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?
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?