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Flip the Page on Healthy Reads

March 1st, 2015

By Jessie Levesque

Healthy Eating

By Honor Head

Few things are as critical to a child's development as a healthy diet. This book asks and answers questions about healthy eating. It explores why fruit and vegetables are good for us, what are the best snacks, why we shouldn't just eat sweet foods and information about foods from different countries. The easy-to-make recipes will make healthy eating fun for you and your little ones!

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls

By Valorie  Schaefer

This "head-to-toe" guide answers all your questions, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between. With tips, how-to's, letters from girls, and facts from the experts, this book will start great conversations between you and your daughter.

Miss Fox’s Class Shapes Up

By Eileen Spinelli

Miss Fox's class is back, and this time the students are lethargic and cranky until they learn to eat better, exercise, and get more sleep. "This class is going to get fit!" Miss Fox says. "So we can be ready for Field Day?" asks Frog. "Not just Field Day," says Miss Fox. "For every day!" This book’s quirky and colorful illustrations are great at introducing young children to everyday wellness.

The Body Book For Boys

By Rebecca Paley

This is a must-have book for boys looking for straightforward advice about their changing bodies and growing up. There are answers to questions about everything from shaving, vocal changes, bad breath, smelly feet, braces, and acne, school, sports, girls, friends, family, and more. The quizzes, Q&A, and tips make this an engaging book for your son!

A Million Moves

By John Burstein

Lucas is working on becoming more physically fit. He wants to reach his goal and perform well in the President's Challenge at school. Join Lucas as he learns about the importance of exercise and how to reach his goals. This book outlines routines for improving strength and endurance for the muscles, heart and lungs.

Choose Good Food

By Gina Bellisario

Lucas is a picky eater. But he's excited to go to the supermarket. Today, he gets to choose food for lunch. Lucas's dad helps him learn about the five food groups. Lucas finds out what foods are full of healthy nutrients and he uses this information to prepare a tasty snack! With fantastic illustrations, this would be great for story time read aloud.  It also has extra resources for family eating.

Keep Calm!: My Stress Busting Tips

By Gina Bellisario

Anna is one busy girl! She plays soccer and takes piano lessons. She has homework and chores. Sometimes she feels stressed. How can she get everything done? Anna's parents show her several ways to deal with stress. Kids can have stress too, and this book gives excellent tips on how to deal with those feelings. It also explains that there is good and bad stress and everyone has both, which helps our children understand that they aren’t the only ones going through it.

ChopChop: The Kids' Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family

By Sally Sampson

ChopChop expands the boundaries of their cooking magazine to a book with dozens of new recipes, diving deeper into kitchen fundamentals than ever before. This book has a variety of healthy recipes that will help your family get excited about healthy eating. Family cooking also leads to a happier home!

101 Ways to get in Shape

By Charlotte Guillain

This handy book presents one hundred and one facts about diet, nutrition, exercise, and body wellness, from choosing the right foods to eating and finding fun and healthy exercise ideas, joining a sports team, and avoiding drugs and alcohol. This book is targeted towards your preteens with extra resources for them to explore on their own.

Tags: Books, health

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