Friday, September 11

12 New Kids' Books with Delicious Food Ideas

Ever get a craving while reading a book? It usually happens when a character happens to be eating something delicious. Like in any book written by Laura Numeroff (honestly, I would not be giving the mouse a cookie or the dog a donut, I'd be eating them myself!).

And, over time, there have been a lot of ideas put out there of book-inspired foods. Plenty of children's books lend themselves to the project in the past (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Blueberries for Sal, Green Eggs and Ham anyone?) that I decided to create a list of food ideas from some of the newest in kids' books—from the youngest tot to teens.

See if any of these book/food pairings gets you salivating...

1. Betty Goes Bananas & Bananas

Or banana bread (my favorite). Or banana pudding. Or banana cream pie. Or whatever suits your banana taste buds. This book is great for toddlers (and parents) to learn about temper tantrums. Plus, bananas are great for toddlers, too. Win win.

2. Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise & Pizza

Despite being the master of disguise, Hoot Owl's only successful hunt for food may have simply resulted in the one food that couldn't move. Love this book for kids of all ages!

3. Bunnies!!!& Peeps

I mean, the bunnies in the book even look like peeps. It's just too perfect.

4. Circus Mirandus& Orange Soda

I must admit as I read this book, I was craving a cold bottle of orange soda. And maybe some cotton candy. But the orange heartwarming... Great for those middle-grade readers.

5. I Yam a Donkey!& Yam Fries

Look! Something healthy! Kind of. Technically, the book ends with all kinds of vegetables, so you could just go with a whole salad. Either way, this book is hilarious and great for kids of all ages.

6. Fuzzy Mud& Mud Cups

Okay, so obviously, in the book, they're not eating mud. But mud cups are really good and any excuse to eat one is a good one. And this book is a great book. Thus, have a party after reading this with your middle graders and have them "experiment" making some tasty mud.

7. Gingerbread for Liberty!& Gingerbread

Okay, so no surprises here. This book, though, if you haven't read it yet, is a really awesome true story about the American Revolution. Great for kids of all ages!

8. Please, Mr. Panda& Donuts

Donuts. Easy.

9. Peanut Butter & Brains: A Zombie Culinary Tale& Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Why eat brains when you could have PB&J? Honestly, this zombie wins over the whole zombie population with that thought!

10. A Snicker of Magic& Ice Cream

So this book is a little older (published January 2014), but: ice cream. Really, what else needs to be said?

11. Finding Audrey& Starbucks

For the older pre-teens/teens in your life: appreciate this novel with a Starbucks.

12. I Will Take A Nap!& Turnips??

Turnips! Okay, so I'm being a little silly with this one. Read the book if you don't know why. Or, you know, you could wait for the next one coming out: I Really Like Slop! Kids would love to eat that!

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