Sunday, November 21, 2010

Giveaway : FOOD : 25 Amazing Projects

Hey there.

Nomad Press has tons of really fun and interesting books, and has given us an extra copy of FOOD : 25 Amazing Projects to give away to someone else.

From the publisher, we have:
From the minute life begins, you’ve got to have some kind of food to make you strong, help you grow, and give you energy. But a lot of times that ham sandwich is taken for granted—you don’t give a lot of thought to where it comes from, how it got to you, what’s really in it, or what it does for you.
Food 25 Amazing Projects Investigate the History and Science of What We Eat,
gives kids some “food for thought” as they dive in to exciting projects and activities about the history, science, and culture of food. They’ll learn about how people in ancient times thought about food, and how they got it. They’ll find out how certain foods evolved, and how modern technology plays a part in food production, packaging, and delivery.
And they’ll learn about all aspects of food in our daily lives—how vegetarians balance their diet; how some cultures rose and fell based on a single food source; the route from farm to market; how eating locally makes an impact; and much more.

The chapters are named and listed as follows:

Chapter One: Picking the First Apple
Chapter Two: Farming, Past & Present
Chapter Three: Food & Cultures
Chapter Four: I Want It! Food In Demand
Chapter Five: Food Packaging
Chapter Six: Food Safety
Chapter Seven: Traditions & Celebrations
Chapter Eight: Food Across Time
Chapter Nine: Nutrition
Chapter Ten: "Meat" Me At the Veggie Stand
Chapter Eleven: Backyard Eating
Chapter Twelve: You're Eating What?!
Chapter Thirteen: The Future of Food

This has been a really fun book!
We still haven't done any of the projects - not because we're not interested, mostly just because we've been enjoying reading and wanted to get through quickly so we could get to the give-away.
But that doesn't mean we aren't interested--there are lots of recipes and things we plan to try over our wintery, kitchen months!
Even though, I'd say the book is work reading. There are lots of fun facts that we didn't know, as well as the address of modern sustainability and organic issues.

The age guide for this book is grade 4th-6th, ages 9-12 (but Maddie is five, and she will definitely be included in our readings of and experiments from this book!).

If you're interested in a copy, just leave a comment.

We'll close the drawing Wednesday, November 24, and I'll ship it to anyone who can read English print.
Entries are as follows:
  • one entry for leaving a comment
  • another entry if you are or become a follower
  • an extra entry if you blog or tweet or post on facebook.
  • You don't need to enter more than once - just say in your original entry whether you're a new or current follower, and if you have announced it elsewhere.
(One hopes that if there are lots of readers and Followers, then we'll get lots of opportunities to share other cool stuff. :) )

P.S. We'll start the next one, Explore Rocks and Minerals, on Friday, November 26, so be sure to enter for that if you're interested.


  1. That sounds like a great book!
    I am a new follower (I had your blog in my blog link list for awhile though).
    I also twitted about your giveaway!

  2. This book sounds great...and I think you know I LOVE food. :) I am definitely a follower (of OLM) and while I haven't posted about it yet...I'll mention it on my blog in the next day or so??? Awesome it. xo

  3. I've followed, commented, and announced on facebook :)

    Looks like a cool book; I look forward to hearing more about it. :)

  4. This bok looks really cool. Something that would be great fun with my boys. I am a follower and am posting about this right now on Facebook. Awesome!

  5. Thanks for the chance; looks like a good book! I'm a follower already. :-)

  6. This looks like a fun book - you know we are all about the food!!! And I have to know more about the chapter on Backyard Eating!!! Looks like fun... And of course we are rss followers, wouldn't miss a post!!!

  7. Looks like a great book, currently a follower! Thanks :)

  8. I am a follower. I will also try to blog about this.

  9. Wow. I love this. I teach kindergarten as well as my own children. I think kids would really enjoy he activites.

  10. What a fun book! Yep, I'm already a follower. (I forget to visit blogs if I don't have a feed to their content.)

  11. Thanks for sharing this opportunity..
    I really enjoy your blog, we were just talking with my kids about different cooking traditions around the world.. we are from Chile, so it makes sense to us...

  12. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  13. This book looks like it is full of fun and adventures! Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. I am a follower for sure!

    I also shared about it on facebook!

    Crossing my fingers to win...I lve to learn more about food! :)

  15. Count me in - I like all that relates to food ;-)

    I'm a follower.

  16. I'm a follower AND I'll post it on my blog. (Not the blog this profile is connected to, but my homeschool blog:

  17. I'm an avid reader (you're in my lineup of blogs I read each day, so if that makes me a follower??? :)

  18. Just found your blog the other night! It is great! Looks like a great book too!

  19. This book looks awesome, and you're already having so much fun with it that I'm jealous! You know that I've been following you for a long time, lady.

  20. YES! your early reports sound promising...and you how we loves us some food around here...i am a Faithful Follower and will put a note about it on my blog. THANKS FOR SHARING!!!

  21. Sounds like a great book!
    I am an "old" follower :)

  22. Looks like a cool book...and one to work along side with my two little ones! I love when something brings us all into the kitchen working together. Thanks!

  23. This book looks great! I am already a follower. Thanks.

  24. I'm a new follower, and I blog over at

  25. Hi! Thanks for including this great looking book in the giveaway. I'm a follower, too.

  26. I'd love a chance to win a copy. Thanks,


  27. This book looks awesome! I would love to have a copy.

  28. I just started following you today. What a great blog. I emailed it to my lover.... we would definitely enjoy learning and practicing some of what you have shared here with our offspring!

    The book looks great. My family is very food conscious as we are quite aware of the importance of making healthy choices to eat organic and vegetarian. We have studied a great deal about factory farming as well - so food is definitely a focus in our fam.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win

  29. Oh that is really awesome!! We just started planting our first veggie garden!!

  30. I love books! They're the best giveaways. Thanks.

  31. Id love to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the chance..

    I have had you in my blog links for a long time....I am unsure how to become a follower? If I knew how I would because I adore your words and enjoy the peak into your home.

  32. I'm a new reader of your blog and loving what I see!
    Looks like a really neat book and a good excuse for messing in the kitchen. And you're giving us a chance to win it? So nice!:-)


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