Help bring out the food lover in every child with these phenomenal books about food. From spicy to sweet, help kids discover new and exciting dishes and flavors from their own country and around the world! Take a trip to the south for mouth-watering barbecue, clam chowder in New England, or sushi in Japan! Kids of all ages are sure to find something they can't wait to try!
1. Eating the Alphabet
Teach kids the alphabet while learning about fruits and vegetables too! This fun book for kids includes a glossary full of interesting facts and details about fruits and vegetables from all over the world!
2. The Silly Food Book
Teach kids that healthy eating can be fun and delicious! Show them that making and eating nutritious food does not have to be boring. The colorful illustrations, 18 humorous poems, and kid-approved recipes are sure to be a hit for any age range.
3. I Can Eat a Rainbow
Picky eating will become a thing of the past after kids read this popular children's book about fruits and vegetables. Children will learn how to add fruits and vegetables into their daily lives as they color their very own fruit and vegetable rainbow!
4. The Complete Cookbook for Young Scientists
Learn why cheese melts and bread "toasts" in this book about how our favorite food is made. Experiment with chocolate popcorn and grilled cheese while learning how science and food work together. Young chefs and scientists will be inspired to try something new in the kitchen.
5. Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli
Monsters don't eat broccoli! Or do they? Find out in this humorous picture book that will leave kids laughing and asking for a healthy snack of their own.
6. How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food
Have you ever wondered where the food in your lunchbox comes from? Help kids learn the step-by-step processes many of their favorite foods go through to become a common household food. With healthy eating tips and a look at the basic food groups, kids of all ages will want to go grocery shopping!
7. The Food Tree Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Curriculum
Help kids realize the important connection between food and physical and mental health. Full of nutrition lessons, experiments, and arts and crafts, both kids and adults will learn how food can change their life and the world for the better.
8. Weird But True Food: 300 Bite-size Facts About Incredible Edibles
Take a bite out of learning with these 300 fun facts about food! This edition of the National Geographic for Kids bestselling series includes super cool photos and facts that kids of any age will eat up!
9. Stir Crack Whisk Bake: An Interactive Board Book about Baking for Toddlers and Kids
What American child doesn't like cake? Teach toddlers and young children to bake a cupcake from the couch with this interactive book about baking. If you are a fan of Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert, this book is sure to be a favorite!
10. Food Network Magazine The Recipe-A-Day Kids Cookbook
From America's #1 food magazine, Food Network Magazine comes a colorful cookbook for kids! Learn how to make a snowman-shaped doughnut, an enormous pretzel, and 363 other amazing treats! Designed for beginning cooks, finding easy and inspired birthday and holiday dishes for every family gathering has never been so fun!
11. Food Truck Fest!
Explore the popularity of food trucks as kids discover what makes a kitchen on wheels so unique. See how the workers prepare to cook and serve on the go and sample delicious food from around the world as members of a family spend their time together tasting the fun.
12. Sugar-Free Kids
Help teach kids that food does not need sugar to taste delicious! Research has shown that the mental health of children is greatly affected by sugar consumption. In addition to causing mood swings and hyperactivity, it is also a leading cause of childhood obesity. Learn how one concerned mom created over 150 dishes that kids and adults will love. Even nut-allergic children will enjoy the delectable sugar-free treats that await!
13. My Perfect Cupcake: A Recipe for Thriving with Food Allergies
Food allergies are no fun BUT they do not have to stop you from enjoying your favorite foods. Dive in with Dylan as he learns to find creative ways to enjoy cupcakes without having a reaction. This book is perfect for any child who feels different because of a severe food allergy.
14. In the French Kitchen with Kids
Travel to France with award-winning author and French teacher Mardi Michels in this exciting cookbook for kids! With many French classics to choose from like decadent Creme Brule and favorite breakfast foods like omelets and quiche, students and parents alike will have fun in the kitchen while learning that the art of French cooking does not have to be complicated.
15. Pizza!: An Interactive Recipe Book
Become a pizza perfectionist in this interactive step-by-step cookbook for kids! With no oven or knives involved, parents can relax knowing that their kitchen can be mess-free while their children learn to do things on their own and kids will experience the joy of feeling "I did it myself!"
16. Jam and Jelly: A Step-by-Step Kids Gardening and Cookbook
Get ready to get your hands dirty in this third book from the Grow Your Own Series. Kids will learn how to grow their very own plants for jam and jelly! With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for growing and harvesting, this wonderful book will give children the chance to bring their own food to life!
17. The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
Cooking like a professional has never been so easy! With photos and tips from over 750 kids, young chefs will be amazed at the variety of foods. The kid-tested recipes in this New York Times bestseller have something to please everyone from the picky eater to the more adventurous eating personalities!
18. Food Network Magazine The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook
Full of beautiful illustrations and exciting recipes, the Food Network brings food to life for kids in this Big, Fun book! With over 150 recipes and helpful hints from the pros, kids will have fun learning crowd-pleasers like peanut butter and jelly muffins and pepperoni chicken fingers! You can even stump your friends with games and quizzes like "What is your hotdog I.Q.?" Now, who doesn't want to know that?
19. Food Network Magazine The Big, Fun Kids Baking Book
Beginning Bakers Rejoice! From the authors of The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook comes a delicious concoction of recipes for your favorite desserts, muffins, bread, and more! With fun food trivia and DIY crafts and activities, these easy-to-follow recipes make baking a piece of cake!
20. Are You What You Eat?
Why is eating healthy so important? What is nutrition? What foods should a food allergic child avoid? Why do we feel hungry or full? ALL of these questions and more will be answered in this interactive and informative book about our daily food choices. Help kids understand how choosing the right foods helps make us the best we can be!
21. Food Anatomy Activities for Kids: Fun, Hands-On Learning
Science and Food collide in this exciting kids' book about the anatomy of food. Explore the history, science, and culture behind your favorite foods with hands-on activities and exciting experiments. Kids will feel like real scientists as they discover the mysteries of food!
22. Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss brings his legendary rhymes to life in this entertaining book for kids. Full of adorable characters, kids from preschool through grade 2 will learn how trying new foods just might lead to new favorites!
23. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
What would happen if it suddenly rained meatballs? Find out what happens to the small town of Chewsandswallows giant food rains down during breakfast, lunch, and dinner in this book about food children's classic!
24. Kid Chef Every Day: The Easy Cookbook for Foodie Kids
Embrace the world of food with sophisticated and easy recipes for the food fanatic. Middle-grade readers will love cooking and creating their favorite dishes while learning to go beyond "kid food" by becoming a more adventurous eater. So grab a chef's hat and start creating!
25. Let's go Yum Cha: A Dim Sum Adventure!
Travel to China to experience how food and love combine in this heartwarming book about Chinese culture, family, and love. Learn how to order Dim Sum in a restaurant and when to Spin The Lazy Susan. Chinese food will come to life as you finally understand where the exotic-looking school lunches of your classmates come from!
26. Soul Food Sunday
Introduce kids to diversity in this colorful and heartwarming book that teaches the importance of the family meal and the love that goes into preparing it. A 2022 Coretta Scott King Book Award Illustrator Honor Book, the beautiful illustrations will make you feel like you are in the kitchen with Granny and her grandson as they cook the traditional Sunday meal.
27. The Berenstain Bears & Too Much Junk Food
Mama Bear is on a mission to end junk food and help her family eat healthy in this classic First Time Book from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear have been on a junk food kick but together with Dr. Grizzly, Mama will teach them the importance of nutrition end exercise. Preschool through grade 2 will love learning while making a new favorite character.
28. The Instant Pot Cookbook for Kids
Kid-approved and mom tested, these 53 Instant Pot recipes will make any kid feel like a professional chef! With adjustable difficulty levels, kids and teenagers can begin to take over the cooking responsibilities while building self-confidence and reliance! These foolproof kid-friendly pressure cooking recipes will reduce mealtime stress while allowing older kids to prepare gourmet meals in no time!
29. The Adventure Of Chelsea Chicken And Salmonella Fella
Teach kids about the dangers of Salmonella with Chelsea Chicken! Kids will learn the side effects of this bacteria as they journey through the digestive system. Kids and adults will learn how to avoid this life-threatening illness.
30. Edible Science: Experiments You Can Eat
Science and food collide in National Geographic Kids Edible Science: Experiments You Can Eat. Middle-grade readers will measure, weigh, and combine their ingredients to create edible scientific masterpieces. So grab a beaker and a spoon and be prepared to enjoy a new world of science!
31. TIME For Kids Informational Text: Straight Talk: The Truth About Food
The perfect addition to any classroom or home, this teacher-created book will introduce kids to the topic of healthy eating, protein vs. carbohydrate, fats, and food allergies. Photos, charts, diagrams, and fun facts help teach kids what food choices will keep them strong, active, and full of energy.
32. Super Simple Cooking for Kids
No experience necessary! It's back to the basics in this super easy and kid-friendly cookbook! Beginning cooks of all ages will learn to create a variety of foods while only using 5 to 10 ingredients! Watch their self-esteem soar as they discover the joys of cooking on their own!
33. Children'S Allergy Recipe Book: Allergy-Free Recipes For Kids
Avoid the difficulties of creating allergy-free food in this recipe book devoted to creating delicious and nutritious food for children with a severe food allergy. Free from nuts and eggs, these scrumptious ideas will have kids asking for more!
34. Build Your Own Breakfast Sticker Activity Book
Stick your way through the most important meal of the day in this adorable activity book with 32 reusable stickers. Combine bacon and eggs, toast and juice, or cereal and fruit to create the breakfast of your dreams!
35. What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street?
Welcome to the apartments at 10 Garden Street where a cross-cultural culinary combination is cooking every day! Enjoy gazpacho with Pilar, meatballs with Josef and Rafik, or beans with Senora Flores as all the residents meet in the garden to share their cultural traditions. With recipes to explain how each dish is made and fun illustrations, kids of all ages will want to take a taste-bud trip around the world!