Crops — Corn
Corn is Maize
Aliki tells the story of corn: How Native American farmers thousands of years ago found and nourished a wild grass plant and made it an important part of our lives.
The Kid Who Changed the World
Thomas Nelson, 2014
The Kid Who Changed the World tells the story of Norman Borlaug, who would one day grow up and use his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. Two billion! Norman changed the world!
From Corn to Cereal
Early reader book depicting corn from seed to consumer. All the images are of modern farm equipment and modern processing operations. Ends with a page on the Corn Palace of South Dakota, a glossary and recipe.
The Popcorn Book
Holiday House, 1984
The Story of Corn
A look at the history of corn and its impact on the world. The author examines the cultural influences and ways that corn has been woven into the culture of earlier American societies and the culture of today's civilizations. Corn as human food, animal feed, converted into alcohol and now as a renewable fuel is explored. The author weaves text, illustration, poetry and photos throughout the book.
Holiday House, 2009
Describes the difference between the four major types of corn and provides further descriptors of their individual uses. An illustration shows the process of fertilization of a single kernel on an ear. It also depicts the multiple uses for corn in food and non-food items.
Picture book for older children offers popcorn facts and figures including the snack's Native American origins, the invention of the popping machine, and the popularity of popcorn during World War II, when sugar for other snack foods was in short supply. Brightly-colored acrylic illustrations enhance the humor of the text. A pesky raccoon character insinuates himself into nearly every picture, raiding the refrigerator, roasting corn over an open fire, and stealing the treat from humans.
Weekly Reader, 2004
Describes how wheat, rice, and other types of grain are grown, harvested, and made into breakfast cereals.
From Kernel to Corn
Describes the process of corn production, including planting the kernels, tending and harvesting the crop, and transporting the corn to the grocery story.
Biography of Corn (How Did That Get Here?)
Maize, or corn, was the staple food of many early cultures in South America, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean. This book shows how the farming of corn spread to the rest of the world.
Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share
Walker Books for Young Readers, 2007
Corny one-liners drive this slapstick fantasy, as two featherbrained hens cross the road to follow their dreams.
Carlos and the Cornfield/Carlos y la milpa de maiz
Picture book in English and Spanish describes how Carlos learns a life-long lesson affter planting corn for his father. Includes recipe for cornmeal pancakes.
Red Bricklearning, 2005
Early reader book about corn. Also available in Spanish.
From Kernel to Corncob