Pa Public Library Application for Books to Support CDC Grant work: Deadline April 1 | STAGING Compendium

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries is working with the Department of Health on a grant from the Center for Disease Control that includes a section on growing healthy kids.  More than 300 childcare providers are part of the initiative and more are added each year.  We would like to ensure that providers and parents have access to a core group of books to share with children.

Please look at the titles below, check them against your catalog and mark those you do NOT own. Go to and enter the information about your library and check off the titles you need.  The deadline is April 1, 2019 and is only open to Pennsylvania public libraries.

In return, we ask that you let providers in your area know you have them.   You may also want to check out the list of books recommended by another partner in the grant, the Food Trust:  

  1. Be-bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
  2. Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn(Toddler appropriate)
  3. The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin
  4. Dim Sum for Everyone! by Grace Lin (Toddler appropriate / board book available)
  5. Green is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
  6. Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
  7. No Kimchi for Me! by Aram Kim (Toddler appropriate)
  8. Rainbow Stew by Cathryn Falwell
  9. Plant a Little Seed by Bonnie Christensen
  10. Plants Feed Me by Lizzie Rockwell* (Toddler appropriate)
  11. The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons
  12. How Did That Get in my Lunchbox? by Christine Butterworth
  13. Good Enough to Eat: A Kid’s Guide to Nutrition by Lizzy Rockwell
  14. Lunch by Denise Fleming (Toddler appropriate / board book available)
  15. Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert (Toddler appropriate / board book available)
  16. I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
  17. Little Pea by Amy Krause Rosenthal
  18. To Market, to Market by Nikki McClure
  19. Fruit Bowl by Mark Hoffmann
  20. On the Farm, At the Market by Brian Karas