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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

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.  

  • Children's Book of Baking Cakes

    Abigail Wheatley

    Product Code: BAKC
    Other 7 years +
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    Sure to inspire some baking fun in the kitchen with the little ones, the Usborne Children's Book of Baking Cakes by Abigail Wheatley is your ticket to yummy homemade treats.

    With easy-to-follow recipes supplemented by colourful, eye-catching illustrations by Jessie Eckel, this hardback guide will show you how to make delicious cupcakes, muffins, cheesecakes and much, much more.

    With tips for decorating and wrapping boxes and jars to make thoughtful and sumptuous gifts, this brilliant book has it covered.
    • £4.99
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  • Room on the Broom Cookbook

    Product Code: ROBC
    Hardback 5 years +
    (2)
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    From cheese wands to creepy-crawly crackers and roasted 'dragon', this collection of recipes inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic picture book Room on the Broom will leave you and your children spellbound.

    There are 23 step-by-step recipes for children and adults to make together and hints and tips on what you can do once you've finished make the tasty recipes.

    This is a first cookbook that introduces children to the joys of cooking and baking. The recipes on offer are perfect for Halloween and other not-so-spooky parties.
    • £4.99
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  • Snacks

    Vic Parker

    Product Code: CKQ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Read Snacks to learn how to make healthy food choices during this important meal. Different photos show healthy and unhealthy snack options, while simple text explains why some choices are better than others. A snack foods quiz concludes the book.
    • £4.99
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  • Breakfast

    Vic Parker

    Product Code: CVA2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this book will show children how to make healthy - and tasty - food choices when they wake up.

    It's packed with photographs of all kinds of breakfast food and these are complemented by concise, easy-to-follow text that reveals why some choices are better for you than others.

    There's also a fun breakfast foods quiz to complete!
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  • Lunch

    Vic Parker

    Product Code: CMQ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Read Lunch to learn how to make healthy food choices during this midday meal. Different photos show healthy and unhealthy lunch options, while simple text explains why some choices are better than others. A lunch foods quiz concludes the book.
    • £4.99
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  • Chocolate Banana Pops

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: ADZ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Learn how to make chocolate banana pops with this Yellow band book. It has practical information and tips on making delicious treats and will help children develop their reading fluency.
    • £2.99
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  • 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.
    • £6.39
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  • Cake

    Sue Hendra

    Product Code: BMOSW
    Paperback 3 years +
    Cake has been invited to a party. He's very excited! He's never been to a birthday party before. And he doesn't know what to expect. But as the candles on his party hat begin to burn and the other party guests start to sing, Cake starts to think that this is one party he'd rather not be at . . .Introducing an irresistibly loveable character, Cake is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning creators of Supertato, I Need A Wee and Barry the Fish With Fingers. Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet fans will be roaring their support for this delightful picture book hero!
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  • Cookie Love

    Jean Hwang Carrant

    Product Code: BYLLY
    Hardback
    In Cookie Love, Jean Hwang Carrant reveals the secrets of how to make the ultimate cookies. Owner of a cookie shop in Paris, Jean is an expert cookie-maker and has all the best flavours up her sleeves. Try classics, such as Snickerdoodle or Choc Chip, as well as creative alternatives like Beer, Matcha Blanc or Choc Pecan Cranberry. As well as this, Cookie Love also contains extra tricks to make cookies even more special in recipes such as Cookie Shots, Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches and Gingerbread Men. Whether you are looking for a tried and tested classic or a cookie with more unusual flavours, this book has you covered.
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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.
    • £10.39
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  • Beginners Cookbook

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: APNUK
    Other 7 years +
    (2)
    This is a new edition of the hugely popular "Beginners Cookbook", which introduces children (and kitchen-shy adults!) to the basic techniques of cooking through a selection of mouth-watering recipes. Recipes include ideas for pizza and pasta dishes, vegetarian dishes and delicious cakes and cookies, giving novice cooks something to create for every occasion. Each recipe is shown through easy, step-by-step instructions. Concealed spiral binding makes the book practical to use in the kitchen.
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  • Cool Kids Cook

    Jenny Chandler

    Product Code: ASYKY
    Paperback
    Cool Kids Cook is an informative, fun and stylish first cookbook for the pre-teen market. Children from ages 7 to 14 are getting more and more interested in getting into the kitchen. Moreover, they want a cook book that looks quite cool and grown-up, has lots of interesting and fun facts about food background, but that doesn't include recipes for rice crispy cakes and doesn't patronise. This books aims to do just that - to empower kids to a point where they could put a great supper on the table (with a bit of help/guidance for the first few years) and then give them a few exotic dishes with which to show off. This is NOT 'children's food', but real, achievable dishes that teach children about how to eat healthily, shop cannily and learn the vital basic cooking skills to set them up for life. Alongside the classic recipes for muffins and a great birthday cake, you will also find nutritious ideas such as fish en papilotte, adventurous stir fries, vegetable slaws or homemade granola. 50 recipes will teach the basic skills and offer variations to build on those skills. With easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, a fun graphic style to the food facts and kitchen safety, plus loads of basic info on how to shop, plan and balance your diet, this is the book to get kids cooking properly for life.
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  • The Children's Step-by-step Cook Book

    Angela Wilkes

    Product Code: AEABI
    Hardback 5 years +
    (1)

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Disney: The Simple Family Cookbook

    Jean-Francois Mallet

    Product Code: BRIBO
    Hardback
    Discover the joy of cooking with your loved ones using 100 recipes inspired by your favourite Disney characters. Make spaghetti with Lady and the Tramp, sweet snowballs with Olaf and Elsa and Hawaiian pizza with Lilo and Stitch. Each recipe uses only 2-5 ingredients and has simple instructions so that you can whip up a delightful dish with ease. With healthy dishes for children, adults, or the whole family, you'll be cooking up a storm in no time!
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  • Nadiya's Bake Me a Celebration Story

    Nadiya Hussain

    Product Code: BRIAR
    Hardback
    Celebrate special occasions all year round with sparkling stories and irresistible recipes by Nadiya, Britain's favourite baker. Whether it's Valentine's Day, Holi or Chinese New Year, there are so many special moments to be enjoyed as a family throughout the year. And what better way to celebrate than to share stories, enjoy crafts and make delicious food with Nadiya, Britain's favourite baker? Bake some Pumpkin Rattle Biscuits for Halloween, then read the story of a little girl and her pumpkin patch, make an sock bunny while your Easter Egg Rocky Road sets, or read about Friendship Day while your tear-and-share Monkey Bread is in the oven. A unique combination of storybook and cookbook, with all recipes, stories and activities devised and written by Nadiya herself, Bake Me a Celebration Story combines playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter. Let's celebrate and have some fun! Praise for Bake Me a Story: Beautifully illustrated, this will make a wonderful gift for all aspiring bakers - Evening Standard Brings families into the kitchen to spend time sharing stories and cooking - Gransnet.com A great way to get kids interested in baking - The Independent
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  • Ultimate Children's Cookbook

    DK

    Product Code: BFHYN
    Hardback
    A bumper collection of over 100 delicious recipes guaranteed to inspire any kid in the kitchen From fruit smoothies and chicken wraps to cupcakes, encourage your child to cook up delicious snacks, main courses, biscuits, breads, cakes and mouth-watering treats with this bumper collection of recipes. Easy-to-follow, full colour, step-by-step instructions make sure creations turn out exactly as they should and top tips and advice on preparation and cooking will help budding chefs become creative cooks! With so many recipes to create there's something to tickle everyone's palate!
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  • Complete Children's Cookbook

    Product Code: ANDSE
    Hardback
    This book features over 150 delicious recipes to get you and your kids in the kitchen. From eggy bread to sunflower loaves, lamb hotpot to ice cream, there's a scrumptious recipe for every occasion in the Complete Children's Cookbook. Perfect for a budding chef or food lover these 150 mouth-watering recipes will encourage and inspire your child in the kitchen. With easy to follow step-by-step instructions alongside pictures for each stage of cooking your child will be able to whip up soups and salads, main meals and tasty puddings in no time. Fetch your aprons and help your child cook delicious food and learn basic cooking skills today.
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  • The Story of Food: Tea

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: BZLTI
    Paperback
    Did you know that the plain-looking bags you use to brew a steaming mug of tea are steeped in fascinating history? This simple drink has caused wars, been smuggled, been the drink of the elite and even resulted ship races across the globe! This book describes the journey tea has taken, from ancient Chinese rituals to an everyday staple drink. Other topics covered are the health aspects of tea, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.
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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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  • Fantastic Eats!

    Angellica Bell

    Product Code: BUOMY
    Hardback
    This is the book for children aged 5 and upwards who are keen to get into the kitchen and start cooking but don't want boring grown-up cookbooks. Angellica Bell has not only spent years as a presenter on CBBC and BBC, she's a fantastic cook who won BBC TV's Celebrity Masterchef. Through 30 fun, step-by-step recipes that she makes with her own children, in Fantastic Eats! Angellica gets youngsters excited about creating tasty sweet and savoury dishes for everyone to share. Her recipes will bring the whole family together as you try your own home-made hamburgers, butternut squash and sweet potato fritters, Jamaican rock buns and icy watermelon lollies. Every recipe has photos and instructions to show you exactly what to do, so parents can put their feet up while the children cook! (Make sure you do the washing-up afterwards, guys!) An essential book for every household with young children, Angellica's recipe ideas, fun tips and inspiration will make a masterchef of even the youngest member of the household.
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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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  • Why Do We Eat?

    Stephanie Turnbull

    Product Code: APMZK
    Hardback 5 years +
    Why do you need food and what happens to it inside your body? Which foods give you energy and which ones make you fit and strong? In this book you can explore your amazing insides and discover all kinds of fantastic food facts. Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own.
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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.

Kids' cooking made easy

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