- Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cookbook
- My mom bought me a copy of this book back when it came out in 1997, and the sticky pages are a testament to our frequent use of it. It opens with some basics on cooking and how to be safe while doing it, and then follows with sections separated into Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack, and Desert.
- My brothers and I LOVED making the recipes in this book. It includes fun "kid" foods made in innovative ways, such as spicy chicken fingers and marinated hamburger patties. My mom still uses the recipe from this book for lasagna!
- I highly recommend this book for your younger patrons, ages 9-12, who love to cook and want some great new recipes to try out!
- Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook: Recipes inspired by Dr. Seuss!
- The Everything Kid's Cookbook: from mac 'n cheese to double chocolate chip cookies- 90 recipes to have some finger-lickin' fun
And, here are some websites with some lists of the best cookbooks as well as how to incorporate cooking activities into your programs:
- Best Kids Cookbooks
- Cooking with Kids: hands on food and nutrition education for a healthy future
- Food Network: Cooking for Kids