School Library Journal article on Eat, Play, Learn: Food-Related Materials to Sink Your Teeth Into has a great lineup of children's books promoting food literacy, with a nice write-up about our books!
MARTIN, Jacqueline Briggs. Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table. illus. by Eric Larkin. Readers to Eaters. 2013. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9780983661535. Gr 3-6– Martin shares the remarkable life story of former professional basketball player Will Allen, urban farmer and food educator. Straightforward prose and colorful illustrations done in muscular ink lines express the energy and confidence of the book’s subject as he works alongside smiling grownups and kids. Abundant back matter includes information about Allen’s work.
SWANN, Rick. Our School Garden! illus. by Christy Hale. Readers to Eaters. 2012. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9780983661504. Gr 1-6– The garden at Michael’s new school is full of fresh sensations. Thirteen poems describe holding a handful of compost, eating a leaf, watching a bug, and more. Richly textured mixed-media illustrations in earthy tones follow a diverse class as they plan, plant, harvest, and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Notes and resources expand on the text.
LAIR, Cynthia, with Scott Murdoch . Feeding the Young Athlete: Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players, Parents, and Coaches. Readers to Eaters. 2012. pap. $12.95. ISBN 9780983661528. Gr 6 Up– This slender but info-dense book is packed with practical, concrete advice for fueling up, maintaining energy, and recovering from physical activity, backed up by research and explanations of physiological processes. Large sidebars and pull quotes get the point across—even to readers simply skimming the pages. Includes 33 appealing recipes.