Bestselling Children’s Cookbooks Books for 12 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling children’s cookbooks books for 12 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!)

by: Deanna F. Cook
Release date: Mar 10, 2015
Number of Pages: 144
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The kids are taking over the kitchen! Deanna F. Cook presents more than 50 recipes designed for the cooking abilities and tastes of children ages 6 to 12. Basic cooking techniques are explained in kid-friendly language, and recipes include favorites like applesauce, French toast, popcorn chicken, pizza, and more. Full of fresh, healthy ingredients and featuring imaginative presentations like egg mice, fruit flowers, and mashed potato clouds, Cooking Class brings inspiration and confidence to the chefs of the future. 

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2. American Girl Baking: Recipes for Cookies, Cupcakes & More

by: Williams-SonomaAmerican Girl
Release date: Mar 22, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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Bake Like You Mean it! Williams-Sonoma and American Girl have partnered to bring you American Girl Baking – the perfect book for the girl in your family. It’s packed with 40+ delicious, easy-to-follow recipes fit for any occasion, or just because you wanted to bake something! 

It’s easy to understand why baking is so much fun. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as measuring and mixing ingredients, putting dough or batter into a hot oven, watching  – and smelling!- the transformation during baking, and finally removing delicious sweets from the oven. But the best part is sharing the treats you made with love with your friends and family. American Girl Baking provides delicious, easy to follow recipes that everyone will love.

Cookies: From cookie flower pops and cinnamon-sugar snickerdoodles to pinwheel icebox cookies to ice cream sandwiches – find something for every craving.

Cupcakes: With kid-favorites flavors like PB & J, s’mores and snowball, and more adult flavors like carrot cake, red velvet, and white chocolate and raspberry, there’s something for every family member. 

Madeleines: Honey or orange, chocolate or vanilla, no matter what flavor they are- madeleines are a delicious and dainty treat!

Baking: A wide range of sweets as diverse as chocolate truffles, rocky road fudge, fruity turnovers, caramel-glazed blondies, and everything in between. 

Whether you follow each recipe step-by-step or add your own unique twist, baking is a great opportunity to let your personality shine and to create mouthwatering goodies.

The American Girl Baking book goes with the exclusive line of bakeware products from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, but these delicious recipes can be made with the utensils you already have in your home.

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3. Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat

by: Megan CarleJill CarleJudi Carle
Release date: May 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 160
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Cooking for teens, like finding the perfect gift for teen boys and girls, is almost impossible. Teenagers like what they like, and they will only eat what they like. But instead of causing mealtime strife, now they can learn to cook those foods themselves. With over 75 delicious recipes for meals at all times of the day—breakfast, snacks, sides, dinners, and dessert, too—TEENS COOK is a guide to everything teenagers (and tweens) need to learn about conquering the kitchen without accidentally setting the house on fire. Written by teens and for teens in easy-to-follow instructions, authors Megan and Jill Carle give young readers advice on how to maneuver their kitchen in a language they’ll understand (and actually listen to). The Carle sisters pass on their knowledge of how to decipher culinary vocabulary, understand kitchen chemistry (why stuff goes right and wrong when cooking), adapt recipes to certain dietary restrictions (like vegetarianism), and avoid all sorts of possible kitchen disasters. TEENS COOK is not only a fantastic teen gift—it’s the perfect cookbook to inspire young adults to take interest in their diets, and empower them to try a new and tasty hobby.
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4. American Girl Cooking: Recipes for Delicious Snacks, Meals & More

by: Williams-SonomaAmerican Girl
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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Now a 2016 Parents’ Choice Award® winner! 

The second book from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, American Girl Cooking, is packed with great recipes fit for any occasion! Learn how to whip up tasty treats for movie nights, picnics, fiestas, family dinners, and more! Filled with delicious snacks, soups and salads, main dishes, and side dishes, you’ll be on your way to becoming the best chef in town. 

Cook up some fun with American Girl Cooking—the perfect cookbook for the emerging chef (and American Girl fan) in your family. Packed with great, easy-to-follow recipes fit for any occasion, this new title will inspire young cooks to get in the kitchen and create delicious, wholesome dishes and give a great sense of accomplishment.

Being able to cook good food is a skill you’ll enjoy and benefit from your entire life. With this book as your very own cooking coach, learn how to make tasty and nutritious snacks, soups, salads, main dishes, and more to share with your friends and family.

Snacks: From caprese kebabs to lemony hummus to hot cheese dip, these recipes are perfect for sharing and satisfying between-meal cravings.

Soups & Salads: Featuring comforting favorites like chicken noodle soup and creamy tomato soup with cheese toasts and lighter fare like taco and BLT salads, there’s something here for everyone.

Main Dishes: A wide range of impressive-yet-easy dinners, such as rosemary roast chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, and fish tacos with slaw, are both nourishing and delectable.

Side Dishes: Buttery peas with mint, creamiest mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, cheesy garlic bread, and more round out any meal.

American Girl Cooking goes with the exclusive line of cookware products from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, but these delicious recipes can also be made with the utensils you already have in your home. This companion title to American Girl Baking will be a staple in the kitchen for your little chef. 

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5. The Everything Kids’ Cookbook: From mac ‘n cheese to double chocolate chip cookies – 90 recipes to have some finger-lickin’ fun

by: Sandra K Nissenberg
Release date: Sep 17, 2008
Number of Pages: 144
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Put on your chef’s hat and roll up your sleeves–it’s time to cook!

Amaze your friends with the World’s Best Brownies! Scare your siblings with Halloween Spider Bites! Make yourself a delicious lunch with the Make-a-Face Sandwich!

The Everything KIDS’ Cookbook, 2nd Edition has everything you need to get started in the kitchen. Each recipe tells you how hard it is and lets you know exactly what ingredients and equipment you need so that you can plan ahead. You’ll find something you like no matter what you want to cook! There are more than 90 recipes for every meal and occasion, including:

  • Mini bite-sized blueberry pancakes
  • Chicken salad puffs
  • Tasty tacos
  • Parmesan potato fries
  • Cheese-crusted fish fillets
  • Quick-eating s’mores
  • Ultimate peanut butter-chocolate squares

It’s stuffed with trivia tidbits and 30 food-themed puzzles, and you’ll discover what foods to eat to stay healthy and what to do to stay safe in the kitchen. Bring your creativity to the kitchen, and get ready to have fun. You’ll be whipping up masterpieces in no time–it’s as easy as pie!

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6. The Young Chef: Recipes and Techniques for Kids Who Love to Cook

by: The Culinary Institute of America
Release date: Apr 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 192
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Learn how to cook and think like a chef from the best of the best—the experts at The Culinary Institute of America

Aspiring chefs turn to The Culinary Institute of America for top-tier training—and now younger cooks can too. Coauthored by chef-instructor (and parent) Mark Ainsworth, this book is for kids ages ten to fourteen who love to cook or who want to learn how, from the perspective of the nation’s best culinary college. It begins with techniques—from key cooking methods to staying safe in the kitchen to how food fuels your body—then augments those lessons with more than one hundred recipes for dishes that kids (and their families and friends) will love, from Chinese “Takeout” Chicken and Broccoli to Mexican Street Corn Salad to DIY Hummus to Raspberry Shave Ice. These recipes are easy enough that beginners can try them with confidence, but are loaded with insider tips, fun facts, kitchen vocab, and other teaching moments so that more adventurous junior cooks can use them as a springboard to take their skills to the next level, express their culinary creativity, and have fun in the kitchen! 

 
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7. My First Cupcake Decorating Book: Learn simple decorating skills with these 35 cute & easy recipes: cupcakes, cake pops, cookies

by: CICO Kidz
Release date: Feb 09, 2012
Number of Pages: 128
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You’ll learn how to make delicious cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, and more—and transform them into fantastic creations. In Cool Cupcakes, make pink piggy cupcakes, classic butterfly cakes, pretty spotty cupcakes, and more. The next chapter, Crazy Cookies, gives you ideas for creating ladybird cookies and pretty star cookies, as well as for gingerbread—including gingerbread families, animals, and a village. Then have a go at the Brilliant Brownies and Cake Pops—from adorable penguin pops to delicious brownie pops and cute brownie owls. Finally, take your pick from the Novelty Cakes, where there are super snowmen, under the sea mini cakes, and honey flake crunchies. There are basic recipes so that you can make the cakes in any flavor you want, and a techniques section that will teach you all you’ll need to know, such as how to pipe frosting, and how to make shapes out of marzipan. All the projects are easy to follow with adorable artworks to guide you along the way; plus, each one has a grade so you can start with the easiest and then move on as your decorating skills improve.
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8. The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60 Easy Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make to Stay Healthy and Save the Earth

by: Ruby Roth
Release date: Apr 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 144
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Struggling to get your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables? Try letting them help themselves!

Experts tell us the best way to teach kids healthy eating habits is to involve them in the process. This irresistibe cookbook presents 60 appealing recipes kids will beg to make themselves, in fun and charming illustrations they will love. Bursting with color, humor, cute animal characters, and cool facts (did you know your brain actually shrinks when you’re dehydrated? Drink water, quick!), Help Yourself empowers children to take charge of their own nutrition — for now and for life!

Recipes include:

  • fun-to-munch hand-held snacks like Life Boats.
  • bright fruit-flavored drinks like Tickled Pink.
  • the always popular things-on-toast, like Leprechaun Footprints.
  • salads they will actually eat, like Tiger Stripes.
  • cozy soups like Tomato Tornado.
  • and sweets like chocolatey Disappearing Dots!

Excerpt from the Intro:
Since the day you were born, someone has been making you food and serving you meals (that’s the life!). But wait a minute…what’s that on the end of your arm? Why, it’s a hand! And it turns out you need little more than your own two hands and a few ingredients to help yourself to healthy foods…and help the world, while you’re at it! Because from the tip of your nose to the tip of an iceberg, the food we eat affects our bodies, our environment, and even strangers on the other side of the planet. It’s amazing but true.

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9. A Smart Girl’s Guide: Cooking: How to Make Food for Your Friends, Your Family & Yourself (Smart Girl’s Guides)

by: Patricia DanielsDarcie JohnstonElisa Chavarri
Release date: Mar 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 120
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Have you ever thought about how awesome cooking really is? It’s actually pretty cool to take ingredients and combine them in a special way to make something totally different — and delicious! Plus, sharing your tasty creations with family and friends makes it even more fun. Think of this book as your first step toward developing your culinary skills. You’ll learn the basics like chopping, mixing, and blending; then you’ll practice those skills with some classic recipes. Your family and friends will be amazed when you delight their taste buds! But that’s not all. Cooking is also about presentation and making things look appetizing. You’ll get tips and suggestions for pretty presentations, and learn how to plan a complete meal, too. So grab an apron, plop on a chef’s hat, and get cooking!
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10. The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple to Make

by: Erin Gleeson
Release date: Feb 16, 2016
Number of Pages: 112
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The Forest Feast for Kids includes the most kid-friendly favorites from The Forest Feast, along with 20 new recipes, plus ideas for kids’ parties and easy-to-follow instructions on techniques, measurements, and other helpful kitchen aides.

The first children’s cookbook from New York Times bestselling author and popular food blogger Erin Gleeson, The Forest Feast for Kids, serves up kid-friendly vegetarian recipes that are quick, easy, and fun to make. This cookbook showcases the rustic simplicity of the fare through vibrant colorful photography of Gleeson’s beautiful home in the woods and of children cooking the dishes themselves.
 
Each meal is simple and full of fresh and lively flavors that will appeal to kids. The natural beauty of Gleeson’s surroundings and the abundance of local produce serve as the inspiration for recipes such as:
 

  • Pesto Pepper Pizza
  • Rainbow Chard Quiche
  • Kale Tacos
  • Watermelon Smoothies

 
In addition to its recipes—which span meals, party food, snacks, and beverages—this nonfiction book includes ideas for crafty table decoration, party ideas, an illustrated guide on kitchen safety, and a glossary of culinary terms. The recipes are complemented by a mix of stunning photographs and art, including Gleeson’s own fanciful watercolor illustrations and hand lettering.
 
This beautifully designed kid-friendly cookbook is perfect for foodies and parents looking for healthy recipes for children. It will also appeal to fans of Erin Gleeson’s blog and The Forest Feast. Parents.com says “Have you ever wanted to crawl into a cookbook and live in its world? That’s how I feel when I page through Erin Gleeson’s gorgeous The Forest Feast for Kids.”

Also available from Erin Gleeson:The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the WoodsandThe Forest Feast Gatherings.
 

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11. The International Cookbook for Kids

by: Matthew Locricchio
Release date: Dec 04, 2012
Number of Pages: 176
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On your mark . . . get set . . . COOK! The International Cookbook for Kids is packed with features that make cooking a snap:
– 60 classic recipes from Italy, France, China, and Mexico
– More than 100 full-color photographs and illustrations
– Easy-to-follow recipe format
– Kid-tested recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts
– Chef’s tips discussing ingredients, nutrition, and technique
– Safety section discussing basic kitchen precautions
– Special taco-party section
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12. Betty Crocker Kids Cook!

by: Betty Crocker
Release date: Sep 29, 2015
Number of Pages: 160
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Whether starting from scratch with the basics of measuring and kitchen safety or creating a meal for the family, Betty Crocker Kids Cook is both teacher and creative outlet.

Betty Crocker has been helping kids in the kitchen since 1957 with the publication of Betty Crocker’s Boys and Girls Cookbook. Betty CrockerKids Cook provides the same blend of teaching and creativity, helping today’s kids learn to cook and have fun at the same time. The book has 66 I-want-to-make-that recipes, plus engaging illustrations and photos of each recipe that blend whimsy and practicality. The book covers Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner and Desserts as well as kitchen essentials, including cooking safety and nutrition basics. This is the book that will teach kids to feel comfortable in the kitchen, whether assembling a healthy snack like Strawberry-Orange Smoothies or whipping up a dinner of Impossibly Easy Mini Chicken Pot Pies with Fresh Fruit Frozen Yogurt Pops for dessert.

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13. You’re the Chef: A Cookbook Companion for A Smart Girl’s Guide: Cooking

by: Lisa CherkaskyElisa Chavarri
Release date: Mar 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
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What’s healthy, delicious, and simple? All the recipes in this book! You’ll discover easy directions for making meals, planning parties, and preparing snacks, plus beautiful full-color photography for every recipe. This is the perfect companion to A Smart Girl’s Guide: Cooking, and a great way to try out newly discovered culinary skills. So get ready to delight the taste buds of your family and friends — and yourself, too. And prepare to be amazed by how many mouthwatering things you can make! The book also includes an overview of cooking terms and tools, safety rules, and instructions on how to read a recipe.
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14. National Geographic Kids Cookbook: A Year-Round Fun Food Adventure

by: Barton Seaver
Release date: Sep 09, 2014
Number of Pages: 160
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Join Barton Seaver—master chef and National Geographic Explorer—on a year-round culinary adventure as he explores what it takes to create the ultimate dish. Barton provides mouthwatering recipes, the ins and outs of healthy eating, awesome crafts and activities, and food-focused challenges, proving once and for all that cooking can be a blast. Follow along as he teaches you to plant a kitchen garden, host a dinner party for your friends, and pack the perfect school lunch. Other highlights include ways to play with your food, festive holiday meals, snow day snacks, and family cooking competitions. With fascinating sidebars, profiles on real people, and cool facts, the National Geographic Kids Cookbook will have you ruling the kitchen in no time!
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15. Let’s Cook French, A Family Cookbook: Cuisinons Francais, Un livre pour toute la famille

by: Claudine PepinJacques Pepin
Release date: Dec 15, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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2016 IACP Award Finalist!

According to Jacques Pepin, “the moment for a child to be in the kitchen is from the moment they are born.” Previously published under the title Kids Cook French, Let’s Cook French, written by his daughter Claudine Pepin, is a fun, interactive, bilingual cookbook for families that introduces the art and joy of French cooking. It teaches better eating habits and the importance of culture, while providing quality family bonding time. Featuring classic, simple dishes inspired by French cuisine, each recipe is shown in both French and English and accompanied by charming illustrations. With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and hands-on preparation, dishes include traditional starters, main courses, and desserts. Your child’s creativity will be sparked, as will your deeper connection with them.

D’apres Jacques Pepin, “la place d’un enfant dans une cuisine debute la minute ou il est ne” Let’s cook French, ecrit par sa fille Claudine, est un livre de cuisine ludique et bilingue pour toute la famille qui presente d’art et la joie de cuisiner. Mettant en vedette les plats classiques inspires de la cuisine francaise, chaque recette est presentee en Francais et en anglais, accompagnee de belles illustrations.

Mettant en avant des ingrédients frais et des préparations pratiques, les différents mets incluent des entrées, plats et desserts. Cela éveillera la créativité de vos enfants et vous rendra plus proche d’eux. Alors qu’ils viennent dans cette cuisine et commencent à jouer les chefs !

Let’s Cook French is a magical introduction to some of the most delicious French classics. With Claudine’s recipes, her father’s and her daughter’s illustrations, this is a book by a family for your family.” – Dana Cowin, Editor in Chief, FOOD & WINE

“I cannot think of anyone more qualified to write a French cookbook for children than Claudine Pepin! A trusted television personality, accomplished cook, seasoned teacher, and dedicated mom, Claudine has spent her entire life learning from and cooking alongside the most renowned chefs in the world. Complete with countless personal stories, beautiful illustrations by her father and her daughter, and timeless recipes developed with her husband, Let’s Cook French is an absolute delight for the whole family and a source of inspiration for aspiring chefs of all ages. Bravo!” – Gail Simmons, TV host and author of Talking With My Mouth Full

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the French, it’s that good cooking is not an end in itself. Rather, it’s the crucial thing that brings the family together for a meal at the end of every day – and nothing’s more important than that. Claudine Pepin, Jacques’s daughter, was schooled in this lesson from birth. Now she is paying it forward. Simply but clearly written, and vivid with illustrations that recall the “Madeleine” books, “Let’s Cook French” is seductive. If anyone can tempt kids away from nuggets and pizza, into the kitchen, and on to the dinner table, it’s Claudine.” – Sara Moulton of Sara’s Weeknight Meals

“My dear friends, Claudine and her father Jacques Pépin, have taught America to love French cooking. Now, with this very special book, these two amazing storytellers have shared their passion for family, fun and good food with a new generation of cooks. Claudine’s recipes open a window into the flavors of France, and Jacques astonishing drawings will inspire children to be hungry for more!” – Jose Andres, internationally acclaimed chef, author, educator, and owner of ThinkFoodGroup

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16. Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 & Up

by: Mollie Katzen
Release date: Oct 13, 2009
Number of Pages: 192
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Get ready to help with dinner for real!

Are you a kid? Then this book was written especially for you. With it, you can become a fantastic cook and amaze your friends with PITA SPIRALS and CREAMY CORN SOUP or CINNAMON SWIRL STICKY BUNS and BEST HOT CHOCOLATE. Or you can fill your lunch bag with a wedge of SPAGHETTI PIE, a serving of MAPLE YOGURT FRUIT DIP, and a handful of HONEST PRETZELS that you made yourself.

Are you a grown-up? Then welcome to another very special cookbook by Mollie Katzen. In these pages she speaks directly to children through 65fully kid-tested, illustrated recipes that require only a little adult assistance. It’s not just a cookbook full of yummy recipes–it also gives young cooks, ages eight and up, a chance to practice reading, math, and logic skills. And think of the sense of accomplishment they will feel as they grow into creative, confident chefs.

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17. A Dash of Magic (Bliss Bakery Trilogy)

by: Kathryn LittlewoodErin McGuire
Release date: Jan 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 384
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This second book in the acclaimed Bliss trilogy mixes the down-home heart-punch of Ingrid Law’s Newbery Honor Book Savvy, the always-on-the-edge-of-chaos comedy of Cheaper by the Dozen, and a humorous magic all its own to create a thoroughly original confection to please every reader’s sweet tooth!

The Bliss family’s magical Cookery Booke was stolen by evil Aunt Lily at the end of Bliss, the first novel in the series. Now twelve-year-old Rosemary has a chance to win it back: she challenges her aunt to an Iron Chef-style international baking competition in Paris. But the only way to beat the cheating Aunt Lily is to gather magical ingredients of her own. Together with her brothers and their talking cat and mouse, Rose races across Paris—from the Eiffel Tower to the Cathedral of Notre Dame to the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum—to gather what she needs to out-bake—and out-magic—her conniving aunt.

If Rose wins, the cherished Cookery Booke will return to her family where it belongs. If she loses—well, the consequences are too ugly to think about. . . .

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18. Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones, and Other Galactic Goodies: The Star Wars Cookbook

by: Robin DavisLara Starr
Release date: May 23, 2012
Number of Pages: 64
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May the Force be with all aspiring Jedi cooks as they use Yoda, Darth Vader, and R2-D2-shaped cookie cutters to create 30 sweet and savory treats! From Chocolate Chewies to Obi-Wan Tons, this galactic cookbook features easy-to-make recipes for Star Wars–themed treats that will delight any Jedi appetite.
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19. Cook It in a Cup!: Quick Meals and Treats Kids Can Cook in Silicone Cups

by: Julia MyallGreg Lowe
Release date: Feb 20, 2008
Number of Pages: 64
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This fresh take on kids-in-the-kitchen cookbooks comes with six colorful silicone baking cups that children can use to prepare all sorts of individually sized treats, from little lasagnas to tiny fruit tarts. The silicone cups are nonstick, easy to clean, and safe for ovens or microwaves. Featuring 29 healthy recipes, each with color photos and easy-to-follow instructions, this cookbook is baked to perfection for young chefs!
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20. The Teen’s Vegetarian Cookbook

by: Judy KrizmanicMatthew Wawiorka
Release date: May 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 192
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From Apple-Date Dessert to Zesty BBQ Burgers, vegetarian cooking is more varied and exciting than ever before. Here are over 120 recipes for mouth-watering and nutritious meals, snacks, and desserts–including Easy Homemade Granola, Cold Sesame Noodles, Thai Coconut Curry, and Chocolate Coma–that are easy enough for beginning chefs to handle. You’ll also find a glossary of cooking terms and unusual ingredients, complete step-by-step menus for meals the whole family can enjoy, and a chapter on college cuisine. So get ready to do some vegetarian cooking–all it takes is a little enthusiasm and the willingness to experiment, and in no time at all you’ll be simmering, sautéing, and stir-frying like a pro!
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21. The Real Girl’s Kitchen

by: Haylie Duff
Release date: Oct 15, 2013
Number of Pages: 240
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Though she is best known as an actress, Haylie Duff feels quite at home in her kitchen. When she started serving up easy and elegant recipes, kitchen tips, and entertaining advice on her blog, Real Girl’s Kitchen, the site quickly grew into a destination for fans and foodies alike. 

Now everyone’s favorite recipes—along with dozens of new dishes—are available in a gorgeous, hand-held volume. The Real Girl’s Kitchen covers it all: breakfasts, salads, soups, appetizers, snacks . . . even recipes for your “cheat days”!

Haylie tackles everything from healthful green smoothies, to drinks for an impromptu gathering, to whipping up an impressive meal for a date. Each recipe is accompanied by full-color photos, along with a personal story from Haylie’s life.

The Real Girl’s Kitchen shows readers not only how to eat to live, but how to love to eat along the way.

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22. The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian: How to Look Great, Feel Fabulous, and Be a Better You

by: Rachel Meltzer Warren MS RDN
Release date: Jan 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 240
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What would you love. Love what you eat.

No labels. No fuss. It’s not about what you call yourself–it’s about how you feel. Whether you’re going vegan, vegetarian, fish-only, chicken-only, or all veggies except grandma’s famous pigs-in-a-blanket, this book is your new best friend.

Eating less meat can boost your energy, help you lose weight, and it’s better for the environment. If you’re looking to cut down on meat or cut it out completely, here you’ll find awesome advice and the answers you need to make it work for you.

Get the Scoop On:

•Daily meal ideas and easy recipes even your non-veggie friends will want to try
•How to convince your family this isn’t just a fad or a phase
•Finding good food when you’re away from home: veggie-friendly restaurants, colleges, and travel spots
•Getting enough iron, protein, and other vital nutrients to be healthy (because being vegetarian does NOT mean a diet of ice cream and pasta)
•Sneaky meaty things that can end up in food that seems perfectly safe for vegetarians

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23. Fix-It and Forget-It Cooking with Kids: 50 Favorite Recipes to Make in a Slow Cooker, Revised & Updated

by: Phyllis Good
Release date: May 03, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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Fix-It and Forget-It Kids’ Cookbook: 50 Favorite Recipes to Make in a Slow Cooker, Revised & Updated offers kids the directions they need to prepare main courses, snacks, and desserts. Plus, this newly redesigned and updated volume includes basic cooking instructions so your child will learn to be at home in the kitchen.

Each recipe includes a full-color photo of the finished dish. Each recipe also gives clear step-by-step instructions and supplies a list of ingredients and a list of equipment needed to complete the prep. The book contains a glossary and a diary so kids can keep track of which recipes they make and when, and how the recipe turned out.

?This is one friendly and engaging way to bring your children into the kitchen with you,” states Good. ?When they help to fix a meal that they and their family enjoy, they’ll be back to make more.”

Fix-It and Forget-It Kids’ Cookbook includes recipes for Easy Taco Filling, Hot Sweet Caramel Dip, Pizza in a Bowl, Crunchy Broccoli, the Simplest ?Baked” Potatoes, Yummy Italian Meatloaf, Hearty Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole, and Cherry Cobbler. Plus forty-two more ?may-I-have-another-helping” favorites.

Off the record: Good says, ?I’ve seen adults who think they can’t cook pick up this cookbook and then proudly march the finished dish to the table! But I promised not to tell.”

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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24. The Ultimate Step-by-Step Kid’s First Cookbook: Delicious Recipe Ideas For 5-12 Year Olds, From Lunch Boxes And Picnics To Quick And Easy Meals, Sweet Treats, Desserts, Drinks And Party Food

by: Nancy McDougallWilliam Lingwood
Release date: Nov 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 256
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Every kid can learn to cook with this lively, clear and comprehensive cookbook, with 750 step-by-step pictures showing exactly how to create 150 tasty dishes.
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25. The Winnie-the-Pooh Cookbook

by: Virginia EllisonErnest H. Shepard
Release date: Oct 14, 2010
Number of Pages: 112
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The famously rotund bear is happiest when in possession of a brimming pot of honey, but when it comes time for meals and smackerels, the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood need something a little more substantial. This delightful collection contains over fifty tried-and-true recipes for readers of all ages to make and enjoy, starting with Poohanpiglet pancakes and ending with a recipe for getting thin-with honey sauces, holiday treats, and dishes for every mealtime in between.

Forty years after its original publication, this updated and beautifully redesigned cookbook features quotes from the original books and Ernest H. Shepard’s beloved drawings, which leap off the pages in full color.

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26. Mary Poppins in the Kitchen: A Cookery Book with a Story

by: Dr. P. L. TraversMary Shepard
Release date: Oct 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 88
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Get a unique glimpse at the famous Poppins cast as the spit-spot English nanny and the Banks children take over the kitchen for a week. With the help of familiar visitors like the Bird Woman, Admiral Boom, and Mr. and Mrs. Turvy, Mary Poppins teaches her irrepressible young charges the basics of cooking, from A to Z. And young readers can re-create the week’s menus by following the thirty different recipes. Kitchen adventures were never so much fun!
    
In full color for the first time, this enchanting new edition will delight both old and new fans of the inimitable Mary Poppins.

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27. Let’s Cook Spanish, A Family Cookbook: Vamos a Cocinar Espanol, Recetas Para Toda la Familia

by: Gabriela Llamas
Release date: Apr 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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Introduce your family to the art of Spanish cuisine with this highly engaging cookbook. Not only will it bring you closer together as a family, but it will teach your child a valuable hobby and get them interested in Spanish culture.

“A tavola non si invecchia.” Or, “At the table with good friends and family you do not become old.”

Let’s Cook Spanish, by notable Spanish chef Gabriela Llamas, is a fun, interactive, bilingual cookbook for families that introduces the art and joy of Spanish cooking. It teaches better eating habits and the importance of culture, while providing quality family bonding time. Featuring classic, simple dishes inspired by Spanish cuisine, each recipe is shown in both Spanish and English and accompanied by charming illustrations. With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and hands-on preparation with family activities, dishes include traditional starters, main courses, and desserts. Your child’s creativity will be sparked, as will your deeper connection with them.

Da a conocer a tu familia el arte culinario espanol con este atrayente libro de cocina. Os unira como familia y ademas os ensenara un valioso hobby que aumentara vuestro interes por la cultura espanola. Vamos a cocinar espanol, de la profesora de cocina con base en Madrid Gabriela Llamas, es un divertido libro de cocina interactivo para toda la familia que introduce el arte y la alegria de cocinar, con platos clasicos y sencillos inspirados en la cocina espanola. Cada receta aparece en espanol e ingles y esta acompanada de ilustraciones encantadoras. El recetario apuesta por ingredientes frescos y su preparacion artesanal e incluye las tradicionales tapas, platos principales y postres. La creatividad de vuestros hijos despertara y se crearan conexiones mas profundas con ellos asi que todos a la cocina y a jugar a ser chefs.

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28. Eat Your Greens, Reds, Yellows, and Purples: Children’s Cookbook

by: DK
Release date: May 10, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
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Gather your ingredients and get busy in the kitchen creating tasty, healthy meals with your kids with Eat Your Greens, Reds, Yellows, and Purples.

With 25 delicious and simple vegetarian recipes, this healthy cookbook makes fruits and vegetables fun and delicious while teaching kids the benefits of eating healthy. Teach your kids how carrots help their vision while baking carrot and orange muffins or why peppers boost their immune system while making a red pepper hummus.

Written in a friendly, positive tone that focuses on why colorful fruit and vegetables are good, Eat Your Greens, Reds, Yellows, and Purples is perfect for parents looking for a way to get their children excited about fruit, vegetables, and cooking. The delicious meals and fun facts are enough to satisfy any hungry young appetite, so reach for your reds, pick up your purples, and don’t forget to eat your greens!

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29. Young Chefs: Cooking Skills and Recipes for Kids

by: Christina Dymock
Release date: Jun 11, 2013
Number of Pages: 128
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Hey kids! It’s time to take charge in the kitchen. Become a young chef as you make your favorite foods and explore new recipes with everything from Game Day Hot Dogs to Lemon Shark Bars. Each recipe tells your parents when help is needed and also includes stories, jokes, and history about the recipes. You’ll be whipping up masterpieces in no time. Let’s get cookin’!
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30. Cool World Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids!

by: Lisa Wagner
Release date: Jul 09, 2013
Number of Pages: 160
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Give up-and-coming chefs a chance to explore the foods of the world! This international cookbook has over 50 recipes from 6 different cultures and introduces readers to world geography and authentic, easy-to-make recipes that taste great. Learn about African, French, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Japanese and Chinese cooking. Each kid-tested recipe includes step-by-step instructions and how-to photos. Tools and ingredients lists are also provided, along with pronunciation guides when needed. So grab an apron and prepare for a tasty adventure!

Books include: ingredients and tool lists, visual index of cooking terms, world map with highlighted areas, step-by-step instructions and photos, and allergy and safety information.

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Last updated: Monday, December 5, 2016 9:08 AM