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Vocabulary and Food: Books For Kids

This list of the best kids books about vocabulary is sure to include a new favorite for the voracious young reader in your life! From Early Bird to ABC Pasta there's something here for everyone's tastes. Do you have a favorite book about vocabulary? Let us know!

Early Bird book
#1
Early Bird
Written by Toni Yuly
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Waking up before the sun and realizing that she is very hungry, Early Bird takes a deep breath and begins searching for a tasty breakfast, in a boldly colored story that emphasizes action words.

TouchWords: Food book
#2
TouchWords: Food
Written by and illustrated by Rilla Alexander
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

TouchWords is a brand new extension to the beloved, ground-breaking TouchThinkLearn series now with raised letters that fit into die-cut shapes! This is a full hands-on, sensory experience, associating the tactile shapes of letters with the objects. Rilla Alexander executes a fresh design incorporating the classic elements of the TouchThinkLearn first words format, with core vocabulary and stretch words on each page helping children expand their vision of words and how they work together.

Nom Nom Opposites book
#3
Nom Nom Opposites
Written and illustrated by Forrest Everett
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Nom Nom Opposites gives young minds food for thought—literally! Kids who love Shopkins and Num Noms will enjoy learning their opposites with the help and encouragement of adorable picnic food characters found throughout. Even the book feels like food packaging with an acetate window on the front cover hinting at the delicious contents inside. It's food. It's education. It's cute. It's Nom Nom Knowledge!

Alphaprints First Words book
#4
Alphaprints First Words
Written and illustrated by Roger Priddy
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Adding to the stable of bestselling Alphaprints titles, First Words is a must-have word book for babies and toddlers that sits alongside Alphaprints ABC, one of American Baby Magazine's 24 Best Baby Books of All Time. This casebound board book has over 40 first words to learn, accompanied by the quirky Alphaprints animals and objects created using fingerprints and photographs of everyday objects. Each spread is themed—pets, park, vehicles, toys, farm, food, colors and animals—and the fingerprints are embossed for lots of see-touch-feel fun. This is the latest addition to the Alphaprints series, which has sold over 1,000,000 copies in the US alone, and is published around the world in 13 languages.

My Very First Book of Food book
#5
My Very First Book of Food
Written and illustrated by Eric Carle
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Feast your eyes on the latest split-page board books from Eric Carle. In the sumptuous My Very First Book of Food, children can match each animal with the food it eats. Do you know what a squirrel eats? How about a seal? In My Very First Book of Motion, children can match each animal with the way it moves. Which animal hops? Which one waddles? Only you can match them. These fun books are full of bright animals, and are lots of fun for young children.

  1. What Can I Taste? - A group of babies have fun tasting things that are sweet, soft, crunchy, and cold. On board pages.

  2. ABC Pasta - A is for angel hair acrobat M is for Macaroni the Magician and T is for tortellini trapeze artist. It’s an ABC circus that’s good enough to eat!

Did you enjoy our children's book recommendations? Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!