From feed to food to fuel and more, soybeans are used for a variety of things that we come into contact with each day. In addition to its edibility, the super plant is used to make plastics, medicines, inks, fuels, soaps and many other products.
The Super Soybean, by Raymond Bial, celebrates the humble soybean as a major U.S. export and renewable natural resources. Find out how big of an impact soybeans have on your family’s daily life through cultivation descriptions and references to the many uses of the plant.
This is more than the average picture book for kids ages 8-11 years. They will enjoy this book filled with both colorful photos and informational text about soybean growth, harvest and consumption.
Check out the past selections in the reading list:
- Pigs & Pork in the Story of Agriculture by Susan Anderson and JuAnne Buggey
- Fantastic Farm Machines by Cris Peterson with photography by David R. Lundquist
- Little Joe by Sandra Neil Wallace and illustrated by Mark Elliott
- Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio
- Seed, Soil, Sun: Earth’s Recipe for Food by Chris Peterson
- Pig 05049 by Christien Meidertsma
- The Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts
- Who Grew My Soup? by Tom Darbyshire and illustrated by C.F. Payne
- Oh, Say Can You Seed? by Bonnie Worth
- Farmer George Plants a Nation by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Layne Thomas