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Veggie Tails and Tales Storytime


Reading about vegetables can be fun, too!  Watch our virtual early literacy program, "Veggie Tails and Tales," for stories, songs, and activities that will encourage you and your family to eat healthy foods and keep moving.

After you watch the video, try some of the activities below or read some of our recommended books. Al

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Watch the Video:

Stack of books including Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy
PAForward from Pennsylvania Libraries

This video was created through a Tails and Tales and Your Health: Virtual Children's Programs Grant from the Pennsylvania Library Association: PA Forward Initiative and the National Library of Medicine. The PA Forward Initiative believes health literacy is critical for parents, caregivers, children, teens, adults and seniors to participate successfully in their communities. The National Library of Medicine provides reliable information on a variety of health topics for all ages.


Things to Do

Veggie Hunt Worksheet

Vegetable Hunt Activity

Go on a scavenger hunt shopping trip with this fun activity sheet and meet many types of veggies!


Veggie Tales

These are some of our very favorite stories about vegetables! Click the title to find the book in our catalog.

Ayres, Katherine and Nadine Bernard Westcott.

Up, Down, and Around. 

Candlewick, 2008. 978-0763640170

Ehlert, Lois. 

Growing Vegetable Soup.

HMH Books, 1987.  978-0152325756

Fleming, Candace and G. Brian Karas. 

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

Atheneum Books, 2002. 978-0689831522

Forest, Heather and Susan Gaber. 

Stone Soup.

August House, 2005. 978-0874836028

Iwai, Melissa.

Soup Day.

Henry Holt and Co., 2010. 978-0805090048

Kellogg, Steven. 

Jack and the Beanstalk.

Harper Collins, 1997.  978-0688152819

Krezel, Cindy and Bruce Curtis. 

Container Gardening for Kids.

Turtleback Books, 2005. 978-1417726820

Tolstoy, Aleksei and Niamh Sharkey. 

The Gigantic Turnip.

Barefoot Books, 2005. 978-1905236589

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We are especially grateful to:
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Collaborative Summer Library Program
Main Line Creative Partners
National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine
Pennsylvania Library Association

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