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Ceres Press publishes books on food and green living that are written or edited by best-selling food writers Nikki & David Goldbeck. After long relationships with major publishers, the Goldbecks went independent. They view their company as a way of discovering new talent and producing useful and beautiful books at good prices. This year marks their entree into the children’s book world with David’s “The ABC’s of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond”.

About the Authors:

Nikki & David Goldbeck are coauthors of nine health-oriented food books, including the 1970’s best-seller, “The Supermarket Handbook". Their books have been published by Doubleday, HarperCollins and Penguin; they have more than 1,500,000 books in print in the U.S., Great Britain, and Japan.

Steve Charney
is a nationally known children's entertainer, magician, ventriloquist and songwriter. He has written dozens of songs for Jim Henson's Emmy-nominated TV show "Bear in the Big Blue House.” His previous books include “Daddy's Whiskers and Six Thick Thumbs”. Steve and his dummy Harry perform at festivals, theaters and libraries throughout the world often promoting literacy.

Dina Falconi is a practicing clinical herbalist and a founding member of the North East Herbal Association. She is the founder of Falcon Formulations, a line of herbal skin and hair care products and co-founder of Earthly Extracts Medicinal Tinctures.

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The ABC's of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond: Delicious Alphabet Poems, Plus Food, Facts, and Fun for Everyone
American Wholefoods Cuisine: Over 1300 Meatless Wholesome Recipes from Short Order to Gourmet
Best-selling food writer David Goldbeck’s new and highly praised book, “The ABC’s of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond,” is becoming an essential part of every kids’ book section. This remarkable book is a great value, as it is actually two books in one for “kids to grow with.” Children first learn their alphabet through clever “produce poems,” then go on to hundreds of related activities. In a second printing after only a few months, it has been purchased by several school districts, where it is an important resource in improving children’s relationship with these important foods. Co-authored with Jim Henson writer, Steve Charney. Nutritionist approved. Featured in the New York Times and dozens of other library, parent and popular publications. Sample pages at

112 pages / Paper / Full color throughout
Book by Steve Charney and David Goldbeck. (Bio above)
Illustrated by Maria Burgaletta Larson
For ages 4-12
Considered the “vegetarian Joy of Cooking” by both health and gourmet writers, this now classic cookbook features a wide-ranging selection of recipes, including 125 “short order” choices, family dinners and recipes for entertaining. Plus, 100 pages of information on food production and preservation, menu planning, equipment and techniques, stocking the pantry, kitchen math, and more. More than 250,000 copies sold.

Book by Nikki and David Goldbeck. (Bio above)
562 pages / Paper / Illustrated / Index
Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair: Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Every Body
The Good Breakfast Book: 485 Healthy Ways to Start the Day
This how-to from a master herbalist is a “cookbook” of natural bodycare. It is distinctive by pertaining to all members of the family, with recipes for women, men, teens, babies, and elders. 450 innovative formulas for bodycare essentials for face, skin, hair, hands, feet, mouth, and teeth - more than a hundred of which can be made from basic household staples (marked with a "Basic Bee.") Natural first aid, too. Many formulas use healing herbs.

Over 150 original botanical and instructive illustrations by Alan McKnight and photographs by David Goldbeck. (A good companion book is our Clean & Green: The Complete Guide to Nontoxic and Environmentally Safe Housekeeping. $11.50)

Book by Dina Falconi. (Bio above)
Glossary and resources. Index.
241 pages/ Paper / Illustrations and photographs throughout
For adults, teens, and children
A reader said it best: “This great…cookbook is chock full of recipes for every meal of the day – especially if your toddler, who like me, couldn't care less what's "appropriate" to eat at certain times. In addition to brunch and breakfast sections, there are chapters on juicing, lunchbox favorites, baked goods, wheat-, dairy- and egg-free recipes, and just plain fun food. There are plenty of vegan recipes, too. One addition that new vegetarian parents will find helpful is the Table of Milk Values comparing everything from almond and soy to cow's and goat's milk.… I hope you love this book as much as I do. If you get it, you must try the Chunky Apple Oatmeal Pancakes.”

Book by Nikki & David Goldbeck. (Bio above)
224 pages / Paper / Index / Illustrated
For adults and kids
Ceres Press
PO Box 87
Woodstock, NY 12498
Ph: 888-804-8848
Fax: 888-804-8848
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