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Books and Bites


Food Related Books and Activities
(from the Summer Library Reading Program through HES Extension at the University of Missouri)


Fizz Boom Legumes2014 Fizz Boom Legumes Book List and Lessons


1. MyPlate:
I will not ever NEVER eat a tomato by Lauren Child

2. Fizz Boom Pop
The Popcorn Book by Tomie dePaola

  • Popped Popcorn activity (corn handout pdf)
  • Poppin' Popcorn activity

Mouse Went Out to Get a Snack by Lyn Rossiter McFarland

Eight Animals Bake a Cake by Susan Middleton Elya

  • MyPlate Bakes a Cake Activity

Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric A. Kimmel

  • MyPlate Bean Bag Toss Activity

Cook-A-Doodle-Doo by Janet Stevens

  • Puzzle Activity

3. It’s Alive Biological Science
The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons

Peanut Free Café by Gloria Koster


Milk from Cow to Carton by Aliki


How Groundhog’s Garden Grew by Lynn Cherry
   Folder Garden Activity
An Orange in January by Diana Hutts Aston


4. R U Curious
Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton
   Pasta Skeleton Activity
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philomen Struges, Amy Walrod

• Mystery Vine by Cathryn Fallwell

5. Science and Arts
• Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals
• Growing Vegetable Soup by Ehlert Lois
• Rice is Life by Rita Golden Gelman
• Secrets of the Garden by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

6. Techno Fun
• Chicks and Chickens by Gail Gibbons
• How Did That Get in My Lunch Box by Christine Butterworth
• Inchworm and a Half by Elinor J. Pinczes
• Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle
• The Moon Might Be Milk by Lisa Shulman

Bonus Lesson
Maddi's Fridge

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