Booklists

Food Books

Bilal Cooks Daal

By: Aisha Saeed

ISBN: 9781534418103

Bilal and his father invite his friends to help make his favorite dish, daal, then all must wait patiently for it to be done.

Blueberries for Sal.

By: Robert McCloskey

ISBN: 9780670175918

Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.

Grandpa Cacao

By: Elizabeth Zunon

ISBN: 9781681196404

As a little girl and her father work together to make her birthday cake, he tells the story of her Grandpa Cacao, a farmer from the Ivory Coast. Includes author's note and a cake recipe.

How did That Get in My Lunchbox?

By: Chris Butterworth

ISBN: 9780763650056

The best part of a young child's day is often opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did all that delicious food get there? Who made the bread for the sandwich? What about the cheese inside? Who plucked the fruit? And where did the chocolate in that cookie get its start? From planting wheat to mixing flour into dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Healthy tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.

Fry Bread

By: Kevin Noble Maillard

ISBN: 9781626727465

Using illustrations that show the diversity in Native America and spare poetic text that emphasizes fry bread in terms of provenance, this volume tells the story of a post-colonial food that is a shared tradition for Native American families all across the North American continent. Includes a recipe and an extensive author note that delves into the social ways, foodways, and politics of America's 573 recognized tribes.

Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story

By: Reem Faruqi

ISBN: 9780884484318

Now that she is ten, Lailah is delighted that she can fast during the month of Ramadan like her family and her friends in Abu Dhabi, but finding a way to explain to her teacher and classmates in Atlanta is a challenge until she gets some good advice fromthe librarian, Mrs. Scrabble.

Strega Nona: An Old Tale Retold

By: Tomie dePaola

ISBN: 9780671662837

Strega Nona—"Grandma Witch"—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. He is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, Big Anthony recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results.

Rainbow Stew

By: Cathryn Falwell

ISBN: 9781600608476

On a rainy summer day, three children and their grandpa pick vegetables in his garden and then cook and share a delicious meal of his famous Rainbow Stew. Includes recipe.

Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs

By: Eric Litwin

ISBN: 9780545883788

Groovy Joe is a fun-loving dog with a tub full of ice cream--which he shares with his unexpected dinosaur guests.

Thank You, Omu!

By: Oge Moro

ISBN: 9780316431248

When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

By: Laura Numeroff

ISBN: 9780060245863

Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.

Bee-bim-bop!

By: Linda Sue Park

ISBN: 9780547076713

A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with the shopping, food preparation, and table setting.

Dragons Love Tacos

By: Adam Rubin

ISBN: 9780803736801

Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them them anything with spicy salsa.

Tops & Bottoms

By: Janet Stevens

ISBN: 9780152928513

Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road.

The very hungry caterpillar

By: Eric Carle

ISBN: 9780399247453

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 and wakes up a butterfly.