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Cooking for Kids

Cook Books

For even more cookbooks for kids, browse the library catalog under the subject: Cooking -- Juvenile Literature.

Cooking the Cuban Way
Behnke, Alison
Cooking the Cuban Way
Are you interested in learning how to cook culturally authentic foods from around the world? The library has many books in the Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks.
Brennan, Georgeanne
Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Dr. Seuss!
qj TX652.5.B716 2006
Filled with simple, scrumptious, wacky recipes for such foods as Cat in the Hat Pudding and Moose Juice and Schlopp, this unique cookbook will have the whole family hamming it up in the kitchen. Each recipe is accompanied by the original verse that inspired it.
Gold, Rozanne
Kids Cook 1-2-3: Recipes for young chefs using only 3 ingredients
j TX652.5.G546 2006
Recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and in-between. Gold has books for adults too: Recipes 1-2-3.
Karmel, Annabel
The Toddler Cookbook
qj TX652.5.K2358 2008x
A collection of simple recipes, such as chicken satay skewers, cutout cookies, and homemade lemonade, that toddlers can make themselves or assist in preparing.
Lagasse, Emeril
Emeril's There's a Chef in My Soup!: Recipes for the kid in everyone
qj TX652.5.L33 2002
World-famous chef Emeril Lagasse shares some of his favorite recipes that children can make. Other Emeril books are There's a Chef in My World and There's a Chef in My Family.
The Cooking of Thailand
Locricchio, Matthew
The Cooking of Thailand
j TX724.5.T5 L62 2005
Learn about how to cook rice, noodles, and curries. Or choose another country from the Superchef series.
Ray, Rachael
Cooking Rocks!: Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals for Kids
TX833.5.R38335 2004x
Rachael has created a collection of age-specific recipes with a high "cool" factor: Snacks, Make-Your-Own-Takeout, Unbelievably Good Sandwiches, Hearty 3 Squares A Day, and Sweet Stuff.
Seaman, Tracy
Real Food for Healthy Kids: 300+ easy, wholesome recipes
More than 200 easy-to-make recipes that will appeal to kids and that are healthier than hot dogs and pizza. Something like Princess and the Pea Risotto or Zucchini Tempura with Horseradish Dunk.
Wilkes, Angela
Children's Quick & Easy Cookbook
qj TX652.5.W547 1997
This Dorling Kindersley book is profusely illustrated with photographs of the ingredients and the processes. This book covers classic dishes that are popular with children, like tacos.

Web Sites

  • PBS Kids Sprout: Recipes
    Simple and fun recipes for kids and their parents, many named after TV show characters.
  • Spatulatta
    If you have kids at home, have them check out this blog with webcasts from two young girls in Chicago.
  • Very Best With the Kids
    These are recipes designed to be eaten by kids but most are also rated according to skill level and usually come in as "easy".