Kid's books about fruits and vegetables

Need some suggestions on fun and educational children’s books, pertaining to the topic of fruits and vegetables? Here’s a list of eight books following the fruit and vegetable theme.

  • Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert introduces a large variety of fruits vegetables for all the letters of the alphabet.
  • The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons teaches kids all about vegetables, from how they grow to their many varieties.
  • Grow: A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables by Ben Raskin helps families learn how to grow, care for, and harvest their own fruit and vegetable gardens.
  • Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes: How to Grow a Rainbow Garden by Rosalind Creasy (Illustrations by Ruth Heller) explains how young gardeners can grow a rainbow garden with a variety of unique and colorful crops from seed to harvest.
  • Fruit Bowl by Mark Hoffman is a sweet story about Tomato wanting to join the other fruits in the fruit bowl, but they aren’t sure he belongs.
  • Fruits by Nancy Dickmann teaches children about the nutritional value of fruits and how they play an important role in a healthy diet.
  • What am I? Fruits by John Benzee contains fifteen riddles about various fruits that kids can guess and learn about.
  • Similarly, What am I? Vegetables by John Benzee asks kids to guess what the vegetables are according to the riddles and colorful illustrations.

All these books can be found by clicking on the pictures or by visiting a local bookstore.

Do you have any other fruit and vegetable book suggestions? Let me know in the comments below.

2019 Holiday Sales from Split Seed Press

Holiday shopping is upon us and books make perfect gifts. What am I? Fruits, What am I? Vegetables, and Tree Verse are on sale via my online bookstore: https://aerbook.com/store/author_john_benzee. Use coupon code FRUITCAKE to get 15% off your order. (ends 12/23/2019)

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June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

In the United States, June is designated as National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, which promotes healthy eating and tasty fresh and local foods. Fruits and vegetables are celebrated for their nutrition (bell peppers have more vitamin C than oranges), types and varieties (there are about 7,500 apple varieties worldwide), and cooking versatility.

Why don’t you participate this month by trying a new vegetable or fruit, growing some veggies in your home garden, or visiting a local farm market (they should be getting locally-grown produce soon). Here’s a handy link from the USDA to help you find a farm market in your area via ZIP code: https://www.ams.usda.gov/local-food-directories/farmersmarkets

Readers’ Favorite: What am I? Vegetables

Another book review! My picture book, What am I? Vegetables was reviewed by Readers’ Favorite, which gave the book 5 stars. Here’s the review:

What Am I? Vegetables by John Benzee is an educational and informative book for young readers as they get introduced to vegetables in a fun and interactive way. The riddles about the various vegetables, using simple descriptions and rhyming patterns, make it a fun read and children will have a good time trying to find the answers and solve the riddles. Whether it is a vegetable grown at home, seen in the grocery store, or served on your plate, children will have a fun and engaging time learning new things about the vegetables they come across or vegetables they do not know about. ‘I’m eaten raw, With a taste that’s crisp and sweet, Sometimes with a little, spicy heat. What am I?’ Let us find out more about vegetables from this book.

There are a lot of books for children written on vegetables, but what sets this book apart from the rest of them is the way the author tackles the topic. The idea of introducing veggies in a riddle form is fresh and unique, plus it makes the concept more attractive and appealing to young readers to learn and understand. The author’s illustrations are colorful and bright, and they make the book even more charming to readers. This book is a good way for children to learn about vegetables and it can be used in classrooms to teach children about vegetables, their characteristics, and colors. It is a good book to have in one’s personal collection, especially if there are school-going children in the home.

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