The Food Trust’s multicultural collection of farm to ECE books highlights children’s books that feature characters from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, many of which are authored by writers of color. The list also includes a number of books that are either bilingual or written exclusively in Spanish. These books cover a wide variety of farm to ECE related topics including gardening, farms, cooking, family meals, farmers markets, shopping for food and more.

Arturo and the Bienvenido Feast

Green Green: A Community Gardening Story

Bee-bim Bop!

Grow. Eat. Repeat. A Love Letter to Black-Eyed Peas

The Prince(ss) of Picky Eating

Grandma Lena's Big Ol' Turnip

Lola Plants A Garden

Little Seeds (My Little Planet)

Jonathan and His Mommy

City Green

The Ugly Vegetables

Cooking With You/Cocino Contigo


Community Soup

Kitchen Dance

Plant A Little Seed

Plants Feed Me

The Sandwich Swap

Green Is A Chile Pepper: A Book Of Colors

At The Farmers Market / En El Mercado (Spanish and English)

Too Many Tamales

Round Is A Tortilla: A Book Of Shapes

Mealtime (Toddler Tools)

Harvesting Hope: The Story Of Cesar Chavez

Full, Full, Full Of Love

Bibim Bap for Dinner / Bibim bap para cenar

How a Seed Grows

Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis

That’s Not Fair! Emma Tenayuca’s Struggle For Justice / ¡No Es Justo! La Lucha De Emma Tenayuca Por La Justicia

Aani And The Tree Huggers

A Season For Mangoes

Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story

All Around Us

No Kimchi for Me!

In My Family / En Mi Familia

Family Pictures / Cuadros De Familia

Sweet Potato Pie

Amelia's Road

Ghosts For Breakfast

Our Community Garden

When We Were Alone

Celebrate My Hopi Corn / Celebrate My Hopi Toys

The Apple Tree (English and Cherokee)

Hungry Johnny

We eat rice / Comemos Arroz

No Mush Today

Rainbow Stew

The Have A Good Day Cafe

Hot, Hot Roti For Dada-ji

Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees To Feed Families

Block Party

Can You Eat A Rainbow? / ¿Puedes comer el arco iris?

Time For Tacos / Vamos a hacer tacos

Go Go Gumbo / Rico, rico estofado!

Family Picnic / Picnic en familia

Meat Pies / Empanadas de carne

The Wakame Gatherers

In My Garden

Counting Pumpkins

On Our Farm / En nuestra granja

Juicy Peach / Durazno jugoso

The Goat Goes To Town / Una cabra en la ciudad

Cora Cooks Pancit

Yum, Apples! / ¡Deliciosas manzanas!

Fatima and the Clementine Thieves

Hello Flower/ ¡Hola, flor!

Fishing Fun / Pescar es divertido

Dim Sum For Everyone

Come And Eat!

Before We Eat

Fussy Freya

Eat A Rainbow

Babies Can't Eat Kimchee!

Mariama: Different But Just the Same

A Day without Sugar / Un día sin azúcar

Lenny In The Garden

In The Garden With Dr. Carver

The Tangerine Tree

Seed Magic

Mystery Vine

The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred

Grandpa's Girls

A Farmer's Life For Me

Lenny Has Lunch

Icy Watermelon / Sandia Fria

What Shall I Make?

Fruits: A Caribbean Counting Poem

Rosario's Fig Tree

El Barrio

Alicia's Fruity Drinks / Las Aguas Frescas de Alicia

The Good Garden / Na Roça Aqui Plantando Tudo Dá!

Ice Cream Money / Dinero para comprar un helado

Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico! Americas' Sproutings

Fresh-picked Poetry: A Day At The Farmers' Market

Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace

Sunflowers / Girasoles

Call Me Tree/Llámame Árbol

Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup

Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai And The Trees Of Kenya

Guacamole: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem

What's In The Garden?

Let's Eat! A Comer!