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Sun in My Tummy

by Laura Alary, illustrated by Andrea Blinick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: flowers & plants, diet & nutrition, cooking & food, chemistry

The cooking of a healthy breakfast moves from parent-child bonding to an eloquent conversation about energy, the growth of plants, and the miraculous ways the sun’s light nourishes us all.

It began with the sun,
Who showers the earth
With heat and light—
Tiny packets of energy.

How does a home-cooked breakfast give a little girl the energy sh …

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It Takes Guts

How Your Body Turns Food Into Fuel (and Poop)

by Jennifer Gardy, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: anatomy & physiology, diet & nutrition, body

A 2022 Forest of Reading: Yellow Cedar Award Nominee!

An illustrated book about the digestive system and microbiome for young readers, from famous (and funny) scientist Dr. Jennifer Gardy.

Everybody eats, and everybody poops. Pretty ordinary stuff, right?

But what happens in between is far from ordinary! That’s where your digestive system—also kno …

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Country Food

Inuinnaqtun Edition

by Inhabit Education, illustrated by Aija Aiofe Komangapik
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: beginner, cooking & food, diet & nutrition

Learn about the country foods people eat in the North. This book features different kinds of food people get from the land and sea in Nunavut, such as caribou and maktaaq.

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The Mermaid Handbook

A Guide to the Mermaid Way of Life, Including Recipes, Folklore, and More

by Taylor Widrig, by (artist) Briana Corr Scott
edition: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cooking & food, water (oceans, lakes, etc.), diet & nutrition

“Adapted from From history and folklore to recipes and tips for ocean preservation, as well as profiles and original illustrations of mer-maidens from around the world, The Mermaid’s Handbook features everything you need to know to follow the mermaid way of life. Includes an introduction by Dr. Alan Critchley with everything you’ve ever wante …

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Niam! Cooking with Kids

Inspired by the Mamaqtuq Nanook Cooking Club

by Kerry McCluskey
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 18
  • Grade: k to 12
tagged: cooking & food, polar regions, diet & nutrition

“Niam” is an Inuktitut word that means “yum,” and the recipes in this book are kid-tested for tastiness—a sure sign that they will live up to the name!

From simple smoothies to jerk chicken to pizza from scratch, there is something in this book for all taste buds and skill sets. All the ingredients are readily available in Nunavut communit …

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Bouger c'est la santé

Être bien dans sa peau

illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: fitness & exercise, diet & nutrition

 

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Pedro, Yannie, Nicolas, Sandrine et Martin sont surexcités! Demain, leur équipe de natation prendra part à une compétition organisée par leur école. Ils se sont entraînés avec sérieux pour donner leur maximum.

Les lecteurs suivront le dernier entraînement de l'équipe à …

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Yummy!

Good Food Makes Me Strong!

by Shelley Rotner & Sheila M. Kelly
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: cooking & food, diet & nutrition, daily activities

Good food is nutritious—but best of all, it's delicious!
 
Full of colorful photographs of kids growing, preparing, and eating healthy, wholesome meals, Yummy! inspires young readers to make healthy choices.  Nutritious meals full of fresh produce, protein, dairy and grains are pictured, along with kids helping in the kitchen—and having a good …

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