Last Stop on Market Street & More Books on Feeding Each Other! (Thanksgiving )

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The Adventurous Chef:  Alexis Soyer

Title: The Adventurous Chef: Alexis Soyer
By: Ann Arnold
Published: 2002

In 1837, when Alexis Soyer was just twenty-five years old, he became head chef at the exclusive Reform Club in London on the condition that he be allowed to participate in the design of the kitchen. Soyer quickly established himself as a star. Despite his flamboyance, he was practical and large-hearted, cooking for the starving populace as well as the aristocracy, opening soup kitchens during the Irish potato famine, and teaching the army how to feed itself in the Crimean War. Age Range: 8-12
Call Number: x Biog Soyer.A Arnol.A

Dad Bakes

Title: Dad Bakes
By: Katie Yamasaki
Published: 2021

Dad wakes early every morning before the sun, heading off to work at the bakery. He kneads, rolls, and bakes, and as the sun rises and the world starts its day, Dad heads home to his young daughter. Together they play, read, garden, and—most importantly—they bake. Inspired by Katie's work with the formerly incarcerated.
Age Range: 3 - 7 years

Call Number: JPicture Yamas.K

The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough

Title: The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough
By: Katie Smith Milway
Published: 2010

Eleven-year-old Maria Luz and her family have a small farm in Honduras, but may not have enough food to sustain them for the year, so Maria's father must leave home to find work, leaving her in charge of the garden. Age Range:

Call Number: x363.883 Milwa.K

Last Stop on Market Street

Title: Last Stop on Market Street
By: Matt de la Pena (illustrated by Christian Robinson)
Published: 2015

A boy and his grandma catch the bus. We don't yet know where they are headed, but along the way the boy asks questions about why they don't have a car or an ipod. The grandma has a ready answer about the advantages of what they do have and encourages him to think of positive aspects of lacking material goods. When they reach their destination we find out that they were traveling to help out at a soup kitchen. Age Range: 3 and up

Call Number: JPicture Delap.M

Maddi's Fridge

Title: Maddi's Fridge
By: Lois Brandt
Published: 2014

Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while Sofia’s fridge at home is full of food, the fridge at Maddi’s house is empty. Sofia learns that Maddi’s family doesn’t have enough money to fill their fridge and promises Maddi she’ll keep this discovery a secret. Also included: An action section, with six effective ways for children to help fight hunger and information on anti-hunger groups. Age Range: 4-9

Call Number: J Picture Brand.L and Spanish J Picture Brand.L La Nevera de Maddi

One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference

Title: One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference
By: Katie Smith Milway
Published: 2008

Kojo lives in a small village in Ghana. He gets a loan to buy a hen so his family will have eggs to eat. He sells the extra eggs and with his profits he buys more hens. Eventually he is able to afford his school fees and upon finishing school, he purchases a poultry farm. Based on a true story. Age Range: 8 - 12 years

Call Number: JPicture Milwa.K

Our Little Kitchen

Title: Our Little Kitchen
By: Jillian Tamaki
Published: 2020

A crew of resourceful neighbors comes together to prepare a meal for their community. With a garden full of produce, a joyfully chaotic kitchen, and a friendly meal shared at the table, Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and looking out for one another. Bonus materials include recipes and an author’s note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book. Age Range: 4-9

Call Number: J Picture Tamak.J

Poverty and Hunger in the Children In Our World Series

Title: Poverty and Hunger in the Children In Our World Series
By: Louise Spilsbury
Published: 2017

This book helps younger elementary school kids understand "What is poverty and hunger? How do they affect people in countries all over the world?" Also kids learn about ways they can help. Award-winning illustrator Hanane Kai creates powerful illustrations to help children visualize the impact of poverty, hunger, war, and more. The Children in our World series takes a timely look at today's biggest issues and sensitively explains the crises that dominate the news in an appropriate way for young children. Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Call Number: x362.5 Spils.L

Thank you, Omu!

Title: Thank you, Omu!
By: Oge Mora
Published: 2018

When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit. A generous woman is rewarded by her community in this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for the Thanksgiving season, perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street.
Age Range: 4 -7 years

Call Number: JPicture Mora.O

Stone Soup

Title: Stone Soup
By: Jon Muth
Published: 2003

Three wise monks trick a poor, frightened community into finding happiness by teaching them the magic of generosity. A gorgeous, wise retelling of the popular folktale. Age Range: 4 - 8 years

Call Number: x398.20944 Muth.J

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