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The Fruits We Eat
by Gail Gibbons
Gail Gibbons, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 10 x 10 | US$ 17.95
ISBN: 9780823432042 | 01-15-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: SECOND | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Health/Nutrition/Physical Fitness, Science & Nature, Farming & Farm Life
Recommendations: K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.2.3, 4, 4a, 4c, 4e, 5, 5a, 5b, 6
RF.2.3, 3d, 3f, 4, 4a,4 c
SL.2.1, 1a-c, 4, 6
W.2.1-3, 5, 7, 8

About the Book

Berries, apples, melons, and grapes; oranges, grapefruits, bananas—yum! This scrumptious picture book, a companion to The Vegetables We Eat, offers youngsters an inviting, information-packed cornucopia of favorite fruits.

An NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12


Gail Gibbons combines a clear, simple text with her signature paneled illustrations to present fruit facts galore: the parts of fruits, where and how they grow, harvesting, processing, where to buy them, and how to enjoy them as part of a healthy diet. Once again, Gibbons proves "a master at creating factual books through which young readers can explore details of nature at an accessible and engaging depth."—Booklist

"A charming addition to nutrition and food units."—School Library Journal

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. How does author Gail Gibbons use text features in THE FRUITS WE EAT? Find an example of how text features from the book enhance your understanding of a concept or idea. RI.2-3.5

2. Plan a menu for a well-balanced meal using "MyPlate." Write about each food and tell why you chose it. Explain why your plate is well-balanced. W.2-3.5, 8

3. What are the names of large industrial fruit farms that grow strawberries, cranberries, grapes, apples and oranges? Research the climate for each farm. W.2-3.8 / RL.2-3.1

4. What is a perennial? Annual? Find fruits from the text and create a perennial/annual chart. L.2-3.5, 5a

About the Illustrator
Gail Gibbons