Food Literacy Month with The School Garden Doctor

Did you know that September is Food Literacy Month? Established in 2012, the goal of food literacy month is "to raise awareness of how to make food choices that are 'good for people and good for the planet,' while also building community" - both messages we fully support!

Because of coronavirus and social distancing, Food Literacy Month looks a little different this year. Enter our friend Carrie Strohl from The School Garden Doctor. The School Garden Doctor is a local registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to empower teachers, schools, and communities to grow school gardens that enhance science education, nurture wellness, and foster environmental literacy. This fall, Carrie has taken her Common Core Cooking program online, empowering families and teachers alike to embrace the many benefits of cooking and gardening from home with weekly activities and educational posts. We want to support Carrie in her Food Literacy Month efforts, so for the week of September 20 - September 26, you can buy books from the list below and 20% of the proceeds will go to The School Garden Doctor!

The books featured are a mix of titles for both children and adults. Kids books are first, followed by adult titles.

Questions? Email read@napabookmine.com.


 

The Thing about Bees: A Love Letter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780998047799
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Published: Readers to Eaters - August 1st, 2019

A LOVE POEM FROM A FATHER TO HIS TWO SONS, AND A TRIBUTE TO THE BEES THAT POLLINATE THE FOODS WE LOVE TO EAT.

"Sometimes bees can be a bit rude. They fly in your face and prance on your food." And yet... without bees, we might not have strawberries for shortcakes or avocados for tacos


Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table (Food Heroes) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Eric-Shabazz Larkin (Illustrator), Will Allen (Afterword by)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780983661580
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Published: Readers to Eaters - February 9th, 2016

Will Allen is no ordinary farmer. A former basketball star, he's as tall as his truck, and he can hold a cabbage--or a basketball--in one hand. But what is most special about Farmer Will is that he can see what others can't see. When he looked at an abandoned city lot in Milwaukee he saw a huge table, big enough to feed the whole world.


The Seven Silly Eaters Cover Image
By Mary Ann Hoberman, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780152000967
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 1997

Peter wants only milk, Lucy won’t settle for anything but homemade lemonade, and Jack is stuck on applesauce. Each new addition to the household brings a new demand for a special meal. What’s a mother to do? “[A] highly comic rhyming romp that surprisingly (and nicely) twists into a birthday story.” —School Library Journal


Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious (Food Heroes) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Hayelin Choi (Illustrator), Alice Waters (Afterword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780983661566
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Published: Readers to Eaters - September 1st, 2014

Chef Alice Waters has always been friends with food.
The search for good food led Alice Waters to France, and then back to Berkeley, California, where she started Chez Panisse restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard. For Alice, a delicious meal does not start in the kitchen, but in the fields with good soil and caring farmers.


Sylvia's Spinach Cover Image
By Katherine Pryor, Anna Raff (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780983661542
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Published: Readers to Eaters - October 7th, 2014

A PICKY EATER DISCOVERS THE JOY OF GROWING FOOD AND THE PLEASURE OF TASTING SOMETHING NEW. Sylvia Spivens always says no to spinach. But one day Sylvia's teacher gives her a packet of spinach seeds to plant for the school garden.


Zora's Zucchini Cover Image
By Katherine Pryor, Anna Raff (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780998436616
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Published: Readers to Eaters - September 26th, 2017

A YOUNG GARDENER LEARNS ABOUT SHARING FOOD AND THE REWARDS OF GROWING A COMMUNITY THROUGH FOOD." The first zucchini of a summer garden is always exciting, but what happens when the plants just keep growing...and growing...and growing? Zora soon finds herself with more zucchini than her family can bake, saute, or barbecue.


I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (Charlie and Lola) Cover Image
$19.80
ISBN: 9780756931780
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Published: Perfection Learning - September 15th, 2003

The critically acclaimed Charlie and Lola books -- now an animated series on television


Chicks and Salsa Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Paulette Bogan (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781599900995
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 1st, 2007

With whimsical illustrations by Paulette Bogan, Aaron Reynolds has created a hilarious picture book about one rooster's quest for culinary delight.


Sweet Pea's Tale of Too Many Tomatoes! (Sweet Pea Tales #1) Cover Image
By Marcia Leiter, Marcia Leiter (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780997062618
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Published: Marcia J. Leiter - April 1st, 2016

Meet Sweet Pea, a little bunny who lives in a tidy hole by the stream on the south side of the meadow. It is dinnertime. She fixes spaghetti but cannot find the tomato sauce. Her solution? Plant tomatoes and MAKE spaghetti sauce. But uh oh... it isn't as simple as she thinks.


Blueberries for Sal Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670175918
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

Caldecott Honor Book

What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born!


Night of the Veggie Monster Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781619631809
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 7th, 2014

Even monsters need to eat their vegetables! This wry and funny story might inspire a few veggie monsters to give peas a chance.

When a single pea touches the lips of this determined vegetable hater, our hero doesn't cry, whine, or refuse to swallow. He turns into a VEGGIE MONSTER!


How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803737662
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Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2013

Martha HATES green beans. When some mean, green bandits stroll into town, anyone who ever said "Eat your green beans" is in big trouble. But when the beans kidnap Martha's parents, Martha is forced to take action. She can think of only one way to stop the villainous veggies from taking over her town, and it’s not pretty...or tasty.


Stone Soup (Flip Up Fairy Tales) Cover Image
By Jess Stockham (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781846430213
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Published: Child's Play International - July 1st, 2006

Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures. Retold from the originals, these lively stories will captivate readers with their delightful illustrations and fun lift-up flaps which really add to the action. The 'flip-up' flaps encourage prediction and discussion, and well-known stories will give young readers confidence.


Eating the Alphabet Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152010362
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 1996

While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world.


Stone Soup Cover Image
By Marcia Brown, Marcia Brown (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689711039
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Published: Aladdin - August 1st, 1997

Clever soldiers outwit greedy townspeople with the creation of a special soup in this cherished classic, a Caldecott Honor book.

First published in 1947, this picture book classic has remained one of Marcia Brown's most popular and enduring books.


Sun Bread Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142400739
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Published: Puffin Books - March 30th, 2004

Winter's gray chill has set in and everyone misses the sun-especially the baker.  So she decides to bring some warmth to the town by making sun bread.  And as the bread bakes, rising hot and delicious, everyone comes out to share in its goodness.  Everyone, including the sun itself.  With a lilting, rhyming text, colorful illustrations, and a recipe for baking your own sun brea


Bread, Bread, Bread Cover Image
By Ann Morris, Ken Heyman (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780688122751
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Published: HarperCollins - May 21st, 1993

Bread is a food enjoyed by people in all parts of the world. Its many shapes, sizes, textures, and colors are as varied as the people who eat it. This photographic round-the-world tour provides a glimpse into the rich variety of world cultures, as well as an informative look at an important food that everyone agrees is as necessary as water and air.


Bread Comes to Life: A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat Cover Image
By George Levenson, Shmuel Thaler (Photographs by)
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ISBN: 9781582462738
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Published: Tricycle Press - October 1st, 2008

From a patch of wheatgrass in his backyard, award-winning filmmaker George Levenson takes readers on a tour of bread made from scratch. A thresher, a grinder, and finally a doughy combination of flour, water, yeast, and oil combine to make a freshly baked loaf of whole wheat bread.


Carlos Y La Milpa de Maiz/Carlos and the Cornfield Cover Image
By Jan Romero Stevens, Jeanne Stevens (Calligrapher)
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ISBN: 9780873587358
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Published: Rising Moon Books - April 1st, 1999

When he sees the results of not following his father's instructions on the proper way to plant corn, Carlos tries to make things right.


The Ugly Vegetables Cover Image
By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781570914911
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Published: Charlesbridge - July 1st, 2001

In this charming story about celebrating differences a Chinese-American girl wishes for a garden of bright flowers instead of one full of bumpy, ugly, vegetables.


How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780679880837
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Published: Dragonfly Books - September 9th, 1996

Bake a delicious apple pie--and take a trip with this culinary global adventure!


Our School Garden! Cover Image
By Rick Swann, Christy Hale (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780998436630
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Published: Readers to Eaters - April 1st, 2018

New city. New school. Michael is feeling all alone--until he discovers the school garden There's so many ways to learn, and so much work to do. Taste a leaf? Mmm, nice and tangy hot. Dig for bugs? "Roly-poly " he yells.


My Food, Your Food, Our Food Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781684102907
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Published: Cantata Learning - August 1st, 2018

We all like different food, but everybody needs to eat How Are We Alike and Different? Find out in My Food, Your Food, Our Food.


Right This Very Minute: A table-to-farm book about food and farming Cover Image
By Lisl H. Detlefsen, Renee Kurilla (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781948898003
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Published: Feeding Minds Press - February 5th, 2019

What's that you say? You're hungry? Right this very minute? Then you need a farmer. You have the stories of so many right here on your table! Award winners Lisl H. Detlefsen and Renee Kurilla's delicious celebration of food and farming is sure to inspire readers of all ages to learn more about where their food comes from - right this very minute!


The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Readers Edition Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101993835
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Published: Dial Books - August 4th, 2015

The New York Times bestseller that’s changing America’s diet is now perfect for younger readers

“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes.


The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143038580
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Published: Penguin Books - August 28th, 2007

One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year

Winner of the James Beard Award

Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules


Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635573138
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 11th, 2020

New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

An unsettling journey into the United States' disaster-bound food system, and an exploration of possible solutions, from leading food politics commentator and farmer-turned-journalist Tom Philpott.


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Year of Food Life Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062653055
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 2nd, 2017

A beautiful deluxe trade paperback edition celebrating the 10th anniversary of Barbara Kingsolver's New York Times bestseller, which describes her family's adventure as they move to a farm in southern Appalachia and realign their lives with the local food chain.


Food Rules: An Eater's Manual Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781594203084
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Published: Penguin Press - November 1st, 2011

An enhanced edition of Food Rules—beautifully illustrated and packed with additional food wisdom


Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781449423452
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - April 24th, 2012

First paperback edition of the New York Times best-seller.


Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice Cover Image
By Hanna Garth (Editor), Ashanté M. Reese (Editor)
$36.40
ISBN: 9781517908140
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 27th, 2020

An in-depth look at Black food and the challenges it faces today

For Black Americans, the food system is broken. When it comes to nutrition, Black consumers experience an unjust and inequitable distribution of resources.


In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143114963
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Published: Penguin Books - April 28th, 2009

#1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and Food Rules 

Food. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it?