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Children’s Books

Filled with recipes, stories, and book recommendations from children’s authors and illustrators, this book is a great resource to connect cooking with children’s literature.

This cookbook for kids follows Herb on his vegetarian cooking adventures, from his Grandma teaching him to cook to being asked to cook for the King and Queen! With recipes for Veggie Burgers, Risotto, and Salsa, families can read this book together and cook alongside Herb while following his flavorful journey.

When looking back and thinking about your favorite childhood books that helped shape our imagination and inspire wonder, what pops into your head:  A dry, to-the-point science textbook, or an elaborate picture book about Mexican jumping beans?  Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan have theorized that reading science textbooks alone won’t capture a child’s attention enough to have them retain the information they’re learning in science class.  If you combine science lessons with interesting picture and story-books, however, they will have something to relate this new information to, and there’s a better chance they will understand these new concepts in more […]