Check It Out: Food for Thought

The Check It Out series highlights the most popular texts on LightSail, around a specific monthly theme or topic, based on our user data. Every month we’ll share which books LightSail readers can’t stop checking out. These insights help us curate book lists for our schools that we know will keep students engaged and growing.

Who doesn’t love to eat? Not only is food delicious, it’s also the fuel for the body. Food has the power to bring friends and families together around the table. November, in particular, is a time filled with potlucks, Friends-givings and, of course, the primetime Thanksgiving feast. Holidays aside, eating brings joy and often reminds us to be thankful for what we have. Food can stop our tears, calm anxiety, and make even the “hangriest” person smile!

With all of these food-centric events, it’s no surprise that our LightSail readers have been checking out books about the many mouth-watering dishes coming their way!

Check out the top 10 tastiest books on LightSail:

Title          Checkouts       Lexile    # of pages
1. All About Apples* 7,887 250L 9
2. All About Bananas* 7,274 250L 10
3. All About Figs* 3,510 250L 10
4. Chip Dreams of People Food (Chip the Dog Series)* 2,910 240L 10
5. Everyone’s Drinking Coffee! 1,621 850L 10
6. Chocolate Chips and Chopsticks (World Record Club – Book 1) 1,314 430L 11
7. Community Helpers: Baker* 1,052 240L 9
8. Making An Apple Pie* 798 250L 12
9. How is Chocolate Made?* 546 450L 11
10. Pete Won’t Eat 438 200L 27
*For LightSail users, these Antares Reading texts are free as a part of the complimentary LightSail Library.

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