Are you looking for new, exciting, child-friendly recipes? There are loads of children’s cookbooks available in CCPL’s collection, with a mixture of fun, fabulous breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert recipes for everyone to enjoy. Whether you and your young chef would like to learn a new spin on an old family favorite or create a totally new recipe, we have you covered! 

Staff picks are chosen by CCPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We’d love to hear your ideas too, so write to us and tell us what you’d recommend.“

All title descriptions are from the publisher.

Disney Princess Tiana’s Cookbook by Joy Howard, Deanna F. Cook & Cynthia Littlefield

Get ready to cook just like Tiana with this beautiful cookbook, featuring fifty easy and delicious recipes inspired by the Disney Princess and her New Orleans restaurant. You’re never too young to start cooking! Tiana learned the basics from her daddy when she was just a little girl–and with this cookbook for kids, aspiring young chefs can follow in her footsteps. Featuring simple step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photos of each dish, this cookbook makes it easy to whip up everything from twists on New Orleans favorites like Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, to delicious desserts like Tiana-Style Beignets, and much more.

Disney Princess Cookbook by Cynthia Littlefield

Make learning how to cook fun and downright magical with inspiration from the Disney Princesses! Featuring simple step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photos of each dish, this cookbook makes it easy to whip up enchanting treats, while enjoying captivating illustrations of the princesses and their friends.

Children’s Quick & Easy Cookbook by Angela Wilkes

Discusses cooking techniques, food hygiene, and kitchen safety, and presents step-by-step instructions for all types of dishes. More than 60 simple recipes for everything from scrambled eggs to delicious pastries are presented with color, step-by-step illustrations introducing children to the joys of cooking and eating good food.

The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook/Editors of Food Network Magazine

Gives young food lovers everything they need to succeed in the kitchen. Each recipe is totally foolproof and easy to follow, with color photos and tips to help beginners get excited about cooking. The book includes recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert — all from the trusted chefs in Food Network’s test kitchen.

Kids Can Cook Anything!/America’s Test Kitchen

Have you ever wondered about the best way to chop an onion or separate an egg? Or even how to make fancy-looking Chocolate Pastry Puffs for breakfast and Oven-Baked Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce for dinner? This book answers all those questions and more. Learn to cook like a pro-it’s easier than you think, especially with all the video resources included in the book!