Discover the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Jory John and Pete Oswald

The Food Group

Satisfy your appetite for a good storytime–sure to give you your daily recommended servings of laughter and adventure, all packaged up in an easy-to-read, adorable series!

Coming November 2023

The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese is the best at everything, and brags about it, too. When the annual Cheese-cathlon comes around, the Big Cheese is prepared to win, as always. But then the quiet new kid, Wedge Wedgeman, comes out on top! Is a slice of humility all the Big Cheese needs to discover that some things are better than being the best?

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Who's Your Cheesy Companion?

Take the quiz to find your perfect Food Group pair, then enter for the chance to win a copy of The Big Cheese

The Sour Grape

The Sour Grape holds grudges for every reason under the sun. Lime never returned a scarf they borrowed? Grudge! Orange never called back? Grudge! But when a friend holds a grudge against the Sour Grape without listening to an explanation, the Sour Grape realizes how unfair grudges can be. Could a bunch of forgiveness and compassion be enough to turn a sour grape sweet?

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The Smart Cookie

This cookie has never felt like a smart cookie no matter how hard she tries, especially in comparison to all the clever cupcakes and brilliant rolls in the bakery. Will a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of confidence be enough to help her learn that perfect scores and having all the answers aren’t the only ingredients for intelligence?

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The Couch Potato

"I am a Couch Potato. That means my favorite place to slouch is on the couch. Why would I ever leave this comfy, cozy spot?"

Find out how one laid-back potato gets up, gets out, and gets active in this hilarious book. This tech-savvy spud reminds us that finding the right balance between screen time and the world outside might just be the root of true happiness.

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The Cool Bean

Everyone knows the cool beans. They’re sooooo cool. And then there’s the uncool has-bean... Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd—until one day the cool beans show him how it’s done.

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As Cool as It Gets

When the Cool Bean picks the name of the coolest of the cool beans, Beanadette, out of a hat for the annual gift exchange, he’s not feeling very merry or festive—he’s feeling pressure! Beanadette is definitely expecting the coolest present of all. Will the Cool Bean find the perfect gift in time for the party?

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The Good Egg

Meet the good egg. He’s a verrrrrry good egg indeed. But trying to be so good is hard when everyone else is plain ol’ rotten. As the other eggs in the dozen behave badly, the good egg starts to crack from all the pressure of feeling like he has to be perfect. So, he decides enough is enough! It’s time for him to make a change…

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The Great Eggscape

The Great Eggscape is when the Good Egg and his pals escape their carton and drop into the store for a morning of fun, enjoyed by everybody. Well, almost everybody.

Shel (an egg) isn’t a huge fan of group activities, especially when he’s made to be “It” for a game of hide-and-seek. Nevertheless, Shel doesn’t want to let his friends down, so he reluctantly plays, anyway. But after a morning of hiding and seeking, somebody’s still missing. Will the dozen eggs friends ever be reunited?

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The Bad Seed

This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be—happy?

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The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky

Halloween is the Bad Seed’s favorite holiday of the year. But what’s a seed to do when he can’t find a show-stopping costume for the big night? Postpone trick-or-treating for everyone, of course! Can he get a costume together in time? Or will this seed return to his baaaaaaaaad ways?

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Who's Your Cheesy Companion?

Take the quiz to find your perfect Food Group pairing!

Then enter for the chance to win a copy of The Big Cheese.

Choose your favourite flavour profile

Choose the statement that best describes you

Choose your favourite colour

Choose a tasty treat

Choose a life lesson to learn

Choose a location

Choose the adjective that best describes you

About the Creators


Jory John is a New York Times bestselling author and two-time E. B. White Read Aloud Honor recipient. Jory’s work includes the award-winning Goodnight Already! series; the bestselling Terrible Two series; the popular picture books Penguin Problems, and Quit Calling Me a Monster!; and the national bestseller All My Friends Are Dead, among other books. He lives in Oregon. You can visit him online at

Pete Oswald is an LA-based artist, kid lit author/illustrator, and production designer. He is the co-creator of Mingo the Flamingo, published in 2017 by HarperCollins. When Pete is not working on books he is helping to uplift many of the most successful animated franchises as a character designer, concept artist, and production designer. Pete lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife and two sons.


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