Oliver Logo

What's New
How It Happens
A World of Food
Looking at Europe
Business Builders
Great Decisions
Shaping America
Art Masters
In the Cabinet
Order InformationIndex by Title Index by Subject

Order Toll Free

The Oliver Press, Inc.
Charlotte Square
5707 West 36th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55416-2510

Tel: (952) 926-8981
Fax: (952) 926-8965

email link


A World of Food titles blend fact-filled texts with eye-poppingly colorful photos from across the globe. Traditional, easy-to-follow recipes add spice to the eight volumes. Cookbooks and more, the new series is ideal for middle-school social studies projects.

Chapters cover topics such as:

  • Food & Religion
  • Landscape & Climate
  • Farming & Crops
  • Holidays & Festivals
  • Culture & Etiquette
  • Global Influences

All titles include:

Three Recipes, as in this example
from Lebanon

Foreign Word Meanings, as in this example
from China

Country & World Maps, as in this example
from The Caribbean

Early Reviews for A World of Food

“These titles provide an enticing introduction to the countries and cultures of the world.... Most recipes look like healthy choices.”
—School Library Journal

“Every now and then along comes A World of Food, an informed and informative series of “how to” books for kids that simply stands out from the crowd.... Truly outstanding.... Strongly advised for both school and community library reference collections for young readers.”
—Children’s Bookwatch

“Well-portioned chapters ... contain bite-sized chunks of information, and are complemented by a pleasing, colorful design and ample photographs of people interacting with various foodstuffs.... Plenty of exotic spicing for social studies assignments.”
—Booklist, review of Nigeria

“This series is a welcome addition to upper elementary and middle school social studies programs.... Striking photography.”
—Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY

“Wonderful books.... Written clearly, with beautiful, color pictures, and are perfect for elementary and middle school students.”
—Cherry Creek School District, Centennial, CO

“These are engaging books that focus on countries that will spark interest among children. They will be a great addition to libraries where there are multi-cultures among the students and in schools that hold multi-cultural celebrations. The recipes are easy to follow.”

—Sacramento City USD, Sacramento, CA


All eight A World of Food titles:

  • 32 pages
  • full-color photos
  • 10 3/5" x 8 2/3"
  • library bindings
  • maps
  • glossary
  • index
  • websites
  • grades 4–8
  • $24.95 each


List of A World of Food titles

The Caribbean