Monday, February 27, 2012

Book Sharing Monday - Food, Glorious Food

I've missed Book Sharing Monday and am so happy that Alex has started hosting it again!

My kids, especially the youngest, are all pretty picky when it comes to eating.  The older two have become more adventurous as they've gotten older, but the youngest keeps deleting foods from his diet and not adding to it.  In an effort to expand his palate a bit, I've checked out and requested books from the library that have to do with food and nutrition, and, for a bit of a science tie-in, food chains.  So far we have the following books on hand:

 The Edible Pyramid--Good Eating Every Day by Loreen Leedy (a Reading Rainbow book).

The Monster Health Book--a Guide to Eating Healthy, Being Active & Feeling Great for Monsters & Kids by Edward Miller.

Who Eats What?  Food Chains and Food Webs by Patricia Lauber; illustrated by Holly Keller (a Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book).

Food Chain Frenzy--a Magic School Bus Chapter Book by Anne Capeci; illustrated by John Speirs.

Others that are on their way:

Why Do People Eat? by Kate Needham (Usborne Starting Point Science)
Good Enough to Eat: a Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition by Lizzy Rockwell
Food & You: Eating Right, Being Strong, and Feeling Great by Dr. Lynda Madison (for Jane)
Food for Thought: the Stories behind the Things We Eat by Ken Robbins
Cool Snack Food Art: Easy Recipes That Make Food Fun to Eat! by Nancy Tuminelly
Oh the Things You Can Do That Are Good for You! All about Staying Healthy by Tish Rabe

I welcome suggestions.  Happy reading!


Bailey said...

Have you thought about cooking books for kids to get them engaged?

Christina said...

Surprisingly, all three do or have done a fair bit of cooking, and love certain Food Network shows. We have several kids' cookbooks, but usually end up finding recipes online to try, or use regular cookbooks.

The youngest is by far the most sensory-sensitive in the tactile sense--the one who has to have the sock seams just so and tags cut out of clothing--and he extends this to his food choices. I have to put banana smoothies (bananas + rice milk) through a strainer before he will drink them, we must have a certain kind of smooth peanut butter (thank you, TJ's), and Mom gets to eat all the "chunks" out of the guacamole (also TJ's--my own homemade is not smooth enough)--these are just a few examples of his quirks.