Summer 2020: Books about Food for Grades K-2

By Skokie Staff Youth Services

Read one of these yummy books, then find lots of great food activity ideas in the Summer Reading 2020 Idea Book.

  • The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe Series, Book 1

    2012 by McCall Smith, Alexander

    Do you like solving mysteries? Set in Botswana for young readers by the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, you'll cheer on Precious Ramotswe as she looks beyond the obvious to discover the cake thief. Recommended by Laura

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  • What's Cooking at 10 Garden Street?

    2019 by Sala, Felicita

    I love that this book celebrates not just eating, but cooking and eating together! Part picture book, part recipe book, it's perfect for inspiring young chefs. Recommended by Caitlin

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  • Mummy Dogs And Other Horrifying Snacks

    2017 by Vega, Ali

    Here's a cookbook for chefs and eaters with an iron stomach! These horrifyingly delicious recipes are not for the faint of heart. Recommended by Caitlin

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  • Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

    2017 by Florence, Debbi Michiko

    Jasmine is eight, and that means she should be allowed to help pound the mochi for the new year, right? Her family has other ideas. I love mochi, and I love Jasmine's strong spirit. Recommended by Caitlin

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  • Cooking Club Chaos!

    2015 by Hiranandani, Veera

    Do you ever get bored with your lunch? That's what happens to three girls who start a cooking club to shake up the noonday meal. Recommended by Mary

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  • What's on your Plate? Exploring the World of Food

    2018 by Stewart, Whitney

    Have you ever wondered what your neighbors are eating? This book full of beautiful, taste-bud tempting photos takes you on a world tour of food. Recommended by Caitlin

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  • Freedom Soup

    2019 by Charles, Tami

    Beautiful, bright colors, and illustrations that seem to move make this story of a special soup that celebrates history and family even more special. Even better: there's a recipe included. Recommended by Caitlin

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  • We Don't Eat Our Classmates!

    2018 by Higgins, Ryan T.

    Penelope Rex really wants to make friends in kindergarten, but it's hard to do when she keeps trying to eat her classmates! How will she resist? Recommended by Holly

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  • Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando

    2019 by Wang, Andrea

    I love how Momofuku Ando keeps trying to make the perfect ramen even though he fails again and again. We have this persistence to thank when eating delicious ramen soup. Recommended by Gudrun

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  • Murilla Gorilla and the Hammock Problem

    2014 by Lloyd, Jennifer

    An empty fridge leads Detective Murilla Gorilla to a new mystery to solve. Murilla's grumbling tummy leads the way! Perfect for beginning readers. Recommended by Katie

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  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    1978 by Barrett, Judi

    Food falling from the sky? Sounds great! Or does it? This is a classic to be read again and again. Recommended by Karen

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  • The Vegetables We Eat

    2007 by Gibbons, Gail

    You can learn all kind of things with this book, even how to prepare some vegetables. I know I should be eating more more of them. Recommended by Karen

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