• Pete the cat in a banana tree with a banana

    Pete the cat and the Bad Banana

    by James Dean Year Published: 2015

    Pete the Cat bites into a bad banana and decides that he never, ever wants to eat another banana again. But Pete really likes bananas! Will a rotten bite ruin Pete's love for this tasty fruit?

    Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.

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  • The Watermelon Seed

    by Greg Pizzoli Year Published: 2015

    With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love, and the new board-book format makes this hilarious romp the perfect pick for preschoolers.

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    World Pizza

    by Cece Meng Year Published: 2017

    MCS Food Service Book of the Month for May 2019 is World PizzaWhen Momma spots a wishing star, she starts to ask for world peace—but a sneeze changes “peace” into “peace-AH-AH-AH-choo!” World PIZZA! Suddenly, yummy pies of every kind come drifting down from the sky. That’s not exactly what Momma hoped for . . . or is it? 

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    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    by Judi & Ronald Barrett Year Published: 1978

    MCS Food Service Book of the Month for April 2019 is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.   The beloved, bestselling tale of edible weather is brought to life!  If food dropped like rain from the sky, wouldn't it be marvelous! Or would it? It could, after all, be messy. And you'd have no choice. What if you didn't like what fell? Or what if too much came? Have you ever thought of what it might be like to be squashed flat by a pancake?

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  •  Cover of Sam-I-Am cooking foods.

    Cooking with Sam-I-Am

    by Courtney Carbone and Tom Brannon Year Published: 2018

    MCS Food Service Book of the Month for March 2019 is Cooking with Sam-I-Am

    In this super simple, rhyming reader, featuring characters from Dr. Seuss's beloved Beginner Book Green Eggs and Ham, Sam-I-Am cooks his signature dish with Mouse and Fox. An ideal choice for children learning to read, foodies, and, of course, Dr. Seuss fans!

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  •  Cover of a dragon laying down with lots of tacos.

    Dragon Love Tacos

    by Adam Rubin Year Published: 2012

    MCS Food Service Book of the Month for February 2019 is Dragons Love Tacos.  Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos.

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  •  Cover of a moose and is muffins.

    If You Give a Moose a Muffin

    by Laura Numeroff & Felicia Bond Year Published: 1991

    MCS Food Service Book of the Month for January 2019 is If You Give a Moose a Muffin.  If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it. When he's eaten all your muffins, he'll want to go to the store to get some more muffin mix. 

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  • Cookiesaurus Rex Book Cover, with Cookiesaurus.

    Cookiesaurus Rex

    by Amy Fellner Dominy Year Published: 2017

    MCS Food Service Book of the Month for December 2018 is Cookie Saurus Rex.  As soon as Cookiesaurus Rex comes out of the oven, he declares that he is King of All Cookies. He should be frosted before all of the standard-shaped cookies, in a nice bright green. But the other cookies are getting sprinkles, or shiny stars, or even gumdrops . . . WAIT ONE STINKIN' STOMPIN' MINUTE! Cookiesaurus wants a do-over.

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  • Book cover with students holding pumpkins.

    How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

    by Margaret McNamara Year Published: 2007

    MCS Food Service Book of the Month for November 2018 is How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? Mr. Tiffin and his students explore skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment! This book makes a wonderful read-aloud companion to any math or science curriculum, and it's a fun way to reinforce counting skills at home.

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  • Bookcover dogs pointing & laughing at Hallo-wiener

    The Hallo-Wiener

    by Dav Pilkey Year Published: 1995

    MCS Food Service Book of the Month for October 2018 is The Hallo-Wiener. Oscar is a little dog with a big problem -- he gets more tricks than treats because other dogs tease him all the time. But one brave act on Halloween makes Oscar a Grade-A hero, proving that a little wiener can be a real winner!

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  • Cover with students at the apple orchard.

    The Apple Orchard Riddle

    by Margaret McNamara Year Published: 2013

    MCS Food Service Book of the Month for September 2018 is The Apple Orchard Riddle. Mr. Tiffin and his students from the perenially popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? are back in this picture book about a school trip to an apple orchard!  In this playful, humorous, and child-friendly classroom story, the students learn a lot about apples and apple orchards—including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are—while trying to solve a riddle. 

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  • Pete the Cat holding cupcakes. (Book Cover Image)

    Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

    by James Dean Year Published: 2016

    MCS Food Service Book of the Month for August 2018 is Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes.  Pete the Cat and his friends are busy as can be baking cupcakes for a party, and Pete can’t wait to perform with his groovy band. But some of the cupcakes have gone missing! Who could have taken them?

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