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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!

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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Hooray for Strawberries

It's strawberry season in the US! Learn more about this delicious berry.Tips for choosing strawberries Since strawberries are so fragile, they have to be picked by hand. The United States leads the world in production of strawberries. The United States farms more strawberries to sell each year than any other country in the world. When choosing strawberries, keep [...]

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Your Guide to Blueberries

Happy blueberry season! These delicious berries are in season June through August in the US. Blueberries don’t grow on a tree or vine but on a shrub, which is like a large bush. Mature blueberry bushes are usually taller than kids and can be very wide around. Blueberries are ready to be picked when they change from [...]

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Savor Summer with a Staycation

Sometimes there is no time or money for a vacation. While some may be accustomed to multiple course breakfasts on cruise ships or decadent meals at bed and breakfasts, one sure way to make a staycation special is by taking the time to make a luxurious breakfast. This recipe for crepes is easy and [...]

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Eating in August

Shake up your summer with some seriously good eats.Experiment with and celebrate these foods all month long.August is...National Catfish MonthNational Peach MonthNational Sandwich MonthNational Panini MonthWhat are you eating this month?

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