House books!  

And, if you have some actual pi-lovers at home, they’ll enjoy Edgar Allen Poe’s Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems, and Sir Cumference and the Dragons of Pi, another pun-ny installment in the medieval-themed mathematical mystery series.

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Betsy is the Managing Editor at Redeemed Reader. When she reads ahead for you, she uses sticky notes instead of book darts and willfully dog ears pages even in library books. Betsy is a fan of George MacDonald, robust book discussions, and the Oxford comma. She lives with her husband and their three children in the beautiful Northwest.

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