Sunday, May 3, 2009


On my last Rolling Readers meeting before the kids went on spring break, they told me I often pick books about food.

"You make us hungry and it's not even eleven o'clock."

I thought about it, and realized they were right. I try to pick books from many cultures, and since food is such a large part of any culture, these books often include food. Also, food's a fun topic for children's book writers to base stories around. It's fun for literary writers, too.

I recently wrote a story about a guy who eats a five-pound burrito. An all-food literary journal, Alimentum, has just picked it up. I promise not to read the story to the second-grade class, and make them hungry for Mexican food.

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