Healthy living for children

Written by · Published Jun 5, 2018

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I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, by Lauren Child

“This is a great book for tackling fussy eaters in a fun way. Lola does not eat a lot of things, so one day Charlie plays a good trick on her to get her to eat her supper.”

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog, by Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross

“Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog were very lazy. They ate and ate and ate. They drank and drank and drank. And they slept and slept and slept. But when they woke up, they were most uncomfortable. The sofa had shrunk. Or so they liked to think.”

Too Pickly!, by Jean Reidy & Genevieve Leloup

“Too wrinkly, too squishy, too fruity, too fishy! It’s lunchtime, but our fussy little boy doesn’t like a single item on his plate. What is a boy to eat?”

Fussy Freda, by Julia Jarman

“Dinnertime isn’t easy in Freda’s house. Mum cooks beans. YUK! Grandma cooks fish and chips. YUK! Dad cooks crispy duck. YUK! YUK! YUK! There just isn’t any pleasing Fussy Freda! Will anything change her mind about eating dinner? This deliciously funny story will have toddlers calling out for more, and more.”

Lunch on a Pirate Ship, by Caryl Hart & Kristina Stephenson

“Come with Jack on a quest for the perfect lunch - you never know who you might meet!

“Jack doesn’t want to eat his boring old lunch. He’d rather have lunch on a pirate ship! But what do pirates actually eat? Rotten fish stew - eeuuuwwww! And so begins a rollicking, imaginative adventure over sea, through caves and into the lair of a troll before Jack decides that actually Mum’s cooking is pretty good after all.”

Oliver’s Fruit Salad, by Vivian French & Alison Bartlett

“Oliver has returned from his happy, healthy holiday at his grandparents’ houses, and suddenly nothing at home seems good enough. How can Oliver’s long-suffering mum make Oliver happy?”

Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System: find out how your body works, by Paul Mason

“What does the liver do? What happens to all the food we eat? Why does the small intestine need to be so long?

Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body’s different digestive organs and the process of digestion. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.”

Disgusting Digestion, by Nick Arnold & Tony De Saulles

“This is one in an award-winning series of books that reveal revolting scientific facts. Among the facts revealed here are how much pee one’s bladder can hold without popping and why astronauts can’t eat beans before a space flight.”

Am I Fit and Healthy? Learning about diet and exercise, by Claire Llewellyn & Mike Gordon

“Aimed at children of 5 to 7 years of age, Am I Fit and Healthy? explains what foods make up a healthy diet, how exercise can help keep the body fit and how energy from food is what makes exercise possible.”

Healthy Eating for Kids: over 100 meal ideas, recipes and healthy eating tips for children, by Anita Bean

Healthy Eating For Kids is packed with essential advice on healthy eating, feeding fussy eaters, dealing with an overweight child, and plenty of tips for no-hassle meals, quick snacks and lunch boxes.”

The Hungry Healthy Student Cookbook: more than 200 recipes that are delicious and good for you too

“This student cookbook offers a choice of more than 200 quick, cheap and easy recipes, meaning more money in your pocket and more time to play! All the recipes have a healthy focus which means increased brain power and more energy to enjoy student life to the full.”

Sophie Green

Sophie Green

I work for the Suffolk Libraries stock team. I also write children’s fiction, short stories and comedy. Visit my website.