Monday, May 7, 2012

Cooking by the Book (& Sometimes the Film) for Kids

Maybe you've got a kid you'd like to see help out more in the kitchen.  Maybe you've got a voracious reader who's a picky eater.  Maybe you've got kid who loves Harry Potter (or Star Wars, or the Little House books, or the American Girl series) & is just dying to try Pumpkin Pasties! (I know as a child I was intrigued by the food prepared in Little House in the Big Woods.)  Here are some cookbooks that might interest your child, or might be of use if you are throwing a themed children's party.

The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories  by Barbara M. Walker

The Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook (recipes inspired by Dr. Seuss) concocted by Georgeanne Brennan

Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes recipes compiled by Josie Fison and Felicity Dahl

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike by Dinah Bucholz

Once Upon a Time in the Kitchen : Recipes and Tales from Classic Childrens Stories by Carol Odell

Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers and Eaters fairy tales retold by Jane Yolen ; recipes by Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Fancy Nancy Tea Parties by Jane O'Connor

The Star Wars Cook Book: Wookiee Cookies and other Galactic Recipes by Robin Davis

Addy's Cookbook: A Peek at Dining in the Past with Meals You Can Cook Today edited by Jodi Evert [from the American Girl series - see also Felicity's Cookbook, Kirsten's Cookbook, Molly's Cookbook, Samantha's Cookbook]

The Boxcar Children Cookbook by Diane Blain

The Redwall Cookbook by Brian Jacques

The Winnie-the-Pooh Cookbook: Inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne by Virginia H. Ellison

I'm in the Mood for Food: In the Kitchen with Garfield created by Jim Davis, with recipes by Barbara Albright

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook: From Lamb Stew to "Groosling" -- More than 150 Recipes Inspired by the Hunger Games Trilogy by Emily Ansara Baines

You can also find more children's books with cooking storylines using a subject search under "Cooking - Juvenile".

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