An Award-Winning Book Club for Kids
Shop Now

Baking: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about baking?

Cakes, cookies, pies… delicious! Baking is the perfect togetherness activity that shows kids that the whole is better than the sum of its parts as evidenced by the fact that gooey chocolateyness will always be preferable to raw flour and milk. If you’re looking for a light introduction to get kids excited about baking, check out some of these fun titles that range from interactive baking board books to beautifully illustrated true stories about family relationships.

Share this list
Add to list
The Tiny Baker
Written by Hayley Barrett & illustrated by Alison Jay
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Enter a whimsical world, created in vivid detail with stunning illustrations by Alison Jay and clever, lyrical rhymes. Insect customers clamor to dine at the Tiny Baker’s cafe, but when the ladybug chefs fly off and upend the pristine bakery’s kitchen, the Tiny Baker learns an important lesson about friendship.

Add to list
A Piece of Cake
Written & illustrated by LeUyen Pham
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Reminiscent of the best of Peter Brown with the charming retro feel of classic Golden Books, A Piece of Cake is a delightful story about generosity, creativity, and improvisation from bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham.Mouse has baked a special treat for Little Bird’s birthday! But delivering it to his friend isn’t easy–not when everyone he meets along the way offers to trade something for a piece of cake. . . . In A Piece of Cake, LeUyen Pham puts a unique spin on a classic tale. Kids will love the unexpected and hilarious turn the story takes. Its strong picture support; story elements, including setting, character, and plot development; and identification of a problem and solution make this a strong Common Core title.Supports the Common Core State Standards

Add to list
Midsummer's Mayhem
Written by Rajani LaRocca, & illustrated by Rachel Suggs
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

A Kirkus Best Book of 2019!An Indies Introduce Selection for 2019!An Indie Next Pick for Summer 2019! “A delectable treat for food and literary connoisseurs alike.” Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW”What a wonderful, intriguing, and magical book. And wow, did it ever get my tastebuds going! Each time I picked it up, I felt the urge to head to my kitchen. . . . What I loved most was the smartness of it. It never once doubted its young readers.” Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor- and National Book Award-Nominated author”Midsummer’s Mayhem is an enchantment of a novel, bursting with magic, mystery, and mouth-watering baked goods. Readers who have their own baking-show dreams will be cheering for Mimi until the very last page.” Kate Messner, award-winning author of Breakout, The Seventh Wish, and All the Answers Can Mimi undo the mayhem caused by her baking in this contemporary-fantasy retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Eleven-year-old Mimi Mackson comes from a big Indian American family: Dad’s a renowned food writer, Mom’s a successful businesswoman, and her three older siblings all have their own respective accomplishments. It’s easy to feel invisible in such an impressive family, but Mimi’s dream of proving she’s not the least-talented member of her family seems possible when she discovers a contest at the new bakery in town. Plus, it’ll start her on the path to becoming a celebrity chef like her culinary idol, Puffy Fay. But when Mimi’s dad returns from a business trip, he’s mysteriously lost his highly honed sense of taste. Without his help, Mimi will never be able to bake something impressive enough to propel her to gastronomic fame. Drawn into the woods behind her house by a strangely familiar song, Mimi meets Vik, a boy who brings her to parts of the forest she’s never seen. Who knew there were banyan trees and wild boars in Massachusetts? Together they discover exotic ingredients and bake them into delectable and enchanting treats. But as her dad acts stranger every day, and her siblings’ romantic entanglements cause trouble in their town, Mimi begins to wonder whether the ingredients she and Vik found are somehow the cause of it all. She needs to use her skills, deductive and epicurean, to uncover what’s happening. In the process, she learns that in life, as in baking, not everything is sweet. . . .

Add to list
From the Desk of Zoe Washington
Written by Janae Marks
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

An Amazon Best Book of the Month #1 Kids Indie Next List A Junior Library Guild Selection * Four Starred Reviews From debut author Janae Marks comes a captivating story full of heart, as one courageous girl questions assumptions, searches for the truth, and does what she believes is right–even in the face of great opposition. Zoe Washington isn’t sure what to write. What does a girl say to the father she’s never met, hadn’t heard from until his letter arrived on her twelfth birthday, and who’s been in prison for a terrible crime? A crime he says he never committed. Could Marcus really be innocent? Zoe is determined to uncover the truth. Even if it means hiding his letters and her investigation from the rest of her family. Everyone else thinks Zoe’s worrying about doing a good job at her bakery internship and proving to her parents that she’s worthy of auditioning for Food Network’s Kids Bake Challenge.But with bakery confections on one part of her mind, and Marcus’s conviction weighing heavily on the other, this is one recipe Zoe doesn’t know how to balance. The only thing she knows to be true: Everyone lies.When Marcus tells Zoe he is innocent, and her grandmother agrees, Zoe begins to learn about inequality in the criminal justice system, and she sets out to find the alibi witness who can prove his innocence. (Publishers Weekly, An Anti-Racist Children’s and YA Reading List)–School Library Journal (starred review)

Add to list
There Are No Bears in This Bakery
Written & illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The creator of the “New York Times”-bestselling “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” delivers another sly story of a hungry bear and a smooth-talking narrator: a tough gumshoe of a cat named Muffin. Full color.

Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  • Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie - Beginning readers will love following along with Flat Stanley’s yummiest I Can Read adventure yet!Flat Stanley loves to help Mr. Pete the Baker make his delicious treats! When another baker begins taking away all his business, Mr. Pete comes up with a BIG idea to save his bakery, but he needs help from Stanley and Arthur! Will they succeed or will everything just fall flat? Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie is a Level Two Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

  • Bread Pet: A Sourdough Story - Cora promises to keep Uncle JB’s Bread Pet alive but didn’t anticipate its exponential growth! She needs to come up with a solution – and fast! This whimsical STEM story of family, creativity and community will inspire young makers to experiment and share their gifts with others. Includes sourdough starter and sourdough bread recipes.

  • Froggy Bakes a Cake - It’s Froggy’s mother’s birthday, and Froggy wants to bake her birthday cake all by himself. He gathers the chocolate, the sugar, the eggs, the flour, and pretty soon, Froggy has all the ingredients he needs to make?a big mess! Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz have collaborated on the six previous Froggy books, and they’ve cooked up another winner here, sweetened with generous helpings of Froggy humor and charm.

  • Grandma's Sugar Cookie - Make your holiday extra sweet this year with Grandma’s Sugar Cookie! Celebrate the special bond between a Grandma and her grandchild with this sugary sweet rhyming story about a grandma’s love! This board book is perfect for little hands, and includes a bonus cookie recipe in the back! You are Grandma’s Chocolate Chip,
    my special little treat.
    I love to laugh and play with you
    and bake you something sweet!
    You’re my precious little one,
    this you know is true.
    The two things that I love the most?
    Baking sweets…and you.

Add to list
The Way the Cookie Crumbled
Written by Jody Jensen Shaffer & illustrated by Kelly Kennedy
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

“Become a History of Fun Stuff Expert on the super-sweet history of cookies and amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!”–Provided by publisher.

Add to list
Add to list
The Donut Chef
Written & illustrated by Bob Staake
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

When his competitor sets up his business right next door to the first doughnut shop in town, culinary chaos ensues as the original doughnut guru and the newcomer try to outdo one another with their crazy creations, including Gooey Coca-Mocha Silk and Peanut-Brittle Buttermilk.

Add to list
The Seven Silly Eaters
Written by Mary Ann Hoberman & illustrated by Marla Frazee
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Seven fussy eaters find a way to surprise their mother.

Add to list
Dough Knights and Dragons
Written by Dee Leone & illustrated by George Ermos
Thoughts from The Book Snob Mom
This book is AMAZING and turns the classic knight/dragon rivalry on its head for a refreshing fractured fairy tale. Cute illustrations, great rhyme scheme and an awesome message about challenging the status quo when it challenges what you believe to be right combine to make this truly excellent.
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

In a mythical kingdom, a knight and a dragon cook up a delicious plan to save their friendship! In Dough Knights and Dragons, a curious knight and an amiable dragon meet serendipitously, and instantly bond over their shared love of baking. But the friends are filled with sadness when, according to the law, the two must duel one another. Can the unlikely pair find a way to evade the law, save their friendship, and spread good throughout the land? Kids will devour this scrumptiously clever tale!

Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  • Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott - This stunning picture book looks into the life of Georgia Gilmore, a hidden figure of history who played a critical role in the civil rights movement and used her passion for baking to help the Montgomery Bus Boycott achieve its goal. Georgia decided to help the best way she knew how. She worked together with a group of women and together they purchased the supplies they needed-bread, lettuce, and chickens. And off they went to cook. The women brought food to the mass meetings that followed at the church. They sold sandwiches. They sold dinners in their neighborhoods. As the boycotters walked and walked, Georgia cooked and cooked. Georgia Gilmore was a cook at the National Lunch Company in Montgomery, Alabama. When the bus boycotts broke out in Montgomery after Rosa Parks was arrested, Georgia knew just what to do. She organized a group of women who cooked and baked to fund-raise for gas and cars to help sustain the boycott. Called the Club from Nowhere, Georgia was the only person who knew who baked and bought the food, and she said the money came from “nowhere” to anyone who asked. When Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for his role in the boycott, Georgia testified on his behalf, and her home became a meeting place for civil rights leaders. This picture book highlights a hidden figure of the civil rights movement who fueled the bus boycotts and demonstrated that one person can make a real change in her community and beyond. It also includes one of her delicious recipes for kids to try with the help of their parents!

  • Catch That Cookie! - Solve the riddles to find the runaway gingerbread men in this funny and magical cookie hunt! Marshall knows one thing for sure, despite what all the stories say: Gingerbread men cannot run. Cookies are for eating, and he can’t wait to eat his after spending all morning baking them with his class. But when it’s time to take the gingerbread men out of the oven . . . they’re gone! Now, to find those rogue cookies, Marshall and his class have to solve a series of rhyming clues. And Marshall just might have to rethink his stance on magic. Catch That Cookie! is an imaginative mystery, deliciously illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner David Small. It’s sure to inspire a new classroom tradition . . . and maybe even a few new believers!

  • 1234 Cake!: A Count-And-Bake Book - Counting to ten and learning to bake is a piece of cake with this cake-themed counting book that features a kid-friendly recipe! Practicing our numbers, starting with one, makes baking a cake even more fun! Little bakers everywhere will love counting all the ingredients and steps that go into baking a cake, and then joining adults in the kitchen to practice measuring, mixing, decorating, and tasting! Featuring catchy, rhyming text, irresistible art, and a kid-friendly cake and icing recipe, this sturdy board book is perfect for story time and snack time. Hungry for more? Check out all the books in the Little Bakers series: Cookie Truck: A Sugar Cookie Shapes BookB Is for Brownies: An ABC Baking Book–coming in January 2022!

  • The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake - As she is preparing a special angelfood cake for her mother’s birthday, a girl is surprised by three angels who have dropped in for a taste.

Add to list
Thunder Cake
Written & illustrated by Patricia Polacco
Thoughts from Grammy
I love the unflappable Babushka in this story. She keeps the terrified child narrator busy, moving from one task to the next acquiring ingredients for the cake they are hurrying to make and gives her a reason to pay attention to the coming storm, counting between the thunder and lightning to gauge the distance of the storm. The slightly out-of-scale farm animals serve as a visual reminder that a child's perception is different than an adult's. I remember reading this to my children and enjoyed re-reading it for this review. There is something calming about Patricia Polacco's world, even though her characters have troubles, things work out for them in the end. It is all part of life.
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

A loud clap of thunder booms, and rattles the windows of Grandma’s old farmhouse. “This is Thunder Cake baking weather,” calls Grandma, as she and her granddaughter hurry to gather the ingredients around the farm. A real Thunder Cake must reach the oven before the storm arrives. But the list of ingredients is long and not easy to find . . . and the storm is coming closer all the time!

Reaching once again into her rich childhood experience, Patricia Polacco tells the memorable story of how her grandma–her Babushka–helped her overcome her fear of thunder when she was a little girl. Ms. Polacco’s vivid memories of her grandmother’s endearing answer to a child’s fear, accompanied by her bright folk-art illustrations, turn a frightening thunderstorm into an adventure and ultimately . . . a celebration!

Whether the first clap of thunder finds you buried under the bedcovers or happily anticipating the coming storm, Thunder Cake is a story that will bring new meaning and possibility to the excitement of a thunderstorm.

Add to list
How To Make An Apple Pie and See the World
Written by Marjorie Priceman & illustrated by T. Gates
Thoughts from The Book Snob Mom
A recipe and a trip 'round the world, all rolled up in one delicious package of a picture book! I love the tiny little introduction this book provides to a variety of different cultures from France to Sri Lanka as the little collects her ingredients, as well as the different homespun techniques required to create baking ingredients from their rawest forms. You'll definitely want to make your own apple pie after reading this one... you'll just have to hope your local market is open!
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Since the market is closed, the reader is led around the world to gather the ingredients for making an apple pie. Includes recipe.

Add to list
Strega Nona's Magic Lessons
Written & illustrated by Tomie dePaola
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

This delightful new edition of Tomie dePaola’s beloved classic stars Strega Nona at her trickiest—and bumbling Big Anthony at his silliest!

Bambolona is tired of working in her Papa’s bakery. There is far too much to do! So she decides to go to wise Strega Nona and learn a little magic, instead.

But here comes Big Anthony. He wants to learn, too…if he doesn’t make a big mess of things first!

Add to list
Bunny Cakes
Written & illustrated by Rosemary Wells
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

It’s Grandma’s birthday, and Max wants to make her an icky, worm-infested cake. But Ruby says, “No, Max. We are going to make Grandma an angel surprise cake, with raspberry-fluff icing.” Will Max let his bossy older sister keep him out of the kitchen? Or will they both become bunnies who bake?

Add to list
Baking Day at Grandma's
Written by Anika Denise & illustrated by Christopher Denise
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

“Three bouncing little bear siblings, wrapped tight in their winter clothes, can’t wait to tromp through the snow for Baking Day at Grandma’s! In a rhyming text that begs to be sung, the bears and their grandma pour and mix and stir-with breaks for hot cocoa and dancing-to create the perfect wintry treat. Then they wrap it up in ribbons to show that sweets are even better when they’re shared. With a recipe in the back, this is a perfect family feel-good story for the fall, winter, and any holiday spent with grandparents.”

Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  • The Wildwood Bakery - Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Eva’s friend Macy has a little sister who can’t fly on her own. So Eva’s class decides to raise money to buy her a super-cool flying chair! Half of the class opens a bakery to raise the money. The other half opens a candy store. Soon the owls are competing to see whose shop can make the most money. But they will all need to work together to raise enough money for the special chair. Can Eva get everyone to work as a team?

  • Icing on the Cake - The fourth book in a delicious new series by New York Times bestselling author Sheryl Berk and her cupcake-obsessed daughter, Carrie.One weekend. Two weddings. Tons of cupcakes to bake. Can the cupcake club whip up a wedding miracle?Meet Jenna.She’s the cupcake club’s official taste tester, but the past few weeks have not been so sweet. Her mom just got engaged to Leo–who Jenna is sure is not The One–and Peace, Love, and Cupcakes has to bake the wedding cake. Jenna is ready to throw in the towel, especially when she hears the wedding will be in Las Vegas on Easter weekend, one of the most important holidays for the club’s business.Can Jenna and her friends handle their busy orders–and the Elvis impersonators–or will they have a cupcake meltdown?Includes recipes and tips to try at home!Kids and cupcakes are the perfect recipe!–Sophie and Katherine, stars of TLC’s DC Cupcakes

  • Sprinkles and Secrets - Twelve-year-old Sophie has always dreamed of being an actress and being in front of the camera. When that dream comes true and she’s offered a T.V. commercial spot, she’s over-the-moon happy. But then she finds out what exactly she’ll be advertising: the delectable, ever-popular brownies from BEATRICE’S BROWNIES, which just so happns to be the number one competitor to IT’S RAINING CUPCAKES–owned by her best friend, Isabel’s, family. Sophie has a tough choice to make: Follow her dreams or crush her best friend. What’s a girl to do?

  • The Best Mouse Cookie - Join the mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he bakes his own cookies in his little mouse house.This board book with sturdy pages is perfect for toddlers, who will enjoy the simple introduction to reading. Each page has one or two sentences. Starring the ever-popular Mouse, this is a sweet addition to the classic and beloved series.

Add to list
Pie in the Sky
Written by Remy Lai
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-11

A poignant, laugh-out-loud illustrated middle-grade novel about an eleven-year-old boy’s immigration experience, his annoying little brother, and their cake-baking hijinks! Sometimes life isn’t a piece of cake . . . When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he’s landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn’t speak English, and he’s often stuck looking after his (extremely irritating) little brother, Yanghao. To distract himself from the loneliness, Jingwen daydreams about making all the cakes on the menu of Pie in the Sky, the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly passed away. The only problem is his mother has laid down one major rule: the brothers are not to use the oven while she’s at work. As Jingwen and Yanghao bake elaborate cakes, they’ll have to cook up elaborate excuses to keep the cake making a secret from Mama. In her hilarious, emotional middle-grade debut, Remy Lai delivers a scrumptious combination of vibrant graphic art and pitch-perfect writing that will appeal to fans of Real Friends.

Add to list
Cookie Truck: A Sugar Cookie Shapes Book
Written by Caroline Wright & illustrated by Alison Oliver
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Learn each shape and how to bake with this cookie-and-truck-themed shapes board book that features a kid-friendly recipe! Baking cookies together is a special treat that makes learning each shape especially sweet! Little bakers and vehicle lovers everywhere will be inspired by this rhythmic story about a truck made out of sugar cookies of all shapes that will drive them right to the kitchen to join adults in measuring, mixing, decorating, and tasting! Featuring catchy, rhyming text, irresistible art, and a kid-friendly recipe for homemade sugar cookies, this sturdy board book is perfect for story time and snack time. Hungry for more? Check out all the books in the Little Bakers series: 1234 Cake!: A Count-and-Bake BookB Is for Brownies: An ABC Baking Book–coming in January 2022!

Add to list
All You Knead Is Love
Written by Tanya Guerrero
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

Tanya Guerrero’s All You Knead Is Love is a contemporary middle grade coming-of-age novel about a twelve-year-old multiracial Filipino and Spanish girl who goes to live with her grandmother for the summer, gaining confidence through a newly discovered passion for baking, perfect for fans of Hello, Universe and Merci Suarez Changes Gears. Sometimes you find home where you least expect it. Twelve-year-old Alba doesn’t want to live with her estranged grandmother in Barcelona. She wants to stay with her mom, even if that means enduring her dad’s cutting comments to them both. But in her new home, Alba forms a close relationship with her grandmother, gains a supportive father figure and new friends, and even discovers a passion and talent for baking. And through getting to know the city her mother used to call home, Alba starts to understand her mother better–and may just be able to make their family whole again.

Add to list
The Birthday Cake
Written & illustrated by Sven Nordqvist
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A hilarious cumulative story about baking a ‘pancake-cake’ for the cat with three birthdays a year! When Pettson sets out to make Findus a cake, he finds that he’s missing a key ingredient. This starts a hilarious chain of events resulting in Pettson distracting a bull, climbing through a skylight into his attic to find his fishing pole to fish the key out of the well, so he can open his shed, fix his flat tire, then ride to the store to buy some flour (and a new pair of overalls), then made a tasty cake for Findus!

Add to list
Baby Cakes
Written by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

The fifth book in a delicious new series by New York Times bestselling author Sheryl Berk and her cupcake-obsessed daughter, Carrie.From only child to big sister–Delaney needs a crash course in Baby 101!New cupcake club member Delaney is shocked to find out her mom is expecting twins! When her parents first tell her, the practical joker thinks they must be pulling her leg. For 10 years she’s had her parents–and her room–all to herself. She LIKED being an only child. But now she’s going to be a big sis.The girls for Peace, Love, and Cupcakes get together to bake cupcakes and discover Delaney is worried about what kind of big sister she will be. She’s never even babysat before! But her cupcake club friends tally to her side for a crash course in Baby 101.Includes recipes and tips to try at home!A sweet read.–Time for Kids praise for Recipe for Trouble

Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  • Tea Cakes for Tosh - A young boy helps his beloved grandmother remember an important family story Tosh loves listening to Grandma Honey tell family stories. His favorite is about the special tea cakes that smell like vanilla and sunshine. They were great-great-great-great-grandma Ida’s specialty when she was a cook in the big house of a plantation. Unlike Tosh, the slave children weren’t allowed to have any of the treats, though Grandma Ida always found a way to put the sugary sweetness into their hands anyway. It was a promise and taste of freedom to come. Tosh knows this is an important story and he takes care to remember every word. And when grandma Honey begins to forget, he can return the gift of tea cakes and stories. A touching family tale, Tea Cakes for Tosh celebrates the important bond between grandchild and grandparent and the stories that make a family strong.

  • Katie, Batter Up! - A sporty addition to a sweet tween series that’s all about friendship–and cupcakes, of course! Katie’s Cupcake Club friends all have other activities besides making cupcakes. Mia and Alexis are on the soccer team and Emma plays the flute. Katie sets out to find her extracurricular niche and soon she’s dribbling, passing, and catching in an effort to find the right sport for her. Sure Katie can whip up a great cupcake but can she cook on the field too? When Katie tries out and makes the softball team it’s batter up…but instead of swinging away she gets nervous during games. What if she makes a mistake? What if they lose? Is this the kind of batter Katie really wants to be dealing with? Katie starts to figure out that doing what you love always makes the batter sweeter.

  • Rabbit Pie: The Perfect Recipe for Bedtime - A bedtime story about six adorable rabbits.

  • Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake - Written by established authors, this book follows the prescribed formula for all beginning readers: they have large print, simple words, plenty of space between lines, and just enough pictures to keep the reader from feeling overwhelmed by the text.

Add to list
Isadora Moon Has a Sleepover
Written by Harriet Muncaster
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Fans of Vampirina and the Princess in Black series will love Isadora Moon: half-fairy, half-vampire, totally unique–and totally ready for her first sleepover! When Isadora is invited to stay at her friend Zoe’s house, she’s so excited. Isadora has never been to a sleepover before! They’re going to bake cakes, eat midnight snacks, and have endless magical giggles together. They may just have to stay up all night to fit it all in! Sink your fangs into all of Isadora’s adventures! Isadora Moon Goes to SchoolIsadora Moon Goes CampingIsadora Moon Goes to the BalletIsadora Moon Has a BirthdayIsadora Moon Goes on a Field TripIsadora Moon Saves the Carnival

Add to list
Roxie the Baking Fairy
Written by Daisy Meadows
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

These fairies are crafty!Rainspell Island is hosting an Arts and Crafts Week. Rachel and Kirsty can’t wait to try all the different creative activities! But Jack Frost has other plans. He likes making chaos more than making art. Rachel and Kirsty only have Roxie the Baking Fairy’s cookie cutter left to find. Once they’ve returned it to Fairyland, arts and crafts will be safe for everyone to enjoy!Find the special fairy object in each book and help save the arts and crafts magic!

Add to list
A Sprinkle of Spirits
Written by Anna Meriano
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The second book in this breakout series that’s been called charming and delectably sweet. (Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series)Leonora Logroño has finally been introduced to her family’s bakery bruja magic–but that doesn’t mean everything is all sugar and spice. Her special power hasn’t shown up yet, her family still won’t let her perform her own spells, and they now act rude every time Caroline comes by to help Leo with her magic training.She knows that the family magic should be kept secret, but Caroline is her best friend, and she’s been feeling lonely ever since her mom passed away. Why should Leo have to choose between being a good bruja and a good friend?In the midst of her confusion, Leo wakes up one morning to a startling sight: her dead grandmother, standing in her room, looking as alive as she ever was. Both Leo and her abuela realize this might mean trouble–especially once they discover that Abuela isn’t the only person in town who has been pulled back to life from the other side.Spirits are popping up all over town, causing all sorts of trouble! Is this Leo’s fault? And can she reverse the spell before it’s too late?Anna Meriano’s unforgettable family of brujas returns in a new story featuring a heaping helping of amor, azúcar, and magia.

Add to list
The Maple Festival
Written by Poppy Green & illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-9

Sophie Mouse is so excited to help her mother bake treats for Silverlake Forest’s big Maple Festival in the fifth book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse. It’s finally fall in Silverlake Forest, and that means it’s time for the annual Maple Festival! The animals have heard it is going to be the biggest one yet with games, rides and, of course, Lily Mouse’s famous maple-filled bake-stand. Sophie is delighted when her mother asks for her help baking the goodies for the festival. When they get there, Sophie runs off to play with her friends…until she notices that no one has come to her mother’s stand! Can she use some quick thinking and her artistic skills to draw customers in? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Add to list
The Great Bake Off
Written by Poppy Green & illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Sophie helps her mom make lots of sweets in this fourteenth charming book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse series!

When Sophie helps her mom bake all sorts of sweets, they realize there’s plenty to share with the nearby village. Can they find their way there before the sweets go bad?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  • Sugar and Spice and Everything Mice - She can skate . . . but can she bake? In this charming sequel to Mice Skating, Lucy, the adventure-loving mouse, learns that everyone needs a little help sometimes–and that’s okay. When a blustery, blizzardy snowstorm forces even winter-loving Lucy the mouse indoors, she decides to treat her friends to some home-baked sweets. Unfortunately, Lucy insists on doing everything herself–and it turns out that, for her, baking is MUCH harder than skating. Soon, the oven explodes . . . and so does Lucy’s temper. Luckily, her pals are happy to lend a paw once Lucy realizes that we all have different strengths, and that it’s okay to ask for help when you need it. With a little teamwork, sugar, and spice, Lucy and her BFFs just might get the delicious cheesecake they’ve been waiting for.

  • Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes - An I Can Read story from New York Times bestselling duo Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser: Yummy, cupcakes are scrumptious (that’s fancy for tasty!). Nancy is thrilled to be making cupcakes for the bake sale! But will she remember to follow all of Mom’s directions?Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes, a Level One I Can Read adventure, is carefully crafted using short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own. Contains a glossary of Fancy Nancy’s fancy words.

  • Little Red Quacking Hood - Princess Pink is back for another fractured fairy tale adventure! This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!In the Land of Fake-Believe, Princess Pink meets Scaredy-Pants Wolf–a baker whose bakery has been robbed! Little Red Quacking Hood is stealing pies from the Big Bad Bakery! Princess, Scaredy-Pants, and their friend Moldylocks follow Little Red over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s hair salon. Can they stop Little Red? With easy-to-read text and engaging full-color artwork throughout, kids will be drawn right into Noah Z. Jones’s latest fractured fairy tale!

  • Royal Icing - The sixth book in this delicious series by New York Times bestselling author Sheryl Berk and her cupcake-obsessed daughter, Carrie.The cupcake club goes international! The girls visit their advisor in London where they face a royal cupcake dilemma.As the founder and president of Peace, Love, and Cupcakes, Kylie’s kept the club going through all kinds of sticky situations. But when PLC’s advisor surprises the group with an impromptu trip to London, the rest of the group jumps on board–without even asking Kylie. All of a sudden, Kylie’s noticing the club doesn’t need their president nearly as much as they used to. To top it off, the girls get an order for two thousand cupcakes from Lady Wakefield of Wilshire herself–to be presented in the shape of the London Bridge! Talk about a royal challenge…Can Kylie figure out her place in the club in time to prevent their London Bridge–and PLC–from falling down?Kids and cupcakes are the perfect recipe!–Sophie and Katherine, stars of TLC’s DC Cupcakes

Add to list
The Doughnut Fix
Written by Jessie Janowitz
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

An Amazon Best Book of the Month!

Superfudge meets The Lemonade War in this funny, heartwarming series debut about change, adventure, family, and of course, doughnuts.

Tristan isn’t Gifted or Talented like his sister Jeanine, and he’s always been okay with that because he can make a perfect chocolate chip cookie and he lives in the greatest city in the world. But his life takes a turn for the worse when his parents decide to move to middle-of-nowhere Petersville―a town with one street and no restaurants. It’s like suddenly they’re supposed to be this other family, one that can survive without bagels and movie theaters.

His suspicions about his new town are confirmed when he’s tricked into believing the local general store has life-changing chocolate cream doughnuts, when in fact the owner hasn’t made them in years. And so begins the only thing that could make life in Petersville worth living: getting the recipe, making the doughnuts, and bringing them back to the town through his very own doughnut stand. But Tristan will soon discover that when starting a business, it helps to be both Gifted and Talented, and It’s possible he’s bitten off more than he can chew…

Add to list
The Doughnut Whodunit
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

A hip new doughnut shop known for its bizarre recipes is opening up in Greenfield. At first, the owners of the other doughnut shop in town, Delilah’s, aren’t worried. Their shop has been a fixture downtown since just after World War II. But when the new shop starts making doughnuts that look just like some of Delilah’s greatest hits, the Boxcar Children must figure out if it’s just a coincidence or if someone from the new shop is stealing Delilah’s recipes.

Add to list
How the Cookie Crumbled: The True (and Not-So-True) Stories of the Invention of the Chocolate Chip Cookie
Written & illustrated by Gilbert Ford
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

In this unique and clever picture book, Gilbert Ford sheds a little light on everyone’s favorite sweet treat—the chocolate chip cookie—and reminds readers everywhere that just because a story is told doesn’t mean it’s true.

Crunch! Crunch! Crunch! Mmmmm!

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies! But not everyone knows where they came from. Meet Ruth Wakefield, the talented chef and entrepreneur who started a restaurant, wrote a cookbook, and invented this delicious dessert. But just how did she do it, you ask? That’s where things get messy…

Add to list
Winner Bakes All
Written by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-11

The third book in a delicious new series by New York Times bestselling author Sheryl Berk and her cupcake-obsessed daughter, Carrie.The Cupcake Club competes in the Battle of the Bakers on live TV. Can the club whip up a victory?Meet Sadie.When she’s not mixing it up on the basketball court, she’s mixing the perfect batter with her friends in the cupcake club. Sadie’s definitely no stranger to competition, but the oven mitts are off when the club is chosen to appear on Battle of the Bakers, the ultimate cupcake competition on TV.But the real battle happens off camera when the club’s baking business starts losing money.With the clock ticking and the cameras rolling, will the club and their cupcakes rise to the occasion?Includes recipes and tips to try at home!Kids and cupcakes are the perfect recipe!–Sophie and Katerine, stars of TLC’s DC Cupcakes

Add to list
Grace
Written by Mary Casanova
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-10

Nine-year-old Grace Thomas is always thinking up big ideas, like starting a business with her friends over the summer! When her mom announces a trip to Paris instead, Grace gets on board, but it quickly seems as if none of her plans are working out the way she’d hoped. She and her French cousin aren’t getting along, and Grace’s friends back home have started a business without her. Can she find the courage to stay open to new ideas and turn the summer around?

    Did you enjoy our children's book recommendations? Did you know you can help us improve this list? Check out our Community Handbook and learn how to add tags to books.