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Books in Exploring the Everyday series

  • How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food

    Chris Butterworth, Lucia Gaggiotti

    Paperback (Candlewick, Feb. 12, 2013)
    "Equally informative and appetite-whetting." — The Horn BookOne of the best parts of a young child’s day is opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did that delicious food get there? From planting wheat to mixing dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Health tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.Back matter includes an index.
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  • Where Did My Clothes Come From?

    Christine Butterworth, Lucia Gaggiotti

    Paperback (Candlewick, Sept. 12, 2017)
    “Burgeoning fashionistas and young scientists alike will find plenty of fun facts in this clever compendium.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s BooksDid you know that the cotton for your jeans was picked from a bush? Where did your soccer uniform, your rain boots, and your fleece jacket come from? And what does recycling plastic bottles have to do with anything? Visit farms, forests, and factories all over the world to find out how everything you wear has a story behind it. Back matter includes an author’s note, an illustrator’s note, a bibliography, and an index.
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  • How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food

    Chris Butterworth, Lucia Gaggiotti

    Hardcover (Candlewick, Jan. 25, 2011)
    Fresh retro artwork lures little readers on a tasty trip to farms, dairies, and more. Yum!The best part of a young child’s day is often opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did all that delicious food get there? Who made the bread for the sandwich? What about the cheese inside? Who plucked the fruit? And where did the chocolate in that cookie get its start? From planting wheat to mixing flour into dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Healthy tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.Back matter includes an index.
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  • How Does My Home Work?

    Chris Butterworth, Lucia Gaggiotti

    Paperback (Candlewick, Sept. 1, 2020)
    The inner workings of a home are laid out for kids in fun, retro illustrations jam-packed with the technology behind everyday life.How does flipping a switch on the wall make the lights come on? Where does the clean water that flows out of the faucet come from? What is used to keep a home warm? Travel beyond the walls and under the floors of a house to find out more about the electricity, water, and natural gas that make your home work — and find out how you can do your part to save energy and preserve these resources.
  • Where Did My Clothes Come From?

    Chris Butterworth, Lucia Gaggiotti

    Hardcover (Candlewick, Aug. 4, 2015)
    Fun retro illustrations entice kids to follow the thread and learn where their clothes had their start—and how they were put together.Did you know that the cotton for your jeans was picked from a bush? How did the colorful wool in your sweater get from a sheep’s back to a ball of yarn? Where did your soccer uniform, your rain boots, and your fleece jacket come from? And what does recycling plastic bottles have to do with anything? Visit farms, forests, and factories all over the world to find out how everything you wear has a story behind it. Back matter includes an author’s note, an illustrator’s note, a bibliography, and an index.
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