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In 1912 New York, Gertie feels left out while Mama and her four older sisters cook Hanukkah dinner, but Papa comes home and asks her help with an important task.

Written in the style of chirpy self-help books, Dragons Love Tacos speaks directly to readers ("Hey, kid! Did you know that dragons love tacos?") and follows its absurd premise to a logical, if extreme, conclusion.

Lili loves to cook little dumplings called baos with her grandmother, but when cabbage is needed, she races up and down the stairs of her grandmother's apartment building to find the ingredient and help the other grandmothers borrow ingredients for different dumplings, from Jamaican meat patties and Italian ravioli to Lebanese fatayer and more.

An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini.

Elliot Moose and his friends realize how difficult baking can be when they try to bake a cake for their friend's birthday.

A child is sent to find a younger brother at dinnertime and is introduced to a variety of cultures through encountering the many different ways rice is prepared at the different households visited.

A modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood in which Federico rides his bicycle to the market for Abuelo's groceries, then stands up to a hungry wolf. Includes a recipe for pico de gallo and glossary of Spanish terms.

An evocative story about family, history, culture, and traditions, new and old.

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PZ 7.1 .B788 Lit 2019

A slyly humorous, high-energy cautionary tale depicts a team of tiny but mighty Little Guys who create an unstoppable army before causing their forest creature neighbors to worry when they amass more than they need.

M-R

In an adaptation of the original parody, the hound Yodeler Jones tells what happened when his beloved meatball escaped from a plateful of spaghetti and ended up under a bush outside his restaurant.

A crew of resourceful neighbors comes together to prepare a meal for their community. Includes a recipe and an author's note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book.

Joyful exuberance abounds in this mother-son collaboration that celebrates family ties and the joys of eating peanut-butter fudge.

During a Fourth of July picnic, a group of children display how easy it is to share things, including a pie, a jump rope, and a hug.

S-Z

Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu's delicious stew! One by one, they follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself?

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.

When a mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he learns that a duck devoured earlier has set up a table to enjoy the food the gluttonous predator eats.