Furry Comfort, Furry Joy

Life is better with a dog, and there's scientific proof! Furry Comfort, Furry Joy is a non-fiction picture book featuring Tucker, a lovable pet therapy dog with a busy schedule, and his sidekick Golden Retriever buddies Rally and Dr. Woofster. Kids (ages 5-8) will be able to “brag” about what they know about dogs and the remarkable ways that our four-legged friends make us healthier, happier, kinder and smarter.

 

Foodie Fest Friday

Friendship, food, and math – does this sound like an unlikely combination of ideas? Not in Ms. Widdle’s class when everyone’s in on the plan for Foodie Fest Friday. This picture book for ages 3-6 brings the themes of diversity and math into an exciting celebration of generosity, cultures, and foods from around the world.

 

Farmers of the Future – They’re Not Who You Think They Are!

Warning: this picture book (non-fiction) may cause drooling. There’s a huge world of food around you – how is it made? Now, try to imagine where it might come from in 5, 10, or 20 years. Will a computer grow your next meal? Can a 3D printer design your dessert? Maybe robots will harvest your veggies!  New technologies may help us grow safe, nutritious, affordable food for billions of people, without polluting the environment. Now, that’s a tall order!

 

Super Shots

Sometimes kids are afraid of getting vaccinations. More than just the health facts, this nonfiction picture book empowers kids with a plan so that the needle won't hurt and talks about why vaccinations are important. After all, who wants to get sick?