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Food and Farms

Cooking with kids and talking about the ways that food gets from farm to table is a great way to encourage environmental awareness--and it's tasty, too. Check out the cookbooks, informational titles and fun fiction below to get started.

Biscuit's Day at the Farm

Biscuit's Day at the Farm
Illustrated by Pat Schories

Biscuit the dog meets hens, pigs, geese, and goats while visiting a farm.

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm
Illustrated by Elizabeth Fuller

Tired of being washed by Mrs. Wishy-Washy, a cow, pig, and duck leave her farm and head for the city.

What the World Eats

What the World Eats
Illustrated by Peter Menzel

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.

Oliver's Milk Shake

Oliver's Milk Shake
Illustrated by Alison Bartlett

Auntie Jen takes Oliver to a farm, buys the special ingredients she needs, and makes him a yummy scrummy fruity frothy icy nicy tip top tasty dreamy creamy milk shake.

The Jumbo Vegetarian Cookbook

The Jumbo Vegetarian Cookbook
Illustrated by Louise Phillips

Delicious recipes and fun food facts make this a good choice for kids interested in widening their repertoire of healthy dishes.

Kids Cook 1-2-3 : Recipes for Young Chefs Using Only 3 Ingredients

Kids Cook 1-2-3 : Recipes for Young Chefs Using Only 3 Ingredients
Illustrated by Sara Pinto

Simple and fast, this easy cookbook covers meals and snacks for any time of day.

Arthur's Tractor : A Fairy Tale with Mechanical Parts

Arthur's Tractor : A Fairy Tale with Mechanical Parts
Illustrated by Colin Paine

Unaware that a princess in distress and a dragon on the loose are right behind him, Arthur the farmer thinks that the strange noises he keeps hearing are being made by his tractor breaking down.

DK Children's Cookbook

DK Children's Cookbook
Illustrated by Howard Shooter

Presents illustrated explanations of cooking terms, equipment, techniques, preparation tips, advice on healthy eating, and more than fifty recipes.

Cook it Together

Cook it Together

Taking 10 common ingredients that kids love, including tomatoes, potatoes, and chocolate, this cookbook explains where each food comes from and how it's made, then offers 20 healthful, easy-to-follow recipes.

Salad People and More Real Recipes : A New Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up

Salad People and More Real Recipes : A New Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up

Introduces children as young as three the basics of cooking.

Our Farm : Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family's Farm

Our Farm : Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family's Farm

A journal of one year on the Bennett farm in central Ohio. Shows how one family, with the help of relatives and friends, creates a life and livelihood on a 150-acre farm.

Henry and Mudge and the Wild Goose Chase

Henry and Mudge and the Wild Goose Chase
Illustrated by Carolyn Bracken

Henry and his dog Mudge tangle with a grumpy goose when they visit a farm.

Punk Farm on Tour

Punk Farm on Tour

While Farmer Joe is at the National Tractor Society Conference in Reno, his animals go on tour in a broken-down van, performing as the band called Punk Farm.

Tuttle's Red Barn : The Story of America's Oldest Family Farm

Tuttle's Red Barn : The Story of America's Oldest Family Farm
Illustrated by Mary Azarian

Beautifully illustrated with woodcuts, this straight-forward title introduces young readers to a historic location and a traditional way of life.