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Drive Thru

Series of 6 titles

Do you like salt on your fries? What about sugar on your cereal? There are so many tasty things to eat, but did you know that the food you eat comes from all over the world? Let’s Drive Thru the world and learn about where food comes from and how it grows.

Format List Price Library Price Qty
$161.94 $113.70
$248.16 $173.70
$191.94 $143.70
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: The Beginning of Bread The Beginning of Bread
Cover: The Call for Coffee The Call for Coffee
Cover: The Chase for Cheese The Chase for Cheese
Cover: The Course to Chocolate The Course to Chocolate
Cover: The Hunt for Honey The Hunt for Honey
Cover: The Path of Potatoes The Path of Potatoes
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Beginning Readers
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2022
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Imprint Fusion Books
Language English
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Dewey 635'.21-664'.5
Lexile 490-570
Guided Reading Level O
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Booklist Review of Drive Thru

Some foods are so ubiquitous that we may never wonder how they make their way onto our tables. For curious children, however, the delightful volumes in the Drive Thru series introduce common staples and provide an overview of their production.

In each book, a boy or girl starts the informational narrative by offering to take the reader on a themed food truck and continues with a step-by-step look at how the food is made. While the children and food trucks are illustrated in bright, digital art, color photographs depict growing, harvesting, manufacturing, preparing, and enjoying of the food around the globe. 

The Road to Rice explains various kinds of rice, such as brown, jasmine, and basmati, and the types of environments most conducive to growing them. The Search for Salt emphasizes the importance of evaporation in salt production and why salt was used as a preservative before refrigeration. The Story of Sugar describes the environment needed to grow sugarcane and the lengthy process to turn it into refined sugar. The Tale of Tea relates how soil, picking tea leaves, and fermenting the leaves all affect tea, as well as myriad ways tea is consumed in different countries.

Several titles include a map that shows the food’s spread or growth throughout the world. An enlightening, accessible glimpse at everyday edibles and STEM.
—Angela Leeper