Category Archives: Kids Cook with Books

Kids Cook with Books – Everybody Cooks Rice

Kids Cook with Books – Everybody Cooks Rice
Our featured book for February is Everybody Cooks Rice, by Norah Dooley.  It's a tale of culinary adventure as a boy and his sister visit their neighbors and taste their way through rice recipes from around the world.  Not only does the story describe a variety of multicultural recipes, it also addresses differences in family dynamics.  Some families are multigenerational, while others have parents who work several jobs to make ends meet. Everybody Cooks Rice is an eye opening story about...

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Dragons Love Tacos – Kids Cook with Books

Dragons Love Tacos – Kids Cook with Books
Happy New Year!  I am a little over-due with this month's installment of Kids Cooks with Books.  Please accept my apologies for being tardy with Dragons Love Tacos... The truth is that I have been in a bit of a funk over the past few months.  With the political climate as it is, it has been difficult for me to find meaning in the work that I have been doing.  While I know deep down how important it is for families, it feels so insignificant in the scope of the world.  Does it matter if kids...

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Kids Cook with Books – Too Many Tamales

Kids Cook with Books – Too Many Tamales
Making tamales is a Christmas tradition for Latino families. Gathering together to create the tamales is just as important as sharing the finished product. In Too Many Tamales, a family makes tamales together, and a young girls mistake becomes an interesting challenge for the siblings to tackle. Read this book together, and then gather your friends or family together to make your own version of tamales! Join the Fun - Here's How: Please leave a comment below, saying that you're joining...

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Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide
I don't know about you, but I seem to struggle with holiday gifts. I try desperately not to get caught up in a gift-buying frenzy at the mall, and try to avoid Pinterest for my inevitable feelings of inadequacy.  I cringe at the idea of getting someone a gift just for the sake of marking it off my list.  In an ideal world, I prefer for my gifts to be meaningful. Or educational.  Or edible... If you find yourself in a similar boat, here are some of the gifts that I recommend.  Some will fill...

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Kids Cook with Books – Thanksgiving Edition

Kids Cook with Books – Thanksgiving Edition
When Kids Cook with Books was born last June, I made a list of books that we would read together for the rest of the calendar year.  Originally, I chose The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing for November...for obvious reasons.  It's a sweet rhyming story about a family preparing for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.   And I like it. But a few months later, another book came across my radar - 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving, by Dav Pilkey.  I knew the author immediately,...

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Dim Sum for Everyone {Dumpling Recipe}

Dim Sum for Everyone {Dumpling Recipe}
Dim Sum might just be my perfect food.  It is made from fresh ingredients, typically loaded with a variety of fresh vegetables...and best of all, it can often be eaten with my fingers!  I find it very appealing to eat at a restaurant where I can peek at the foods as they travel past our table on a cart, and choose the ones that I'd like to try. Dim Sum has several translations, one of which is "touches the heart" because customers choose whichever dishes their hearts desire. In this story,...

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Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle – Summer 2016

Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle – Summer 2016
You already read to your kids.  Why not take things a step further and head into the kitchen?  I know, I know.  Cooking with your kids takes time. It might make a mess.  But the perks can last a lifetime!  Spending quality time together aside, your children will learn healthy eating habits and culinary skills to last a lifetime.  The Summer 2016 Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle makes it easy to cook and learn with the kids.  It includes simple, engaging activities to accompany these books:...

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Coming Soon: Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle

Coming Soon: Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle
My Kids Cook with Books tribe has spoken.  In our recent survey, the participant feedback on the contents of our Bonus Bundle was quite clear!  You know what you want, and I am happy to deliver... Get a sneak peek of the contents of the Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle.  It includes a variety of fun and engaging activities to go with our first three featured books: Blueberries for Sal, The Big Hungry Bear and the Red Ripe Strawberry, and How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans. While...

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Kids Cook with Books: Chaat and Sweets

Kids Cook with Books: Chaat and Sweets
This month, our featured book for Kids Cook with Books is Chaat and Sweets by Amy Wilson Sanger.  It's a rhyming board book that is part of the World Snack Series.   Although it's geared for toddlers, the rhymes and colorful and creative artwork captivate audiences of all ages.  Readers are introduced to "chaat", savory snacks that are often served from food carts and stalls in India and other countries in South Asia.  We also learn about a variety of sweet treats from these same cultures.  This...

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How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans
It's hard to believe that this is the third installment of Kids Cook with Books, our virtual reading and cooking club for kids.  This month, our featured book is How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans.  It is a wildly entertaining tale of a little girl, who like many children, struggles with eating her vegetables.  But one day, when a band of green bean thugs comes to town, Martha has to act fast to save her parents...and she has to do the unthinkable. Kids Cook with Books:  August,...

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