The engaging picture books in this Fruits & Veggies Themed Booklist for kids, take a look at at the difference between fruits and vegetables and why it is healthy to eat lots of it.
Fruits & Veggies Themed Booklist for kids
Eating the Alphabet, by Lois Ehlert
Fruit and Vegetables from around the world are introduced while this book teaches young learners’ about upper & lower case letters.
Oliver’s Vegetables, by Vivian French
Do you like chips? Oliver does. In fact, he won’t eat anything else – until he plays a game with his grandpa.
Whatever vegetable Oliver finds in the garden, he must eat. On Monday, he pulls up carrots, on Tuesday, it is spinach . . .
The Vegetables We Eat, by Gail Gibbons
Peppers, beans, corn, and peas! Learn how they grow, how they get to stores, and how many kinds there are—and learn some weird trivia, too!
Little Pea, by Amy Kraus Rosenthal
If Little Pea doesn’t eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What’s a young pea to do?
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, by Don & Audrey Wood
Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the big hungry bear. . . How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red ripe strawberry?
Two Old Potatoes and Me, by John Coy
One day at her dad’s house, a young girl finds two old potatoes in the cupboard. ”Gross.” But before she can throw them away, her dad suggests they try to grow new potatoes from the old ones, which have sprouted eyes. Just like the new potatoes that emerge from ugly old potatoes, this dad and daughter move on and make a new life together in the face of unavoidable and unpleasant change.
Planting a Rainbow, by Lois Elhert
Through brilliant, textured cut paper collages, the story follows the progress of a mother and daughter in their backyard as they plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings and nurture their growth into flowers.
Little Sweet Potato, by Amy Beth Bloom
When Little Sweet Potato rolls away from his patch, he is forced to search for a new home. He stumbles upon some very mean plants on his journey and begins to wonder if maybe he is too lumpy and bumpy to belong anywhere. Will Little Sweet Potato ever find a home that’s just right for him?
Pick, Pull, Snap! by Lola M. Schaefer
Peaches and peas and even peanuts — they all begin with
a single flower: How? Open this book and find out!
Soup Day, bu Melissa Iwai
On a cold, snowy day, a young girl and her mother shop to buy ingredients for vegetable soup. At home, they work together―step by step―to prepare the meal. While the soup is cooking, they spend the time playing games and reading. Before long, Daddy’s home and the family sits down to enjoy a home made dinner.
Apples, Cherries , Red Raspberries, by Brian P. Cleary
What is in the fruit group? Bananas, grapes, lemons, and much more. The goofy verse gives young listeners a whole crop of fruit examples and highlights some of their health benefits.
Growing Vegetable Soup, by Lois Ehlert
Dad says they are going to grow vegetable soup. Then the real gardening happens . . . planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, chopping, and cooking! In the end everyone agrees that it was the soup ever.
A Fruit is a Suitcase for seeds, by Jean Richards
Young readers will learn how fruits are designed to protect a plant’s seeds and also to help the plant spread its seeds to new places.
I Know My Fruits & Vegetables, by Ana Bell
A book that introduces kids to fruits and vegetables with 40+ bright and colorful high-quality pictures that help them remember and encourage them to observe what they learn in their everyday experiences.
Plants Feed Me, by Lizzy Rockwell
Smiling children pick fruits and vegetables, and learn how plants grow from seeds, stretching toward the sky for sun and into the earth for nutrients. This celebration of fruits, vegetables, and more is sure to get kids interested in what’s on their plates!
Zora’s Zucchini, by Katherine Pryor
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. Fortunately the ever-resourceful girl comes up with the perfect plan–a garden swap!
Anywhere Farm, by Phyllis Root
You might think a farm means fields, tractors, and a barnyard full of animals. But you can plant a farm anywhere you like! A box or a bucket, a boot or a pan — almost anything can be turned into a home for green, growing things. Windows, balconies, and front steps all make wonderful spots to start. Who knows what plants you may choose to grow and who will come to see your new garden?
The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Krauss
When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won’t grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits…
Fruit & Vegetables, by R. Rose
Your children will love the beautiful pictures in cute, bright colors while learning all about fruits & vegetables.
Sylvia’s Spinach, by Katherine Pryor
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. Overcoming her initial reluctance and giving the seeds a little love and patience, Sylvia discovers the joy of growing food and the pleasure of tasting something new.
Before We Eat From Farm to Table, by Pat Brisson
Before we eat, many people work very hard―planting grain, catching fish, tending farm animals, and filling crates of vegetables. This book reminds us what must happen before food gets to our tables to nourish our bodies and spirits.
Sophie’s Squash, by Pat Zietlow Miller
On a trip to the farmers’ market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents’ gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot. As winter nears, Sophie does start to notice changes…. What’s a girl to do when the squash she loves is in trouble?
Edible Colors, by Jennifer Vogel Bass
With a combination of unusual foods and a kaleidoscope of colors, this concept book shows that not all foods have to look the same way. A banana can be red, broccoli can be purple, and cherries can be yellow and still taste just as delicious.
Good enough to eat, by Lizzy Rockwell
Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids’ nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies.