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What Are The Foodies Books?

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The Foodies Books are a series of 12 illustrated stories for children aged under eight. The books are set in a veggie patch with a different story for each month of the year. In each story the fruit and vegetable characters are in season in the UK during that month. They are a gentle, fun way to get children more used to how basic British fruits and vegetables look and grow, and how the seasons affect our food. Each book also contains some factual information (written by children) and a seasonal recipe which your child can tackle with very little adult help.

The Foodies Books are used in thousands of pre-school childcare and school settings across the country, because as well as being fun to read, they contribute to a range of educational objectives.

“My three year old daughter absolutely adores the books. When she grows up she wants to be a pumpkin!”


Parent, Kent

The stories are written to be pleasing for an adult to read aloud to a pre-school child. They use a mix of simple and more taxing language to be accessible to early readers in infant school. Selected words are emphasized to help children to identify key concepts. Each book demonstrates a value from the Values Education System.

Recipes in the books:

  • Are checked against School Food Trust standards so practitioners can be confident to serve the results in schools
  • Use ingredients that are all seasonal produce or store cupboard items
  • Designed to develop a hesitant child's palate without overwhelming
  • Are easily achievable even when adult helpers only have minimal cooking skills themselves.
  • Do not require expensive equipment or ingredients.

Where Can I Buy Them?

You can buy the books on Amazon, or direct from us in our shop.