Episode 18: Cookbooks for Kids

March 18, 2023

In episode 018 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Cookbooks for Kids

Allison Tait and Megan Daley look at why cookbooks are great for kids (beyond the delicious creations) and have recommendations for everyone from tots to teens. Plus, we look at why reading out loud is essential – and not just to develop reading skills, but writing skills as well. And Allison shares her number one Book Week writing tip.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Stop the Dad Jokes’ by Adrian Beck, illustrated by Simon Greiner (early childhood, lower primary)

‘Wednesday Weeks and the Crown of Destiny’ by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne (middle primary)

‘Power Up!’ by Charles Hope (middle primary)

‘Seasons in the City’ by Megan McKean (lower – middle primary)

‘A Trip to the Hospital’ by Freda Chiu (early childhood, lower primary)


Cookbooks for kids

‘Tilly’s Kitchen Takeover’ by Matilda Ramsay

 ‘Gruffalo Crumble and other recipes’ by Princess Mirror-Belle (based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler)

Basics to Brilliance Kids’ by Donna Hay

4 Ingredients: Kids’ by Kim McCosker, Rachael Bermingham

Jolly Good Food: A children’s cookbook inspired by the stories of Enid Blyton’

By Allegra McEvedy, Mark Beech (illustrator)

‘Cooking Up A Storm: The Teen Survival Cookbook’ by Sam Stern

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs’ by America’s Test Kitchen

Kids’ Cookbook’ by the Australian Women’s Weekly (two volumes)

‘The Silver Spoon for Children’ by Amanda Grant and Harriet Russell


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Allison Tait – Allisontait.com

Megan Daley – Childrensbooksdaily.com

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Cookbooks for kids