Fruits and Vegetables

How We Grow and Eat Them

From the Series Get Started with STEM

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Crunch! Munch! Delicious! We eat fruits and vegetables every day, but how do these foods actually grow? In this book, kids will discover how seeds develop into mature plants from which farmers or gardeners can harvest a crop.

Many children are not aware of how the foods they eat are produced, so this eye-opening book will have them looking at produce as plant scientists. They will also learn how fruits and vegetables are good for our bodies and help to keep us healthy.

The book includes critical thinking questions, activities and experiments, and it is supported with downloadable worksheets.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Plants
Copyright 2022
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF014000, JNF037030, JNF051110
Dewey 641
Dimensions 8.25 x 11
Lexile 610
Guided Reading Level Q
Features Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen has written more than 400 children’s books. She writes on many subjects, but science and nature are her favorite topics to research and make accessible for young readers.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Get Started with STEM

This vibrant, colorful science series brings STEM to life and gets your students thinking and working like scientists. Readers will get to ask and answer questions; make observations; collect, record, and analyze data; perform tests; use simple scientific… View available downloads →


School Library Journal

“In presenting fruits and vegetables to children, Owens traces each plant’s journey very nearly from seed to digestion. . . . engaging elements such as quizzes and experiments add an interactive component.”