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If You Liked Blaire, Try...

If you enjoyed reading about Blaire Wilson, the American Girl of the Year 2019, you might enjoy these other books about local farming and food, and community service.


Gabriela Rivera is a sixth-grader with a serious peanut allergy, lots of artistic talent, one friend at her school, and a total lack of self-confidence--but when she meets Daisy, the owner and baker at Daisy's Desserts, who makes allergy free treats, she finally starts to gain some confidence in her own considerable abilities.

Mallory makes a difference by Laurie B. Friedman

After having an awful Halloween, Mallory organizes a Thanksgiving food drive at her school, but it is harder than she expects and she has to consider whether she is doing it for the right reasons.

Also available in: e-book

Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family's move to her Great Uncle Jim's farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbors and friends.

Lola doesn't want to share her on-again, off-again best friend Amanda with Jessie and Savannah, but when the girls embark on a field trip to a local farm, an encounter with a wild chicken may be just what's needed to bring them together.

Cooking queen by M. (Marci) Peschke

Kylie Jean Carter is making her special pecan pie for Thanksgiving when Aunt Susie suggests she enter the cooking contest for kids on the Good Morning Texas television show--Kylie makes it to the final which she really wants to win so she can donate the winnings to a local food pantry.

Charlotte's web by E. B. (Elwyn Brooks) White
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | video

Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.


This stunning picture book looks into the life of Georgia Gilmore, a hidden figure of history who played a critical role in the civil rights movement and used her passion for baking to help the Montgomery Bus Boycott achieve its goal.

Engage with the people in your community through 25 activities and projects designed to get you out into your neighborhood. Clean a neighbor's car, walk a dog, organize a block party, clean up the trash, and more. Discover great ways to make new friends and give back.

Emphasizes the importance of identifying the origin of food, describing such environments as urban foodscapes and small farms throughout the world.

Fill your plate with fresh, self-sustained produce that comes straight from your garden. Step-by-step planting, care and harvesting tips give the beginning gardener a good basic understanding of the growing process. Over 30 delicious recipes made with basil, carrots, green beans, leaf lettuce, potatoes, and tomatoes, complete with step-by-step photos, bring your homegrown foods to the table to share with others. 

Let's get cooking with more than 100 allergy-free recipes for kids! Fun, delicious and easy-to-make breakfasts, snacks, sides, main dishes and desserts avoid the Big-8 food allergens whenever possible. 

Explains how to plant seeds, harvest fruits and vegetables, determine which plant parts are edible, spot pests in the garden, and use crops to cook--from bean and bacon spaghetti to polenta chips to tomato, feta, and basil pizza.


Farmer Will Allen and the growing table by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Also available in: audiobook

The story of former basketball star and current urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, whose vision of gardening from abandoned urban sites led to a grassroots feeding craze.

Julia Child knew how to have fun, and she also knew how to whip up a delightful meal. After traveling around the world working for the U.S. government, Julia found her calling in the kitchen and devoted her life to learning, perfecting, and sharing the art of French cuisine. 

Chef Roy Choi and the street food remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Describes the popular street cook's life, including working in his family's restaurant as a child, figuring out what he wanted to do with his life, and his success with his food truck and restaurant.

Alice Waters and the trip to delicious by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Also available in: audiobook

Follows Alice Waters's work to educate children about healthy food by starting the Edible Schoolyard, and showing that good food starts in the fields with good soil and caring farmers.