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Children's Nonfiction Cooking & Food


Good Food Makes Me Strong!

by (author) Shelley Rotner & Sheila M. Kelly

Holiday House
Initial publish date
Mar 2018
Cooking & Food, Daily Activities, Diet & Nutrition
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 12
  • Reading age: 3 to 6


Good food is nutritious—but best of all, it's delicious!
Full of colorful photographs of kids growing, preparing, and eating healthy, wholesome meals, Yummy! inspires young readers to make healthy choices.  Nutritious meals full of fresh produce, protein, dairy and grains are pictured, along with kids helping in the kitchen—and having a good time eating what they've made, too!
Healthy food choices set kids on the right track to succeed, giving them the energy to get out and play.  Aligned with USDA's MyPlate standard for nutrition, Yummy! also offers tips for parents on preparing healthy meals, substituting in nutritious ingredients for high-sugar treats, and getting kids involved in their food choices.
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
An NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book

About the authors

Shelley Rotner is a noted freelance photojournalist, whose work has appeared in Time magazine, National Geographic's World Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Outside Magazine, Food and Wine, and numerous others. She is also the author and photo-illustrator of over 30 award-winning children's books. Her most recent books include Many Ways, Every Season, and Feeling Thankful.

Shelley has also traveled extensively for UNICEF documenting programs about children, women, and education. Currently, Ms. Rotner is working on a collection of large, hand-painted photographs that capture beautiful and sacred places she has discovered in her travels.

Shelley Rotner received her undergraduate degree in photography and psychology from Syracuse University and a dual Master's degree in elementary education and museum education from Bank Street College.

Shelley Rotner's profile page

Sheila M. Kelly is a published author of children's books. Some of the published credits of Sheila M. Kelly include De Muchas Maneras / Many Ways: Como Las Familias Practican Sus Creencias Y Religiones / How Families Practice Their Beliefs And Religions, Lots of Grandparents (Single Titles (Paperback)), The A.D.D. Book for Kids, and Feeling Thankful. A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, she now lives in Austin, Texas.  

Sheila M. Kelly's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"The team behind I'm Adopted and Shades of People present candid photographs of children preparing and enjoying food, as well as demonstrating their strength and energy. . . . The children's expressions of pride and joy may inspire some picky readers to eat their veggies."—Publishers Weekly
"This well-laid-out book is filled with superb color photos of children eating nourishing foods with enjoyment and helping to prepare them."—School Library Journal

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