November 22, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

BBF 2017

I hope to see some of you tomorrow, 11-5, at the Boston Book Festival. The Horn Book will be giving stuff (and opinions; I’m almost done with The Book of Dust) away at booth number 9 in Copley Square. We can see Roxy’s Grilled Cheese (number 33) from our booth! And our Elissa will be […]

Merry Christmas darlings

Winding things down here for the year, I’d like to wish readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, hoping there is plenty of candy in your immediate future. And if candy is not your thing, Katie also has a host of recommendations of food favorites from children’s books. And do not forget Laura’s gingerbread! […]

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Food TPiB: Waffle It Edition

As I mentioned yesterday, right now my life is all about waffles! And in my waffle obsessed state, I finally figured out a way that I – the person who hates to cook – can host an Unconventional Cooking Club with teens. Today, I will share with you the Waffle It! Edition. It turns out, […]

MakerSpace: Rethinking Food in Programming, Again? Yes, Again.

Thing 2 loves waffles, which is why The Mr. had a moment of brilliance: let’s buy a waffle iron. It did not realize that this small purchase – we bought ours at the local thrift store for $3.00 because we are poor – would become the inspiration for what may become one of my most […]

Nurturing “Food Explorers” with Spoons Across America

When it comes to making, what could be more fun than playing, experimenting, and teaching with food? Ali McDowell of Spoons Across America talked to SLJ about the organization’s approach to culinary education, with advice and resources on helping kids and families eat well.

Take 5: YA Lit with Food Allergies

Earlier today I talked a little bit about food allergies and shared some ever evolving thoughts I had about food in teen programming. Now I want to share 5 MG and YA lit titles that have characters that deal with food allergies. I have only read 2 of the following 5 titles, but the rest […]

Let’s Talk Teens, Food and Programming

This is Food Allergy Awareness Week, which seems like a good time for me to revisit my thoughts regarding serving food at teen programs, which seems like a constant work in progress. Back in 2011, prompted in part by my own personal struggles as a mom to a child with extreme food allergies, I wrote […]

Feeding Minds and Bodies: Libraries, Nonprofits, and Authors Offer Food Education

Libraries, authors, and world-famous chefs, including Chez Panisse’s Alice Waters, are stepping in to ensure that children and teens are food literate, from providing food itself to incorporating lessons on nutrition, food sourcing, and gardening into curriculum and literature.

Eat, Play, Learn: Food-Related Materials to Sink Your Teeth Into | Focus On

With increasing alarm over childhood obesity, there’s a need for strong food and cooking titles. These materials not only have rich tie-ins to history, math, culture and science, they also offer sweet—and savory—rewards.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.