Kid Literature

Here’s what we’re reading – about where food comes from, about how to make food, and to further all the conversations about nature, science, history, geography and culture that food inspires.

Toddler books

about cooking, eating and sharing food

Eating the Alphabet, Lois Ehlert
Pancakes for Breakfast, Tomie DePaola
Curious George and the Pizza, Margaret & H.A. Rey
The Cheerios Play Book, Simon & Schuster
The Biggest Sandwich Ever, Rita Golden Gelman and Mort Gerberg
Little Bear, Else Holmelund Minarik
Baker, Baker, Cookie Maker, Linda Hayward

about growing and procuring food

Growing Vegetable Soup, Lois Ehlert
Plow! Plant! Grow!

about animals eating

Curious George Feeds the Animals, Margaret & H.A. Rey
The Very Busy Spider, Eric Carle
10 Hungry Rabbits, Anita Lobel
Eats, Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter

Books for young children

about cooking, eating and sharing food

In the Night Kitchen, Maurice Sendak
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, Marjorie Priceman
George and Martha Tons of Fun, James Marshall
Moonshot, Brian Floca
The Knight and The Dragon, Tomie dePaola
The Popcorn Book, Tomie dePaola
Tony’s Bread, Tomie dePaola
Strega Nona, Tomie dePaola
Strega Nona’s Harvest, Tomie dePaola
Should I Share My Ice Cream?, Mo Willems
For Good Measure, Ken Robbins
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen, DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
Applesauce Season, Eden Ross Lipson and Mordicai Gerstein
Pancakes, Pancakes!, Eric Carle
Cook-A-Doodle-Doo!, Janet Stevens and Susan Crummel
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett
A Visitor for Bear, Bonny Becker and Kady MacDonald Denton
A Birthday for Bear, Bonny Becker and Kady MacDonald Denton
The Giant Jam Sandwich, John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway

about growing and procuring food

Maple Syrup Season, Ann Purmell and Jill Weber
Blueberries for Sal, Robert McCloskey

about animals eating food

Little Penguin, The Emperor of Antarctica, Jonathan London and Julie Olson
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Beatrix Potter
Dinosaur Valley, Mitsuhiro Kurokawa

I am always in search of great resources for learning about food, and learning about life through food.  So, if you have a favorite you don’t see here, please comment!