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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.

From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate
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From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate

9781681521459
Bridget Heos / Stephanie Fizer Coleman

 

A child wonders where chocolate comes from and learns about cocoa farmers and how cocoa beans are harvested in West Africa and chocolate makers and how cocoa beans are made into chocolate at at factory. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map of where cocoa trees are grown, glossary, and further resources.



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From Grapes to Jelly
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From Grapes to Jelly

9781681521473
Bridget Heos / Stephanie Fizer Coleman

 

A child wonders where jelly comes from and learns about the jobs of a grape farmer and workers in a jelly factory. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map of where Concord grapes are grown, glossary, and further resources.



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From Milk to Cheese
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From Milk to Cheese

9781681521442
Bridget Heos / Stephanie Fizer Coleman

 

A child wonders where cheese comes from and learns about the jobs of a dairy farmer and cheese makers and how milk is made into cheese at a cheese factory. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a world map of where dairy cows are raised, glossary, and further resources.



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From Milk to Ice Cream
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From Milk to Ice Cream

9781681521466
Bridget Heos / Stephanie Fizer Coleman

 

A child wonders where ice cream comes from and learns about the jobs of a dairy farmer, a sugarcane farmer, and factory workers in an ice cream factory. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a world map of where dairy cows and sugarcane are raised, glossary, and further resources.



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From Peanuts to Peanut Butter
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From Peanuts to Peanut Butter

9781681521480
Bridget Heos / Stephanie Fizer Coleman

 

A child wonders where peanut butter comes from and learns about the jobs of peanut farmers and how peanuts are harvested, and how peanuts are made into peanut butter and packaged at a factory. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map of where peanuts are grown, glossary, and further resources.



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From Wheat to Bread
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From Wheat to Bread

9781681521435
Bridget Heos / Stephanie Fizer Coleman

 

A child wonders where bread comes from and learns about the jobs of a wheat farmer, a miller, and a baker in a bread factory as they describe the steps in bread-making. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes world map of where wheat is grown, glossary, and further resources.



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From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate
9781681521459
From Grapes to Jelly
9781681521473
From Milk to Cheese
9781681521442
From Milk to Ice Cream
9781681521466
From Peanuts to Peanut Butter
9781681521480
From Wheat to Bread
9781681521435

Who Made My Lunch? (paperback)

Ice cream might be your favorite dessert, but do you know how it's made? This new series explains just that. Come along on the journey as common household foods travel from farm to factory to table. Learn how grapes are made into jelly and peanuts are made into peanut butter. With clear process explanations and charming illustrations, this series answers the questions of curious and hungry kids.

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Complete Series of 6: your price $53.94

READING LEVEL: GRADE K AND UP
  • Format: paperback

  • Pages: 24

  • Trim Size: 9.25" x 8.25"

School Library Journal – Series Made Simple,
November 1, 2017

“Prompted by the question 'Who made my lunch?,' these titles highlight the people responsible for the production of food items, such as the wheat farmer, miller, and baker who produce sandwich bread, or the dairy farmer, processors, and sugar caners who help make ice cream. Maps and climate conditions provide agriculture and geography facts, while the waste-saving measures of the peanut farmer, who saves roasted peanut skins to feed pigs and peanut hearts to feed birds, reveal environmental savvy. Context clues help with text vocabulary; wheat goes 'dormant' in cold months, 'sort of like taking a nap.' Scientific processes and math figures are integrated for an interdisciplinary approach. Some social commentary informs students about Fair Trade practices in other countries. VERDICT A clever triple-dip into agriculture concepts, career awareness, and ELA sequencing skills for younger elementary students.”—Vicky Reutter

NSTA Recommends,
September 29, 2017

“Librarians, looking for a series to support National School Lunch week? Who Made My Lunch? by Bridget Heos and illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman is ideal. This six book series includes all the components of a typical child’s lunch. The six titles are From Milk to Ice Cream, From Milk to Cheese, From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate, From Grapes to Jelly, From Peanuts to Peanut Butter, and From Wheat to Bread. Few children grow up on farms. Instead children are disconnected from the origins of the food from the grocery store. What offers more appeal than chocolate bars and ice cream or a classic PB&J sandwich? The series is intended for the early elementary grades, K–3. The text is clear without condescension. For example, in From Wheat to Bread, the author explains, 'The wheat sprouts quickly. But this is winter wheat. During the cold months, it goes dormant. That’s sort of like taking a nap.' In From Peanuts to Peanut Butter, Heos includes interesting details, 'At the peanut butter factory, you’ll roast the peanuts in a hot oven. The tray moves up and down so that the peanuts shake while they bake. This way, they cook evenly.' At the end of each title is a map displaying where the grapes, peanuts, cocoa beans, etc. are grown. On the last page are brief glossaries, websites, and bibliographies. The websites, while brief, are germane. In Chocolate is a link to Fair Trade information and Peanuts includes a site about peanut and tree nut allergies. The Grapes, Wheat, and Peanuts books could serve as springboards for class discussions about plant growth and cultivation before a science lesson planting seeds. Any of these titles dovetail with nutrition lessons. I’m confident children will find these books engaging. The Who Made My Lunch? series would make an excellent addition to any library or classroom.”—Deborah Stevens

Booklist,
December 1, 2017

“It’s easy to forget the amount of labor involved in getting food to our tables, and entries in the Who Made My Lunch? series aim to demystify that process. Each title starts at the beginning, with the plants and animals that produce our food, before moving on to harvesting, transportation, and production. From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate acknowledges the prevalence of child labor in the industry (and recommends buying fair trade) before explaining how cocoa beans are dried, roasted, and ground with sugar or milk before they can be made into a bar. Cows are the starting point in From Milk to Ice Cream, but a trip to a sugar cane field and processing plant is a necessary detour before arriving at the ice cream factory for churning and flavoring. From Peanuts to Peanut Butter explains the odd ways peanuts grow, how they’re harvested, and ways to use leftovers from the production process elsewhere on a farm. After explaining how wheat is harvested, From Wheat to Bread moves on to two factories, one where flour is made, and one that transforms flour to bread. Warm, detailed illustrations depict people with a variety of skin tones performing each step of the process, and occasional diagrams offer additional details. With inviting sentences and clearly explained concepts, these genial volumes have abundant appeal.”—Sarah Hunter