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Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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Eric Carle

Jack is hungry and wants a big pancake for breakfast. But first, his mother needs some help gathering the ingredients. Jack harvests the wheat to mill the flour, gathers the eggs, milks the cow, and churns the butter for his pancake! This lively and vibrant story helps children gain an understanding of everything that goes into the food that they eat.

The grouchy ladybug doesn’t want to share his breakfast of aphids, so he sets out to pick a fight with the biggest creature he can find. This book counts through each hour of the day, from breakfast to dinner.

In autumn, the wind blows a tiny seed off of a flower, and the seed embarks on a long journey. Avoiding the hot sun and deep ocean, the tiny seed lands on the ground and grows into an enormous flower. Eventually, it sends its own seeds away. Eric Carle’s magnificent collages and inspiring message of perseverance teach a valuable lesson about the life of a seed.

The caterpillar is very hungry as he prepares for his transformation!