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Kids' picture books with recipes you can make together

Try the mouthwatering recipes in these children’s picture books:


Cora Cooks Pancit

Written by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore, illustrated by Kristi Valiant

Ages 5-7

Proud to be doing the grown-up cooking tasks, Cora and her mom make pancit, a delicious Filipino stir-fried noodle dish, impressing her older siblings and Dad. A flavorful recipe is included for you to try with your family.


Tea Cakes for Tosh

Written by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Ages 5-8

In a beautiful story that touches on the topics of slavery and Alzheimer’s, Tosh helps his Grandma Honey remember how to make tea cakes, a recipe that was made on the plantation many generations ago. Get baking and make these sweet treats that smell “like honey and sunshine,” recipe included.


The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

Written by Samantha R. Vamos, illustrated by Rafael López

Ags 5-7

Find out what the Farm Maiden cooks in her big pot! With the help of farm animals, she gathers the ingredients to stir up something tasty. You can mix up this dish too with the recipe provided.