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Cookbooks For Kids

I’m a bit obsessed with cookbooks. I read them like most people read novels. I have many (too many says the husband) and I try to use them as often as I can.

Since having children, I’ve also picked up a few cookbooks that are geared towards both cooking for kids, and also cooking with kids. Both my children jump at the chance to help out in the kitchen, and the more involved and hands-on they are, I find the more likelier they are to at least try what we are making.

I thought I would share a few of my favorite cookbooks that I hope you will enjoy with your children and family.


  • Cookbooks for cooking for and with children. 1 of 8
    Cookbooks for cooking for and with children.
  • Ready, Steady, Spaghetti 2 of 8
    Ready, Steady, Spaghetti
    This fantastic cookbook by Lucy Broadhurst is a beautifully photographed cookbook, filled with practical and delicious recipes. I adore the "little foods" (finger foods) and party food sections!
  • Healthy Lunchboxes for Kids 3 of 8
    Healthy Lunchboxes for Kids
    Amanda Grant's cookbook offers wonderful inspiration to all those who pack lunches for their kids every day. She offers so many options, from sandwiches to smoothies and soups, it is sure to help break the daily lunch box conundrum.
  • Cooking Italian with Kids 4 of 8
    Cooking Italian with Kids
    Another fantastic cookbook that encourages involving your kids when cooking, is this Italian cookbook by Liz Franklin. Each recipe walks the child through, step by step, with guidance on when to ask an adult for help. A great way to broaden a child's experience in the kitchen. Love the baked polenta with cheese!
  • You Can Cook 5 of 8
    You Can Cook
    You Can Cook, is a step-by-step cookbook for kids, by best selling author Annabel Karmel. These books are packed with information about nutrition and ingredients, and written for young readers. Each recipe is photographed and detailed, step-by-step to make the process easier for children to follow. My children love these cookbooks and they get very excited to spend time in the kitchen whenever I pull it off the shelf.
  • Mom and Me Cookbook 6 of 8
    Mom and Me Cookbook
    Another great one by Annabel Karmel. This kid's cookbook is more of an introduction to the kitchen with only 20 recipes inside. However, it would make a wonderful gift to anyone with young kids who are just beginning to show an interest in the kitchen.
  • Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats For Kids 7 of 8
    Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats For Kids
    I adore everything about this book by Jill O'Connor. I love that it is colorful and fun to look at, and that it lays flat, which is wonderful when you're baking. There is also an "adult" version of this book, that I own and it is full of delicious desserts. This book is a great addition to any cookbook collection, and would be a fabulous gift as well.
  • Family Meals: Creating Traditions in the Kitchen 8 of 8
    Family Meals: Creating Traditions in the Kitchen
    This lovely Williams Sonoma cookbook is authored by Maria Helm Sinskey. This is not just a cookbook, but a lesson in cooking that makes the entire process of creating a meal an educational one as well. This is a beautiful, extensive book that is to be valued and experienced by the entire family.

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