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Easy as Pie

cover photo: Easy as Pie by Cari Best JE BES.C

Jacob watches his favorite television show, "Baking with Chef Monty," and bakes a beautiful peach pie, which he gives to his parents for their anniversary.

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Soup Day

cover photo: Soup Day by Melissa Iwai JE IWA.M

A mother and child spend a snowy day together buying and preparing vegetables, assembling ingredients, and playing while their big pot of soup bubbles on the stove. Includes a recipe for "Snowy Day Vegetable Soup."

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Applesauce Season

cover photo: Applesauce Season by Eden Ross Lipson JE LIP.E

A child recounts a family's annual applesauce-making ritual, from buying apples at a farmer's market, through cooking and milling the fruit, to eating the finished product on potato pancakes, gingerbread, or even plain.

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Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly

cover photo: Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly by Carolyn Parkhurst JE PAR.C

Five-year-old Henry, along with his two-year-old sister, pretend to make waffles on a make-believe television show.

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How do Dinosaurs eat Cookies?

cover photo: How do Dinosaurs eat Cookies? by Jane Yolen JE YOLEN

Making cool cookies and eating them, too, is something that very good dinosaurs do. Inside you'll find cookies and sweet smells galore. So scratch, sniff, and eat up, little dinosaur!

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Bon Appétit!: The Delicious Life of Julia Child

cover photo: Bon Appétit!: The Delicious Life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland J B CHI.J

A picture book biography of Julia Child, the famous chef.

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Sassy: The Dazzle Disaster Dinner Party

cover photo: Sassy: The Dazzle Disaster Dinner Party by Sharon M. Draper J DRA.S

Sassy Simone Sanford plans a fabulous dinner party for her fourth grade class, but it turns into a recipe for disaster when her dog eats the food, her friends make a mess, and the new girl in school is missing.

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Eggs over Evie

cover photo: Eggs over Evie by Alison Jackson J JAC.A

Evie feels unsettled and sad after her parents divorce, her father remarries and takes the family dog, and his new wife becomes pregnant, but a cooking class and helping the elderly lady next door with her cat give Evie a way to cope with the changes in her life. Includes recipes.

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The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children

cover photo: The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children by Keith McGowan J MCG.K

Eleven-year-old inventor Sol must recover his self-confidence if he and his eight-year-old sister, Connie, are to escape the clutches of Hansel and Gretel's witch, to whom they have been led by their new stepmother and the man they believe to be their father.

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Death by Eggplant

cover photo: Death by Eggplant by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe J OKEEFE

Eighth-grader Bertie Hooks has to keep his dream of becoming a world-class chef a secret, especially from his mortal enemy, Nick Dekker, and when they both get "flour-sack babies" to take care of for a week, things become even more complicated for Bertie.

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How Cooking Works

cover photo: How Cooking Works by Dave King J 641.5 HOW

Why does chocolate melt? Why do onions make your eyes water? Why do eggs turn white when heated but bread turns brown when toasted? How Cooking Works provides the answers to every child's favorite question -- "Why?" -- and inspires them to test things out for themselves in the kitchen!

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My Favorite Recipes

cover photo: My Favorite Recipes by Annabel Karmel J 641.5 KAR.A

Everyone eats, but not everyone eats well. From main dishes to quick snacks, My Favorite Recipes addresses this problem with more than 40 carefully chosen recipes from children's cooking guru Annabel Karmel that will feed the whole family while giving children the chance to get mixing and get messy in the kitchen!

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Feed our Small World: A Cookbook for Kids

cover photo: Feed our Small World: A Cookbook for Kids by Nancy Kubo J 641.5123 FEED

Go on a tasty tour around the globe with Feed Our Small World: A Cookbook for Kids! With simple step-by-step instructions, helpful cooking tips, and color photos of each dish, this book is just the ticket if you want to make magic in the kitchen. Enjoy French quiche for breakfast, Indian chicken curry for lunch, Indonesian beef satay for dinner, and Scottish shortbread for dessert! Plus there are fascinating facts about each culture included throughout.

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New Junior Cookbook

cover photo: New Junior Cookbook by Better Homes and Gardens Books J 641.5123 NEW

Written and designed to appeal to kids ages 5 to 12, this all-new edition of the Better Homes and Gardens New Junior CookBook features 65 brand-new recipes that are simple to make and a blast to eat. Each recipe includes a photo of the dish and unique and lively illustrations of characters that tell a story to complement the dish.

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A Ballerina Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Kids

cover photo: A Ballerina Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Kids by Sarah L. Schuette J 641.53 SCH.S

Provides instructions and step-by-step photos for making a variety of simple snacks and drinks with a ballet theme.

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Between the Lions. Get cooking!

catalog link: Between the Lions. Get cooking! by Karen Hesse J BETWEEN

Get Cooking joins the cubs as they sing, dance, suffer bread-baking disasters, and more, in eight exciting adventures: Stop That Pickle! & Chicks and Salsa; Ruby Sings the Blues & The Camel Dances; Making Bread & Cheesybreadville; and Bein' With You This Way & How to Be. Key words: garden, loud, dance, corn, and you.


cover photo: Ratatouille J RATATOU

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero.

Cooking for Kids, Volume 1

catalog link: Cooking for Kids, Volume 1 641.5 COOKING

Chef Desireé demonstrates to children how to cook various foods and introduces some cooking methods and techniques to them. Children assist her in the cooking.

The Traveling Trio. Season 1, Episodes 10-13: Food of Central Europe; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Hungary; Oklahoma, USA

catalog link: The Traveling Trio. Season 1, Episodes 10-13: Food of Central Europe; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Hungary; Oklahoma, USA J 910.4 TRAVELIN

"The Traveling Trio" is an adventure-filled educational series hosted by three siblings; twelve-year old Olivia and her ten-year old twin brothers, Ingram and Everett. The children present the geography, history, language and culture of exciting destinations as they visit both famous landmarks and off-the-beaten-path attractions. Join the Trio to learn about the history, languages and cultures of many fascinating places. If you're ready to learn about the world, grab your passport and let's go.

Big Learning. Cooking with Kids: Recipes, Cookbook Reviews, Advice, Websites

Teaching kids to cook can be both fun and educational. This Web site is designed to teach educators and parents about the many benefits of cooking with kids and the tools that they can acquire through cooking activities. The site contains easy recipes, science recipes, measurement instruction, book reviews, nutrition facts, quick snack ideas, and more!

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Cooking with Kids

Kids love to learn to cook, but parents often hesitate to have them in the kitchen. This Web site will help teach parents some tips and provides them with fun cooking ideas to bring the whole family together in the kitchen. Browse through recipes, check the nutrition guide to see how your meals measure up, find meal ideas for busy families, and more!

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StarChefs. Cooking with Kids.

Does your child want to cook and you need an easy recipe quick? Or is your life so hectic that you need quick easy meal ideas that your kids will eat--that are also nutritious? Then this Web site is for you! Come try these kid-pleasing recipes and find ideas that help get your kids involved in the cooking fun. Let cooking time be family time.

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Online resources for kids

Kids Search

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A place to find magazine articles, biographies, images and more on a variety of topics for students in grades K-8. It is similar to Searchasaurus but includes more categories/topics to search (such as geography and languages arts) and more advanced search options. more information...

Live Homework Help from

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When you just "don't get it," homework can be very frustrating. KCPL is here to help with Live Homework Help, a free online tutoring service from Students in kindergarten through college introduction level can get free, immediate assistance from qualified tutors from 2 p.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Log in via our website using your library card. more information...

NoveList Plus K-8

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Information about fiction and non-fiction titles for grades K-8 as well as advisory, teaching, and learning materials for readers and teachers. more information...


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Place for the beginning searcher to find magazine articles, newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries and more on a variety of topics ranging from animals to history to stories. Lexile (reading) levels of the information found go up to Grade 5. more information...

TumbleBook Library

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Aimed primarily at young readers and readers to be, these animated stories encourage a love of reading. Puzzles and games are also accompany many stories. more information...

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