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Food for thought

Two new non-fiction titles aim to give kids the tools to make wise food choices


Meatless? A Fresh Look at What You Eat

Sarah Elton and Julie McLaughlin, ill.

Owlkids Books, Ages 8-12

Eat Up! An Infographic Exploration of Food

Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer; Belle Wuthrich, ill.

Annick Press, Ages 9-12

MEAT EATER, FLEXITARIAN, vegetarian, vegan: there are as many names for one’s eating preference these days as there are varieties of fruit. And where our food comes from is becoming as important to some as what we eat. Two new books for middle-graders take a look at these and other food-related issues with great success.

In Meatless?, author Sarah Elton begins her examination of humans’ carnivorous tendencies with an anecdote illustrating how her own way of thinking about meat changed the day she helped kill a chicken on a farm. The eyeopening experience made her curious about individuals who choose not to eat meat and their reasons for doing so.

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