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Feeling Hungry? Satisfying Books about Food
for Children

Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren
© 2004 Cooperative Children's Book Center; revised in 2012.

This bibliography was developed for the Child Care Information Center Newsletter (Issue 47, 2004) published by the Child Care Information Center operated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction with funding from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. The recent revision adds new titles and expands the list to include books for children through age eight.

Click on underlined book titles to see the CCBC review of the book, and/or the cover image.
Complete list of CCBC bibliographies

Animals at the Table

    Bonning, Tony. Fox Tale Soup. Illustrated by Sally Hobson. Simon & Schuster, 2002. 24 pages. Ages 3 - 7

    Diakité, Baba Wagué. The Magic Gourd. Scholastic Press, 2003. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 7

    Hutchins, Pat. Don't Get Lost!. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2004. 32 pages. Ages 3-6

    Jenkins, Steve and Robin Page . Time to Eat. Houghton Mifflin / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. 24 pages. Ages 4-9

    Kasza, Keiko. Badger's Fancy Meal. Putnam, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 3-7

    Martin, David . All for Pie, Pie for All. Illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev. Candlewick Press, 2006. 24 pages. Ages 3-6

    McElligott, Matthew. The Lion's Share: A Tale of Halving Cake and Eating It, Too. Walker, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 5 - 9

    Murray, Alison. Apple Pie ABC. U.S. edition: Disney / Hyperion, 2011. 24 pages. Ages 2-5

    Wilson, Karma. Bear Wants More. Illustrated by Jane Chapman. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2003. 32 pages. Ages 2 - 4

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Argueta, Jorge. Sopa de frijoles: un poema para cocinar = Bean Soup: A Cooking Poem. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. Groundwood Books, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Elya, Susan Middleton. Bebé Goes Shopping. Illustrated by Steven Salerno. Harcourt, 2006. 32 pages. Ages 2-5

    Hoberman, Mary Ann. The Seven Silly Eaters. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. Browndeer Press/Harcourt Brace, 1997. 38 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Krause, Ute. Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon. Translated by Ute Krause from the German. U.S. edition: North-South Books, 2010. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Landry, Leo. Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise!. Houghton Mifflin, 2005. 32 pages. Ages 1-4

    Lazo Gilmore, Dorina K.. Cora Cooks Pancit. Illustrated by Kristi Valiant. Shen's Books, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 7

    Lin, Grace. Dim Sum for Everyone!. Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. 24 pages. Ages 4 - 6

    Park, Frances and Ginger Park . The Have a Good Day Cafe. Illustrated by Katherine Potter. Lee & Low, 2005. 32 pages. Ages 4-7

    Roberts, Bethany. Ogre Eats Everything. Illustrated by Marsha Winborn. Dutton, 2005. 46 pages. Ages 4-8

    Schwartz, Joanne. Our Corner Grocery Store. Illustrated by Laura Beingessner. Tundra, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 7

    Vamos, Samantha R. . The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred. Illustrated by Rafael López. Charlesbridge, 2011. 32 pages. Ages 3-8

Nature's Bounty

    Ayres, Katherine. Up, Down and Around. Illustrated by Nadine Bernard. Candlewick Press, 2007. 28 pages. Ages 2-4

    Cooper, Elisha. Farm. Orchard Books/Scholastic, 2010. 48 pages. Ages 4 - 9

    Coy, John. Two Old Potatoes and Me. Illustrated by Carolyn Fisher. Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Eclare, Melanie. A Harvest of Color: Growing a Vegetable Garden. Ragged Bears, 2002. 28 pages. Ages 4 - 9

    Falwell, Cathryn. Mystery Vine. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 6

    Hopkinson, Deborah. Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. An Anne Schwartz Book / Atheneum, 2004. 32 pages. Ages 5-9

    Nargi, Lela. The Honeybee Man. Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker. Schwartz & Wade, 2011. 32 pages. Ages 5-9

    Peterson, Cris. Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More. Photographed by David R. Lundquist. Boyds Mills Press, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 6-10

    Purmell, Ann. Maple Syrup Season . Illustrated by Jill Weber. Holiday House, 32 pages. Ages 5-9

    Shannon, George. Busy in the Garden. Illustrated by Sam Williams. Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2006. 36 pages. Ages 2-6

    Thompson, Holly. The Wakame Gatherers. Illustrated by Kazumi Wilds. Shen's Books, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 5-8

Going Without

    Mobin-Uddin, Asma. A Party in Ramadan. Illustrated by Laura Jacobsen. Boyds Mills Press, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 5 - 8

    Muth, Jon J.. Stone Soup. Scholastic Press, 2003. 32 pages. Ages 5 - 8

Special Foods for Special Times

    Atwell, Debby. The Thanksgiving Door. Walter Lorraine Books / Houghton Mifflin, 2003. 32 pages. Ages 5-9

    Henkes, Kevin. Wemberly's Ice-Cream Star. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003. 22 pages. Ages 2-5

    Lin, Grace. Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. 26 pages. Ages 2 - 5

    Lo, Ginnie. Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic. Illustrated by Beth Lo. Lee and Low, 2012. 32 pages. Ages 7-10

    Manushkin, Fran. How Mama Brought the Spring. Illustrated by Holly Berry. Dutton, 2008. 32 pages. Ages 5-8

    Tafolla, Carmen. What Can You Do With a Paleta?. Illustrated by Magaly Morales. Tricycle Press, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 6

    Wong, Janet S.. Apple Pie 4th of July. Illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine. Harcourt, 2002. 32 pages. Ages 6 - 9

    Woodson, Jacqueline. Pecan Pie Baby. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Putnam, 2010. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 6

This list may be reproduced and distributed by educational and/or nonprofit organizations so long as credit is given to the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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