A, Apple Pie: An Exhibit of Children's Books and Stories about Food

February 11, 2019 | TPL Staff

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A Apple Pie

We invite you to A, Apple Pie: An Exhibit of Children's Books and Stories about Food, located at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books on the fourth floor of the Lillian H. Smith branch. It is a remount of Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch and Tea: An Exhibit of Children's Books and Stories about Food. Developed by Liz Derbecker, it was on display from June 12 to September 2, 2006. We are now exhibiting a slightly smaller selection of works from the late 19th to early 21st centuries. 

The exhibit runs from Saturday March 9, 2019 through Saturday June 1, 2019 and is open during the Osborne Collection's regular opening hours:

• Monday to Friday, 10 am - 6 pm.
• Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm.

This exhibit is free. All are welcome.

A Preview

From Little Jack Horner...

Little Jack Horner 1859

to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1967

and In the Night Kitchen.

In the Night Kitchen

Children's books abound with stories about breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sweets, cooking and more!

Come explore this appetizing exhibit about children's literary meals.

See how Pete’s father cheers up his son in William Steig’s Pete’s A Pizza.

Pete's a Pizza

Spend a Sunday meal together in Patricia Polacco’s Chicken Sunday.

Chicken Sunday

Fancy something sweet, like Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham’s The Sugar Mouse Cake.

The Sugar Mouse Cake

Get inspired for a new recipe from our collection of literary cookbooks, featuring The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook. It was compiled by Kate MacDonald, L.M. Montgomery’s grand-daughter.

The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook

Hope to see you there!

Griffin - Stubbs

With thanks to Jennifer Y., Liz Derbecker and Yuka Kajihara-Nolan.