15 Great Books for Little Foodies
Who knew picture books could be so delicious? We love these wonderfully illustrated stories about food - and all the joy, excitement, and community that comes with it!
1. Food Truck Fest
Falafel and waffles and kimchi tacos, oh my! This adorable rhyming wonder is a yummy delight! Your kid’s mouth will be watering during their visit to the Food Truck Fest! (Part of our "Food Glorious Food" collection!).
2. The Runaway Pea
Ooh la la! An adorably self-enamored snail takes us on a journey across the picnic table to his salad with croutons and a light vinaigrette and CARROTS?! Mais non! Use of a French accent is highly encouraged (part of our "More Glorious Food" collection!).
3. Every Night is Pizza Night
One girl sets out to prove that pizza is the best food in the world by sampling every other delicious food her diverse neighborhood has to offer. It’s pizza meets the scientific method! Yum! (Part of our "Food Glorious Food" collection!).
4. I Hate Borsch!
All Ukrainians are supposed to love borsch—but what if you hate the red stuff? A young girl despises Eastern Europe's most beloved soup, but when she immigrates to the United States, American food leaves her feeling empty. One day she discovers borsch recipes in an old suitcase and decides she'll give that beet soup a second chance. Imaginatively illustrated with splashes of borsch-bright red, this book captures the will encourage readers to ponder how history, heritage, and food can shape our identities (part of our "Stories Pulled from World Headlines - Summer 2022" collection!).
5. Secret Pizza Party
An ostracized raccoon, wanted by local authorities for pizza theft, tries to throw himself a clandestine pizza party in this smart and sharp story. Warning: your child (and probably you) will absolutely want pizza after reading (Part of our "Food Glorious Food" collection!).
6. I Really Want the Cake
Our heroine is tempted by an off-limits cake (spoiler alert: she succumbs to said temptation) in this charming and sassy tale (part of our "Food Glorious Food" collection!).
Ooh la la! An adorably self-enamored snail takes us on a journey across the picnic table to his salad with croutons and a light vinaigrette and CARROTS?! Mais non! Use of a French accent is highly encouraged (part of our "Food Glorious Food" collection!).
8. Kalamata's Kitchen
Kalamata is nervous to start at a new school, until her mama whips up a dish that transports her back to the spice market in India, finding scents and smells to make her feel brave! A celebration of South Asian food and culture, this book will inspire your kids to become daring food adventurers and fill their own spice racks with turmeric and cumin and curry leaves (part of our "More Glorious Food" collection!).
9. Song of Frutas
This book is a glorious hug made of words. Our heroine shares memories of the days she spends with her abuelo in the markets of Havana amidst glorious music and delicious food in this joyfully illustrated story (part of our "More Glorious Food" collection!).
10. Thank You, Omu!
Omu makes herself a thick red stew, deliciously seasoned, for a nice evening meal. As the smell wafts throughout the neighborhood, friends and strangers galore stop by for a bite... until there's none left for Omu! Your kids will love this story of generosity and community and a reminder that it's not the food that makes a meal, it's the people we share it with! (Part of our "More Glorious Food" collection).
11. Paletero Man
Paletas for one, paletas for all! Our hero heads out to find the paletero man for an icy sweet treat on the hottest day of the year. Kids' mouths will be watering for paletas of their own in this vividly illustrated story about generosity and community (part of our "More Glorious Food" collection!).
12. The Smart Cookie
This delightful tale of a cookie who has never felt like a smart cookie no matter how hard she tries, especially in comparison to all the clever cupcakes and brilliant rolls in the bakery, is a delicious reminder to alway try one’s best. Cleverly sprinkled with puns and metaphors and double entendres, this will bring lots of smiles and laughs to story time!
13. Oliver's Lollipop
Oliver is so fixated on his special birthday lollipop that he barely notices all of the amazing things to see at the zoo. Kids will love this stunningly illustrated story about living in the moment with the people we love (part of our "Summer Joy!" collection).
14. The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
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! (Part of our "America's Test Kitchen Cookbook Duo").
15. The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs