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Enjoy these delicious reads this summer!
|Strega Nona : Her Story by Tomie dePaola
Grandma Concetta heals everyone with her remedies and advice, and when she retires, she leaves Nona her magic pasta pot with its secret ingredient.
|The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.
|If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by
Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
|The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
by Don and Audrey Wood
Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself.
|Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother. Little Bear and Sal both go berrying with their mothers, but after sitting down to rest, they each end up following the other one's mother.
|Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal--until to her surprise--her parents grant her wish.
|In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
A little boy's dream-fantasy in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter.
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|The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
When four twelve-year-olds, including Logan, who has grown up never leaving his parents' Life Is Sweet candy factory, compete in the Confectionary Association's annual contest, they unexpectedly become friends and uncover secrets about themselves during the process.
|Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
|The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
A boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate.
|James and the Giant Peach : a Children's Story by Roald Dahl
A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.
|The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt
The Prime Minister is compiling a dictionary and when no one at court can agree on the meaning of delicious, the King sends his twelve-year-old messenger to poll the country.
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|Chew On This : Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food
by Eric Schlosser
A behind-the-scenes look at the fast food industry.
|The Omnivore's Dilemma : the Secrets Behind What You Eat by Michael Pollan
This book encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.
|Eat Your Words : a Fascinating Look at the Language of Food
by Charlotte Foltz Jones
Discusses the history and meaning of all kinds of food-related words and phrases and describes customs and beliefs about various foods.
|The Wild, Wild Cookbook : a Guide for Young Wild-Food Foragers
by Jean Craighead George
A field guide for finding, harvesting, and cooking wild plants, arranged by season.
|The Secret Garden Cookbook : Recipes Inspired By Frances Hodgson Burnett's Secret Garden by Amy Cotler
A compilation of recipes for foods served in England during the Victorian Era and inspired by characters and events in "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
|Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes by Lori-Ann Newman
An illustrated collection of recipes inspired by the stories of Roald Dahl.
|What the World Eats photographed by Peter Menzel; written by Faith D'Aluisio
A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food.
|The Secret Life of Food by Clare Crespo ; photographs by Eric Staudenmaier
Presents illustrated recipes for demented and delightful culinary creations, including Cherry Roses, Marzipan Feet, Mutant Chicken, and Gingerbread Skeletons.
|Passport on a Plate : a Round-the-World Cookbook for Children
by Diane Simone Vezza
Describes the culinary styles of twelve regions around the world and provides recipes for each, including Africa, the Caribbean, and China.
|Hunter's Stew and Hangtown Fry, What Pioneer America Ate and Why
by Lila Perl
Examines the diet of nineteenth-century pioneers and the culinary innovations brought about by the hard life in the Western territories.
|Cooking Up World History : Multicultural Recipes and Resources
by Patricia C. Marden and Suzanne I. Barchers
Over 140 recipes from 22 countries and regions for elementary and middle school teachers.
|The Science Chef : 100 Fun Food Experiments and Recipes For Kids
by Joan D'Amico
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced cook, you can become a great Science Chef. All 100 experiments and recipes require only common ingredients and standard kitchen utensils. And The Science Chef includes rules for kitchen safety and cleanup, plus a complete nutrition guide.
|Wormy Apple Croissants and Other Halloween Recipes
by Brekka Hervey Larrew
Provides fun and unique recipes for a Halloween party, including nachos, cakes, and cookies. Includes easy instructions and a helpful tools glossary with photos.
|Soda Science : Designing and Testing Soft Drinks
by Bernie Zubrowski
Explores how soft drinks are made, with experiments and activities that demonstrate the scientific principles involved.
|Popcorn! text and recipes by Frances Towner Giedt
A collection of fun recipes that turn ordinary popcorn into a variety of wholesome, tasty treats includes nearly fifty recipes for delicious, spicy, sweet, and fruit-flavored popcorns such as Ragin' Cajun, Butterscotch Toffee, and Pineapple Macadamia.
|Blue Moon Soup : a Family Cookbook : Recipes
by Gary Goss
Blue Moon Soup will appeal to all the children in your house, even the ones who are now just kids at heart.
|Ice Cream by Elisha Cooper
A step-by-step exploration of how ice cream is made, beginning with the healthy foods cows eat to produce good milk, and ending with a carton of frozen treat
|Gifts to Make and Eat by written by Elizabeth MacLeod
Presents over thirty recipes for kids who want to make edible gifts for their friends or relatives, and includes ideas for making and decorating containers.
|Hasty Pudding, Johnnycakes, and Other Good Stuff : Cooking in Colonial America by Loretta Frances Ichord
Presents colonial food preparation with a look at the influences of available ingredients, cooking methods, and equipment. Includes recipes and an appendix with classroom cooking directions.