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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence

    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

Dairy
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Dairy

9781607534990
Allison Lassieur

 

Describes dairy, an essential part of a healthy diet, including where different varieties are grown, why they are healthy for us, and how other parts of the world consume dairy foods.



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Fruits
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Fruits

9781607534952
Allison Lassieur

 

Describes fruits, an essential part of a healthy diet, including where different varieties are grown, why they are healthy for us, and introduces fruits from many countries.



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Grains
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Grains

9781607534976
Allison Lassieur

 

Describes grains, an essential part of a healthy diet, including where different varieties are grown, why they are healthy for us, and how other parts of the world consume grains.



retail $31.35 your price $21.95

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Meats and Proteins

9781607534983
Allison Lassieur

 

Describes meats and proteins, an essential part of a healthy diet, including both plant and animal sources of protein, why they are healthy for us, and how other parts of the world consume meat and protein foods.



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Vegetables

9781607534969
Allison Lassieur

 

Describes vegetables, an essential part of a healthy diet, including where different varieties are grown, why they are healthy for us, and introduces vegetables from many countries.



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Dairy
9781607534990
Fruits
9781607534952
Grains
9781607534976
Meats and Proteins
9781607534983
Vegetables
9781607534969

Where Does Our Food Come From?

 

How does your food get to the grocery store and to your table? Why do we eat certain foods and not others? This series answers those questions and more, looking at agriculture and geography as well as cultural practices and nutrition recommendations.

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Complete Series of 5: retail $156.75 your price $109.75

READING LEVEL: GRADE 2 AND UP
  • Formats: Reinforced Library Binding, eBook

  • Pages: 32

  • Trim Size: 6.5" x 9.5"

Booklist,
February 15, 2015

“This overview in the Where Does Our Food Come From? series imparts a clear picture of what fruits are and why they are important parts of a healthy diet, though with the clear intent of keeping things simple, Lassieur avoids mention of tomatoes, peppers, and squash and doesn’t deal with such issues as forced ripening, insecticides, and migrant labor. Along with tallying the fruits most commonly eaten in this country, the author mentions durians and several other lesser-known ones. She also notes which states in the U.S. grow the most fruit, and, in general, from which other parts of the world we draw our fruit imports. Bright color photos offering extreme close-ups of various kinds, often sliced open, highlight their inviting colors and textures. A cautionary note preceding the closing leads to further information, and other back matter properly exhorts readers not to overdo this sugary food group. Terms like vitamin and antioxidant are mentioned but not really defined, which creates opportunities for further inquiry and discussion. ”—John Peters

Midwest Book Review,
July 2015

“Lavishly illustrated with delicious color photographs, “Fruits” is a volume from the level K-3 Amicus High Interest series, Where Does Our Food Come From. Narrative is simple, informative, and compact, with starred Q and A sidebars to highlight information of interest about fruits. Five brief sections cover the definition of fruits, where fruits grow, fruits that travel, fruits around the world, and healthy fruits as part of a daily diet. A Glossary, Read More, and Websites section add enriched sources of information on fruits. A highly appealing, well packaged nonfiction resource book, “Fruits” offers kids ages 5 and up quick, accurate information about the role of fruits in our diet and in the world. Additional titles in this outstanding series that are also highly recommended for young readers K-3 include the following: “Grains” (9781607534976, $19.95), by Allison Lassieur, and “Meats and Proteins” (9781607534983, $19.95), by Allison Lassieur. ”

School Library Connection,
September 2015

“Every book in this series answers two major questions: “Where does our food come from?” and “How does it get to the store?” Young readers will learn where these different food groups grow or originate, as well as why these foods are a necessity for their daily diet. Not only does this series include USDA MyPlate guidelines, but each book also cites vitamins and nutrients. The writing style is simplistic in a large easy-to-read font, and every spread is accompanied with a photograph and short caption. A unique feature that young readers will find appealing is the inclusion of single Q and A’s found at the bottom of several chapters. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Table of Contents. Index. Recommended. ”—Sheila Acosta

The Horn Book,
November 23, 2015

“Each book straightforwardly explains what the title food is, where it is sourced, its nutritional importance for humans, whether the U.S. imports or exports the product, and examples from each food category that people in other parts of the world farm and eat. Easy-to-read texts; bright, uncluttered design; and close-up color photos will maintain readers’ interest. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind.”