New children’s books: Eat your colors and ABCs


Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass CL BAS

Carrots are orange, but they are also PURPLE.  What else can be purple? How about purple corn or blue podded peas? Bass gives us an original concept book of edible colors featuring beautiful and unusual photos of fruits and vegetables. A great read aloud for the Prek-2 crowd and for trips to the local farmer’s market.


Healthy Foods from A to Z / Comida sana de la A a la Z CL HEA

This neat bilingual alphabet book teaches children to recognize letters and food names in both Spanish and English. Food “faces” are composed of fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, dairy and key spices. Playing with your food is encouraged here!

Eating the Alphabet

 Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert CL EHL

In the canon of alphabet books, this is a classic. Kohlrabi, jalapeno, radicchio, kumquat are among the 75 fruits and vegetables presented in an appealing and accessible manner. Includes glossary, pronunciation guide and interesting facts about the species’ origins.