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Yum for Everyone – Allergy & Specialty Cookbooks for Kids

Yum for Everyone – Allergy & Specialty Cookbooks for Kids

There are three types of general diets for animals and people:

  • Carnivore – Eats mainly or only meat. Examples: Coyotes, cheetahs, wolves, lions & tigers.
  • Herbivore – Eats mainly or only plants. Examples: Cows, horses, deer, sheep, giraffes, rabbits & manatees.
  • Omnivore – Eats both meat and plants. Examples: Bears, skunks, raccoons, chimpanzees.

Humans are generally omnivores. Our physiology, or our body, makes it possible for us to eat both meat and plants. Many animals are not made that way. Cows, for example, cannot eat meat. The teeth and digestive system of cows are made for eating plants. Cows are herbivores.

Humans can eat both meat and plants, but they don’t always do that. Many things determine what a human might decide to eat. It often depends on where the person lives or what the person can afford. Sometimes people have to eat a certain way for health reasons, like a food allergy or intolerance or illness, such as diabetes. Sometimes people eat a certain way because of their religion. They may have certain customs about food all the time or they may have customs about food just at certain times of year. People who practice Islam, for example, do not eat pork. Roman Catholics often do not eat meat on Good Friday or do not eat meat on the Fridays during Lent.

Here are some common food habits you might hear people talk about:

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  • Vegan – a person who does not eat or use anything that comes from an animal. A vegan will not eat meat, drink milk, eat eggs or wear leather.
  • Vegetarian – a person who does not eat meat or wear leather, although they might eat animal products like milk or eggs, because the animal does not die to produce those things.
  • Gluten Free – a person who does not eat gluten, a substance in cereal grains, like wheat. Gluten makes people sick if they have celiac disease. Gluten can also make people sick if they have an intolerance to it.
  • Dairy Free – a person who does not eat or drink dairy products like milk, butter or cheese. Typically, people are dairy free because of an allergy or intolerance, or because they are vegan.
  • Peanut Free – a person who does not eat peanuts. Usually this is because of an allergy or intolerance. Sometimes the person cannot eat peanuts whole, or eat any food that contains peanuts. Some people are so allergic they cannot eat something cooked in the same pan or served on the same plate as peanuts.

If you have an allergy or intolerance, or have personal convictions that cause you to eat a certain way, it can be difficult to find recipes that work for you. The Library has many, many recipe books to help you take care of yourself or stay true to your goals. Here are some books that will help you get started learning to eat healthy within the requirements of a special diet.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: SafeEats Allergy Friendly Recipes

Books:

Why Doesn't Everyone Eat MeatDelicious Vegetarian Main DishesEasy Vegetarian Foods from Around the WorldHelp Yourself Cookbook for KidsFearless FoodBeat the WheatNo Egg on Your FaceCool Meat Free RecipesCool Nut Free RecipesCool Sugar Free RecipesCool Wheat Free RecipesI'm Allergic to PeanutsI'm Allergic to WheatThat's Why We Don't Eat Animals
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Andrew Luck Book Club – Black Beauty

Andrew Luck Book Club – Black Beauty

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horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters. ~ http://andrewluckbookclub.com/book/black-beauty/

 

You can check out Black Beauty with your indyPL library card as a print book, eBook or as an audio file on your phone. Use your library card number and PIN to access the audio file. What’s My PIN?

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Tales Around the World: The Gingerbread Boy

Tales Around the World: The Gingerbread Boy

The Ninjabread Man There are lots of stories you can probably rattle off without even thinking much – The Three Little Pigs, The Three Bears, Cinderella, etc. Some of these stories are so commonly told that kids all over the world know them. When the stories are told in different places though, they take on interesting differences that reflect the land and culture where the story is being told.

This page is a list of several versions of the traditional story, The Gingerbread Boy. The stories are either set in a different region or country, are told from a new point of view or have some kind of fun twist to make the story unique. You can watch a retelling of The Gingerbread Boy right now in this video from World Book Day.


FREE Video Read Aloud:

The Gingerbread Man from World Book Day on Vimeo.

 


eBooks:

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Gingerbread BabyThe Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread Man Little Golden BookThe Gingerbread Pirate

Print Books:

The Ball of Clay That Rolled AwayThe Matzah Man a Passover StoryCan't Catch MeCatch That CookieGinger BearThe Gingerbread Man SuperheroThe Runaway Rice CakeThe Buttermilk Biscuit BoyThe Cajun Cornbread BoyThe Gingerbread BoyThe Gingerbread BoyThe Gingerbread CowboyThe Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal CrackersThe Gingerbread GirlThe Gingerbread Kid Goes to SchoolThe Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread Man Loose at SchoolThe Library Gingerbread ManThe Matzo Ball BoyThe Runaway BeignetThe Runaway PiggieThe Runaway Pumpkin Pie ManThe Runaway TortillaSenorita GorditaTough CookieKeep Running Gingerbread ManThe Latke Who Couldn't Stop ScreamingStop That PickleThe Runaway LatkesMarsupial Sue Presents The Runaway PancakeGingerbread FriendsThe Runaway TortillaA Cookie for SantaThe Runaway Dinner
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DIY Dog Treats – Feeding Your Favorite Chowhound

DIY Dog Treats – Feeding Your Favorite Chowhound

Measure, mix and stir something for your loyal four-legged friend. Below are some books with easy to follow step-by-step directions made with ingredients you probably already have at home. Your dog will beg for more!

We tried “Peanut Butter Pooches” which sound an awful lot like something people could eat. One for you and two for me!

Since Layle the dog was happily willing to demonstrate her patient obedience for these treats, I think they passed the dog taste test! These treats stayed nicely fresh in a ziploc bag too. Many more tail wagging recipes can be found in Cool Pet Treats or in any of the books listed below.


eBooks:

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Everything Cooking for Dogs Book

Print Books:

The Ultimate Dog Treat CookbookDIY For Your DogDoggy DessertsHome Cooking for Your Dog
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Favorite Book Feasts – Literary Cookbooks for Kids

Favorite Book Feasts – Literary Cookbooks for Kids

Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook

 

Read It and Eat! can take on a whole new meaning with these cookbooks from some of your favorite books. Eating like your favorite character is a perfect way to experience a life like theirs. Find out what dinner tasted like for Laura Ingalls Wilder or bring your imagination to life cooking like a wizard or a Redwall warrior. You don’t have to be an expert to cook. Recipes are just a list of ingredients with instructions about how to put them together. Think of it like an experiment in the kitchen.While it is true that some people have a talent for cooking and can eyeball the measurements or adjust ingredients by taste…the rest of us can get by pretty well just following the directions. 

Here are some more ccokbooks for kids you might like to try:


eBooks:

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Official Narnia CookbookUnofficial Harry Potter CookbookBerenstain Bears Country Cookbook

Print Books:

Alice in Wonderland CookbookBerenstain Bears Holiday CookbookBoxcar Children CookbookChinese Fairy Tale FeastsCook Me a StoryFairy Tale FeastsGrandpa's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs CookbookLittle House CookbookMary Poppins in the KitchenMy Little House CookbookNancy Drew CookbookNarnia CookbookRedwall CookbookRoald Dahl's Revolting RecipesSecret Garden CookbookWinnie the Pooh Cookbook
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