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Cookbooks for Kids

By Sarah at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Enjoy this booklist our librarians have assembled for you as part of our Holiday Hacks: Library Edition...How you can use the Library to ease holiday stress. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more tips!

Is your family hoping to cook more in 2023? Try out these cookbooks to get the kids involved too!

1, 2, 3 Cook! My First Cookbook by Good Housekeeping Institute
Step-by-step instructions for fifty recipes help young readers gain confidence in the kitchen with basic cooking skills and include such dishes as glazed cinnamon rolls, pasta with cherry tomato sauce, and ice cream cake pops.

Bake, Make & Learn to Cook: Fun & Healthy Recipes for Young Cooks by David Atherton
The 2019 winner of The Great British Baking Show serves a kid-friendly collection of recipes for any time of day that will delight aspiring chefs and novice cooks alike.

Cook It! The Dr. Seuss Cookbook for Kid Chefs by Daniel Gercke
A cookbook featuring simple, healthy recipes inspired by the works of Dr. Seuss, written for children and adults to use together.

Kid Chef Junior Bakes: My First Kids' Baking Cookbook by Charity Mathews
Step-by-step recipes for twenty-five sweet and savory treats for the new cook in the kitchen. Includes stove and oven safety, measuring ingredients, and kitchen prep tips. For ages 4+.

Pie for Breakfast: A Baking Book for Children by Cynthia Cliff
When Hazel and her father bake together, her mother says they make the whole house smell like a fancy bakery. And when they bake in the morning, it's absolutely okay to sample the goods--even if it's for breakfast. One day Hazel decides to organize a bake sale for her school, encouraging her friends to contribute to the effort. The results take us all over the world--from strawberry mochi and pumpkin empanadas to Indian-spiced shortbread and Egyptian basbousa cake.

Star Wars Galactic Baking: The Official Cookbook of Sweet and Savory Treats From Tatooine, Hoth, and Beyond. by Insight Editions
Embark on a baking journey through the Star Wars galaxy, and craft treats inspired by fan-favorite planets. Get ready to tour the galaxy with this baking cookbook inspired by the snowdrifts of Hoth, the wastelands of Tatooine, and beyond. Star Wars: The Official Baking Cookbook is the most delicious way to experience the planets, flora, and fauna of the Star Wars galaxy. Whether you're throwing a watch party or hosting members of the Galactic Senate, this cookbook is a must-have for fans of all ages. - Over thirty mouthwatering recipes: Star Wars: The Official Baking Cookbook features recipes such as Mustafarian Molten Lava Cakes, Cloud City Marshmallows, Life Day Cake, Loth-Cat Kibble, Keshian Spice Bread, Dagobah Bog Pie, and more. - Bake your way through the galaxy: Packed with stunning food photography that's sure to inspire your inner chef, this cookbook will transport you to planets such as Kashyyyk, Jakku, Endor, Bespin, Coruscant, and everywhere in between.

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs. by America's Test Kitchen
For the first time, America's Test Kitchen is bringing its scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS in the kitchen! Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America's Test Kitchen has created THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you're cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs has delicious recipes that will wow!

The No-Cook Cookbook: Recipes by Rebecca Woollard
This cookbook helps children learn about making food by themselves--a skill that will last them a lifetime. The recipes in this no-cook cookbook will help children to gain independence in the kitchen and understand how to make healthy, tasty meals with simple ingredients and no heat. The No-Cook Cookbook is a photographic cookbook with recipes that kids can make all by themselves. No cooking means kids can use this recipe book to learn the basic skills needed to be successful in the kitchen. This book teaches children how to use tools such as a grater, peeler and zester and will explain kitchen safety rules. Kids will also learn how to grow herbs and vegetables, and then use these to prepare delicious meals. Helping young food lovers turn into budding chefs!

The Recipe-a-Day Kids Cookbook. by Food Network
Flip through this book, and you'll find great ideas for every day of the year, starting today. What's your birthday? Anyone who picks up this book will turn straight to that date to see which treat falls on their special day! Will it be a daisy cupcake made with snipped marshmallows? Miniature chicken and waffles? Homemade chocolate lollipops? A giant pretzel? Of course, all the big holidays are represented, too--like flag tarts for the Fourth of July or spooky treats for Halloween. And we never miss an excuse to celebrate events: You can make star cookies on the day Pluto was discovered. The easy recipes were all created with beginner cooks in mind (some use prepared ingredients!), and each one has been tested in Food Network Kitchen, so it's sure to come out perfect every time.

The Ultimate Kids' Cookbook: Fun One-Pot Meals Your Whole Family Will Love! by Tiffany Dahle
These recipes are perfect for kids because they use simple ingredients, don't take a lot of work and cook all in one pot or pan. Along the way, you'll learn important skills, such as how to cut foods with or without a knife, how to brown ground meat for tacos, how to cook noodles for pasta dinners and how to use an oven safely.

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