Get Popping

Gail Gibbons

Popcorn, corn on the cob, corn dogs, cornflakes--corn is used in many favorite foods. This book offers up the history of corn as well as the details concerning planting, cultivation, harvesting, and its many uses. A cornucopia of information about a popular farm product.

Aliki
A simple description of how corn was discovered and used by the Indians and how it came to be an important food throughout the world. Suggested for ages 7-11.
Darren Farrell
Having fibbed about stealing his best friend's popcorn at the circus, Doug-Dennis the sheep finds himself carried away to a place filled with lies and liars of all sorts and must find a way to return. Suggested for preschool to grade 1.
Alex Moran
Illustrations and rhythmic, rhyming text show what happens when popping popcorn gets out of hand. Suggested for ages 5-8.
Elaine Landau
Provides a history of one of America's favorite snack foods, presenting its origins, nutritional information and recipes. Suggested for ages 6-12.
Emily Arnold McCully
In the mid-1800's Maisie Ferris and her father travel to England to introduce the American phenomenon of popcorn. Suggested for ages 5-8.
Vicki Cobb
Experiments with food demonstrate various scientific principles and produce an eatable result. Includes rock candy, grape jelly, cupcakes, and popcorn. Suggested for ages 8-12.
Carl Sandburg, David Small
After the popcorn the Huckabucks had raised explodes in a fire, the family decides it's time for a change. Suggested for kindergarten to grade 4.
Jane Thayer
Dexter loses his friends when he shows off, but wins them back by sharing with them his new found ability to pop corn. Suggested for preschool to grade 2.