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Get Growing! Garden to Table for Kids

Grow Your Own Sandwich shows you how to plant and care for tomatoes so you can make a delicious cheese and tomato sandwich. Making a connection between gardening and food is an important skill for small children. Where does food come from BEFORE it is in the grocery store? Below are several books and activities that will help you start a conversation around the dinner table about food. We can help you get started learning about where food comes from by reading these free eBooks & online activities about gardens and food. Listed below are even MORE books – eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL Library card.

FREE eBooks:

What Colors Do You Eat?Where Do They Grow?Fresh From the Farm

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Curious George from Farm to TableApple Trees to Cider PleaseA Green Green GardenLola Plants a GardenPooh's Secret GardenRainbow Stew

Books:

Farmer Will AllenGrow Your Own LettuceGrow Your Own PotatoesGrow Your Own TomatoesGrow Your Own SoupHow Did This Get In My Lunchbox?So You Want to Grow a PizzaSo You Want to Grow a SaladSo You Want to Grow a TacoWhere Does My Garden Grow?Community Soup

20 Books to Outsmart Picky Eaters

Green Eggs and HamKids are notorious picky eaters. Their first rejections are often vegetables…broccoli, asparagus or brussels sprouts. One of the best strategies for diffusing kid-powered stubbornness, is humor! Many picky eater stories are just plain funny. In Gregory the Terrible Eater, Gregory the Terrible EaterGregory the goat’s parents are upset because he won’t eat trash! He wants to eat junk, like fruits…and vegetables! This kind of opposite silliness is appealing to kids. It also helps them see their food rejection from another point of view.

D.W. the Picky Eater is the story of a child only wanting to eat certain things. When D.W. FINALLY tries something new and D.W. the Picky Eaterdeclares it delicious, she finds out something she doesn’t like is in it! (Watch PBS Arthur Video: D.W. the Picky Eater.) The look on D.W.’s face when she discovers this will get a laugh!  This classic scenario, finding out you DO actually like something once you try it, also happens to Sam, in Green Eggs and Ham. He is a lot like D.W. He does not want to try anything new…until he does…and he likes it! You can also watch this classic Dr. Seuss story right now, read aloud by Rachel Ray. More great picky eater books are listed below.

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Green Eggs and HamLittle Pea

Print Books:

I Really Like Slop!Bread and Jam for FrancesBear Likes JamD.W. the Picky EaterGregory the Terrible EaterEat Your Veggies GoldilocksHow Martha Saved Her Parents from Green BeansI Will Never Not Ever Eat a TomatoJake Goes PeanutsNight of the Veggie MonsterPeanut Butter and BrainsPete Won't EatThe Picky Little WitchThe Prince's BreakfastThe Seven Silly EatersSylvia's SpinachTony Baroni Loves MacaroniYou Are What You Eat and Other Mealtime Hazards

Read Right Now! Vegetables

The Princess and the Pea

Princesses are picky about soft places to sleep. Kids are picky when it comes to eating vegetables! Thank goodness for ranch dressing! Here are some veggie stories to help open kids up to trying something new. Maybe your child has never tried avocado before, or maybe she doesn’t know how different a vegetable can taste if it is cooked instead of raw. These stories will help make exploring the many tastes, colors and shapes of vegetables fun, from a tiny pea to a great big enormous turnip! And if picky is a real problem at your house, try 20 Books to Outsmart Picky Eaters. They’re funny!

Have fun together reading these free books & online activities about vegetables. Listed below are even MORE eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL library card.

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eBooks:

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Bob and Rob Corn on the CobThe Princess and the PeaSophie's SquashVegetables in UnderwearLittle PeaGrandma Lena's Big Ol Turnip

eAudio:

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Creepy CarrotsThe Carrot Seed

Books:

Cool Carrots from Garden to TableDominic Grows SweetcornEat Your Veggies GoldilocksGaspacho for NachoGrow Your Own LettuceMrs. Noah's Vegetable ArkNight of the Veggie MonsterRainbow StewRunaway TomatoSo You Want to Grow a SaladSylvia's SpinachThe Gigantic TurnipThe Princess and the PeasTomatoes Grow on a VineToo Many CarrotsThe Vegetables We EatVegetables On My PlateVeggies with WedgiesZora's ZucchiniRah Rah Radishes

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Read Right Now: Robots

The Bot That Scott BuiltIn The Bot That Scott Built, Scott discovers the dangers of unleashing his artificially intelligent creation in his classroom. The bot seems set on destruction until Scott can tweak the bot’s settings and put things right. Told in a similar fashion as the traditional rhyming story, The House That Jack Built,  follow along as the cumulative mess is reversed one step at a time until order prevails again.

Do you have a little engineer like Scott? Have fun together watching the video read aloud Robot Rumpus read by Ross Collins. Listed below are even MORE robot eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL library card.

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My Robot's Name Is Tracertracing alphabet


eBooks:

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Boy + BotRobot KittiesThree Little Aliens and the Big Bad RobotDoug UnpluggedDoug Unplugged on the FarmRobot Go BotRobots, Robots Everywhere!The Bear Scouts and the Run-Amuck RobotThe Wild Robot

Print Books:

Robot DreamsGo Otto GoRabbit and RobotThe Adventures of BB8Beep Beep Go to SleepLittle RobotNanobotsNorton and AlphaPower Down Little RobotRaybotRobo PeteRobot SmashSpare PartsStar Wars ABC C3POI Am a DroidTrainbotsBitty BotBlip

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Read Right Now! Eat Dessert First!

Go ahead, spoil their dinner! Here are some stories for your sweet little foodie starring cookies, cakes, candy, doughnuts and more. Start the day with this story about the power of pie. In Enemy Pie, a little boy hopes that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy. Instead, it helps him make a new friend. Read to you by Camryn Manheim. More stories follow that will keep them coming back for seconds. “Read it again!” sounds pretty sweet!

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Maisy Makes GingerbreadThe Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread BabyViolet Counts Cookies

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eBooks:

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Bunny CakesCandy 1 to 20Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream ShopFlat Stanley and the Very Big CookieFroggy Bakes a CakeThe Biggest Cookie in the WorldThe Donut ChefThe Gingerbread Boy

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Amelia Bedelia Takes the CakeSplat the Cat Ice Scream for Ice CreamSplat the Cat Takes the CakeThe Duckling Gets a Cookie

eVideo:

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Arnie the Doughnut

Books:

Ella Takes the CakeHow to Make a Cherry Pie and See the USAtea-cakes-for-toshIf You Give a Cat a CupcakeIf You Give a Dog a DonutIf You Give a Mouse a CookieIf You Give a Mouse a BrowniePete the Cat and the Missing CupcakesThe Cookie FiascoThe Story of the DoughnutAmelia Bedelia's First Apple PieApple Pie ABCIce Cream Grow Your Own IngredientsThe Apple Pie That Papa BakedOlivia Sells CookiesA Piece of CakeFive Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday CakeSo You Want to Grow a Pie