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Our Favourite Children’s Books About Food

Looking for some tasty reads to spark your child’s imagination? Dive into the delicious world of children’s books about food! Whether your child is a picky eater or a budding foodie, these books are a delightful way to introduce them to the wonderful world of food. So grab a snack, snuggle up with your little one, and let the pages of these food-filled tales transport you to a world where imagination and appetite go hand in hand. Who knows, maybe these stories will even inspire some culinary creations of your own in the kitchen!

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The Doughnut of Doom

Illustrated by Elys Dolan
2-5
It's another day in Food Town and Alison McNutty, peanut butter sandwich and rookie reporter, needs a big break. So, when news comes in of a monster doughnut on the rampage, she's straight on the case. But will she ever defeat the ravenous doughnut and save all food kind?
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Welcome to Our Table: A Celebration of What Children Eat Everywhere

Written by Laura Mucha & Ed Smith Illustrated by Harriet Lynas
2-5
Find out what children eat all around the world in this beautifully illustrated book, written by bestselling poet and author Laura Mucha, alongside acclaimed cookbook author Ed Smith. From pasta to passionfruit, baguettes to biryani, ramen to rambutan, there are so many different dishes and delicacies all around the world.…
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The Princess and the Peas

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Sarah Warburton
2-5
A heartwarming reinvention of The Princess and the Pea, this funny reassuring picture book is perfect for royally fussy eaters everywhere! Lily-Rose May will not eat her peas. She will not! Even when her father turns them into the most fabulous smoothies, shakes or cupcakes, Lily can always tell they…
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Rabbit’s Pancake Picnic

Written by Tegen Evans Illustrated by Paula Bowles
2-5
A sweet and funny picture book about friendship - perfect for Pancake Day. Pancake recipe included! It's finally the day of Rabbit's pancake picnic! She's going to make the pancakes all by herself . . . but she can't find her recipe book. Bother! Rabbit decides to try to remember…
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Little Mouse’s Big Breakfast

Illustrated by Christine Pym
0-2
Hungry Little Mouse is looking for some breakfast and he knows just where he can find it. Scampering into the kitchen, he finds lots of delicious treats. But as he finally finds something that's just perfect, Little Mouse quickly discovers he's not the only one looking for breakfast!
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Nabil Steals a Penguin

Written by Nishani Reed Illustrated by Junissa Bianda
2-5
Get ready for this fast-paced and big-hearted rhyming adventure about a penguin who loves curry! When Pierre the penguin tries Nabil's delicious biriyani rice, Pierre decides to leave the zoo and go home with him! But Nabil will be in BIG TROUBLE if his mum finds out. And Pierre is…
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Frank and Bert: The One With the Missing Biscuits

2-5
The hilarious fox and bear double act from bestseller Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is back and better than ever in a third adventure in the Nottingham Children's Book Award winning series! Frank and Bert are off for a picnic in the countryside. And Bert has brought a delicious surprise! But when he…
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Marvellous Margot

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
2-5
Have you met Margot? She is cheerful, helpful and kind - the very best kind of friend! It's a marvellous day in the big city. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and Margot has made a delicious cake for her best friend, Oscar! Margot takes her little red…
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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Spooky School

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Steven Lenton
5-7
The first title in a two-colour fiction series, ideal for children growing in confidence as readers and beginning to read alone. Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam don't just make amazing cakes. These two brave bakers solve wacky mysteries too! Halloween at St Spectre's school brings out the cheekiest of ghosts!…
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Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
7-9
Izzy and her friends hate school dinners. And they hate the shepherd's pie in particular. And now something strange seems to be happening to the dinner ladies. They're wearing new hats, they're cooking new food (still horrible) and there are lots and lots of new rules. But it's when Maisie…
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