Suggestions for picture books about Cooking
Neha Rawat last edited by
I'm soon to start work on a new picture book project revolving around cooking/the kitchen.
I'd love your recommendations on any PB I could check out for inspiration!
Jeremy Ross last edited by
Hi @Neha-Rawat, that sounds great! You might check out A Pizza With Everything On It by Andy J Pizza and Kyle Scheele.
Valerie Light last edited by
I can't get enough of Jillian Tamaki's Our Little Kitchen. I love her characters and line work.
RachelArmington last edited by
Freedom Soup illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara mixes cooking with history.
Kevin Treaccar last edited by
It’s not about cooking, but it is about food. Sophie’s Squash is charming and got a lot of kids to like squash.
“Julia, Child” by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad isn’t really a biography of Julia Child, but imagines her as a kid who loves cooking with her friend.
Asyas_illos last edited by Asyas_illos
Stone Soup one of my childhood favorites! And Bee-bim Bop, we are part Korean and my mother got this for my kids a couple years ago, very cute and delicious!
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@Neha-Rawat there are SO many, and you've gotten some great recommendations already!
Here are a few more:
- Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Sayeed
- Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang
- Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard
- Gazpacho for Nacho by Tracey C. Kyle
- Armadilly Chili by Helen Ketteman (and illustrated by SVS's own @Will-Terry)
- Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin (which isn't really a cooking book, but does have lots and lots of tacos ... and salsa)
Hope these help!
@Neha-Rawat. I recommend Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson and Will Hillenbrand as an oldie and a goodie. Belly laughs from my kids and from my preschool class.
Also Thank You, Omu. This one came out a couple of years ago and it is beautifully written and illustrated. It was a debut book for Oge Mora And it is a gem!
These are the top two that come to mind for me that have not been mentioned.
Happy reading. It looks like you have several good titles to peruse. https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/A1Wto5hsUrL.AC_UY218.jpg
idid last edited by
Do you need a story about stories that evolves in the kitchen over a long period of time, such as a few months, or a short period of time such as one afternoon or one day?
Neha Rawat last edited by Neha Rawat
Wow! So many great suggestions! Thanks everyone!
@Jeremy-Ross I did NOT see that story progressing the way it did! It was so unexpected! I loved it! Thank you.
@Valerie-Light Your'e absolutely right! I love how they've used the space of the page for different scales and perspectives within the same spread. This is a brilliantly designed book!
@RachelArmington I came to know of this book just last week when I was listening to Jacqueline Alcántara's talk for SCBWI! She's wonderfully married cooking and history with her illustrations.
@Kevin-Treaccar "Charming" is indeed the perfect way to describe this. So lovely and light hearted. Thank you for sharing!
@LouD I love the minimal style and color palette of this book. So simple with effective storytelling.
@Asyas_illos I love the different perspectives and crops of the mother in "Bee-bim Bop" so as to keep the visuals interesting. I think this is very much what I was looking for. Thank you!
@Melissa-Bailey-0 Wow! Thanks for the amazing list! I've only read the first 2 so looking forward to reading all the rest!
@JennyJones I loved Whopper Cake. So funny (and yummy!). I'm totally craving cake now!
I came across "Thank you, Omu" sometime last year and I loved it! Such a heartwarming story and so beautifully illustrated. Thank you for reminding me of it again.
@idid I'm open to looking at both for inspiration! But the story I'm working on spans a short period.
My personal favorite. Cora Cooks Pancit
Coley last edited by
Boy Soup, can’t remember the author but illustrator was Michael Martchenko
There’s a Max Spaniel book where Max is “cooking” pizza but I forget the name of the book, author illustrator David Catrow!
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