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Back-to-School Reading


Get kids in the back-to-school spirit with these educational and fun reads!

Eat This! How Fast-Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk, written by Andrea Curtis, with illustrations by Peggy Collins

Eat This!

Have you ever noticed how many fast food ads there are compared to ads for fresh produce? Learn about the marketing tactics that processed food companies and fast food restaurants use to convince people to buy more of their products, from creating electronic games that feature branding to using spokescharacters and athletes in their ads.

Fanny in France: Travel Adventures of a Chef’s Daughter, with Recipes, written by Alice Waters and illustrated by Ann Arnold

Fanny in France

Learn more about French cuisine and culture in this book by Chez Panisse founder, owner, and executive chef Alice Waters. Waters imagines her daughter Fanny’s musings on France and includes French recipes in this short story-cookbook hybrid with watercolor illustrations.

Sandwiches! More Than You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Making and Eating America’s Favorite Food, written by Alison Deering and illustrated by Bob Lentz


Want to up your sandwich game ahead of the school year? Learn how to make all your deli favorites and discover new classics (S’More? Pizza Melt? Sign us up!) in this cool cookbook. Plus, discover fun facts about the history of PB&J and tips to level up your sandwich, like adding bacon to your classic Fluffernutter.

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 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 [...]

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3 Middle-Grade Novels to Pick Up This Summer

We're solidly into the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! Here are 3 sweet novels featuring baked goods for young readers to read this July.Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano The first in the Love Sugar Magic series, this enchanting tale follows eleven-year-old Leonora, whose family owns a bakery and has a [...]

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