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We have kids' cookbooks covering everything from healthy eating to sweet treats and baked goodies. Our children's cookbooks are packed with simple advice and step-by-step instructions that will get children cooking in the kitchen. Or, if you’re an adult who can’t keep out of the kitchen why not check out our full range of cookery books for more inspiration.  

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Children's Cookbooks

  • Children's First Cookbook

    Annabel Karmel

    Product Code: AAIZY
    Hardback 5 years +
    Annabel Karmel has been writing bestselling cookbooks for 10 years. Describing her, Jools Oliver said, "She's a miracle woman!". Now, she is handing the kitchen over to the kids!

    From sweet treats to simple family meals, young children will love trying out the exciting range of tasty and healthy recipes.

    With step-by-step instructions, Children's First Cookbook is the perfect starting point for any budding young chef.
    • £7.89
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  • The Kids Only Cookbook

    Sue Quinn

    Product Code: BYLUA
    Paperback
    An international bestseller, The Kids Only Cookbook is packed with over 50 simple, delicious and fun recipes containing easy-to-follow captions and 300 photos in a unique cartoon-strip style to inspire children of all ages to get busy in the kitchen. Original and creative projects will capture kids' imaginations, such as the paper bag breakfast of a bacon and egg sandwich in a paper bag cooked on a barbecue. The kick'n'roll tin can ice cream is bound to be the project of the summer: pack a large tin can with ice and rock salt, insert a sealed ziplock bag containing cream, sugar and vanilla and kick it to the park or the beach...within 25 minutes...homemade ice cream! Kids will also learn as they go along; each recipe contains a culinary technique such as beating, whipping, piping or baking and 'Adult alerts' appear throughout the book and ensure the recipes are all easy and safe to make. This is a book which will become treasured as it helps children to discover the endless fun to be had in the kitchen and to learn skills which will stay with them for life.
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  • The Kew Garden's Children's Cookbook

    Joe Archer

    Product Code: AUEMG
    Hardback 5 years +
    This beautiful kitchen-garden cookbook, produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, contains step-by-step guides to show how easy it is to grow peas, beans, potatoes, carrots and more in your garden, in patio containers or in window boxes or on an allotment. Then transform your home-grown produce into delicious meals and desserts by following easy, step-by-step recipes. By having fun growing different plants, children won't be able to wait to try their tasty produce, encouraging great, healthy eating habits. Learn all about how plants grow, from seeds to seedlings, watering and weeding, to harvesting and composting. Information on minibeasts and garden creatures show how nature works together to help plants grow. Includes advice on cooking tools and utensils and healthy and balanced diets.
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  • My First Vegetarian Cookbook

    DK

    Product Code: CCYSA
    Hardback
    Cook up a storm with this first vegetarian cookbook for children! Get kids busy in the kitchen and making delicious veggie dishes including quesadillas, smoothies, soups, and stir-fries as well as treats such as muffins and cheesecakes. 25 fresh, tasty vegetarian recipes sit alongside important information about food and nutrition. You'll learn about vitamins, minerals and all the amazing things that fruit and veg do for your body. Discover whether carrots really can help you see in the dark and why peppers boost your immune system. These delicious, healthy meals and nutritional facts are enough to satisfy any hungry young appetite, so grab your ingredients and whip up a vegetarian feast!
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  • The Best-Ever Step-by-Step Kid's First Cookbook

    Nancy McDougall

    Product Code: BLOFY
    Paperback
    Do your kids want to impress friends and family with scrummy home-cooked treats that they have made themselves? If the answer is 'yes', then this is the book for you. Packed with more than 150 easy-to-follow step-by-step recipes, this inspirational book presents an irresistible selection of recipes suitable for every kid from 5 to 12. Ranging from lunches, picnics and after-school snacks to main courses, desserts, drinks and party food, there is sure to be a dish that takes their fancy. With more than 1000 lively images and bursting with ideas and practical advice, this book is sure to provide hours of happy and healthy eating for everyone.
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  • Annabel Karmel's Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book

    Annabel Karmel

    Product Code: BCIDQ
    Hardback
    For over 25 years, millions of families have trusted Annabel Karmel's expertise in feeding. Now, Annabel's Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book has been designed for parents wanting to explore self-feeding.Championing a flexible approach to feeding, this book makes for the ideal stand-alone guide for those wanting to explore baby-led weaning (BLW) exclusively. Or for those wanting to introduce BLW alongside spoon-feeding purees, it can be used as a companion cookbook to Annabel's New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner which is filled with her famous puree recipes.This delicious, nutritious collection of 120 family friendly recipes is paired with useful advice and essential tips to equip parents with the power to choose what's best for their baby. Whilst purees provide an obvious bridge between liquid and solid foods, self-feeding offers a prime opportunity for babies to discover their natural abilities to explore a wide variety of tastes and textures, encouraging independence and good eating habits.Many families find that incorporating a mix of both works best for their baby.Whether you are choosing exclusive BLW or combining with spoon-feeding, Annabel's Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book is the ultimate companion for exploring self-feeding safely. "Annabel's baby-led weaning recipes are a great addition to her failsafe purees. Combining the two methods helps ensure optimum nutrition while helping your baby to develop those important motor skills and enjoy social family mealtimes."Sarah Almond Bushell, Registered Dietitian and Consultant Nutritionist
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  • The Children's Step-by-step Cook Book

    Angela Wilkes

    Product Code: AEABI
    Hardback 5 years +
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    From bread and biscuits to simple starters and delicious main meals, the Children's Step-by-Step Cook Book has lots to inspire any young Jamie Olivers! Find tasty and indulgent dishes and encourage reading skills along the way!

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  • Maisy's Shop: With a pop-out play scene!

    Lucy Cousins

    Product Code: BZIYG
    Other
    Today, Maisy is going shopping! She find a trolley and picks out bread, cheese, milk and fruit. After she goes down every aisle it's time to pay, and then home for lunch! This brilliant board book includes a bonus pop-up and play scene, featuring pop-outs of Maisy and Eddie, plus a shopping trolley filled with lots of favourite foods! Ideal for imaginative play and helping little ones learn about a trip to the supermarket.
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  • Get Cooking with Wiskella

    Gino D'Acampo

    Product Code: CBJAB
    Paperback
    Watch the kitchen come to life as Wiskella is joined by her friends, Tongo and PanPan, in the search for super-fresh eggs to make the world's most delicious pancakes. Created and written by best-selling chef and author, Gino D'Acampo, Cooking with Wiskella is Gino's first children's book and is guaranteed to get your little ones excited about cooking!
    • £8.09
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  • Happy Leons: Leon Happy Baking

    Henry Dimbleby

    Product Code: BYIOI
    Hardback
    With more than 100 sweet and savoury bakes, LEON Happy Baking contains recipes for everyone, from the novice cook to the expert baker. Following the LEON principle that what tastes good can also do you good, many of the recipes are sugar-, dairy-, wheat- or gluten- free - so there's plenty to indulge in even if you have a food allergy, an intolerance or an eye on your waistline. New recipes from the LEON menu are combined with favourites from the classic cookbook, LEON Baking & Puddings, now with fresh photography.
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  • The Silver Spoon for Children New Edition

    Harriet Russell

    Product Code: BZKYM
    Hardback
    On the 10th anniversary of its first publication, a new edition of this bestselling collection of quick, wholesome, easy-to-make Italian dishes for kids to prepare
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  • Ella's Kitchen: The Cookbook

    Ella's Kitchen

    Product Code: BWKLP
    Hardback
    All the things you love about Ella's Kitchen in a book! 100 easy, tasty and healthy recipes to inspire big and little cooks, ranging from the easiest of snacks and light meals that can be rustled up in minutes to delicious and satisfying dinners. Packed with clever twists and shortcuts to make life as easy as possible for busy parents. For weekends and holidays, when there is a bit more time available, there are leisurely breakfast recipes such as 'Purple' Blueberry Pancakes and more involved cooking projects such as Hooray for the Weekend. Full of fun ideas for getting children involved in preparing, cooking and exploring food. Colour-in features and stickers mean that kids will love the book as much as their parents do.
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  • Foraging with Kids

    Adele Nozedar

    Product Code: BRVYL
    Hardback
    In today's world of increasingly sedentary lifestyles and a growing detachment from the food that we eat, it has never been more important to encourage children to put down their screens, get outside and engage with the natural world around them. Foraging with Kids is a fun, practical book for parents to work through with their children that encourages families to interact with their environment and gain knowledge and practical understanding of the natural world through exploration and play. The projects are based around 50 easy-to-identify plants that are abundant in parks, forests and hedgerows worldwide, making the challenge of discovering functional flora just as achievable to those who live in the city as in the countryside. Once they have foraged their plants, children will be amazed by the diverse practical uses that they can set them to; from making soap from conkers or setting a delicious egg-free custard with plantain, to stopping minor cuts from bleeding with hedge woundwort. Children will take great pride in seeing their gatherings forming part of the family meal and parents will be amazed at how even the most vegetable-averse child will develop an enthusiastic appetite for a meal that they have contributed to. Illustrated throughout with beautiful hand drawings and with essential information on plant facts and identification, as well as a diverse range of engaging, practical projects that the whole family will want to get involved with, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants the children under their care to get outside, connect with nature and have a lot of fun in the process.
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  • Young Gums: Baby Food with Attitude

    Elizabeth Bentley

    Product Code: BQAGC
    Hardback
    Young Gums is a family cookbook from award-winning food blogger, Elizabeth Bentley, where she offers flexible baby-led and spoon-fed weaning recipes that are tasty, healthy and easy-peasy!

    Using real delicious ingredients, Elizabeth focuses on flavour combinations and easy cooking methods to bring you meal ideas for the whole family - perfect for helping your baby develop good eating and social habits. With over 60 meals, recipes include Rainbow Ragu, Sweet Potato Cookies, Baby Burrito Bowls and No-roast Chicken Pot Roast. This book is ideal for first stages of weaning right up to one year, helping to keep babies happy and healthy.
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  • 50 Ways to Feel Happy

    Vanessa King

    Product Code: BMMCI
    Paperback
    What can you do to help yourself (and others) feel happier? This book is packed full of activities and ideas to try with family, friends and on your own. So, whether you feel happy right now and want to stay that way or you need some ideas to help you feel happier, this book is for you. A cheerful, fun, inspiring, and varied collection of projects for creative, happy and thinking individuals. The book includes a mixture of step-by-step projects and shorter activity ideas that encompass happiness-inspiring crafts, mindfulness, relaxation, and positivity techniques, and fun ways to get active and boost happiness outdoors. Children can either read through the book from start to finish or dip in and out as the mood takes them. What's more, these activities are great to repeat time and again as a child builds their happiness skills and incorporates techniques into their daily life. For younger children, parents and carers may wish to work through the book with them, offering guidance and support, whereas more confident readers, 'tweens', and young teens will be able to enjoy engaging with the book independently. Each of the 50 activities relates to one of Action for Happiness's 10 key evidence-based ways to increase happiness and wellbeing: 1. Giving - doing things for others 2. Relating - connecting with people 3. Exercising - taking care of your body 4. Awareness - living life mindfully 5. Trying out - keep learning new things 6. Direction - have goals to look forward to 7. Resilience - find ways to bounce back 8. Emotions - look for what's good 9. Acceptance - be comfortable with who you are 10. Meaning - be part of something bigger
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  • Where Food Comes From: Beans to Chocolate

    Sarah Ridley

    Product Code: BMJVE
    Hardback
    Everyone loves chocolate, but do you know where it come from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of fair trade chocolate from bean to bar, through the farming process to manufacturing. The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.
  • Cooking Up a Storm

    Sam Stern

    Product Code: AIXDL
    Paperback
    (1)
    What's cooking? Find out in this cool cookbook - written by a teenager, for teenagers Sam Stern shares dozens of his favourite recipes for all occasions. There are pancakes for breakfast and easy lunches like soup or salad to pack up for school. Quick meals like spaghetti or omelettes are best for busy school nights; for weekends there are serious dinners like homemade lasagne or whole roasted chicken. And don't forget fancy, mouth-watering desserts; addictive but healthy snacks; and even special menus and suggestions to help keep your brain boosted during dreaded exam time. Especially geared toward teen readers, Cooking Up a Storm is bursting with over 120 healthy, tasty and simple recipes and food ideas and features a lively commentary from Sam, along with colourful photos of food preparation and the ultimate chef's reward: feasting with friends. This is a cracking book by a great young lad - get the teenagers cooking! Jamie Oliver. "The layout of the book is great, the ideas are good and the food is geared to what young people like...definitely the most teenage-friendly cookbook we've used." (Sunday Express).
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  • Weaning Made Simple

    Annabel Karmel

    Product Code: CDGCN
    Hardback
    The comprehensive weaning companion from the UK's no. 1 children's cookery author and weaning expert, Annabel Karmel. When is my baby ready for first foods? Which foods should I try first? How do I introduce the critical nutrients? What do I need to know about allergies? Leading baby and toddler expert Annabel Karmel is here to guide you through all the unknowns and make weaning easy, achievable and fun. Packed with all the up-to-date guidance you need and a hundred delicious, nutrient-rich recipes, Weaning Made Simple takes all the complicated information and breaks it down into bite-sized, digestible chunks. Annabel has worked with a leading children's dietitian to make sure all the information is completely up to date and reliable, covering everything from supplements and allergies to catering for vegetarian or vegan diets. With a bright, bold design that's packed with infographics, charts, illustrations and photography, the book is easy to dip in and out of whenever you need it. The recipes are organised by age group so you'll know how to cater for first tastes, second-stage weaning and beyond. There are also sample meal planners for each stage so you can easily plan ahead. Annabel shows you how to prepare the best foods so they are the right shape and size for baby-led weaning, how to make tasty no-cook purees, how to pair ingredients to make the most from the nutrients, and so much more.
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  • My Special Unicorn

    Scholastic

    Product Code: CAXDE
    Hardback
    Explore an enchanted world in the My Special Unicorn journal. This beautiful journal is perfect for the unicorn obsessed! Packed with activities, quizzes and recipes, there's loads of space for you to fill in all about you and your life. Includes illustrations of adorable unicorns and comes with a magical moving lenticular on the cover. This journal also includes a section at the back for filling in memories for each month of the year.
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  • Tokyo

    Ashley Evanson

    Product Code: CAYIA
    Other
    This board book series pairs early learning concepts with colourful, stylish illustrations of the iconic art, architecture, food, and culture of cities around the world. Both children and adults are sure to love these hip and charming books! In Tokyo, you can use all your senses while discovering the city: smell cherry blossoms in beautiful gardens, taste sushi at the fish market, and feel peaceful inside a temple.
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  • Time to Eat

    Penny Tassoni

    Product Code: CAYBA
    Hardback
    Sometimes mealtimes can be a battle with young children, especially when they don't want to try new foods. How can we best help children understand that it can take time to like a new food? And how can we develop their vocabulary so they can articulate how they are feeling about food? Penny Tassoni, leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer, presents a picture book with simple words and delightful full-colour illustrations by Mel Four that encourages children to change their attitudes towards food through looking at shapes and colours, talking about textures and generally making food more interesting. In doing so, young children will build on their self-care skills, behaviour and routines when it comes to healthy eating. Time to Eat is the perfect book for putting a positive and fun spin on mealtimes and food. It also includes a page of practical advice and tips for practitioners, carers and parents on fussy eating.
  • The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: BYAMW
    Hardback
    The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook is packed full of sweet treats, healthy snacks and simple meals - all based on the three bestselling What the Ladybird Heard picture books by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. Make your own ladybird pizzas, vegetable patch pies, fine prize cowpat cookies and a showstopping ladybird celebration cake. With twenty-four recipes specially designed for adults to use with children, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and lots of hints and tips on what to do next, The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook is a great way to introduce children to cooking and baking. Packed full of farmyard-inspired recipes, this cookery book is perfect for picnics, packed lunches and parties!
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  • Instant Pot Baby Food and Toddler Food Cookbook

    Barbara Schieving

    Product Code: BYVHC
    Paperback
    Harness the power of your Instant Pot-or other electric pressure cooker or multi-cooker-to make fresh and flavorful, safe and natural, fast and convenient foods for your baby or toddler! Parents everywhere are turning to do-it-yourself baby food making. They do so to ensure that the food they feed their children is all-natural and free of additives. They do it because, in recent years, pediatricians and dietitians have been recommending that a baby's diet-and especially a toddler's diet-feature a wide variety of ingredients, well beyond what you can buy in jars at the supermarket. And, nothing to sneeze at, they do it to save money-sometimes lots of money. How do they find the time? It isn't always easy. Enter the wildly popular Instant Pot, along with other brands of electric pressure cooker, the perfect solution for time-crunched moms and dads. Pressure cooking is skyrocketing in popularity in large part because of its speed. You can cook up a batch of baby purees or toddler cereals in a matter of minutes. Consider how long some classic ingredients in baby foods, such as potatoes, apples, and squash, would take to cook up on a stove top or in an oven. Now reduce that time to a fraction of what it was and you can see why pressure cooking is the ideal method for making baby and toddler foods. No less an expert than Barbara Schieving, the world's most widely read blogger on pressure cooking (her blog is called Pressure Cooking Today), author of the best-selling The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook, and a mom and recent grandmother herself, delivers here 100 tasty and good-looking recipes that will make you feel good about how you are feeding your kids-and will make them smile with delight at mealtime. For the youngest crowd, she serves up simple vegetable and fruit purees, more-complex combination purees, and an abundance of fruit sauces. For children who are entering toddlerhood, or are already there, there are cereals of all kinds and finger foods and spoon foods for all tastes, no matter how picky. With take-it-to-the-bank guidance on how to get the most from your cooker, plus loads of ideas on how to make and store big batches that will freeze for later use, this is a trustworthy kitchen companion parents will turn to again and again.
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  • I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook

    Sarah Wilson

    Product Code: BUXLM
    Paperback
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    Sarah Wilson taught the world to quit sugar in eight weeks and then went onto teach everyone how to cook delicious essentials, simply. Sarah's fabulous recipes in I Quit Sugar: Kids Cookbook will help parents to ease their kids off sugar without their even noticing! She's compiled densely nutritious meals with no or very low sugar that are designed to be delicious, exciting and satisfying for our little people. In I Quit Sugar: Kids Cookbook you'll find various kid-friendly chapters, including: Breakfast for Brain Power: loads of clever ideas for starting your day Let's Party: delicious cakes, drinks, ice creams and Easter treats Grab 'n' Run: fun finger foods to keep the kids happy when out and about Lunch Box Ideas and Snacks: easy recipes that will save you time, money and angst. Plus tips on navigating your kids' tuckshop Same but Different: popular kids meals with an IQS twist When a Veggie is not a Veggie: sneaky (but delicious!) ways to get your kids eating densely nutritious foods without the fuss Written with all the care and knowledge you have come to expect from the I Quit Sugar team, this is the book that makes sugar-free cooking easier, less expensive and more creative.
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For most kids, food is something cooked by their parents and enjoyed without knowing the skill and effort that went into it. With kids' cookbooks, though, children can learn lots about their food, and get a great head start on learning one of life's most important skills.

Cookery for all ages

We stock cooking books for all ages and reading abilities, meaning every child, from 3-year-olds to young adults, can spend a little time in the kitchen cooking up something delicious. From starters all the way through to dessert, our kids' cookbooks could hatch a love for food that might even end up forming a career later down the line.

All sorts of books

Want to bake alongside your kids? Try one of our great baking books. Got a teen you want to get clued up on home cooking for university and later life? There's a huge selection to choose from. Maybe you even fancy widening your baby's diet with homemade pureed food? We have cooking books to suit absolutely everyone.

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Cooking is an exciting activity for all kids – scroll up to explore our fun-filled range of books we know they'll love.

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