Ode-to-an-Onion-262x300

Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda and his Muse

A poetic, beautifully illustrated book by Alexandria Giardino, inspired by Ode to the Onion by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904–1973). Pablo has a lunch date with his friend Matilde, who shows the moody poet her garden. Where Pablo sees conflict and sadness, Matilde sees love and hope. The story is a simple ode to a vegetable

Cazuela-Farm-Maiden-Stirred

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

This is a lyrical bilingual story of how the farm maiden and all the farm animals work together to make the rice pudding—arroz con leche—that they serve at the fiesta. Cleverly incorporating Spanish words, adding a new one in place of the English word from the previous page, this book makes learning the language easy

we-are-the-gardeners-250x300

We Are the Gardeners

Younger and older readers will enjoy We Are the Gardeners, written by Joanna Gaines and illustrated by Julianna Swaney. In this book, Joanna Gaines (of HGTV’s Fixer Upper fame) and her kids chronicle their adventures starting a garden, describing the mishaps, joys, and lessons that happen along the way. They begin with a story many

Bread-Lab-231x300

Bread Lab!

It’s Saturday morning and Iris is expecting a visit from her Aunt Mary, who she likes to call “Plant Mary” because she’s a plant scientist.  Today Aunt Mary wants to experiment with making whole wheat sourdough bread from scratch! As the family kitchen transforms into a bread lab, Iris is surprised that bread needs only

A Moose Boosh: A Few Choice Words About Food

In more than 40 exuberant poems and “vandalized” photographs, you’ll meet a city kid who fantasizes about farming on a stoop, a girl with crumpets and crêpes in her head, and a boy with a pet cabbage. “Doctor Food” prescribes good food as medicine and “Dancing Kitchen” will have you shimmying with your skillet. From

Chef-Roy-Choi-225x300

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix

Chef Roy Choi calls himself a “street cook.” He wants outsiders, low-riders, kids, teens, shufflers and skateboarders, to have food cooked with care, with love, with sohn maash. “Sohn maash” is the flavors in our fingertips. It is the love and cooking talent that Korean mothers and grandmothers mix into their handmade foods. For Chef Roy Choi, food means

Auntie-Mabel-Bless-Table-300x298

Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table

Auntie Mabel and her family and friends have gathered for their big Sunday dinner and can’t wait to dig into a delicious, mouthwatering meal. Before they can begin, Auntie Mabel starts—and doesn’t stop—blessing everyone and everything! Author and illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton’s delectable celebration of food and family is a joyous appreciation of how traditions and

Errol’s Garden

Errol loves gardening. Although his home is full of beautiful plants, he longs for an outdoor space where he can grow things. A chance discovery leads to a solution, but Errol can’t do everything on his own. Luckily, help is near at hand. A heart-warming and inclusive tale about how one small boy’s dream of a garden unites

Subscribe Now

Are you interested in receiving our Farm to School Monthly newsletter? Receive lesson plans, teaching resources, and more, delivered to your inbox each month. You can also sign up for ASAP's other newsletters.