Feeding Minds Press Seeks Engaging Manuscripts for Children’s Ag Books

News / FBNews October 5, 2020

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s Feeding Minds Press is open for manuscript submissions. Launched in 2018, Feeding Minds Press’ goal is to publish accurate and engaging children’s books about agriculture that connect readers to where their food comes from and to who grows it.

“Children’s books are powerful tools to help students understand where their food comes from, which is why it’s so important that these types of books are available in classrooms and libraries across the country. We’re looking for authors who meet Feeding Minds Press’ criteria for telling compelling and accurate stories about agriculture,” said Julia Recko, director of education outreach for the Foundation.

Feeding Minds Press’ first book, “Right This Very Minute,” was published in January 2019. Written by award-winning author Lisl H. Detlefsen, the 32-page picture book is about the foods we enjoy in our daily lives and the farmers and ranchers who are working right this very minute to grow it.

In Feed Minds Press’ latest publication, “Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish,” a young boy named Chuck wishes for all the ice cream he can eat, prompting his “Dairy Godmother” to show up to grant his wish with a dairy farm, where he gets a firsthand look at all the hard work and care that goes into producing his favorite treat.

If you have an interesting and accurate story to tell children about agriculture, please consider submitting a complete manuscript to Feeding Minds Press. Though they’re open to all agriculture-related topics, Feeding Minds Press is particularly interested in manuscripts related to:

  • Farmers’ markets
  • Gardens/growing food at home
  • Christmas trees
  • Cattle ranching
  • Cotton
  • Wheat
  • Life on a farm
  • Food and science

Learn more here: https://www.feedingmindspress.com/submissions

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