Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Where Food Comes From

Where Food Comes From

Grow! Raise! Catch!In Grow! Raise! Catch! you can learn about the people who grow the fruits and vegetables, raise the farm animals, and catch the fish that the rest of us eat. Have you ever wondered where your bacon comes from? How about your apples or lettuce or carrots? What about your french fries and chicken nuggets?  

Listed below are several books to help you get the answers to some of these questions. Some ingredients to your favorite foods you can even try to grow yourself. There are lots of ideas for growing food in small areas in the booklist IndyPL Kids’ Blog: Garden to Table – Urban Gardening for Kids.


Books:

Garden to TableFrom Field to PlateGrow Your Own Ice CreamGrow Your Own Pasta SauceCane to SugarCocoa Bean to ChocolateMilk to Ice CreamCool Basil from Garden to TableCool Carrots from Garden to TableCool Green Beans from Garden to TableCool Leaf Lettuce Garden to TableCool Potatoes from Garden to TableCool Tomatoes from Garden to TableFarmer Will Allen and the Growing TableFrom Farm to TableFarmed FishMeat: Life on a Sheep FarmProducing MeatTime for CranberriesWhat's In Your Hot Dog?What's in Your Chicken Nugget?What's In Your Hamburger?What's In Your Pizza?What's In Your Soda?What's In Your Macaroni and Cheese?
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Dig In! Cookbooks for Kids

Dig In! Cookbooks for Kids

Cooking ClassCooking: 57 fun recipes kids will love to make (and eat!) explains basic cooking skills and recipes using fresh ingredients. You can try putting together a variety of different foods like granola bars, popcorn balls, quesadillas, and apple crisp.

Summer vacation is a great time to experiment in the kitchen. Listed below are websites as well as more eCookbooks and printed cookbooks you can check out with your indyPL library card. Try one out to get started putting together something delicious in your own kitchen. These books can help make cooking for yourself easy, fun, and GOOD – the most important part!

Websites:


eBooks:

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Little Monsters CookbookNational Geographic Kids CookbookNoodlemaniaTwist It Up

Print Books:

American Girl CookingNew Junior CookbookBig Meals for Little HandsComplete Children's CookbookCook It Step by StepCooking SkillsCustom ConfectionsEasy Peasy RecipesHelp Yourself Cookbook for KidsYoung ChefHow to Cook in Ten Easy LessonsLittle Cowpokes CookbookOfficial Chase in Yer Face CookbookSmart CookieBall Park Eats

 

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Amazing and True Animal Stories

Amazing and True Animal Stories

I’m sure you’ve heard people say that dogs are man’s best friend.Animal Stories When you read some of these books, you’ll discover that there are a lot of animals that have been man’s best friend as well as best friends to each other! Who would have thought that a deer and a dog or a dog and a duck could be friends?

Some of these animals just have the best life stories. Some are famous, like Koko the gorilla that learned Puppy Love True Stories of DevotionAmerican Sign Language. Or the 21 elephants that walked across the Brooklyn Bridge when it was built, just to prove it was safe! Or Eclipse, the dog in Seattle that learned how to catch the bus to the dog park all by himself!

Check out some of these books for amazing stories about some special members of the animal kingdom.


Unlikely Animal Friendships:

Tarra and BellaSuryia and RoscoeOwen and MzeeRickie and HenryOne Big Happy FamilyTwo BobbiesKate and PippinLenore Finds a FriendThe Tiger Cubs and the ChimpUnlikely Friendships The Leopard and the CowUnlikely Friendships The Dog and the PigletUnlikely Friendships The Monkey and the Dove

Loyal Friends to People:

Stubby the War DogFinding WinnieHachiko the True Story of a Loyal DogHelen Keller's Best Friend BelleEmi and the Rhinocerous ScientistLittle Dog LostKoko LoveJack and JillMidnightStep Right UpTuesday Takes Me ThereTuesday Tucks Me InRags Hero Dog of World War IDarling Mercy Dog of World War IFly Cher Ami FlyWar DogsNubsBunny the Brave War HorseHachiko WaitsDadblamed Union Army CowThe Donkey of Gallipoli

Amazing True Animal Stories:

Bob the Railway DogClara the True Story of the Rhinocerous Who Dazzled KingsDog on BoardDozer's RunElephants Can Paint TooHerbertEllie's Long WalkFaithful ElephantsElizabeth Queen of the SeasHope for WinterIvanThe Giraffe That Walked to ParisLily a True Story of CourageLooking for MizaOut of the WoodsQueenieSaving the Baghdad ZooShep Our Most Loyal DogStayJumbo the Most Famous Elephant in the WorldThe World's Greatest ElephantWonder HorseZeraffa Giraffa
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Ancient Cultures

Ancient Cultures

Websites

Ancient Egypt:

Ancient Greece:

Ancient Rome:


Books:

Outrageous Women of Ancient Times Mesopotamia Ancient Africa Ancient India
The Incan Empire Ancient America Ancient China Ancient Egypt
Pompeii Machu Picchu Ancient Communication Technology Everyday Life in the Ancient World
Learn to Draw Ancient Times The First Olympics of Ancient Greece
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Middle Ages

Middle Ages

The Middle Ages, or Medieval period, lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. This period is known for barbarian invasions, the Plague, Feudalism (a social structure of knights, nobles & peasants), Castles & the Crusades.

Websites


eBooks:

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Adventures of Sir Lancelot the GreatBeowulfCrispin Cross of LeadDays of Knights and DamselsGood Masters Sweet LadiesGreat Medieval ProjectsIllustrated Book of KnightsInquisitor's TaleKing Arthur Tales of the Round TableKnight at DawnKnights and CastlesMedieval Games and Activities for ChildrenMerlin the Lost YearsMidwife's Apprentice
ParzivalRedwallRuins of GorlanSir Gawain and the Green Knight

eAudio:

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The Door in the WallKnights of the Borrowed Dark

Print Books:

You Wouldn't Want to be in a Medieval DungeonTheres a Rat in my SoupThe Miserable Life of Medieval PeasantsStonemasonLady of the ManorDont Let the Barber Pull Your TeethMedieval LifeMeieval Castle Adventures ArtMedieval ScienceDid Castles Have BathroomsYou Wouldnt Want to be a Medieval KnightArchers Alchemists etcThe Crafts and Culture of a Medieval TownArts and Crafts Knights and CastlesCastles and KnightsEyewitness KnightLife During Medieval TimesMeet the MedievalsThe Black Death
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