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Kids' Food Books

Books for kids about food and farming

by Kerry Clare · Tagged food books, eating, food culture, 49th kids, early readers, middle grade

What's for Lunch?

How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World

by (author) Andrea Curtis
photographs by Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Potatoes on Rooftops

Farming in the City

by (author) Hadley Dyer

The World in Your Lunch Box

The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods

by (author) Claire Eamer
illustrated by Sa Boothroyd

Who Wants Pizza?

The Kids' Guide to the History, Science & Culture of Food

by (author) Jan Thornhill

Good Garden, The

How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough

by (author) Katie Smith Milway
illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault

Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Kids Like Me: This Is the Way We Eat Our Food

by (author) Laine Falk

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Weird Stuff You Didn't Know About Food

by (author) Frieda Wishinsky & Elizabeth MacLeod
illustrated by Travis King

Weird Food

From Grilled Spiders to Maggot Stew

by (author) Joanna Emery

Eat This!

How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (And How to Fight Back)

by (author) Andrea Curtis
illustrated by Peggy Collins

Starting from Scratch

What You Should Know about Food and Cooking

by (author) Sarah Elton
illustrated by Jeff Kulak


Un Poema Para Cocinar/A Cooking Poem

by (author) Jorge Argueta & Elisa Amado
illustrated by Margarita Sada

Let's Eat

Sustainable Food for a Hungry Planet

by (author) Kimberley Veness


A Fresh Look at What You Eat

by (author) Sarah Elton
illustrated by Julie McLaughlin

See What We Eat!

A First Book of Healthy Eating

illustrated by Scot Ritchie


The Story of What We Eat

by (author) Paula Ayer

Eat Up

An Infographic Exploration of Food

by (author) Paula Ayer & Antonia Banyard
illustrated by Belle Wuthrich

Kitchen for Kids

100 Amazing Recipes Your Children Can Really Make

by (author) Jennifer Low

Food Science

52 Experiments to Introduce You to Science

by (author) Lisa Scarpellini

Niam! Cooking with Kids

Inspired by the Mamaqtuq Nanook Cooking Club

by (author) Kerry McCluskey