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Food Around the World

Click on the links below to find out if these books are available at your local County Library. If not, place them on hold, and they'll be delivered to your Library where you can pick them up.

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by Frank Asch
An unflappable Frenchman uses his imagination to help himself -- and others -- by transforming his ordinary baguette into something extraordinary. Preschool- Grade 2.
by Edith Baer
Relates in rhyme what children eat in countries around the world. Kindergarten - Grade 2

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by Kathryn Cave
Starting with a single seed in a child's hand and leading right through to a warm, nourishing meal, a counting book, which includes information about the life and culture of South Africa, offers up a story of the fruits of a communal effort. Preschool – Grade 2
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by Ying Compestine
After chasing the special rice cake, Nian Gao, that their mother has made to celebrate the Chinese New Year, three poor brothers share it with an elderly woman and have their generosity richly rewarded. Kindergarten - Grade 3
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by Tomie DePaola
A baker loses his daughter but gains a bakery in the grand city of Milano after meeting a determined nobleman and baking a unique loaf of bread. Preschool – Grade 3
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by Susan Middleton Elya
Mamá and her baby boy take a trip to the grocery store in this fun rhyming story with English and Spanish words. Preschool – Grade 2.
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by Dorina Lazo Gilmore
When all her older siblings are away, Cora's mother finally lets her help make pancit, a Filipino noodle dish. A recipe for pancit is included. Preschool- Grade 3
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by Russell Hoban
Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal--until to her surprise--her parents grant her wish. Preschool- Grade 1
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by Barbara Kerley
Everyone needs water! Learn how people around the world find and use water. Grades 2 - 5
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by Grace Lin
A child describes the various little dishes of dim sum that she and her family enjoy on a visit to a restaurant in Chinatown. Preschool - Kindergarten
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by Peter Menzel
A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food. Grades 6 and up
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by Ann Morris
Celebrates the many different kinds of bread and how it may be enjoyed all over the world. Preschool - Grade 4
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by Sue Linda Park
A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with the shopping, food preparation, and table setting in this rhyming book. Preschool - Grade 2
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by Jerry Pinkney
A newly illustrated edition of the classic fable of the hen who is forced to do all the work of baking bread and of the animals who learn a bitter lesson from it. Preschool - Grade 3.
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by Queen Rania
Best friends Lily and Salma disagree over their preferred foods, but after trading sandwiches to see how they taste, the girls change their minds. Preschool – Grade 2
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by Amy Wilson Sanger
Easy-to-read rhyming text introduces a variety of "soul food" dishes, including grits, fried chicken, collard greens, yams, and sweet tea. Preschool - Kindergarten
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by Eileen Spinelli
Eleven-year-old Belinda "Bindi" Winkler and her family find their way through tough times with the love and support of the community that grows around their newly opened restaurant, "The Dancing Pancake." Grades 3 - 4
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by Gertrude Chandler Warner
When someone breaks into Mama Tova's bakery and tries to steal her secret recipe, the Aldens must use their mystery-solving skills--and their taste buds--to solve the case. Grades 4 - 6
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by Rosemary Wells
When Yoko brings sushi to school for lunch, her classmates make fun of what she eats--until one of them tries it for himself. Preschool - Grade 2
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by Ana Zamorano
Each day Antonio's Mamá tries to get everyone to sit down together to eat, but someone is always busy elsewhere, until the family celebrates a new arrival. Preschool – Grade 2