We love to buy gifts for our children that they will not only have fun with and love, but ones that teach them something. Today I thought I would share some really fun children’s books that can help get your children interested in good food and cooking. I love that these combine two of my loves that I’d like to pass onto my children — books and cooking!

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Bon Appetit: The Delicious Life of Julia Child"Bon Appétit: The Delicious Life of Julia Child" by Jessie Hartland:  I was given an review copy of this delightful book that tells the story of Julia Child through almost comic-like illustrations, and a fun loving storyline. I think that Julia would have approved this lively and lovely version of her life. It includes a recipe for crepes in the very back. 

Minette's Feast: The Delicious story of Julia Child and her Cat

"Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat" by Susanna Reich and Amy Bates: Another very fun book introducing younger readers to Julia is this one, which does so through the story of one of Julia’s cats, Minette. My girls love it when there is an animal in a storybook, so it’s a perfect way to keep their attention. 

Nonna's Birthday Surprise book cover"Nonna’s Birthday Surprise," by Lidia Bastianich: Bastianich, a famous Italian cookbook author and TV star, has made a lovely children’s book about creating a surprise birthday part for a family member. It has 18 beautiful recipes as well as the heart-warming story. This book is part storybook, part cookbook, which I find a lovely combination. 

Book cover: Nona Tell Me a Story"Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lidia’s Christmas Kitchen" also by Bastianich: This storybook recounts Lidia’s Christmas memories with her grandparents and includes 16 lovely Italian recipes. This is another book that is part storytelling, part recipes.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: book cover"The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook" by Dinah Bucholz: Have any Harry Potter fans? This cookbook would be really fun to share with them so that they can recreate dishes from the popular book series! Now if only we had some house elves to help us clean up the dishes…

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