I’ve discovered a whole new genre of picture book… children’s picture books that include recipes! As a homeschooling mom, it should come as no secret that I love children’s picture books. I started buying children’s books back in 1992 (when I first started my career as a child care professional). Over the years I’ve come across some fabulous books.
I’ve shared many book lists here on The Deliberate Mom. From monthly book lists, to sharing the books we used in our preschool/kindergarten curriculum, one can easily see how much I love picture books. However, when you combine my love of books, with the love of cooking with kids, it’s evident that this genre of picture books is my favourite!
The reading and cooking adventures started with The Red Hen, by Rebecca and Ed Emberley.
Then as I followed the Five in a Row curriculum, I discovered a couple more children’s picture books that include recipes.
I was obsessed. Today I’m sharing that obsession with you and revealing some of my favourite picture book / recipe combos!
Do you like children's picture books? Do you like cooking with kids? If so, then you have to check out these fabulous books! #homeschool #books Click To Tweet
CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS THAT INCLUDE RECIPES
I love the combination reading a story and a cooking activity! I could devour these types of books! *wink*
Do you have any favourite children’s picture/recipe books? If so, please tell us all about them!
Psst – If you want to see how to make a book into an entire curriculum, make sure to check out Books Alive! Literacy Based Planning.
I have written and published two children’s books: Chef Aiden and the Corn Maze and Chef Aiden Goes to the Zoo. They’re about two brothers that enjoy going on adventures and making a recipe that reminds them of their day. The recipe is included in the book.
Thanks for sharing that Tracy.
I adore this idea! My little guy is 14 months old and I’m always looking for new books. We will have to check these out!
I’m delighted that you found this book list to be helpful! Enjoy!
We love ‘Little Red Ridinghood’ by Lisa Campbell Earnst. A muffin recipe is included that is a favourite.
Ooooh – I will have to check that one out! Thanks for the recommendation!
There is a fabulous book a re-write of little red riding hood called Carmine by Melissa Sweet. It has a recipe for alphabet soup in the back. Alphabet soup noodles are very hard to find in markets now but Amazon does have them.