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3 Appetizing Picture Books to Read This Summer


We recommend three picture books that celebrate food! 

Bread Lab!, written by Kim Binczewski and Bethany Econopouly and illustrated by Hayelin Choi

Bread Lab!

Follow Iris as she makes a loaf of bread with her aunt Mary, who’s a plant scientist! Plus, keep reading after the story for fun facts about bread, instructions to make your own whole-wheat sourdough loaf, and more details about Washington State University’s Bread Lab.

Fresh Delicious: Poems from the Farmers’ Market, written by Irene Latham and illustrated by Mique Moriuchi

Fresh Delicious

The animals are headed to the farmers’ market! What will they buy? In 20 poems, author Irene Latham celebrates summer squash, blueberries, corn, and more farmers’ market favorites. Alongside the delightful poems, bright illustrations feature animals from racoons to hippos at the market. Do you have a local farmers’ market? Use the recipes in the back to choose produce to buy!

Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World, written by Alice B. McGinty and illustrated by Tomoko Suzuki

Pancakes to Parathas

Travel around the world in verse with this fascinating picture book. Alongside the text you’ll find more details on foods that kids eat for breakfast and the culture around eating the first meal of the day. Who knows—you may find a new favorite breakfast food!

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