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Vegetables: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about vegetables?

Your kids don’t want to eat their broccoli, huh? You’re not alone! Take a stab at reading some of these veggie-filled books we’ve found to help get your children excited to munch on those green. From alphabet and counting books to stories of picky eaters and making yummy meals, these books are full of vivid vegetables you can read with your kids to add a little extra encouragement for healthy eating.

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Alien Tomato
Written by Kristen Schroeder & illustrated by Mette Engell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

It streaked through the sky on a perfect day in July and landed in the garden…

When a mysterious red orb appears one day, the vegetables aren’t sure what to make of it. They decide that it must be an alien tomato! They name her Allie and try to make her feel as welcome as possible. But Gopher isn’t convinced. He’s sure it’s just a ball.

This delightfully silly tale and its equally hilarious art are a perfect fit for gardeners and sci-fi fans alike.

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Little Pea
Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Jen Corace
Thoughts from The Book Snob Mom
This book is pretty well known at this point, and for good reason. The illustrations are charming and the story about Little Pea who REALLY doesn't want to eat his candy for dinner is remarkably clever. It's on the longer side in terms of amount of text for a board book but is absolutely worth it, and until your baby/younger toddler has a long enough attention span go for the paraphrasing the story as you go along because this is definitely one worth owning. By turning the classic childhood distaste for vegetables on it's head this book hits the perfect note of silly for a message that might actually sink in.
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Ten years ago, Amy Krouse Rosenthal burst into children’s books with Little Pea, a book destined to become a classic. Her witty text about a little pea who won’t eat his sweets combined with the whimsical yet warm hearted art by Jen Corace create a go-to baby gift, a hilarious read-aloud, and the perfect intervention for picky eaters.

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Mrs. Peanuckle's Vegetable Alphabet
Written by Mrs. Peanuckle & illustrated by Jessie Ford
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm
I absolutely love this series! I actually learned quite a bit about vegetables. It's fun to read, and absolutely gorgeous to look at! It highlights a different vegetable that starts with each letter in the alphabet.
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Mrs. Peanuckle’s Vegetable Alphabet introduces babies and toddlers to a colorful variety of vegetables, from asparagus to zucchini. Perfect to read aloud, this vegetable buffet will delight children and parents alike with its yummy vegetable facts and vibrant illustrations. Learning the ABCs has never been so delicious! Mrs. Peanuckle’s Vegetable Alphabet is the first in a series of board books celebrating the joy of nature at home and in the backyard, from fresh fruits and vegetables to birds, bugs, flowers, and trees.

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Tacos!: An Interactive Recipe Book
Written & illustrated by Lotta Nieminen
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm
This is such a fabulous interactive book, though I'd recommend it being for a little bit older children, as there are a lot of pieces you can take out of this book. This interactive book is perfect for little ones interested in food and cooking, and I love that it has an actual recipe full of directions! There are a lot of veggies in this book as taco toppings, and it talks about chopping them and getting them ready to add to the tacos--a great way to talk about how such a yummy food item contains nutrients for our bodies!
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

For kids who cook in a play kitchen or a real kitchen, this interactive recipe book invites readers to chop the vegetables, mash the avocado, warm the tortillas, and more - all inside the book! Step one: Cut the chicken into cubes and toss it in a bowl with the spices. Step two: Warm oil on a skillet on the stove, then add the chicken. Step three: While the chicken cooks, chop the scallions, slice the radishes, shred the cabbage, mince the cilantro. Simple yet accurate recipe text takes readers through the steps of cooking tacos, while the interactive novelty features such as pull tabs, sliders, wheels, and pop-out pieces invite them to participate in the process. Perfect for kids who love to help in the kitchen, or any child who prefers to “do it myself.” This is the third title in the COOK IN A BOOK series.

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We're Going to the Farmers' Market
Written & illustrated by Stefan Page
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm
This is one of my favorite board books! You can't beat the vivid, bright, beautiful colors and illustrations in this book, and I love that it talks kids through where their food comes from, starting with the farmers and ending up on their plates.
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

In this story, readers get to visit local farmers, fill baskets with fresh fruits and vegetables, and then head home to cook a feast, all with goodies from the farmers’ market! Featuring Stefan Page’s graphic art, this delightful board book is filled with bold splashes of color and unique patterns.

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  • Fresh-Picked Poetry - This collection of poems takes young readers to a day at an urban farmers’ market. Who to see, what to eat, and how produce is grown—it’s all so exciting, fresh, and delicious. Readers are invited to peruse the stands and inspect vendors’ wares with poems like “Farmer Greg’s Free-Range Eggs,” “Summer Checklist,” and “Necessary Mess.” Bright and vibrant, this is the perfect guide for little ones to take with them on marketing day to inspire literacy and healthy eating.

  • Gazpacho for Nacho - Nacho likes to eat only one thing–gazpacho! Gazpacho for breakfast, gazpacho for lunch, gazpacho for dinner, for snacks, and for brunch. Nacho won’t even try other dishes–until he discovers miles and piles of mouthwatering vegetables at the market. This lively rhyming story, sprinkled with Spanish, will delight little chefs. A recipe for Gazpacho and a Spanish glossary are included.

  • Chomp of the Meat-Eating Vegetables - Alexander is used to finding monsters everywhere in Stermont, but now the school is being turned into an icebox by giant meat-eating vegetables–and his friend Rip has gone missing.

  • Ms. Hall Is a Goofball! - With more than 12 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In this twelfth book in the My Weirdest School series, there’s a new lunch lady at Ella Mentry! Ms. Hall is obsessed with healthy food, and she makes it her mission to get A.J. and the gang to eat more veggies. But they won’t take this sitting down. Can Ms. Hall lure them over to the veggie side? Or will their resistance be a piece of cake? Perfect for reluctant readers and all kids hungry for funny school stories, Dan Gutman’s hugely popular My Weird School chapter book series has something for everyone. Don’t miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang!

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A Year in Our New Garden
Written & illustrated by Gerda Muller
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Anna and Benjamin’s family has just moved into their new house and even though it’s in the middle of a busy town, it has a beautiful big garden for them all to enjoy.Soon the family has made plans for their perfect garden – Mum wants a lawn and a terrace, Dad wants to help the birds and insects, Benjamin wants to plant beautiful flowers and Anna wants to fill the garden with tasty vegetables.Join Anna and Benjamin as, with a little help from their neighbor, they spend a year learning about all the wonderful things you can do in a garden: planting, harvesting, playing, enjoying picnics and spotting wildlife.Alongside the charming story, A Year in Our New Garden also gives real gardening tips and provides recipes for tasty home-grown snacks to inspire children to get outdoors, be active and learn how nature changes around them throughout the year.This beautifully detailed, seasonal story is a perfect companion to Gerda Muller’s A Year Around the Great Oak and How Does My Garden Grow?

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Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda & his Muse
Written by Alexandria Giardino & illustrated by Felicita Sala
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Sad about the subject of a poem he is writing, Pablo Neruda visits his friend Matilde who shows him, through a simple onion, that happiness can be found even through tears. Includes facts about Pablo and Matilde, and Neruda’s Ode to the Onion in Spanish and English.

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Pugtato Babysits the Snouts
Written by & illustrated by Sophie Corrigan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

What do you get when you cross imaginative and loveable characters, enchanting and inspiring illustrations and a giggle-inducing story? …Pugtato, a simple, good spud and a hilarious mashup of pet and vegetable characters by the inimitable illustrator Sophie Corrigan! Join Pugtato as he takes on the job of babysitting the Brussels Snouts.Pugtato thinks babysitting will be easy … how much trouble can baby Brussels Snouts get into? But as the day unfolds, the rambunctious little Snouts decide to show Pugtato they are not little babies, and prove that size doesn’t matter when it comes to having lots of fun with your good spuddies.Pugtato Babysits the Snouts delivers: A delightful, giggle-inducing, rhyming, read-aloud story perfect for kids ages 4-8Imaginative, silly pet and vegetable mashups such as Pugtato, Tomatoad, Carrat, Cowbbage, Croccoli, Unicorn on the Cob and more!A beautiful, eye-catching cover, rich with color and embossed textureYoung children will learn invaluable lessons from Pugtato about: FriendshipAcceptanceResponsibilityCreativityYou’ll also want to follow Pugtato’s adventures in Pugtato, Let’s Be Best Spuddies, Pugtato Finds a Thing, and Pugtato and Friends Audio Collection: 3 Books in 1.

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Vegetables in Underwear
Written & illustrated by Jared Chapman
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

A bunch of friendly vegetables wear colorful underwear of all varieties—big, small, clean, dirty, serious, and funny—demonstrating for young ones the silliness and necessity of this item of clothing. The unexpectedness of vegetables in their unmentionables is enough to draw giggles, but the pride with which the “big kid” attire is flaunted in front of the baby carrots in diapers will tickle readers of all ages.

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Tops and Bottoms
Written & illustrated by Janet Stevens
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear in this funny, energetic version of an old slave story. With roots in American slave tales, Tops & Bottoms celebrates the trickster tradition of using one’s wits to overcome hardship. “As usual, Stevens’ animal characters, bold and colorful, are delightful. . . . It’s all wonderful fun, and the book opens, fittingly, from top to bottom instead of from side to side, making it perfect for story-time sharing.”–Booklist

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories)

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  • Avocado Asks - A deliciously funny book about identity and being confident in your own skin–featuring the world’s most popular superfood, the avocado! Avocado is feeling just fine in the produce section at the supermarket until a young customer asks a difficult question: Is an avocado a fruit or a vegetable? Avocado doesn’t know the answer either, and the question won’t seem to go away! Soon, avocado is in the midst of a full-on identity crisis. Children will laugh along as Avocado hunts for answers in each aisle of the grocery store, chatting with fish, cans of beans, sausages, and finally a tomato, who confides to Avocado that he doesn’t know what HE is either, adding And. I. Don’t. Care. With cool, vivid artwork and a funny twist on every page, here is a story that celebrates individuality and fluidity, letting children know they are perfect just as they are and however they choose to express themselves.

  • Goodnight, Veggies - Every veggie needs their shut-eye in this restful, charming story set in the community garden, illustrated by New York Times best-selling artist Zachariah OHora. Perfect for fans of the Llama Llama series.
     
    As the sun begins to set, the tomatoes are tuckered out, the cucumbers are calm, and the beets are simply beat.
     
    But what’s got them all so exhausted?
     
    Celebrate the turning of day to night in this perfect bedtime ritual for plants—and humans—everywhere!

  • Plants Feed Me - An elegant, easy-to-read text and beautiful illustrations describe the parts of plants that humans eat. Watermelons are fruits. Cabbages are leaves. Walnuts are seeds. Carrots are roots. People eat many parts of plants. Even flowers! Detailed illustrations teach new readers about the edible parts of different plants, including leaves, flowers, stems, roots, and seeds. Labeled diagrams explain how an apple seed can grow into a new plant, reveal how a walnut is contained within its shell, and show how wheat seeds make flour.

  • Soup Day - Mom of Boys -

    This is a very unique book.I really enjoyed reading it. The little girl gets to help her mother make soup, and while it's cooking they get to play, and then clean up and then eat the delicious soup together. I loved that it showed how children can help their parents and then, often, their parents have time to play with them. When there is order there is enjoyment by all. It also has a recipe at the end which is a very fun touch.

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Before We Eat: From Farm to Table
Written by Pat Brisson & illustrated by Mary Azarian
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-6

As a family sits down to enjoy a meal, thoughts of those who provide the food, from farmers who plant and tend seeds to store clerks who sell groceries, fill each one with gratitude.

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I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato
Written & illustrated by Lauren Child
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Lola is a fussy eater. A very fussy eater. She won’t eat her carrots (until her brother Charlie reveals that they’re orange twiglets from Jupiter). She won’t eat her mashed potatoes (until Charlie explains that they’re cloud fluff from the pointiest peak of Mount Fuji). There are many things Lola won’t eat, including - and especially - tomatoes. Or will she? Two endearing siblings star in a witty story about the triumph of imagination over proclivity.

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The Mystery of the Traveling Tomatoes
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

The Aldens are helping the owner of a local restaurant grow delicious food in a garden. They work hard to water and weed and take care of the fruits and vegetables that are growing. But soon the children notice the strangest thing–the plants are moving. The tomato plants aren’t in the same spot they were planted in! How could that be happening? Then, when fruits and vegetables start to vanish from the garden, it’s clear that a brand new mystery is sprouting for the Boxcar Children.

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Sophie's Squash
Written by Pat Zietlow Miller & illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

On a trip to the farmers’ market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents’ gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot. As winter nears, Sophie does start to notice changes…. What’s a girl to do when the squash she loves is in trouble?

The recipient of four starred reviews, an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor, and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor, Sophie’s Squash will be a fresh addition to any collection of autumn books.

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Elvis, the Turnip, and Me
Written by Dan Greenburg & illustrated by Jack E. Davis
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Late one night when Zack hears strains of “Heartbreak Hotel” coming from the fridge, he discovers the possibility that Elvis lives on…as a turnip! Talk about getting back to musical roots!

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  • The Clue in the Corn Maze - The Aldens find themselves right in the middle of an Iowa cornfield and a brand-new mystery! The farm where the children are visiting is famous for its wonderful corn maze, and every year visitors come to walk through the maze and enjoy the Corn King Days festival. But the maze is being vandalized at night, and the festival is in danger of being shut down. Can the children catch the culprit and save the festival?

  • Mrs. McNosh and the Great Big Squash - Your 3-year-old loves the silliness of outrageous stories.Tips for reading and sharing: Your child will also love Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her WashAsk your child to describe the story by looking at the picturesMake up other silly events that could happen in the story

  • Every Color Soup - Purple, yellow, orange, and red. Just the right mix of colored vegetables make a delicious soup in this tasty introduction to colors, counting, and veggies. All you need is a pot, a spoon, an adult helper, and vegetables of many colors to make a very special soup–Every Color Soup! Learn colors and vegetable names in this bright and colorful picture book with minimal text perfect for the beginning reader. Jorey Hurley’s bright, graphic art and simple text make this vibrant book a perfect read-aloud for budding cooks and their families. This lively picture book also comes with a recipe!

  • Feast of Peas - Hard-working Jiva might not be the only one anticipating a delicious feast of peas from his garden. Every morning, Jiva works in his garden until the sun turns as red as a bride’s sari. He plants peas and beans, potatoes and tomatoes, eggplants and okra in his vegetable patch. When his friend Ruvji admires his plants Jiva sings, Plump peas, sweet peas, Lined- up-in-the-shell peas. Peas to munch, peas to crunch A feast of peas for lunch. But each time Jiva is ready to pick the peas for his feast, they’re already gone. What has happened? From the award-winning author and illustrator team who created Tiger in My Soup, this original story set in India features a deliciously amusing mystery about gardening, anticipation, hard work, and generosity.

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The Turnip
Written & illustrated by Jan Brett
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

In a rollicking, cumulative tale, a badger family and their friends–Hedgie, Mr. Ram and Vanya, the horse–struggle to pull up a giant turnip. A cocky rooster steps in and pulls, sending him into the air, holding onto the turnip. No one knows that a mother bear in her underground den has kicked the turnip up through the soil to give the family room to sleep through the winter.

Once again Jan Brett brings an original twist to a favorite folktale. Snow covers the farm in rural Russia as badgers and friends in old-fashioned clothes, and bears marching through bright-colored borders, send young readers laughing from page to page.

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Michelle's Garden: How the First Lady Planted Seeds of Change
Written by Sharee Miller
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

From an acclaimed author and illustrator: Enjoy this tribute to Former First Lady Michelle Obama and her contributions to building the healthy future that America’s children deserve. Former First Lady Michelle Obama had an idea. A big, inspiring, and exciting idea! She would grow the largest kitchen garden ever at the White House. This wouldn’t be easy, since she’d never gardened before: Where should she start? What tools did she need? What would she plant? Everyone needs help when they’re learning something for the first time, even the first lady of the United States. So she gathered the help of local students, the White House staff, and even President Barack Obama. Together, they wouldn’t just grow a garden–they would inspire a nation!

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Little Red Hot
Written by Eric A. Kimmel & illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

Little Red Hot loves red hot chilli peppers. She eats them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When her grandmother catches a cold, Little Red makes her a hot pepper pie that will “knock those cold germs right out of her”. But before Little Red shares her pie with Grandma, she meets Señor Lobo. The pie comes in very handy when the wily wolf tries to trick her into thinking he’s her grandmother.

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Stumpkin
Written & illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Stumpkin is the most handsome pumpkin on the block. He’s as orange as a traffic cone! Twice as round as a basketball! He has no bad side! He’s the perfect choice for a Halloween jack-o-lantern. There’s just one problem—Stumpkin has a stump, not a stem. And no one seems to want a stemless jack-o-lantern for their window. As Halloween night approaches, more and more of his fellow pumpkins leave, but poor Stumpkin remains. Will anyone give Stumpkin his chance to shine?

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Edible Numbers: Count, Learn, Eat
Written & illustrated by Jennifer Vogel Bass
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Juicy apples! Plump, ripe pears! Twisted mushrooms! Counting your way through the farmer’s market has never been so much fun. Discover a world filled with exciting fruits and vegetables in this bright, bold follow-up to Edible Colors. This simple concept counting book will leave your mouth watering as you count from one to twelve with a kaleidoscope of tasty produce. Readers will learn about counting, variety, and color through the detailed, crisp photographs of homegrown and farmer’s market fruits and vegetables!

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  • Strega Nona's Harvest - A charming celebration of autumn’s bounty by perennial favorite Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola’s beloved Strega Nona is back in a colorful picture book, perfect for fall and the changing seasons. With beautiful illustrations reminiscent of the artwork that won Tomie dePaola the Caldecott Honor for the original Strega Nona, this celebration of harvest and gardening will make the perfect addition to any Strega Nona collection.

  • Never Insult a Killer Zucchini - This is one science fair you’ll never forget! When Mr. Farnsworth, the science-fair judge, declares that he loves zucchinis, the Killer Zucchini is smitten. As the judge makes his way through the exhibits alphabetically—A (antimatter), B (bionic limb), C (cloning)—the Killer Zucchini tries to show his affection. But when Mr. F gets to K and admits he likes to eat zucchini with ranch dressing, the Killer Zucchini gets steamed and attempts to exact his revenge on the snack-loving judge using the other science-fair projects as his means to an end. Hilarious havoc ensues as the entire science fair is destroyed by his wrath. Engaging backmatter provides the science behind the science fair entries created by the characters in the story.

  • Rah, Rah, Radishes!: A Vegetable Chant - Photographs of vegetables and rhyming text celebrate vegetables in all their colorful and tasty variety.

  • Mouse Scouts - For fans of Ivy and Bean and Junie B. Jones comes a brand-new chapter book series: Mouse Scouts! Meet Violet, Tigerlily, Hyacinth, Petunia, Junebug, and Cricket, six new Mouse Scouts who are trustworthy and strong, thrifty and brave . . . and destined to be friends to the end! Best friends Violet and Tigerlily can’t wait to start earning their merit badges. But their troop leader, Miss Poppy, is one strict rodent. And earning their first badge–planting a vegetable garden–is hard work. Will the troop drive unwanted pests from the garden and earn their Sow It and Grow It badge? And will they ever get Miss Poppy to smile? Brimming with lively black-and-white illustrations–including pages from the official Mouse Scout Handbook, plus diagrams, games, activities, and more–this darling new series is just right for chapter book readers.

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Pizza Day
Written & illustrated by Melissa Iwai
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

A young boy and his father gather ingredients in the garden to prepare pizza on a hot day in this preschool picture book companion to Soup Day. On a sunny, summer day, a young boy and his father assemble the ingredients for a homemade pizza. From gathering fresh garden herbs to rolling out the dough for a crust to spreading on sauce and cheese, this picture book leads young chefs step-by-step through the process of making a favorite meal. A pizza recipe completes Melissa Iwai’s appealing preschool offering, Pizza Day. A Christy Ottaviano Book

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Inchworm and a Half
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7
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The Carrot Seed
Written by Ruth Krauss & illustrated by Crockett Johnson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won’t grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits … First published in 1945 and never out of print, this timeless combination of Ruth Krauss’s simple text and Crockett Johnson’s eloquent illustrations creates a triumphant and deeply satisfying story for readers of all ages.

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Eating the Alphabet
Written & illustrated by Lois Ehlert
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

A popular alphabet storybook is presented in a sturdy, easy-to-hold board-book edition for the youngest readers and highlights vivid collage illustrations of colorful apples, blueberries, carrots, yams, and zucchini.

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Edible Colors: See, Learn, Eat
Written & illustrated by Jennifer Vogel Bass
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

“A unique and eye-catching concepts board book featuring brightly colored varieties of fruits and vegetables that’s perfect for teaching little ones to identify colors (and good foods to eat).” - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

With a combination of unusual foods and a kaleidoscope of colors, this concept book shows that not all foods have to look the same way. A banana can be red, broccoli can be purple, and cherries can be yellow and still taste just as delicious.

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  • Hedgehog and Rabbit: The Stubborn Cloud - Hedgehog and Rabbit enjoy eating cabbages and looking for snails in their peaceful garden. When the sun is suddenly blocked by a stubborn cloud, the two friends need to come up with a plan to chase that cloud away.

  • Cece Loves Science - Cece loves science! In this STEM-themed picture book, Cece asks one of life’s most pressing questions: Do dogs eat vegetables? Cece and her best friend, Isaac, head to the lab to find out. This picture book is perfect for fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, and anyone who enjoys asking questions. Cece’s parents say she was born curious. She asks: Why? How? What if? When her teacher, Ms. Curie, assigns a science project, Cece knows just what to ask—do dogs eat vegetables? She teams up with her best friend, Isaac, and her dog, Einstein, to discover the answer. They investigate, research, collect data, and analyze, using Einstein as their case study. Their final conclusion is surprising, and a lot of fun! Illustrated by Vashti Harrison, whose Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History is a New York Times bestseller and an NAACP Image Award winner. Cece Loves Science is just right for fans of Rosie Revere, Engineer; What Do You Do with an Idea?; and anyone who loves learning.

  • Rot, the Cutest in the World! - Rot, a mutant potato, enters a “Cutest in the World” contest but worries when he sees his competition.

  • Fruit Bowl - Who belongs in the fruit bowl? Apples, check. Blueberries, check. Tomato, che— Wait, what?! Tomato wants to join the other fruits, but does he belong? The perfect mix of botany and a bunch of bananas! All the fruit are in the bowl. There’s Apple and Orange. Strawberry and Peach. Plum and Pear. And, of course, Tomato. Now wait just a minute! Tomatoes aren’t fruit! Or are they? Using sly science (and some wisdom from a wise old raisin), Tomato proves all the fruit wrong and shows that he belongs in the bowl just as much as the next blueberry! And he’s bringing some unexpected friends too!

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Maisy's Farm
Written & illustrated by Lucy Cousins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Maisy takes preschoolers to her pop-up farm for hours of fun! What’s more fun than a day on the farm? A day on the farm with Maisy! Maisy’s Farm is an amazing three-dimensional pop-up farm full of things to do and animals to love. The sturdy stand-up Maisy figure has arms that move and a tractor to ride in. Children will love to help Maisy milk the cow, collect the eggs, tend to the vegetable patch, and more! With twenty-six full-color press-out pieces and loads of flaps to lift and tabs to pull, there’s no end to the fun on Maisy’s farm.

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Growing Vegetable Soup
Written & illustrated by Lois Ehlert
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

A father and child grow vegetables and then make them into a soup.

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Vegetables in Holiday Underwear
Written & illustrated by Jared Chapman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

There’s underwear for every day of the week and every month of the year. But come December, Pea proclaims to everyone who will listen that it’s his favorite time of the year! There’s underwear for all of the best holiday activities—playing in the snow, hanging the lights, and baking cookies. Plus, underwear makes the perfect gift! Everyone wants new undies, even . . . Santa?! With the same snappy humor that made Vegetables in Underwear a hit with the preschool set, Jared Chapman’s latest makes the perfect stocking stuffer.

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Sylvia's Spinach
Written by Katherine Pryor & illustrated by Anna Raff
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Sylvia Spivens refuses to eat spinach, but when the teacher gives her a package of spinach seeds for the class garden, she has no choice but to plant and nurture them.

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Good Morning, Farmer Carmen!
Written by Fran Manushkin & illustrated by Laura Zarrin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Katie is sure it would be fun to be a farmer. All you have to do is plant seeds and watch them grow. Pedro’s aunt is a farmer, and she works very hard. Katie will find out just how hard farmers work when she and Pedro help get ready for a day at the farmer’s market. Katie loves her community and that love is shown in Katie Woo’s Neighborhood, an early chapter book series by author Fran Manushkin.

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