Read Your Veggies on Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17!

June 10, 2022 | Katherine McG

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Crunch on a carrot! Take a bite of some bok choy! Or nibble on some new potatoes because June 17 is Eat Your Vegetables Day!

Piles of fresh carrots, radishes and lettuce on a wooden table
Food - Vegetables - Misc by Paul Irish, 1997. Toronto Star Photograph Archives

And while you're enjoying a delicious and nutritious plate of produce, why not pick up one of these fun veggie-themed picture books so that you can read what you eat?


1 Big Salad

1 Big Salad: A Delicious Counting Book by Juana Medina 


Alien Tomato

Alien Tomato by Kristen Schroeder ; illustrated by Mette Engell


Goodnight  Veggies

Goodnight, Veggies by Diana Murray; illustrated by Zachariah OHora



LMNOPeas by Keith Baker



LMNOPea-quel by Keith Baker

There are more concept-based adventures with these little green peas as they teach readers about numbers (1-2-3 Peas), colours (Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors), and the months of the year (Hap-pea All Year).



PAR-TAY!: Dance of the Veggies (and their Friends) by Eloise Greenfield; illustrated by Don Tate


Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas

Piranahs Don't Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey

(We promise that this one has veggies in it too!)


Vegetables in Underwear

Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman

These veggies get festive in the book Vegetables in Holiday Underwear and the author/illustrator even celebrates fruit in the companion book Fruits in Suits. (Though surprisingly I couldn't find any information about an Eat Your Fruit Day.)


Of course you can always celebrate Eat Your Vegetables Day by learning about legumes in one of our many non-fiction books about vegetables.

The Vegetables We Eat

The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons 


Let us know in the comments which variety of vegetables are your favourite! Will you be feasting on some fiddleheads, chewing cauliflower, or devouring daikon on June 17?

Oh and don't forget...every day is a good day to eat (or read) your vegetables! ;)