Books are always a great addition to any home, but giving and receiving books as gifts has to be the cherry on top. We’ve gathered this list of food-themed kids picture books that you’ll enjoy reading to your littles as much as they will enjoy the stories.
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao, by Kat Zhang
Amy Wu just wants to make the perfect steamed bun, but her bao are always too small, too large, too full, too empty, or just too messy. When her family spends the day making bao, Amy tries to make the perfect one, but just can’t manage it. She’s frustrated, but then she comes up with a solution. Adorable story with expressive illustrations and a recipe at the end.
Our Little Kitchen, by Jillian Tamaki
The story in this book is secondary to the artwork. There is so much visually happening on every page, it’s perfect for early readers. The book tells the story of people who come together weekly in a community kitchen to make meals for the neighborhood. Acceptance, teamwork and resourcefulness are the lessons within the pages.
We Don’t Eat our Classmates, by Ryan T. Higgins
Penelope the T-Rex doesn’t have a very good first day at school, mostly because she’s a dinosaur who eats the children (don’t worry, they’re fine). It’s a short but funny story about learning empathy and making friends, sure to make everyone giggle.
Albertine Petit-Brindamour déteste les choux de Bruxelles (French), by Anne Renaud and Élodie Duhameau
Albertine loves making lists of the things she loves: her favorite words, her favorite foods, the superpowers she dreams of having. But there’s one thing you won’t find on any of Albertine’s lists: the horrible Brussels sprouts! Only one thing could change her mind: that they can give her a superpower!
The Smart Cookie, by John Jory and Pete Oswald
This is the fifth picture book in the Food Group series. You might already be familiar with The Bad Seed or The Good Egg, and just like these books, The Smart Cookie contains lessons about life and living without being preachy. The Smart Cookie learns there is more to intelligence than perfect scores and precise measurements. Releases Nov 2.