Attention classroom teachers! The following children’s books on various health
related topics (mainly nutrition) are available for you to use. If you would like
to borrow one or more of these storybooks, please contact: Velda Yamashiro,
School Health Coordinator to sign out the books.
Stay tuned for more books…
The Edible Pyramid
Good Eating Everyday
Written and Illustrated by Loreen Leedy
Grade Level: PreK -3
This book is updated to reflect recommendations offered by the USDA in its
2005 MyPyramid food guide and the latest research on nutrition. In the story, a group of
elegantly dressed animals arrive for the grand opening of a new restaurant. A tuxedo-clad
cat serves as host and introduces the menu as it relates to the vertical stripes on the
pyramid……….Heightened awareness of the need for healthier diets and increased exercise to
combat childhood obesity makes this story a very useful classroom tool.
Growing Vegetable Soup
Written and Illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Grade Level: PreK-3
Together, a father and child share the joys of planting, watering, and watching seeds grow.
And once their harvest of tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, and corn is ready, they'll cook it up
into the best soup ever!
Lois Ehlert's bright, graphic art and simple text make this vibrant board book a perfect
read-aloud for budding gardeners and their families.
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato
By Lauren Child
Grade Level PreK-3
In this quirky, clever, fantastically funny story, Charlie uses his imagination to convince his
little sister Lola -- who is a very fussy eater -- to eat. She won't eat her carrots -- until
Charlie reveals that they are really "orange twiglets from Jupiter." She won't eat her
mashed potatoes -- until Charlie explains they are "cloud fluff from the pointiest peak of
Mount Fuji." And Lola will never -- not ever -- eat a tomato. Or will she? Children will
recognize determined young Lola and cheer for inventive Charlie in this fabulous smorgasbord