Do you like apple pie? Granny Smith does!  Will you help her find apples for her pie?

In An Apple Pie for Dinner, kind old Granny Smith wants to bake an apple pie, but she doesn't have any apples. Won't you join her as she sets off with a basketful of plums in hopes that she can make a trade? 


On her journey, Granny makes many new friends as she swaps plums for feathers, feathers for flowers, flowers for a gold coin, a  gold coin for a puppy, and a puppy for what she hoped to find in the first place—apples! With the help of all her new friends, she bakes the best apple pie ever. You can too—just follow Granny's secret recipe inside the book!


Yum yum!  An apple pie is a special treat. And it's extra yummy when helpful friends share it! As Granny Smith says, "If you try and try, you can always have an apple pie for dinner!"


"[A] delightful cumulative story....Told with folkloric flair, this scrumptious tale is perfect for reading aloud to a broad range of ages."

School Library Journal

“A delicious treat to be shared anytime."

– Booklist 


"Take a whimsical romp through the countryside with Granny Smith, who barters newfound treasures for apples she turns into a delectable apple pie. And you can too, thanks to the thoughtfully provided recipe.  Yum, yum, apple pie for dinner!  A charming book."

– Marcel Desaulniers, author, Death By Chocolate, four-time James Beard Foundation award-winner, and Trustee Emeritus and Life Fellow, Culinary Institute of America

"Set off with Granny Smith and discover how kindness can have the best reward of all—a perfect apple pie shared with friends. Delicious!"

– Matthew Locricchio, award-winning author of the International Cookbooks For Kids and Superchef series

© Susan VanHecke 2023