A “Foodette” Book List

As promised … I made out a little list of some of my favorite books with food for young foodettes and grown-folks alike. Books with food, like movies with food, give a great sparkling fascination (or craving) to what we already know, balanced with what could be our next great taste!

Like many, I remember trying Turkish Delight after reading The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe. The descriptions alone were enough to make me want it bad enough, but I gotta say.. somehow, for myself, the descriptions were a tad more appetizing than when I actually had it 😉

Since then, I still of course marvel at the new stories with food for children, and love how much the genre has expanded!

Here are some of my personal favorites:

I Will Never Not Ever Eat A Tomato (Charlie & Lola series) – Lauren Child

Pete’s A Pizza – William Steig

Pizza At Sally’s  – Monica Wellington

Apple Farmer Annie – Monica Wellington

Bee Bim Bop! – Linda Sue Park

Little Pea – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food – Stan & Jan Berenstain

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

Pancakes! – Eric Carle

Blueberries For Sal – Robert McCloskey

Strega Nona – Tomie De Paola

The Popcorn Book – Tomie De Paola

The Tale of the Pie & the Patty Pan – Beatrix Potter

Growing Vegetable Soup – Lois Ehler

Eating The Alphabet – Lois Ehler

Stone Soup – many different versions of this folk tale, but try the one by Marcia Brown

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs – Judi Barrett

The Poky Little Puppy – Janette Sebring Lowrey

The Tawny Scrawny Lion – Kathryn Jackson

Birthday Soup (a short story in the book, Little Bear) – Else Holmelund Minarik

If You Give a Mouse A Cookie series – Laura Joffe Numeroff

First Book Of  Sushi – Amy Wilson Sanger

Yum Yum Dim Sum! – Amy Wilson Sanger

Mama Provi and The Pot of Rice – Sylvia Rosa-Casanova

The Little House On The Prarie series – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

Chocolate Fever -Robert Kimmel Smith

Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

The Boxcar Children seriesGertrude Chandler Warner

How to Eat Fried Worms – Thomas Rockwell

Amelia Bedelia seriesPeggy Parish

A Day At An Indian Market – Catherine Chambers

Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss

Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog! -Mo Willems

Chicken Soup With Rice – Maurice Sendak

In the Night Kitchen – Maurice Sendak

Goldilocks & The Three Bears

The Little Red Hen

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? – Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

Pinkalicious – Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann

Thunder Cake – Patricia Polacco

Curious George Makes Pancakes – H.A. Rey

Fanny at Chez PanisseAlice Waters

How My Parents Learned to Eat – Ina Friedman

Bread and Jam For Frances – Russell & Lillan Hoban

Allie the Allergic Elephant – Nicole Smith & Maggie Nichols

Potluck – Anne Shelby

and of course, the many wonderful children’s poetry books by Shel Silverstein!!

On a sidenote: For the past 2-years, I’ve actually grown quite tickled reading cookbooks like literature. It’s really the most fulfilling, fascinating, and enriching experience anyone could ever have. I highly recommend it. 😉


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