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Storybooks and Baking

Two of my favorite activities to do with my children are reading and baking. In both instances, I love seeing their wonder and excitement come alive. Whether they are being captivated by a good story or seeing their baking labors come to fruition, both activities are wonderful opportunities for bonding and making memories.

Don’t wait for a special occasion to get in the kitchen! Check out our list of 25 storybooks that contain an accompanying recipe. We hope this gives you the chance to combine two activities that you and your children will treasure for years to come. Many of these titles are available at your local library, so you can find the book/recipe combo that’s just right for you!

Top 25 Baking-Themed Storybooks with Recipes Included:

Cookie Books

1. Christmas Cookie Day by Tara Knudson (Recipe: Christmas Cookies)

2. Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bratun (Recipe: Gingerbread Cookies)

3. Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar? by George Shannon (Recipe: Sugar Cookies)

4. Mr. Cookie Baker by Monica Wellington (Recipes: Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Oatmeal Cookies)

Cake Books

5. Miss Poppy and the Honey Cake by Elizabeth MacDonald (Recipe: Miss Poppy’s Very Own Honey Cake)

6. Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper (Recipe: Vanilla Cupcakes)

7. Bruno the Baker by Lars Klinting (Recipe: Bruno’s Cake)

8. Cook-A-Doodle-Doo by Janet Stevens (Recipe: Granny’s Magnificent Strawberry Shortcake)

9. Valentine’s Day Treats by Tara Knudson (Recipe: Valentine Heart Cake and Rice Krispie Treats)

10. Tyler Makes a Birthday Cake by Tyler Florence (Recipe: Carrot Cake)

11. Baking Day at Grandma’s by Anika Denise (Recipe: Chocolate Sheet Cake)

12. Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington (Recipe: Applesauce Cake)

13. Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson (Recipe: Chocolate Cake)

14. Pop Pop and Me and a Recipe by Irene Smalls (Recipe: Lemon Bar Cake)

15. Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco (Recipe: Thunder Cake)

16. The Carrot Cake Catastrophe! by Elizabeth Dale (Recipe: Carrot Cake)

17. Pancakes for Supper by Anne Isaacs (Recipe: Toby’s Animal Pancakes)

Pizza Books

18. Pizza Day by Melissa Iwai (Recipe: Garden Pizza)

19. Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington (Recipe: Sally’s Pizza)

20. Every Night is Pizza Night by Kenji-Lopez Alt (Recipe: Pan Pizza)


21. How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A. by Marjorie Priceman (Recipe: Cherry Pie)

22. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman (Recipe: Apple Pie)

23. How to Grow an Apple Pie by Beth Charles (Recipe: Sophie’s Apple Pie)

24. Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie by Herman Charles (Recipe: Apple Pie)

25. Tiny Pie by Mark Bailey and Michael Oatman (Recipe: Tiny Apple Pies)

Do you have a favorite book on this list? Tell us in the comments below!


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