Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

First Peas to the Table by Susan Grigsby

May 10, 2013 - 11:07 am No Comments

This is the perfect book if you have your own home garden or if you are a teacher and you have a garden at your school. The teacher in this story tell the students about how Thomas Jefferson and his friends had a contest each year to see who could fill a bowl full of peas first using the peas grown from their own gardens. Thomas Jefferson learned that there were a lot of different types of peas and some grew bigger and faster than others.

The students in this story end up having the same contest amongst themselves in their classroom. They learn about different pea varieties, the effect weather can have on growing and good sportsmanship. Eventually someone does win the crown for the first bowlful of peas.

Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

April 6, 2013 - 4:38 pm No Comments

You just cannot go wrong with a Karma Wilson/Jane Chapman “Bear” book. The story is sweet, the rhyme is endearing and the illustrations are lovely. In this installment, Bear’s friends all come by with food to share, but it seems that Bear doesn’t have anything to share because his cupboards are bare. Of course his friends don’t mind and there’s plenty to go around and the best thing to share is their friendship.

Turkey Claus by Wendi Silvano

March 5, 2013 - 2:08 pm No Comments

Don’t wait until December to read this; some books are just too cute to save for one holiday.
This is by the same author that brought us the funny and much-lovedTurkey Trouble. Turkey has managed to make it through Thanksgiving, but then overhears that a good turkey dinner is on the menu for Christmas too. He decides to enlist the help of Santa, but has to go through quite a lot of trouble (and new and funny disguises) to get to the big man in red.

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds

February 27, 2013 - 10:34 am No Comments

Jasper LOVES carrots! He eats them as a snack on his way to school in the mornings. He eats them on the way to baseball practice. All he has to do is pick them from the field near his house…an endless supply of carrots! Everything is going to great until the carrots start to follow him…or is it just Jasper’s imagination? The ending is super cute…it turns out the carrots are super clever and just don’t want to be eaten and they have come up with a clever way to keep Jasper out of their field.

Piggies in the Kitchen by Michelle Meadows

September 10, 2012 - 10:05 am No Comments

Do your kids love surprises? Then they will love this book! The piggies are trying to whip up a culinary surprise for their mama, but they are making quite a mess. Papa comes to the rescue and helps them turn on the oven and get things cleaned up just in time. I love the rhyming in this book, too…it just adds so much to the book and makes it so much fun to read.

Worms for Lunch by Leonid Gore

March 13, 2012 - 1:15 pm No Comments

We haven’t had enough books for the four and under set lately on MommaReads and this is a great one to start with. It has flaps! My boys loved flap books when they were little and this one would have gone over famously with them. Your little one will love this as they uncover what all of the critters in this book like to eat.

The Sandwich Swap by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah

February 22, 2012 - 12:40 pm No Comments

Two little girls who come from two different backgrounds. They love to play together and to draw together and to eat lunch together. One thing that is different about them though is that their lunches are different. One of them always has a hummus sandwich and the other always has a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Neither one of them tells the other that they think the other girl’s sandwich looks gross, until one day, they do and things just aren’t quite the same anymore. Luckily, after some time eating separate from each other and a very unfortunate food fight, the girls have an idea to bring the whole school together.

This is a super cute story inspired by an event that happened in the author’s life. There’s a blurb at the end of the story explaining what happened and what she learned from her experience.

Bumpety Bump! by Pat Hutchins

January 5, 2012 - 1:01 pm No Comments

This is a great book about a boy and his grandfather in the garden and a red hen that keeps following them. This story has a lot of repetition which children love and is great for developing beginning reading skills. It also is a rhyming books which is also great for beginning reading skills. Children will like the ending when they finally find out why that hen was following them. She has a surprise for them…

Don’t Forget the Bacon! by Pat Hutchins

December 28, 2011 - 12:15 pm No Comments

Have you ever repeated something to yourself again and again in your head to help you remember, like a grocery list? Well, the little boy in this book is sent to the store to buy “six farm eggs, a cake for tea, a pound of pears, and don’t forget the bacon.” He tries and tries to remember the list, but it keeps changing. Your little one will laugh at the things he tries to buy and at what he forgets. “Six clothes pegs, a rake for leaves, a pile of chairs and don’t forget the bacon” is one of the many changes the list goes through.

The Can-Do Thanksgiving by Marion Hess Pomeranc

November 14, 2011 - 4:56 pm No Comments

Dee donates a can of peas to her school’s food drive and it turns out that her class is going to get to go help serve a Thanksgiving meal at the same place where all of their donated food went. While she is there Dee saves the day by making her “famous” vegetable medley dish and she also makes a friend. This is a great way to show children that donating food is important and that is does actually go somewhere and get used by others. This book would be such a great springboard for some great discussions.