50 of the Best Books, Websites, & Resources to Inspire Kids in the Kitchen

November 8th, 2011 by Dionna | 32 Comments
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Welcome to the November Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids in the Kitchen

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how kids get involved in cooking and feeding. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.

Story and Art Books to Inspire Young Chefs

Looking for the perfect book to get your kids in the kitchen? These books contain art ideas and fanciful stories that will creatively engage your child’s inner foodie.1

  1. Apple Cake: An old lady wants to bake an apple cake. She has everything she needs except apples. So she sets off to market to buy some apples, taking a basket of plums to trade along the way, just in case. Includes recipe.
  2. BAD Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids: A wisecracking picture book on the short (shelf) life of a bunch of bruisers—plus 7 yummy recipes to save families from “I’m bored” disease. While banana characters try crazy stunts and start turf wars, this cautionary cookbook comes with tasty, low-sugar recipes (including banana muffins, smoothies, cookies and pancakes—more recipes and free online books at PremioBooks.com). The perfect family activity, Bad Bananas facilitates easy, funny, hands-on fun (ages 4–12).
  3. Book Cooks: 26 Step-by-Step Recipes Inspired by Favorite Children’s Books
  4. Chicks and Salsa: What happens at Nuthatcher Farm when the chickens get tired of the same old chicken feed? The rooster hatches a plan! With a pinch of genius, a dash of resourcefulness, and a little pilfering from the farmer’s garden, the chickens whip up a scrumptious snack of chips and salsa. Includes three recipes.
  5. Cook-A-Doodle-Doo: Big Brown Rooster is sick of chicken feed. So along with his friends–Turtle, Iguana, and Potbellied Pig–he sets out to make the most magnificent strawberry shortcake in the whole wide world. But there’s one problem: none of his friends knows how to cook! The team bravely forges ahead, and with Rooster’s help, they learn how to measure flour (not with a ruler) and how to beat an egg (not with a baseball bat). But can they keep Pig from gobbling up all the ingredients? Take an old family recipe, add four funny friends, and mix in some hilarious cooking confusion and you have a picture book treat for children of all ages! Includes recipe.
  6. Cooking Art: Easy Edible Art for Young Children: Over 150 ways to have creative fun with food and then eat the yummy results.
  7. Cora Cooks Pancit: Cora loves being in the kitchen, but she always gets stuck doing the kid jobs like licking the spoon. One day, however, when her older sisters and brother head out, Cora finally gets the chance to be Mama’s assistant chef. And of all the delicious Filipino dishes that dance through Cora’s head, she and Mama decide to make pancit, her favorite noodle dish. Includes recipe.
  8. Crepes by Suzette: Part story, part grand tour, Monica Wellington’s tale of a Parisian street-cart vendor will charm and inform. Suzette, the crêpe maker, sells her delicacies in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As she goes from place to place, readers are treated to a variety of Parisian scenes and a series of customers inspired by figures in famous French paintings. Wellington’s mixed- media collages, combining photographs with her signature bright and simple shapes, are dazzling. A crêpe recipe is included.
  9. Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners: This lively account draws young readers into the Pilgrims’ daily life as it explores the food, customs, and manners of these early American settlers. Written in a straightforward and down-to-earth style, the book includes historical line drawings, savory descriptions of food preparations, and quotations from writers of the era.
  10. Everybody Bakes Bread: A rainy-day errand introduces Carrie to many different kinds of bread, including chapatis, challah, and papusaa. Includes recipes.
  11. Everybody Serves Soup: While trying to earn money by shoveling snow so she can buy her mother a Christmas present, Carrie comes up with an idea for just the right gift. Includes soup recipes.
  12. Everything on a Waffle: Readers will know right from the start that the narrator of Everything on a Waffle is going to tell her story straight and pull no punches. Primrose’s parents have been lost at sea, but she believes without an iota of doubt that they are still alive, somewhere. She moves in with her Uncle Jack, but feels generally friendless. Her only real refuge is a local restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing, where the owner, Miss Bowzer, serves everything on waffles — except advice and good sense, which come free of charge and are always reliable. Includes recipes.
  13. Fun Around the World for Preschoolers: Here are fun, creative ideas to help preschoolers enjoy the cultures and customs of children around the world. Games, crafts, recipes, songs, and play ideas represent more than 20 countries.
  14. The Giant Carrot: A TALL tale about the power of teamwork When sweet Little Isabelle’s family plants a carrot seed one day, tall Papa Joe, wide Mama Bess, and strong Brother Abel all do their part. But when Little Isabelle wants to help too, Brother Abel just laughs. What can you do? he asks. I’ll sing and dance to the carrot to make it grow, she says. And come summer, we’ll have little cups of sweet carrot puddin’. Sure enough, that carrot takes a fancy to Little Isabelle’s singing and dancing and grows to an amazing height–proving that great things can be accomplished when everyone works together. Based on an old Russian folktale, and complete with a scrumptious recipe for carrot puddin’, this wonderfully humorous story shows the strength of teamwork and the power of a touch of imagination.
  15. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World: An apple pie is easy to make…if the market is open. But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store. This deliciously silly recipe for apple pie takes readers around the globe to gather ingredients. First hop a steamboat to Italy for the finest semolina wheat. Then hitch a ride to England and hijack a cow for the freshest possible milk. And, oh yes! Don’t forget to go apple picking in Vermont! A simple recipe for apple pie is included.
  16. The Magic School Bus Gets Baked in a Cake: When the class tries to bake a cake for Ms. Frizzle’s birthday, they wind up inside it and have some delicious fun learning all about mixtures and reactions that occur when ingredients are combined.
  17. Mama Panya’s Pancakes: On market day, Mama Panya s son Adika invites everyone he sees to a pancake dinner. How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? This clever and heartwarming story about Kenyan village life teaches the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give. Includes recipe.
  18. Moonbeams, Dumplings and Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities and Recipes: Filled with delectable recipes, hands-on family activities, and traditional tales to read aloud, this extraordinary collection will inspire families everywhere to re-create the magic of Chinese holidays in their own homes. They can feast on golden New Year’s dumplings and tasty moon cakes, build a miniature boat for the Dragon Boat Festival and a kite at Qing Ming, or share the story of the greedy Kitchen God or the valiant warrior Hou Yi.
  19. Mouse Cookies: 10 Easy-to-Make Cookie Recipes with a Story in Pictures: Ten easy-to-make recipes simple enough for the youngest baker, including peanut butter munches, old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, and jumbo chocolate chip cookies. While you’re waiting for your cookies to come out of the oven, enjoy the brand-new story in pictures — this time the boy from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie visits the mouse’s house!
  20. The Peter Rabbit and Friends Cookbook: A cookery book for children containing 25 recipes suggested by Beatrix Potter’s tales. Young readers can enjoy the fun of cooking with the help of Little Lucie, who introduces Peter Rabbit and his friends and the food they like to eat. This book is illustrated with pictures from the animated television series.
  21. Pigs in the Pantry: Fun with Math and Cooking: When poor Mrs. Pig gets a cold, Mr. Pig and the piglets devise a plan to get rid of her sniffles. The Pigs decide on the perfect remedy: to fix Mrs. Pig’s favorite five alarm chili. Will the Pigs be able to cure Mrs. Pig with a spicy meal? Or will their measuring mistakes get them in hot water? Join the Pigs and see what trouble they can cook up in the kitchen.
  22. Pumpkin Soup: Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the pumpkin, the Squirrel stirs in the water, and the Duck tips in just enough salt. But one day the Duck wants to stir instead, and then there is a horrible squabble, and he leaves the cabin in a huff. It isn’t long before the Cat and the Squirrel start to worry about him and begin a search for their friend. Rendered in pictures richly evoking autumn, Helen Cooper’s delightful story will resonate for an child who has known the difficulties that come with friendship. Included at the end is a recipe for delicious pumpkin soup.
  23. Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes: Who but Roald Dahl could think up such mouthwatering and deliciously disgusting foods as Lickable Wallpaper, Stink Bugs Eggs, and Eatable Pillows? Now there’s a practical guide to making these and other delicacies featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,James and the Giant Peach, and Dahl’s other books, with easy, step-by-step recipes that range from the delectable to the truly revolting. Quentin Blake’s illustrations combine with full-color photographs of the luscious results to perfectly capture Roald Dahls wicked sense of fun.
  24. Snacktivities: 50 Edible Activities for Parents and Children: This crafty cookbook encourages children to go beyond playing with their food. Like the creations of great chefs, the finished products are tasty works of art. Fifty easy activities turn the food that’s already in your refrigerator into works of art.
  25. Soup Day: On a cold, snowy day, a young girl and her mother shop to buy ingredients for vegetable soup. At home, they work together—step by step—to prepare the meal. While the soup is cooking, they spend the time playing games and reading. Before long, Daddy’s home and the family sits down to enjoy a home made dinner. This book celebrates the importance of making a nutritious meal and sharing in the process. Includes recipe.
  26. Tony and the Pizza Champions: From the eight-time world pizza-tossing champion, this dynamic picture book invites readers to join in the dough-flying fun as Tony and his team of talented pizza-tossers travel to Italy to compete in an international competition. Pizza lovers of all ages will be amazed to get this inside peek into the acrobatic art of pizza tossing, and to see the many diverse ways that the much-loved food can be enjoyed here and abroad. Also included are Tony’s famous pizza recipe and step-by-step dough-tossing instructions for those who want to get into the act.
  27. Too Many Zucchini for Zachary Beany: Too Many Zucchini for Zachary Beany is a charming story celebrating the joy and wonder of gardening. It all starts when Zachary’s grandmother presents him with a handful of zucchini seeds. She helps him plant them and lovingly tend the garden, and by late summer they have a bumper crop. Zachary and his grandmother have a wonderful time figuring out all the creative things one can do with zucchini. Each book comes with a free packet of organic zucchini seeds and includes a fabulous zucchini bread recipe so your favorite children can join in on the fun.
  28. Ugly Pie: Ol’ Bear’s got a hankering for some Ugly Pie. So off he goes on a search past woodsy little homes where he smells the drifting scent of pie. Grandpa Grizzle’s got a pleasin’ pumpkin pie. Ma Hickory has a righteous rhubarb pie. Sweet Cicely has a heavenly honey pie. But no one has any Ugly Pie–just the ugliest ingredients you ever did see. Wait one second! Ingredients? Maybe it’s time for Ol’ Bear to start cookin’ up something himself! For bear cubs who share ol’ Bear’s itch for an unsightly pie, there’s a recipe included.
  29. The Ugly Vegetables: The Ugly Vegetables was Grace Lin’s first book for children and was inspired by her own childhood growing up in New Hartford, New York among her mother’s gardens of ugly vegetables. For ambitious young gardeners and would-be chefs, an illustrated glossary of the vegetables and their Chinese characters along with a soup recipe conclude the volume. Ages 3-8.

Chefs of All Ages: Cookbooks for Young People

If your children are ready to get serious in the kitchen, a cookbook created specifically for them may be a fun way to start. Check out some of these cookbooks from a variety of authors and well-known chefs.

  1. The Children’s Quick and Easy Cookbook: Packed full of mouthwatering recipes that are simple enough for children to make themselves, this top-selling cookbook has 60 fast, easy-to-follow recipes for healthy snacks, satisfying meals, and delicious treats.
  2. Cooking Rocks! Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals for Kids: Kids rock! says Rachael, and it seems the feeling is mutual. Young people number among her biggest fans. For them she has created a fabulous collection of age-specific recipes with a high cool factor.
  3. Emeril’s There’s a Chef in My Soup: Recipes for the Kid in Everyone: What’s better than eating really good food? Making it! And now, Chef Emeril Lagasse shows you how to do it, step-by-step. And hey, this is the real thing — you’re really cooking with this book, so get ready to make some kicked-up food that your family and friends will love.
  4. The Everything Kids’ Cookbook: With 30 delicious food-themed puzzles, kids will have fun both in and out of the kitchen. Written by a certified dietician, this creative cookbook gives kids the know-how and tools they need to become young chefs in the making! This edition features completely new material, including approximately 90 new recipes for all three meals of the day, as well as delicious drinks and desserts, the revised Food Pyramid, and approximately 30 puzzles!
  5. Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 and Up: In these pages Mollie Katzen speaks directly to children through 65 fully kid-tested, illustrated recipes that require only a little adult assistance. It’s not just a cookbook full of yummy recipes–it also gives young cooks, ages eight and up, a chance to practice reading, math, and logic skills. And think of the sense of accomplishment they will feel as they grow into creative, confident chefs.
  6. Kids Cooking: Scrumptious Recipes for Cooks Ages 9 to 13: Presents thirty-eight recipes, accompanied by photographs, cooking lessons, a glossary, and an equipment guide.
  7. Kids’ Fun and Healthy Cookbook: Put the fun back into healthy eating with this bright and colorful cookbook. This lively collection encourages kids to consider what they eat and how it affects their bodies, without preaching. Yummy interpretations of old classics, as well as new recipes destined to become classic help turn eating into a delicious treat.
  8. Mom and Me Cookbook: With basic cooking techniques and tips, simple first recipes, and tasty, nutritious meal ideas, Annabel Karmel’s new family cookbook helps children ages three and up work with their parents to prepare a yummy array of favorite foods.
  9. Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up: In this sequel to her classic Pretend Soup–considered by many to be the gold standard of children’s cookbooks–award-winning author/illustrator Mollie Katzen works her magic with 20 new, child-tested recipes including such delicacies as Counting Soup, Chewy Energy Circles, and Polka Dot Rice. Each illustrated recipe offers the child chef the opportunity to count, measure, mix, assemble, and most important, have fun. Designed as do-together projects–with the child as chef and the adult as assistant–these kitchen adventures will give children confidence in their cooking skills and inspire a life-long healthy relationship with food. With Salad People and a little time in the kitchen, budding chefs will cheer: “I like it because I made it myself!”
  10. Salad People and More Real Recipes: A New Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up: In the much-anticipated follow-up to Pretend Soup, celebrity chef Mollie Katzen cooks up 20 new vegetarian recipes that kids six and under can prepare themselves (with a little help from their adult assistant).
  11. The Toddler Cookbook: From acclaimed author Annabel Karmel, The Toddler Cookbook is the perfect kitchen primer for little chefs. Easy recipes for a wide variety of dishes, from lettuce wraps to crunchy chicken dippers, allow lots of opportunities for toddlers to lend Mom or Dad a hand as they whip up lots of new flavors-and lots of fun.

Picture Recipes

Pre-readers who love to help in the kitchen can still “read” recipes – they just need recipes created with pre-readers in mind! Here are a few sites and books that have picture recipes. Creating culinary sensations using pictures will empower your pre-readers in the kitchen.2

  1. You can search through dozens of picture recipes at Boardmaker Share; here are search results for pre-K through K grade levels. These recipes are not completely pictorial – they do require some adult reading help.
  2. Children’s Step-by-Step Cookbook: “The Children’s Step-by-Step Cookbook” is the very first complete cookery course for aspiring young cooks, with page after page of mouth-watering dishes. The book features more than fifty easy-to-follow recipes – from snacks and toast treats to pies and party cakes – that are fun to make and delicious to eat. Clear step-by-step photographs show each stage of the recipe as well as all ingredients and utensils.
  3. Cook and Learn: Pictorial Single Portion Recipes: Over 150 step-by-step recipes with multi-ethnic selections that make cooking with young chefs exciting and educational. Grades K-8.
  4. Non Reader Recipes from Kids Cooking Activities has picture recipes for 13 different foods. (This site also offers a free newsletter with more “kids in the kitchen” ideas.)
  5. The Picture Cookbook: No-Cook Recipes for the Special Chef: A pictorial cookbook for children and those with special needs.
  6. StudentsWithDifference has downloadable picture recipes. They aren’t necessarily aimed at young children, but they are nice and detailed.
  7. TinSnips What’s Cooking has several links to picture recipes and other helpful kitchen aids.

Miscellaneous Sites and Resources to Create a Love of Cooking and Eating Healthy Foods

Whether you are cooking for or with your children, these sites and resources will help you introduce them to a wide variety of tastes and experiences in the kitchen.

  1. Chop Chop: The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families: ChopChop’s mission is to educate kids to cook and be nutritionally literate, empower them to actively participate as health partners with their families, and help establish and support better eating habits for a lifetime of good nutrition.
  2. Simple Bites has a variety of articles featuring tips, recipes, and more on the topic of “Kids in the Kitchen.”
  3. Weelicious: Weelicious focuses on educating kids and involving them in the cooking process. We encourage parents to be honest – no sneaking veggies! – and to include kids in the cooking process by exposing them to food from the moment it comes out of the ground to giving them age-appropriate tasks in the kitchen.

What are your favorite resources for your young chef?



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  • Baking & letting go — Cooking with kids can be a mess. Nadia at Red White & GREEN Mom is learning to relax, be patient, and have fun with the process.
  • Family feeding in Child of Mine — Lauren at Hobo Mama reviews Ellyn Satter’s suggestions for appropriate feeding and points out where her family has problems following through.
  • Children with Knives! (And other Kitchen Tools) — Jennifer at True Confessions of a Real Mommy teaches her children how to safely use knives.
  • “Mommy, Can I Help?” — Kat at Loving {Almost} Every Moment writes about how she lets her kiddos help out with cooking, despite her {sometimes} lack of patience!
  • Solids the Second Time Around — Sheryl at Little Snowflakes recounts her experiences introducing solids to her second child.
  • The Adventure of Toddler TastebudsThe Accidental Natural Mama shares a few things that helped her daughter develop an adventurous palate.
  • A Tradition of Love — Kelly at Becoming Crunchy looks forward to sharing the kitchen traditions passed on from her mom and has already found several ways to involve baby in the kitchen.
  • The Very Best Classroom — Alicia C. at McCrenshaw’s Newest Thoughts reveals how her kitchen is more than a place to make food – it’s a classroom!
  • Raising Little Chefs — Chef Mike guest posts on Natural Parents Network about how he went from a guy who couldn’t cook to a chef who wanted to teach his boys to know how the food we love is made.
  • In the Kitchen with my kids — Isil at Smiling like Sunshine shares a delicious soup recipe that her kids love.
  • Papa, the Pancake Artist — Papa’s making an incredible breakfast over at Our Mindful Life.
  • Kids won’t eat salad? Try this one! — Tat at Mum in Search is sharing her children’s favourite salad recipe.
  • Recipe For a Great Relationship — Cooking with kids is about feeding hearts as well as bellies, writes Hannah at Wild Parenting.
  • The Ritual of Mealtimes — Syenna at Gently Parenting Twins writes about the significance of mealtimes in her family’s daily rhythm.
  • Kid, Meet Food. Food, Kid. — Alburnet at What’s Next? panicks about passing on her food “issues” to her offspring.
  • Growing Up in the Kitchen — Cassie at There’s a Pickle in My Life shares how her son is growing up in the kitchen.
  • Harvesting Corn and History — From Kenna at School Garden Year: The kids in the school garden harvest their corn and learn how much history grows in their food.
  • My Guiding Principles for Teaching my Child about Food — Tree at Mom Grooves uses these guiding principles to give her daughter a love of good food and an understanding of nutrition as well as to empower her to make the best choices for her body.
  • Kitchen Control — Amanda at Let’s Take the Metro writes about her struggles to relinquish control in the kitchen to her children.
  • Food — Emma at Your Fonder Heart lets her seven month old teach her how to feed a baby.
  • Kitchen Fun? — Adrienne at Mommying My Way questions how much fun she can have in a non-functional kitchen, while trying to remain positive about the blessings of cooking for her family.
  • Kitchen Adventures — Erica at ChildOrganics shares fun ways to connect with your kids in the kitchen.
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Finding the Right Tools — Melissa at Vibrant Wanderings shares some of her favorite child-sized kitchen gadgets and where to find them.
  • The Kitchen Classroom — Laura at Authentic Parenting knows that everything your kids want to learn is at the end of the ladle.
  • Kids in the Kitchen — Luschka from Diary of a First Child talks about the role of the kitchen in family communication and shares fun kitchen activities for the under two.
  • Our Kitchen is an Unschooling Classroom. — Terri at Child of the Nature Isle explores the many ways her kitchen has become a rich environment for learning.
  • Montessori-Inspired Food Preparation for Preschoolers — Deb Chitwood at Living Montessori Now shares lots of resources for using Montessori food preparation activities for young children in the kitchen.
  • My Little Healthy Eater — Christine at African Babies Don’t Cry shares her research on what is the best first food for babies, and includes a healthy and yummy breakfast recipe.
  • Two Boys and Papa in the Kitchen: Recipe for Disaster?MudpieMama shares all about her fears, joys and discoveries when the boys and handsome hubby took over the kitchen.
  • Food choices, Food treats — Henrietta at Angel Wings and Herb Tea shares her family’s relationship with food.
  • learning to eat — Catherine at learner mummy reflects on little M’s first adventures with food.

  1. All book descriptions in this post are courtesy of Amazon. Amazon links are affiliate links – thanks for helping support Code Name: Mama!
  2. Do a search for “picture recipes,” and Google will return many more sites; however, many of the picture recipe sites I looked through did not have quality pictures and/or had much more reading required than what I was hoping to find.

32 Responses to:
"50 of the Best Books, Websites, & Resources to Inspire Kids in the Kitchen"

  1. What an INCREDIBLE list of resources, thank you SO much for sharing -what a lot of work you put into it! I shall be printing this off to refer to often – food, books and food books are SO important in this house!!

    Please do stop by Dreaming Aloud and see why I feel that passing on cooking skills is the most important legacy I can leave my kids (I missed the code boat!)

  2. Oh and love the new blogsite look (am I VERY slow on the uptake?) and what a beautiful button!

  3. Hey Dionna!

    Wonderful, wonderful list of books! Wow! Thank you for sharing those list of books!!

    ~ Jenny ( http://www.imafulltimemummy.com/ )

  4. mamapoekie   mamapoekie

    great idea this post… have you read al of them?

  5. Melissa   VibrantWanderer

    This is amazing Dionna! As a former preschool teacher and a bibliophile, I consider myself to have a pretty wide knowledge of children’s books, but there are *so many* great ones that are new to me here! Due to our location, we’re immersed in Filipino culture and love pancit, so that’s one I’ll be adding to my list right away :) Something that Annabelle can remember Guam by when we leave!

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      I was really excited to find so many kids’ books that have recipes from different cultures. I’m offering a series of classes through our cooperative on food and fun from other cultures, so I’m itching to get some of these soon!

  6. What an amazing resource,such alot of books to browse through! I love ‘Pumpkin Soup’, and often remember when my daughter Lily hated to eat pumpkin soup when she was three. One day we went round to a friends for lunch and her daughter read that lovely book to Lily. My friend then served up, guess what? Yes pumpkin soup, and guess who loved it? Lily!

  7. Wow – talk about resources. Great research!

    Though I have to say that I can use a few adult version “picture” recipe books for myself too :)

  8. Gretchen   ThatMamaG

    Oooo, I can’t wait to check some of these out from the library! Looks like some great finds!

  9. teresa   momgrooves

    This is fantastic. I want all the books in the first list.
    And I can’t wait to check out some of the sites, etc that I haven’t seen. Weelicious has long been a favorite. I should probably make zucchini coins for dinner, in fact!
    amazing list,
    thank you.

  10. Tat   muminsearch

    I’m always looking for kids friendly recipes, not just because they are kids friendly, but because I’m not the best chef in the world, kids recipes are more my level. What a great list of resources, I’m definitely bookmarking that!

  11. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama   ithoughtiknewma

    What a great post idea! I’ve bookmarked it so I can keep coming back to find new books as Baby gets older.

  12. Jenny   mamababylove

    an excellent list!!! now off to amazon to check purchase some of the books! we also use http://playfulchef.com/ products when N bakes her goodies.

  13. Deb @ Living Montessori Now   DebChitwood

    Wow! What an awesome list of resources, Dionna! Thanks so much for doing such great research and sharing it here! I pinned your post to my Kids’ Food Fun Pinterest board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-food-fun/.

  14. Lauren @ Hobo Mama   Hobo_Mama

    Holy moly! How’d you find time to compile all of those? What a great resource – thanks for sharing!

  15. Vidya Sury   vidyasury

    What a wonderful resource. I am adding a link to this post in my “Resources” section. I enjoy cooking – even more when my son hangs around the kitchen with me doing things alongside.

    How’re you doing? :-)

  16. What an amazing list! Saw some of my favorites on there. ;)

  17. Melissa Vose   WhiteNoiseWoman

    SEE?! I totally visit your blog every. single. day. ;) I LOVE your blog, but i rarely comment *sheepish.* I actually use your resource lists often!! And this one will def. add to the list….

  18. Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama   hybridrastamama

    Pretty brilliant post Dionna. Geeze…and here you are, about to give birth, with a million things to do, and you manage to pump this out. Cheers! I have bookmarked this puppy, pinned it, and tweeted it. This is something everyone needs. Thanks for putting so much time into it.

  19. Phoebe @ Little Tinker Tales   phoeberobinson

    What a fantastic resource. My mum wanted to order Imogen some books for Christmas so I definitely think we’ll be getting a few of these! I hadn’t even heard of children’s recipe books, have I had my head in the sand?! Great post!

  20. Thanks so much for this great list Dionna! I am specifically excited about the picture recipe books – what fun! :)

  21. Dionna   CodeNameMama

    Thanks to everyone for your sweet comments – I hope you find some favorites on here!

  22. Lisa C   edenwild

    What a GREAT list! I just added a link to it on my Story Time page. I really want to get a kids’ cookbook now and those recipe stories sound like so much fun! I think the only thing we have along those lines is The Little Red Hen, lol.

  23. Wow, wow, wow! Another great compilation of amazing resources. Thank you!

  24. This is an awesome resource! My husband and I love to cook and plan to expose our kids to the joys of cooking and eating early on :-)

  25. Melodie   bfmom

    What a great resource Dionna! My daughter was given “C is for Cooking” – a Sesame Street Cookbook, a couple years ago and she actually keeps it in her room and reads the recipes for fun! She has made Pear Crisp and our favourite strawberry icing is in that cookbook. Just one more to add to your awesome list!

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