While we think Nomster Chef's illustrated recipes are pretty great, we know that sometimes you just want a book! Below are our favorite cookbooks for kids, as well as some other cool books about food.

Cookbooks for Little Kids (preschool, age 2-5)

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Sesame Street Let's Cook

Your favorite monsters share their favorite recipes!

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Sesame Street B is for Baking

The gang from Sesame Street shares lots of fun baking recipes for preschoolers.

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Pretend Soup

Illustrated recipes for preschoolers from Mollie Katzen, author of the famous vegetarian cookbook "Moosewood Cookbook." All vegetarian recipes.

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Salad People

More illustrated recipes for preschoolers from Mollie Katzen, author of the famous vegetarian cookbook "Moosewood Cookbook." All vegetarian recipes.

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Cook me a Story

Read through classic fairytales while cooking a recipe that matches the story!

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Cook me a Rhyme

Read Mother Goose nursery rhymes will cooking a recipe that matches the story!

Cookbooks for Big Kids (age 6-12, elementary school)

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Chop Chop

Chop Chop is a fantastic nonprofit that publishes magazines with recipes for kids. Get a compendium of many of their recipes here. Whatever your kid chef wants to make, this cookbook has them covered!

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The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids

This cookbook has an inviting design that will charm kids and adults alike! All recipes are vegetarian.

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Cooking Class

We love this book and how it explains technique as well as recipes. For kids looking to boost all kinds of culinary skills, this cookbook is perfect.

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The Silver Spoon for Children

"The Silver Spoon" is a traditional wedding gift in Italy, but this is the version for kids! Learn how to make traditional Italian dishes with fun illustrations.

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Honest Pretzels

Mollie Katzen of "Moosewood Cookbook" fame's illustrated recipes for older kids. All vegetarian recipes.

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Kid Chef

If your kiddo's got more of a "foodie" or adventurous attitude towards cooking, this cookbook is perfect.

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The Young Chef

Does your kid chef want to be a chef someday? Start her culinary training early with this book from the famous Culinary Institute of America.

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The Forest Feast for Kids

A kid version of the super popular "Forest Feast" cookbook. Beautiful photography makes the recipes super clear. All vegetarian recipes.

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Other food books for kids

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Color and Learn Placemats

Placemat coloring pages all about food. Perfect for the table!

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Playing with Food activity book

Part coloring book, part food journal for kids. Will keep kids busy for a loooong time!

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Cook in a Book lift-the-flap book

This interactive book leads kids through the steps of a real recipe, with lift-the-flaps for every step. Don't forget to check out the other recipes in this series (pizza and pancakes!).

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Farm Anatomy

Technically for adults, older kids (and younger kids with a grown-up reader) will love this book that explains every part of a farm. Illustrated by one of our personal favorite illustrators, Julia Rothman.

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Food Anatomy

Technically for adults, older kids (and younger kids with a grown-up reader) will love this book that explains so many things about food. Illustrated by one of our personal favorite illustrators, Julia Rothman.

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Did we miss one? Tell us your favorite cookbooks or food books for kids and we'll add it here! Email team @ nomsterchef.com.


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