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October 2003

Kids and Cooking


cover of Big Jimmy’s Kum Kau Chinese Take Out

Big Jimmy’s Kum Kau Chinese Take Out
Ted Lewin
The owner’s young son chronicles a day in a busy Chinese take-out restaurant. Includes a recipe for Buddha’s Delight.

The Giant Carrot
Jan Peck
Little Isabelle surprises her family with her unique way of helping a carrot seed grow and of getting the huge vegetable from the ground. Includes a recipe for Carrot Puddin’.

Hey, Pancakes!
Tamson Weston
The promise of pancakes prompts family members to face a new day. Includes the recipe for Grandma’s Pancakes.

Making Minestrone
Stella Blackstone
A lively group of children pick the ingredients to make soup from their garden. Includes a recipe for minestrone.

Saturday Sancocho
Leyla Torres
Maria Lili and her grandmother barter a dozen eggs at the market square to get the ingredients to cook their traditional Saturday chicken sancocho. Includes the recipe.

Sody Sallyratus
Teri Sloat
When one after another family member goes the store for baking soda and never returns, the pet squirrel decides to investigate in this retelling of a traditional Appalachian tale. Includes the recipe for baking soda biscuits.

Stone Soup
Marcia Brown
When three hungry soldiers enter a town where all the food has been hidden, they offer to share their soup made from water and a stone.

What’s Cookin’? A Happy Birthday Counting Book
Nancy Coffelt
One by one, ten cooks arrive to help bake a great big birthday surprise. Includes the recipe for Cousin Alice’s Easy Layer Cake.

j Fiction

cover of Battle of the Bakers

Battle of the Bakers
George Edward Stanley
Katie Lynn and Tina are sure they will win the town’s bake-off, until Jonathan Wilbarger enters the contest and the competition starts to heat up. Includes recipes.

Everything on a Waffle
Polly Horvath
Eleven-year-old Primrose, who lives in a small fishing village in British Columbia, recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea. Recipes included.

Everybody Bakes Bread
Norah Dooley
Norah learns how bread is made and consumed in different cultures when she visits her ethnically diverse neighbors. Includes recipes for many different types of breads.

Sweet-and-Sour Summer: Friends, Cooking, Eating, Talking, Life
Diane Muldrow
The Chef Girls go their separate ways during summer vacation. Includes recipes for summer entertaining.

j Nonfiction

cover of Betty Crocker’s Kids Cook!

Betty Crocker’s Kids Cook!
Betty Crocker
j641.5123 qC938b 1999

Emeril’s There’s a Chef in My Soup! Recipes for the Kid in Everyone
Emeril Lagasse
j641.5 qL173t 2002

Kids’ First Cookbook: Delicious-Nutritious Treats to Make Yourself
American Cancer Society
j641.5123 qK46 2000

The Mash and Smash Cookbook: Fun and Yummy Recipes Every Kid Can Make
Marian Buck-Murray
j641.5123 qB922 1998

The Math Chef: Over 60 Math Activities and Recipes for Kids
Joan D’Amico and Karen Eich Drummond
j641.5123 D158 1997

Peas and Honey: Recipes for Kids (With a Pinch of Poetry)
written and compiled by Kimberly Colen
j641.5 C689 1995

38 Ways to Entertain Your Grandparents
Dette Hunter
j793 qH945 2002