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Good Food Books for Kids

It’s winter, which means it’s prime season for curling up with your kids to read a good book. Here’s our food lovers’ guide to books that will inspire your kids to love their veggies (and fruit)! 

1. Sylvia’s Spinach by Katherine Pryor

Sylvia’s thoughts on spinach are turned around when her teacher gives her seeds to plant in the school garden.

2. The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin

Gardens and vegetables come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes the ugly vegetables taste best!

3. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Adventures are ripe for the picking in this classic children’s story.

4. Walter the Baker by Eric Carle

Young readers will delight in Walter’s challenge to make a delicious roll that the sun can shine through three times.

5. Mama Panya’s Pancakes by Mary Chamberlain

Adika wants to invite everyone to Mama Panya’s pancake dinner! But will there be enough food?

6. The Beeman by Laurie Krebs

Children will be fascinated by this heartwarming story through a year of beekeeping. Spoiler alert: there’s a sweet treat at the end!

7. Zora’s Zucchini by Katherine Pryor

When her zucchini plant keeps growing and growing, Zora gets creative to make sure all the zucchinis find a home.

8. How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

Whether counting by fives, tens, or ones, sometimes big surprises come from small packages.

9. I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

What’s for dinner? Only your imagination knows! This tale of two siblings will redefine what’s on your plate.

10. The Gigantic Turnip by Aleksei Tolstoy

It’s harvest time and we have a gigantic turnip! Who will help us pick it?


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