The following books are scripted to correlate with the lessons.
Carla's Sandwichby Debbie Herman Year Published: 2004
This charming story presents a new way for young children to understand how to creatively embrace who they are, no matter what others think. Carla’s lunch box is filled with odd delights like the Olive, Pickle and Green Bean Sandwich, the Banana-Cottage-Cheese Delight, and the unforgettable Chopped Liver, Potato Chips, and Cucumber Combo. To Carla, they are delicious and creative lunches, but her teasing classmates are unconvinced and abandon her at the lunch table to eat her bizarre sandwiches alone. One day, however, tables turn when Buster—the worst tease of all—forgets his lunch on the day of the picnic and Carla thoughtfully offers him her extra sandwich. Her own spirited nature helps Carla teach her classmates that "unusual" can actually be good. Lively illustrations help showcase the book's messages of acceptance, tolerance, individuality, and creativity, and the funny plot and authentic dialogue are sure to make this tale a favorite among elementary school children. Carla's creative sandwich solutions provide young chefs-to-be with the inspiration to create sandwich masterpieces of their own.
Plate Full of Colorby Georgia Perez Year Published: 2012
The third book in the Eagle Book Series, A Plate Full of Color, introduces Miss Rabbit and the boys’ friends, Little Hummingbird and Simon. Miss Rabbit teaches the value of eating a variety of colorful and healthy foods.
El Gusto Del Mercado Mexicanoby Nancy Maria Grande Tabor Year Published: 1996
Let's visit a Mexican market!
Along the way you can compare, weigh, count, and learn about culture and customs. From bunches of hanging bananas and braids of garlic to pyramids of melon and baskets of sweet cheese, this Mexican market is full of fun and surprises.
Colorful cut-paper art sets the scene for a creative way to build new vocabulary for beginning readers of Spanish or English
The Fruit Bowl: A Contest Among the Fruitby Dianne Warren & Susan Jones Year Published: 2004
Vegetable Soup: The Nutritional ABC’s and The Fruit Bowl: A Contest Among the Fruit, co-authored by Dianne Warren and Susan Jones (a former early childhood and elementary school teacher--UCLA Teaching Credential), is two picture books-in-one, teaching nutrition for young children. Via beautiful four-color illustrations and rhyming verse, the text introduces children to the connection between what they eat and how they look, feel, and perform. In addition to teaching about fresh whole foods — how they grow and why they are good — the book helps develop math and reading skills as the child becomes an active participant in the reading process. This “we are what we eat” book is a perfect way to set children up for lifelong healthy eating habits
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomatoby Lauren Child Year Published: 2003
Lola is a fussy eater. A very fussy eater. She won’t eat her carrots (until her brother Charlie reveals that they’re orange twiglets from Jupiter). She won’t eat her mashed potatoes (until Charlie explains that they’re cloud fluff from the pointiest peak of Mount Fuji). There are many things Lola won’t eat, including — and especially —tomatoes. Or will she? Two endearing siblings star in a witty story about the triumph of imagination over proclivity.
A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seedsby Jean Richards Year Published: 2006
"Many seeds travel inside fruits. The fruit is like a suitcase for the seeds. It protects them on their trip." Readers will learn how fruits are designed to protect a plant's seeds and also to help the plant spread its seeds to new places.