May 21st, 2021 | Updated on December 22nd, 2021
We have selected the 15 best cookbooks for kids of all ages that will keep them interested in the kitchen. These books have easy-to-cook food recipes that are also delicious. After reading these books, your kids may develop a lifelog love affair with cooking, and may even experiment with food and cooking.
1. My Very First Cookbook
Family time in the kitchen is special. Celebrate all the joyful moments in the kitchen with your little chef with this adorable keepsake cookbook! Learning to cook is sure to boost kids’ confidence in the kitchen, but most importantly, it helps create special memories of your time together! Whether your little chef has never ventured into the kitchen or they’re ready to have their own cooking show, these delightful and delicious recipes can be shared with the whole family for generations.
2. The Everything Kids’ Cookbook
Get your kids in the kitchen doing something they’ll love with this fun and easy updated cookbook, perfect for all ages! The Everything Kids’ Cookbook, Updated Edition has everything your child needs to get started in the kitchen. Each simple but delicious recipe includes a difficulty level and a list of all the equipment needed so you can determine which recipe is suitable for your child. And with more than 90 recipes, there’s something for every meal or occasion!
3. Super Simple Cooking
50 Simple recipes to build kids’ confidence in the kitchen―for ages 8-12. Learning to cook should be as easy and fun as enjoying the final product. Super Simple Cooking for Kids gives kids a taste for kitchen independence . With 50 simple recipes designed specifically for beginners, this kids cookbook requires no previous experience, pricey ingredients, or specialized equipment.
4. Super Good Baking for Kids
Super Good Baking for Kids, from New York Times bestselling celebrity chef and host of Ace of Cakes and Kids Baking Championship Duff Goldman, teaches budding bakers how to make dozens of crazy delicious concoctions—from confetti snickerdoodles to unicorn cupcakes to amazing dessert pizzas. Celebrity chef and host of Kids Baking Championship Duff Goldman believes baking should be three things: super fun, super delicious, and super creative.
5. The Complete Baking Book
From the creators of the #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook for kids comes the ultimate baking book. America’s Test Kitchen once again brings their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS! From breakfast to breads, from cookies to cakes , learn to bake it all here. You can do this, and it’s fun!
6. Food Network Magazine The Big
It’s the ultimate kids cookbook from America’s #1 food magazine: 150+ fun, easy recipes for young cooks, plus bonus games and food trivia! “This accessible and visually stunning cookbook will delight and inspire home cooks of all ages and get families cooking together.” —School Library Journal. “This is an exceptional introduction to cooking that children and even novice adult home cooks will enjoy.” —Publishers Weekly.
7. Milk Bar: Kids Only: A Cookbook
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Over 85 stellar, totally do-able desserts and other fun-fueled treats for kids to make, from Christina Tosi, founder of Milk Bar and MasterChef Junior judge! Dedicated to the next generation of young bakers, Milk Bar: Kids Only presents more than eighty-five fun and empowering recipes to inspire imagination in the kitchen, from Apple Pie Waffles to PB&J Cereal Treats to Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes to marshmallow Choco Crunch Cookies.
8. Kid in the Kitchen: 100 Recipes
Whether you’re new to cooking or you already rock that kitchen, these 100 recipes make it easy to cook what you like, exactly how you like it. In Kid in the Kitchen, Melissa Clark, who has been cooking with her own kid for years, takes you step-by-step through how to understand and create each dish. These recipes are fun, insanely delicious, and will help you become a confident cook. There are tons of tips and tweaks, too, so you can cook what you want with what you have.
9. The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
Want to bake the most-awesome-ever cupcakes? Or surprise your family with breakfast tacos on Sunday morning? Looking for a quick snack after school? Or maybe something special for a sleepover? It’s all here. Learn to cook like a pro―it’s easier than you think. For the first time ever, America’s Test Kitchen is bringing their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS in the kitchen!
10. Around the World Cookbook Delicious Dishes
Featuring more than 50 recipes for kid-friendly dishes from different countries, American Girl Around the World Cookbook will inspire young chefs to taste and learn about new cuisines while perfecting kitchen skills. In this fifth cookbook from Williams Sonoma and American Girl, aspiring cooks will expand their culinary knowledge and palate and discover a world of savory.
Long before the natural-food movement gained popularity, Edna Lewis championed purity of ingredients, regional cuisine, and farm-to-table eating. With lyrical text and watercolor illustrations, Robbin Gourley traces the roots of Edna’s appreciation for the bounties of nature through the seasons. Folk rhymes, and songs about food are sprinkled throughout the text, and five kid-friendly recipes and an author’s note about Edna’s life are included.
12. MasterChef Junior Cookbook
Creativity, hard work, and lots of fun—that’s what it takes to cook like a master. Beloved television competition show MasterChef Junior fosters all of this within each of its pint-size home cooks, and what they whip up is truly impressive. This book aims to give any aspiring young chef the tools he or she needs to hone essential cooking skills, with 100 recipes inspired by dishes that the contestants served in the first five seasons, as well as timeless techniques, tips, and advice.
13. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
Bangers and mash with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Hogwarts dining hall. A proper cuppa tea and rock cakes in Hagrid’s hut. Cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice on the Hogwarts Express. With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie! With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories.
14. Cool African Cooking
Give up-and-coming chefs a chance to explore the foods of Africa! Cool African Cooking introduces readers to world geography and authentic, easy-to-make recipes that taste great. Cooking teaches kids about food, math and measuring, and following directions. Each kid-tested recipe includes step-by-step instructions and how-to photos. Tools and ingredients lists are also provided, as well as pronunciation guides when needed.
15. The Forest Feast for Kids
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.