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This informative book is filled with 100 fascinating facts about food, from how to grow a burger in a laboratory to how many bees it takes to fill an orchard with apples. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, plus internet links to specially selected websites for more information.

  • Winner of the SLA Information Book Award 2018 (Children's Choice 7-12 category and overall winner)

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Book information

Key Stage
ISBN: 9781409598619
Extent: 128 pages
Dimensions: 240 x 170mm
Alice James and Jerome Martin
Federico Mariani and Parko Polo


Winner - SLA Information Book Award 2018 (Children's Choice - 7-12 Category & Overall Winner)

The SLA Information Book Award is an annual event celebrating information books and is designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction. 100 Things to Know About Food was also voted Children's Choice Overall Winner.

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“100 Things to Know About Food”
I loved the food superheroes. The page where the fruit got arrested was really funny!


Visit Usborne Quicklinks for links to websites with lots more surprising facts about food – find out why we eat bark, what astronauts eat, how chocolate is made and try an experiment to see how much iron is in your cereal.

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Resources for this book

  • An expert's opinion
    Food expert Claudia Havranek shares her experience of working on 100 Things to Know About Food
  • National Non-Fiction November
    Find out about National Non-Fiction November – a celebration for readers with a passion for information and facts – on the Usborne blog.
  • Teachers' resources
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