Those with sharp eyes might have noticed the small gold sticker on the upper right-hand cover of Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World. It’s from Junior Library Guild.
For those who are not familiar with Junior Library Guild, they are a curating subscription service for libraries. Their team of expert librarians reads children’s books before they are published to pick “award-worthy and award-winning titles for libraries across the country. They have a track record to back this up.
95% of JLG Gold Standard Selections go on to earn starred or favorable reviews and industry honors and awards.
It is a great honor to be chosen. On behalf of the team at Barefoot Books, Robert and I would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Junior Library Guild for this distinction!
I would love to know if Food for the Future ends up in your public library. If you send me a photo of Food for the Future in the wild (a.k. your library), I will send you book swag for this book (which I am still trying to figure out).
Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng
This is a rhyming picture book featuring twelve unusual farms around the world. From vertical gardens in Singapore to ancient terrace farms in Chile, humans have innovated with sustainable farms throughout history. How do we feed our planet? Here are 12 ways we can grow food while caring for our planet! [picture book, ages 3 and up]
Food for the Future comes out spring of 2023 through Barefoot Books. I am thrilled to be a Barefoot Books Community Bookseller and will offer signed copies and giveaways through my blog! Stay tuned!
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Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World
- Junior Library Guild Gold selection
- Selected as one of 100 Outstanding Picture Books of 2023 by dPICTUS and featured at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair
- Starred review from School Library Journal
- Chicago Library’s Best of the Best
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