Make Your Own Taco Bar and a Book Review

I am happy to present this guest post with a Taco Bar recipe from Ben Smith. He is a former semi-pro cyclist and big eater. Now he is just a big eater. He writes about food and drink for lazy chefs at The Online Grill. I wanted to share this recipe that not only looks delicious but […]

City Block

City Block written by Christopher Fanceschelli illustrated by Peskimo is an engaging, colorful and interesting book ideal for toddlers and preschool children. The book contains simple language with engaging pictures of various actions that are occurring in a city. The book is also not a standard “lift the flap” type of book. Each page is unique in […]

Holy Mole!

Holy Mole! is a Mexican folktale about the origin of the mole sauce written by Caroline McAlister and illustrated by Stefan Czernecki. This folktale tells the story of a young boy named Carlos, an orphan who works in the kitchen of a monastery. Carlos helps out with the cleaning and preparing in the kitchen in […]

Lost Bread

I am thrilled to present this guest post by Ann McCallum, author of the book Eat Your US History Homework. To check out the review, click here. Ann is the also the author of Eat Your Math Homework, Eat Your Science Homework, Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere, and Beanstalk: The Measure of a Giant. The English call it French toast. […]

The Kitchen Classroom

Do you have a child that is on a gluten free diet? Do you have a child with special needs? Do you want to boost your child’s developmental skills in the kitchen? I am excited to share this educational and informative cookbook called The Kitchen Classroom that was created to be used with a parent and […]

Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces

Is your child a chocolate lover? How would your child like to wear chocolate shoes to school?  Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces is an engaging, humorous story about a boy whose Mom sends him to school in shoes made of chocolate. What would your child do if you sent them to school in shoes made of chocolate? […]

Cupcake

Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper is a funny and engaging story with a valuable lesson. Cupcake is born one day as a creamy white, perfectly plain and delicious cupcake. He is thrilled to meet his new brothers and sisters and to be part of such a fun and colorful family. Cupcake feels lonely when he realizes that he […]

Picture books about Pasta

Zolie Ravioli is a book about a girl named Zolie Ravioli who loves pasta! This book takes the reader through all different types of pasta including alphabetos, macaroni and cheese, fettuccine and much more. Your child will learn the names and characteristics of these pastas through the authors descriptions such as describing angel hair pasta […]

Garden Safari Vegetable Soup

Garden Safari Vegetable Soup by Kitchen Club Kids is a wonderful book to teach your child healthy eating, help build vocabulary, and work on sequencing through cooking. The Kitchen Club Kids created books to help children get involved in the kitchen and created simple stories that incorporated rhyming words, an engaging story, bright clear illustrations […]

Eat Your Science Homework

Is your child a little scientist? Do you want to find ways to help your child learn over the summer? Check out this book, Eat Your Science Homework, Recipes for Inquiring Minds by Ann McCallum! Working on school work can be difficult over the summer, but with Eat Your Science Homework your kids can help you in […]

Escape from Witch Castle

Are meals with your child a struggle? Escape from Witch Castle is a story written by Sarah Gregory that will help make mealtime a fun and engaging time for you and your kids. Escape from Witch Castle is an adventurous tale of four siblings whose world is turned upside down when their sister Agnes gets […]

Do You Want Your Child to Eat a Rainbow Diet?

Does your child eat only beige foods? Sometimes I will notice my own kid’s meals looking too brown. Chicken nuggets, french fries, chips, etc. I naturally don’t like meals that look so beige, so I will add some color with fruits and vegetables.  I am lucky to have kids that are good eaters, but I […]

Best Picks Passover Picture Books

I wanted to share these three Passover picture books with you that I have found worked well in my home. I am a member of PJ Library, which is a wonderful program that sends free books to families throughout the year to help educate children about Jewish holidays, traditions,etc. I like reading these books before […]

Don’t Play With Your Food!

Don’t Play With Your Food! by Bob Shea is a fun and engaging book to read during mealtime. Buddy is a monster who wants to eat bunnies for dinner. The bunnies trick him by inviting him to bake cupcakes with them but then Buddy is too full to eat them. The story continues with the […]

Eat Your Math Homework

Do you want your kids to improve their math skills? Eat Your Math Homework is an excellent collection of recipes with short math fun facts and lessons for improving a child’s math skills when in the kitchen. Ann McCallum is a math teacher and food enthusiast which makes her the perfect candidate for creating an […]

Curious George Makes Maple Syrup

Do your kids love maple syrup? Do your kids love Curious George? I don’t remember a time in my life where I didn’t love Curious George. I have loved Curious George’s books since I could remember ever holding a book and my kids feel the same way about this curious, sweet monkey. When I saw […]

Nothing Like A Puffin

There is nothing like a Puffin! A puffin is a unique and amazing little creature. Is a newspaper like a Puffin? Is a ladder like a Puffin? How about jeans? Nothing Like a Puffin (4-6 years old)  takes you through the similarities between a Puffin and various objects. At the end of the book, the […]

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

What would life be like if food fell from the sky? That is what it’s like in the town of Chewandswallow. There was no rain or snow in this town, it just rained juice and soup.  Everyone was happy and content in this town until the weather took a turn for the worse. There was […]

Fun Picks for Thanksgiving Children’s Books

Thanksgiving is a perfect time to introduce your child to new books and discuss the meaning of Thanksgiving. Why not introduce some new books during Thanksgiving dinner or over Thanksgiving leftovers? There are so many Thanksgiving books out there, so how do you choose? Here are some that I have recently read to my own […]

If You Give A Dog A Donut

If You Give A Dog A Donut is one of my favorite books that I enjoy reading to my children on the weekends when I pick up fresh donuts from the bakery. It is an ideal book for ages preschool up to 3rd Grade. This book continues with the “If you give….” tradition and will […]

The Apple Pie Tree

The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall is a great book to read during the Fall season. It begins with two sisters discussing their favorite part of apple pie. Apples, of course! The book takes the reader through the various steps that an apple tree goes through to grow apples. It also incorporates the seasons […]

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake

Have you ever craved a certain dessert and can’t think of anything else? Betty Bunny loves chocolate cake and she can’t think of anything else except eating chocolate cake. She loves it so much she wants to marry it! I enjoyed this book because it’s easy for young children to understand the story. Additionally, it’s […]

Secret Pizza Party

Does your child love pizza? There is no better book to read to your child during pizza night than Secret Pizza Party. Does your child know that raccoons love pizza too? This book,  ideal for a 3-5 year old, is another funny and witty book written by Adam Rubin. Since taking this book out of […]

Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal (ages 3 and up) is a classic story of a little girl named Sal who wanders away from her mom when blueberry picking. On the other side of the mountain, a little bear also wanders off from his mother when gathering blueberries for the upcoming winter. Little Sal and Little Bear get […]

Pete’s A Pizza

Pete’s A Pizza by William Steig (ages 3 and up) is a really silly and interactive book to read during mealtime. On a rainy day, Pete is really disappointed that he can’t go outside with his friends and play. Pete’s dad notices how sad Pete is and decides to “make him into a pizza”. He […]

Curious George Makes Pancakes

If you don’t already know, I am HUGE fan of Curious George. I have been since I was a little girl and it just lives on! My kids love the books as well and Curious George Makes Pancakes (ideal for 5-8 years old) is one of their favorites. I love Curious George because he is […]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (ages 1-6) is a classic children’s book that I grew up with as a child. Metamorphosis is one of those amazing processes of life that both children and adults can appreciate. This story brings back many memories as a child and now I am forming the new memories […]

Pancakes for Breakfast

Pancakes for Breakfast (4-7 years old) by Tomie dePaola is one of favorite children’s books of all time.  This book has been published for more than 30 years and is timeless. Pancakes for Breakfast is a wordless book about an old woman who is determined to make pancakes even with the challenges of not having […]

This Is The Way We Eat Our Lunch

This Is The Way We Eat Our Lunch by Edith Baer is a wonderful book to teach your child all about geography, different cultures, and various cuisines. I saw this book at my children’s school library and immediately ordered it from the town library. Unfortunately, it’s not being published anymore but can be easily picked […]

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems is a funny and entertaining book to read to your child during snack time or mealtime. There is nothing like a chocolate chip cookie! The story is about a duck that interacts with the pigeon about the cookie. The duck tells the pigeon he just asked for […]

Tyler Makes Pancakes

I was excited to see this book recently at the library. I have always enjoyed Tyler Florence’s cooking shows and books. I noticed about six months ago that he also wrote a cookbook for kid friendly recipes (Start Fresh: Your Child’s Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating). Tyler Makes Pancakes (ages 4 and up) by […]

Crepes by Suzette

Teach your children all about crepes and learn some new French words when reading Crepes by Suzette by Monica Wellington. This book takes you through the streets of Paris, as Suzette wheels her cart around and makes a variety of crepes for all of the people that she interacts with, including a postman, a recently […]

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff is a funny and engaging tale that is appropriate for children ages four and up (but younger will enjoy as well). If a big moose came to your house, you would give him a muffin and then some jam to go with it and so […]

Jake Goes Peanuts

I came across “Jake Goes Peanuts” (preschool to Grade 1) the other day at the library. After reading a couple of pages, I decided to take it home to read during lunch with my kids. The book is funny, silly and has a very important message. It’s about a boy named Jake who only eats […]

Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin is a fun and entertaining book that will make your kids laugh and learn all about tacos. The book starts off describing what type of tacos dragons love and why they love tacos so much. Dragons Love Tacos describes how dragons do not like spicy toppings, specifically spicy salsa. The […]

Little Bitty Bakery

 Little Bitty Bakery (which is appropriate for ages 2 and up) written by Leslie Muir and illustrated by Betsy Lewin is a sweet story of an elephant baker who is so busy baking that she doesn’t have time to make her own birthday cake. She goes to sleep sad because she had no time to […]

Chopsticks

  When I first saw Chopsticks by Amy Krause Rosenthal (ages 4 and up),  I was so excited to read it to my daughter because she loves chopsticks. She finds them very fascinating and fancy. She always wants to try them out when I am eating sushi for dinner. This book is about a pair […]