Top 10 Cookbooks for Kids 2017


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2017 Best Children’s Cookbooks

 
Three kids cooking in chef garbMany children delight in cooking and baking, as it involves a lot of different sensations, including smelling a wide variety of aromas, touching assorted ingredients of the sticky and grainy kind, and eating the resulting food. Help your little ones learn to make their way around the kitchen with the top 10 cookbooks for kids of 2017.

This fabulous collection includes recipes inspired by Harry Potter and Star Wars, as well as those from favorite Disney princesses. Each cookbook contains fun and healthy recipes for kids to make (with your supervision) so they can learn more about how food is created and why healthy options are the best options.

Cooking and baking are not only viable skills to have, they also help kids learn math by weighing and measuring ingredients. Other perks of cooking with kids include spending quality time together and discovering which foods are favorites and why. Children may even realize they love cooking and baking so much they want to turn it into a career someday!

Have fun experimenting with recipes from the 2017 top 10 children’s cookbooks!

What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best children’s cookbooks for the spring and summer months of 2017 was created by real moms and educators who enjoyed these books themselves or taught them in class. Numerous types and themes of books are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.

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Post Updated: April 9th, 2017


What’s Here:

1. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz
2. Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book
3. The Disney Princess Cookbook by Disney Book Group
4. Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!) by Deanna F. Cook
5. The Star Wars Cook Book: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes by Robin Davis
6. The Cookbook for Kids: Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook by Lisa Atwood
7. Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook by Melina Hammer
8. The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids by Ruby Roth
9. Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat by Megan Carle
10. Kids’ Fun and Healthy Cookbook by Nicola Graimes

Top 10 Cookbooks for Kids:

Product name Rating Price
Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book (Better Homes and Gardens Cooking) Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book (Better Homes and Gardens Cooking) *
$12.57
Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!) Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!) *
$11.27
Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen *
$9.89
Kids' Fun and Healthy Cookbook Kids' Fun and Healthy Cookbook *
$12.45
Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat *
$13.39
The Cookbook for Kids (Williams-Sonoma): Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook The Cookbook for Kids (Williams-Sonoma): Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook *
$11.36
The Disney Princess Cookbook The Disney Princess Cookbook *
$9.80
The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60 Easy Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make to Stay Healthy and Save the Earth The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60 Easy Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make to Stay Healthy and Save the Earth *
$13.88
The Star Wars Cook Book: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes The Star Wars Cook Book: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes *
$10.98
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Muggles and Wizards (Unofficial Cookbook) The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Muggles and Wizards (Unofficial Cookbook) *
$12.20
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1. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz

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Ages: 9 – 18

The very top pick of the top 10 cookbooks for kids 2017 is The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz.

I loooove the Harry Potter cookbook! There are over 150 enchanted recipes in this cookbook, which makes it “kind of” a spell-book for charmed little wizards and witches. This book is filled with Harry Potter classics, like autumnal Pumpkin Pasties.

 

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2. Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book

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Ages: 5 – 12

A bit more on the serious side – the Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book makes it to #2 of the best cookbooks for kids in 2017.

Updated for modern little chefs, the Junior Cookbook is a Better Homes and Gardens creation that I am lovin’. There are 65 recipes, each healthy and nutritious with easy-to-follow instructions. Kids can make lots-a breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks.

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Price: $9.80
You save: $6.19 (39 %)
48 new from $5.7332 used from $5.26

3. The Disney Princess Cookbook by Disney Book Group

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Ages: 6 – 8

Third up on this year’s list – The Disney Princess Cookbook by Disney Book Group.

Have you ever wondered what the Disney Princesses love to cook? I have, and this cookbook answers the question. For Disney-loving kids (and a few Disney-addicted adults, like me), this cookbook is the how-to for Princess-inspired breakfasts, dinners, and desserts.

 

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Price: $11.27
You save: $7.68 (41 %)
40 new from $9.7020 used from $7.36

4. Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!) by Deanna F. Cook

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Ages: 8 – 12

Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!) by Deanna F. Cook makes it to the 4th spot of the best kids’ cook books this year.

Admittedly, I am a hardcore fanatic of cooking shows, like MasterChef and Chopped. There are often kid editions of these Food Network favorites, inspiring cookbooks like this one. Cooking Class is packed with 50 simple recipes, all healthy and yummy. Kids will learn basic cooking techniques with simplistic, easy-to-prepare foods.

 

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Price: $10.98
You save: $8.01 (42 %)
54 new from $6.62112 used from $1.49

5. The Star Wars Cook Book: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes by Robin Davis

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Ages: 8 and up

Get ready Star Wars fans! The Star Wars Cook Book: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes by Robin Davis ends up at #5 of the top children’s cookbooks for 2017.

Chewbacca loves Wookiee Cookies, C-3PO is all about fluffy pancakes, and no Star Wars fighter’s breakfast would be complete without Jedi Juice. This Star Wars Cook Book is for the super nerdy, space-exploring Star Wars fanatic in all of us.

 

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6. The Cookbook for Kids: Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook by Lisa Atwood

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Ages: 8 – 12

Fixing itself at #6 on the list – The Cookbook for Kids: Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook by Lisa Atwood.

For kids who love to cook with pizazz and style, this cookbook features over 60 recipes that are a bit more advanced than the aforementioned cookbook meals. With gorgeous, colorful photography and easy-to-follow instructions, little chefs can cook with flair.

 

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7. Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook by Melina Hammer

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Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook by Melina Hammer is one of my favorite choices among kids’ cookbooks this year.

Kid Chef is a cookbook that aims to hone your kiddo’s culinary prowess. Of course it showcases basic cooking techniques, but it goes a step further, showing how little chefs can creatively spice up their menu. Packed with 75+ recipes.

 

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8. The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids by Ruby Roth

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Ages: 6 – 12

Hitting 8th on the list – The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids by Ruby Roth.

Healthy eating is an all-encompassing, involved process that kids will appreciate more if they are allowed to participate more. This cookbook pushes the importance of nutritious meals with all-natural ingredients. Definitely eco-conscious with “save the Earth” and “Eat healthy” mottos.

 

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Price: $13.39
You save: $6.60 (33 %)
42 new from $6.95143 used from $0.49

9. Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat by Megan Carle

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Ages: 12 and up

A favorite of young teen chefs – Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat by Megan Carle also marks a spot among the best cookbooks for kids 2017.

Teenagers are some of the most difficult kids to feed. They are either super picky, or not picky enough. This book, written for teens, covers basic cooking techniques, dietary restrictions (like vegetarianism), and heaps of delicious, quick recipes. Great gift!

 

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Price: $12.45
You save: $5.54 (31 %)
39 new from $6.4487 used from $1.25

10. Kids’ Fun and Healthy Cookbook by Nicola Graimes

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Ages: 7 and up

And – the final addition to the top ten kids’ cookbooks this year – Kids’ Fun and Healthy Cookbook by Nicola Graimes.

Sweet and simple, this cookbook is a basic must-read for little chefs-to-be. The instructions are easy, the meals are delicious and healthy, and the techniques are basic cooking 101. There are over 100 recipes, like Banana Pancakes and Breakfast Tortillas.

 

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Update note: This Top 10 Cookbooks for Kids 2017  page was modified to reflect current
information on April 9th, 2017.