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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

Printables, Crafts & More:

 


eBooks:

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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

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.

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More:


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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Printables, Crafts & More:

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!

More FREE Online Reading:

Maisy Makes GingerbreadThe Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread BabyViolet Counts Cookies

Printables, Crafts & More:


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

eAudio:

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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

Read Right Now! Noodles

Strega Nona, or “Grandma Witch,” is the Italian town of Calabria’s source for cures and secret potions. One of her magical skills is operating a magic pot which produces delicious pasta on her command. One day while she is away, hungry Big Anthony remembers the magic words Strega Nona uses to fill the pot up…but realizes too late he does not know how to turn it off!  Listen to the story’s author, Tomie de Paola read, Strega Nona: an Old Tale…a story that gives “all you can eat” a whole new meaning!

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

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More:


eBooks:

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NoodlemaniaBoy DumplingsThe Story of NoodlesMei Mei's Lucky Birthday NoodlesMonster Max's Shark Spaghetti

Books:

Spaghetti SmilesCora Cooks PancitGrow Your Own Garden Pasta SauceOodles of NoodlesNoodle MagicTony Baroni Loves MacaroniTyler Makes SpaghettiABC PastaWhat's In Your Macaroni and Cheese?Let's Cook with NoodlesOn Top of SpaghettiThe Ugly Dumpling

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