Carle, Eric. My Very First Book of Food.
Feast your eyes on this split-page book and match each animal with the food it eats. Do you know what a squirrel eats? How about a seal? ( j )
Anderson, Derek. Gladys Goes Out to Lunch.
Gladys the gorilla is tired of eating nothing but bananas, until the day she smells something wonderful that lures her from the zoo in search of a new treat. Includes a recipe for banana bread.
Barrett, Judi. Pickles to Pittsburgh.
Dozing off while contemplating Grandpa's unusual vacation, Kate dreams about Chewandswallow, where it snows popcorn and rains sandwiches and the fate of falling food intrigues her. [Sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs] ( j )
Berenstain, Stan. The Berenstain Bears Cook-it.
Papa Bear and the cubs set out to make breakfast for Mama. Includes activities for parents to help children prepare a special breakfast. ( j )
Brett, Jan. Gingerbread Baby.
A young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a chase similar to the one in the familiar tale about a not-so-clever gingerbread man. ( j )
Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry
A hungry little caterpillar eats his way through a very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. ( j )
Disney (Walt) Productions. Ratatouille
A rat and his friends take over a kitchen in an expensive restaurant and attempt to cook a meal for the toughest food critic in the world. ( j )
Hutchins, Pat. The Doorbell
Each time the doorbell rings, there are more people who have come to share Ma's wonderful cookies. ( j )
Jackson, Alison. I Know an
Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie.
A hilarious take-off on the popular cumulative poem with a theme of feasting-gone-wild. ( j )
London, Jonathan. Froggy Bakes
As he helps his father prepare to celebrate his mother's birthday, Froggy makes a big mess trying to do things his own way. ( j )
Miranda, Anne. To Market, To
Starting with the nursery rhyme about buying a fat pig at market, this tale goes on to describe a series of unruly animals that run amok, evading capture and preventing the narrator from cooking lunch. ( j )
Munsch, Robert. Mmm, Cookies!
After Christopher plays a trick on his mom and dad by serving them cookies made from clay, they engage his teacher in a way to get back at him. ( j )
Numeroff, Laura. The Best Mouse
Mouse bakes his own cookies in his little mouse house. ( j )
Pinczes, Elinor. One Hundred
One hundred hungry ants head towards a picnic to get yummies for their tummies. They stop to change their line formation, showing different divisions of one hundred, causing them to lose both time and food in the end. ( j Reading Rainbow)
Pinkney, Jerry. Little Red
The classic fable of the hen who is forced to do all the work of baking bread and of the animals who learn a bitter lesson from it.
Priceman, Marjorie. How to
Make an Apple Pie and See the World.
Since the market is closed, the reader is led around the world to gather the ingredients for making an apple pie. Includes recipe.
( j Reading Rainbow)
Rosa-Casanova, Sylvia. Mama
Provi and the Pot of Rice.
Mama Provi takes chicken and rice to her sick granddaughter Lucy who lives upstairs. ( j Reading Rainbow)
Sendak, Maurice. In the Night
A little boy's dream-fantasy in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter. ( j )
Stevens, Janet. Cook-a-doodle-doo!
With the questionable help of his friends, Big Brown Rooster manages to bake a strawberry shortcake which would have pleased his great-grandmother, Little Red Hen. ( j )
Torres, Leyla. Saturday Sancocho.
Maria Lili and her grandmother barter a dozen eggs at the market square to get the ingredients to cook their traditional Saturday chicken sancocho. Includes recipe. ( j Reading Rainbow)
Wells, Rosemary. Bunny Cakes.
Max makes an earthworm cake for Grandma's birthday and helps Ruby with her angel surprise cake. At the store, the grocer can't read all of the shopping list, until Max solves the problem by drawing a picture. ( j )
Zalben, Jane Breskin. Papa's
Papa and the little bears make latkes for Chanukah. Includes the song "O Chanukah" and a recipe for latkes. ( j )
Adler, David. Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie.
Fifth-grade sleuth Cam Jansen uses her photographic memory to discover what happened to a classmate's missing cookie. (E Adler)
Baker, Barbara. One Saturday
Members of a bear family have a busy day baking bread, making pictures, eating crayons, and eating the bread. (E Baker)
Berenstain, Stan. The Berenstain
Bears Go In and Out.
Going out to eat fast food isn't fast at all when the Berenstain Bears use the revolving door. (E Berenstain)
Hayword, Linda. The Biggest
Cookie in the World.
While waiting for his cookies to bake in the oven, Cookie Monster daydreams about his favorite subject. (E Hayword)
Rockwell, Anne. Sweet Potato
Everybody on the farm stops what they are doing to come and enjoy Grandma's sweet potato pie. (E Rockwell)
Root, Phillis. Mouse Has Fun.
Mouse tries to cook, pretends to be Super Mouse, has a picnic with Dog, and plays tag with Cat. (E Root)
Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and
Mudge and the Funny Lunch.
Mudge looks forward to the Mother's Day surprise that Henry and his father cook up for Henry's mother. (E Rylant)
Rylant, Cynthia. Puppy Mudge
Has a Snack.
Henry's puppy Mudge has a big appetite. Will Henry get anything to eat? (E Rylant)
Bridwell, Norman. Cookie Crazy! (Clifford big red chapter book, #2.)
When Clifford sees a giant cookie on display at the Birdwell Island Fair, he knows he shouldn't touch it. But how can he resist one tiny nibble? After all, it's just his size! (Juv Fic Bridwell)
Creech, Sharon. Granny Torrelli
With the help of her wise old grandmother, 12-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems in her relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door. (Juv Fic Creech)
Keene, Carolyn. Mystery on
the Menu. (Nancy Drew mystery stories, #117.)
Accompanying George to the Wolfe Culinary Institute in upstate New York, Nancy discovers that ambition, jealousy, and greed are also on the menu there. (Juv Fic M Keene)
Keene, Carolyn. Recipe For
Trouble. (The Nancy Drew notebooks, #53.)
When spring break finally arrives, Nancy and her friends spend their week in cooking class to compete for the title of "Top Chef," but their plans take an alternate route when they find something that can ruin their chances of winning. (Juv Fic M Keene)
Paulsen, Gary. The Cookcamp.
During World War II, a little boy is sent to live with his grandma, a cook in a camp for workers building a road through the wilderness. (Juv Fic Paulsen)
Hesse, Karen. Stowaway.
The experiences of a young stowaway from 1768 to 1771 aboard the Endeavor, which sailed around the world under Captain James Cook.
(Juv Fic Hesse)
Winkler, Henry. Holy Enchilada!
(Hank Zipzer, #6.).
Efforts to impress a visiting student from Japan cause Hank to hide his dyslexia while the gang makes enchiladas for a Multi-Cultural Day lunch, and Hank is afraid he was very wrong about the amount of chili powder called for in the recipe. (Juv Fic Winkler)
Barbie Fun to Cook Book.
From "A Fruity Feast" at brunch to "Nacho Nibbles" and "Super Sundaes" that will clinch the success of any sleepover, Barbie offers step-by-step instructions with color photographs plus ingredients and tools needed to complete each recipe. (j641.5123 Barbie)
Black, Rosemary. The Kids'
Holiday Baking Book: 150 Favorite Dessert Recipes From Around
From Scottish Scones and Cupid's Cupcakes to Grandma's Hamentaschen, Halloween Haystacks and Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie, this a wonderful collection of fun, family-friendly dessert recipes from around the world. (j641.568 Black)
Bull, Jane. The Baking Book.
In this colorful cookbook, award-winning children's author Jane Bull uses simple recipes to show young chefs how to bake, while encouraging them to be creative in the kitchen. (j641.86 Bull)
Bull, Jane. The Cooking Book.
Illustrations and simple text provide instructions for creating a variety of foods. (j641.5 Bull)
Erdosh, George. Food and Recipes
of the Thirteen Colonies.
Describes some of the foods prepared in the various areas of what would become the United States during the colonial period. Includes recipes. (j641.5973 Erdosh)
Graimes, Nicola. Kids' Fun
& Healthy Cookbook.
A collection of over 100 simple recipes designed to be both tempting and healthy for young cooks. (j641.5 Graimes)
Lewis, Sara. Kids' Baking:
60 Delicious Recipes For Children to Make.
Sixty illustrated, step-by-step recipes for baking a variety of cookies, cakes, breads and treats. ( j641.815 Lewis)
Ling, Mary. The Pirate Cook
Illustrations and directions with a pirate theme accompany recipes for such foods as Smugglers Soup, Scurvy Salsa, and Shipwreck Supper. (j641.5 Ling)
Miller, Jan. New Junior Cook
Recipes with detailed instructions for making breakfasts, snacks, sandwiches, main dishes, and desserts. (j641.5 Miller)
Mix-it-up Cookbook: Make More Than 100 Dishes From 18 Basic Recipes! (j641.5 Mix-it-up)
Pelikan, Judy. Great Girl Food:
Easy Eats & Tempting Treats For Girls to Make.
Easy recipes for girls to make for daily meals and special occasions. (j641.5 Pelikan)
Pillsbury Kids Cookbook: Food
Fun For Boys and Girls.
Bunny Rabbit Pancakes? Hot Diggity Dog Pizza Boats? Jiggly Fruit Salad? Now you can make them all! This fun and friendly cookbook is bursting with great eats everybody will love, plus all the basic how-to's and tips every young cook needs. (j641.5123 Pillsbury)
Robins, Deri. The Kids' Around
the World Cookbook.
35 recipes from 23 countries. (j641.59 Robins)
Wilkes, Angela. Children's
Quick and Easy Cookbook.
Cooking techniques, food hygiene and kitchen safety, and step-by-step instructions for all types of dishes. (j641.5123 Wilkes)