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Kids' Food Books

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Books for kids about food and farming
What's for Lunch?

What's for Lunch?

How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World
edition:Paperback

Whether their school is under a banyan tree, in a dusty tent held up with poles or in a sturdy brick structure in the heart of a bustling city, all children need a healthy lunch to be able to learn and grow. Good food nourishes both our bodies and our brains. It's one of the basic building blocks of life.

As the world has become more interconnected, what we eat has become part of a huge global system. Food is now the biggest industry on Earth. Growing it, processing it, transporting it and selli …

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Potatoes on Rooftops

Potatoes on Rooftops

Farming in the City
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
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The World in Your Lunch Box

The World in Your Lunch Box

The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods
by Claire Eamer
illustrated by Sa Boothroyd
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Who Wants Pizza?

Who Wants Pizza?

The Kids' Guide to the History, Science & Culture of Food
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Often, food is something that kids take for granted. For many, it simply shows up for them every day — thanks to their parents. But there is so much to know and understand about food. Why do we need to eat? Where does our food come from? Is there enough food for everyone? Award-winning author Jan Thornhill answers all these questions and more in Who Wants Pizza? Using one of the most common foods that kids eat — pizza — as a jumping off point, and, using a bold, graphic approach, Thornhill …

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Good Garden, The

Good Garden, The

How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

From the best-selling author of One Hen comes the inspiring story of one struggling farming family in Honduras and their journey to growing enough food to meet their needs. Based on the real story of farm transformation underway in Honduras and many other countries, this book offers children ways they can be part of the movement to grow "good gardens" and foster food security.

Eleven-year-old María Luz and her family live on a small farm. This year their crop is poor, and they may not have enoug …

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Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Kids Like Me: This Is the Way We Eat Our Food

Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Kids Like Me: This Is the Way We Eat Our Food

edition:Paperback
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With lively content and colorful photos, "Kids Like Me" celebrates global diversity and the universal things all children have in common whether they eat with forks or chopsticks, travel to school on a bus or a boat, or live in a big city apartment building or a mud house in Nigeria.

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Weird Stuff You Didn't Know About Food
edition:Paperback

Did you know that radishes are a common breakfast food in Japan? Why do Americans love corn dogs? Do watermelons remove freckles? Can you really clean a toilet with a can of cola? Where does the expression "say cheese" come from? Did you know that in 1919 a molasses flood killed 21 people in Boston? What child isn't going to want to know the answers to these questions? Step into any school cafeteria and you'll hear kids buzzing about food. Everything but the Kitchen Sink builds on that fascinati …

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Weird Food

Weird Food

From Grilled Spiders to Maggot Stew
edition:Paperback

Food is in the eye of the beholder. This book assembles an amazing and often stomach-turning array of things people put in their mouths. Quite apart from delighting readers with exotic entrees, Joanna Emery asks the burning questions:

- If you find Fluffy on your plate, does that qualify as pet food'? - Why do roughly 20 people a year die after eating the Japanese Seafood Special? - Why would someone pay more than $300 for bird saliva? - What's all the rage about Marmite and Vegemite? - Do you ne …

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