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Children's Nonfiction Agriculture

Down To Earth

How Kids Help Feed the World

by (author) Nikki Tate

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2015
Category
Agriculture, Environmental Conservation & Protection, Farm Animals
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459814127
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $14.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459804258
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $19.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459804234
    Publish Date
    May 2013
    List Price
    $19.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

Kids all over the world help collect seeds, weed gardens, milk goats and herd ducks. From a balcony garden with pots of lettuce to a farm with hundreds of cows, kids can pitch in to bring the best and freshest products to their families' tables—and to market. Loaded with accessible information about the many facets of farming, Down to Earth takes a close look at everything from what an egg carton tells you to why genetic diversity matters—even to kids.

About the author

Nikki Tate was born in Birmingham, England, but spent her childhood roaming the globe. She is the author of nearly 20 books for young readers, many of which are about horses. Nikki has always enjoyed both writing and telling stories, as well as camping, kayaking and horseback riding. She currently hosts a book club called "Teens, Titles and Tate" on CBC Radio's All Points West. Nikki lives with her family (and her collection of goats, ponies, dogs, cats and assorted feathered friends) on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Visit Nikki's website www.nikkitate.com for more information.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
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  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
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  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
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  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
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  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
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  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
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  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
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  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
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  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
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  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
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  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
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  • Long-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award nominee
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  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
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Editorial Reviews

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"Well-researched, simply-expressed with supportive photographs...An excellent resource for students learning about the benefits of farming."

Resource Links

"Handsomely designed with many high-quality photographs...This could be useful as an introduction to food sources and the importance of local farms, and could inspire some to try their hand at growing or raising a thing or two."

Booklist Online

"The writing is good-spirited, not preachy or condescending...and there is enough practical material that nonfarm kids will be able to find fascinating...Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask for of this unaffected piece of work."

Kirkus Reviews

"Connecting kids who may be more used to a supermarket than a farm with the production of their food is a challenge that Tate gamely takes on...Photographs of children all over the world helping with both produce and livestock provides an important piece to the puzzle, as does the dense saturation of interesting facts and typically detailed captions...With well-chosen variety of issues related to food—including genetic diversity, organic farming, food costs, sustenance, staple crops, multiple uses for livestock and their products, breeding, and marketing—the coverage of the book is vast, especially for only 48 pages."

Reading Today Online

"Packed with facts, colorful photographs, and personal narratives from the author...which adds flavor and authenticity to the text."

Library Media Connection

"[Footprints] feature accessible texts, appealing layouts, and global perspectives...Down to Earth investigates how youngsters help to produce, prepare, and distribute food...Engagingly written...[and] filled with fun facts and well-captioned photos that provide alluring glimpses into different cultures and locales...[An] inviting choice for informing and inspiring curious readers and world citizens."

School Library Journal

"A book that will help young readers see where their food really comes from, and to show them how other children of the world help run the farms that produce the food they need to live a healthy life."

Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

"Laid out in an attractive manner with eye catching title fonts, subtitles and photographs that will hold the attention of any student...Provides plenty of straightforward information but it also forces students to read between the lines, think like a farmer, and realize the importance and value that farmers around the world possess. It could be used as a resource for a creative activity in which students plan a farm of their own."

Canadian Teacher

"Packed with information about the many types of food grown and how domestic animals are raised around the world...The most interesting parts that spotlight children, however, are the inserts about the author's farm, Dark Creek Farm...[where] readers learn more personally engaging and specific information about aspects of food production which would favor roles for kids and which young readers could identify with...The greatest value in this book may be to change the perception of young readers still under the illusion that food comes from the nearest grocery store."

CM Magazine

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