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Curious Kids: Baking & Cooking

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Curious Kids Baking & Cooking

Did You Know?

Putting baked goods in the refrigerator makes them go stale more quickly. If you want to keep them fresh, keep them at room temperature! Find out more here.

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Ask a librarian or parent for help.

Fiction Books

Non-fiction Books


Safety first! ALWAYS check with an adult before starting any cooking or baking project!

America's Test Kitchen for Kids
Browse recipes that are kid-tested and kid-approved.

Cooking Up a Treat Coloring Page

Food Network's Chopped Junior
Watch kids create amazing dishes from surprise ingredients, and go behind the scenes to learn more about kid chefs like you!

Recipes at Cooking With Kids
Browse through lots of kid-friendly recipes, from Cuban Beans and Yellow Rice to Ethiopian Lentils to Simple Baked Pears, and many more! Check out the Quick Tips page for some cooking basics. All pages available in both English and Spanish.

Soup-Off Challenge!
From National Geographic. Have a cooking competition with your family!


A to Z America
This resource is free with your library card. Learn all about cuisine in America!

A to Z World Food
This resource is free with your library card. Learn all about cuisine from countries around the world.


Chop Chop Magazine
All for kids, all about food! This magazine is available digitally and features recipes that are healthy and culturally diverse.


American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success [DVD]
When Grace travels to Paris on a summer trip with her mom, she finds out that her grandparents' bakery is closing and tries to figure out a way to help save their business.

Ratatouille [DVD or Blu-ray]
Young Remy the rat dreams of becoming a great chef, and when he finds himself living beneath a famous restaurant, he begins his studies!

Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost [DVD]
This state-of-the-art cooking resort isn't all steak and potatoes! After the gang finds out about the Red Ghost and the unsolved disappearance of Bobby Flay's great ancestor chef, the gang teams up with Bobby to dig in for clues and serve up justice.

Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death [DVD]
Wallace and his amazing dog, Gromit, go into the bakery business - and Gromit has to keep Wallace safe from the competition!


Chew on This
Brought to you by National Geographic. Fun facts, videos, games, recipes, and more! Check out the easy recipe for making ice cream in a plastic bag.

The Food Timeline
This timeline shows when different foods became common. Click on a food to learn more.

My Plate for Kids
From the United States Department of Agriculture. Learn about the food groups, what nutritional value is, and play and solve puzzles to test your food knowledge!

No Kid Hungry
Many kids and adults face food insecurity. Visit this website to see ways you can help get involved and help solve hunger.