Books About Food


Corinne Carrot says: Help your child learn about new foods. Talk about the color, shape, smell, and texture of the new food. It is OK if your child plays with, smells, touches, licks, or even spits out new foods because this is how your child learns and becomes familiar with new foods.

Read Together!

A great way to help kids learn about a variety of foods is by reading books. Check out one of these fun food books at your local library.

Fiesta U.S.A. by George Ancona
Alphabet Soup by Kate Banks
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judith Barrett
The Rajah’s Rice adapted by David Barry
Bon Appetit, Mr. Rabbit! by Claude Boujon
Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Grandpa’s Garden Lunch by Judith Caseley
Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes by Rosalind Creasy
No Peas For Nellie by Chris L. Demarest
Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola
The Popcorn Book by Tomie dePaola
This is the Bread I Baked for Ned by Crescent Dragonwagon
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Elhert
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Elhert
Lunch by Denise Fleming
Oliver’s Fruit Salad by Vivian French
Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French
Bread is for Eating by David Gershaltor
Anytime Mapleson and the Hungry Bears by Mordicai Gerstein
The Beastly Feast by Bruce Goldstone
What’s On My Plate by Ruth Belov Gross
Peas by Nicholas Heller
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoben
The Pea Patch Jig by Thacher Hurd
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris
The Cake That Mack Ate by Rose Robart
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
Soup for Supper by Phyllis Root
This Year’s Garden by Cynthia Rylant
Over Under in the Garden by Pat Schories
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Potluck by Anne Shelby
Ruth’s Bake Shop by Kate Spohn
When I Eat by Mandy Suhr
Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
What a Good Lunch! by Shigeo Watanbe                
Peanut Butter and Jelly by Nadine Westcott  

-Enjoy New Foods Today for Good Health Tomorrow!