Updated March 06, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Cookbooks For Kids

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Learning to cook is one of the most important skills you can give your offspring. Most health experts agree that kids who participate in meal preparation at an early age often eat healthier, cook more meals at home later in life, and are more willing to try new foods. These easy-to-understand cookbooks turn gastronomy into an engaging activity that will benefit them for their entire life. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best cookbook for kids on Amazon.

10. Kid Chef: The Foodie

9. American Girl Baking

8. Teens Cook

7. Do It Myself

6. The International Cookbook

5. Star Wars Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes

4. ChopChop: Guide To Cooking Real Food

3. Taste of Home: Kid Approved

2. Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes

1. DK Complete Children's Cookbook

Editor's Notes

February 27, 2019: Cooking can be an extremely satisfying activity for the young and old alike. There is something about pulling a perfectly-cooked cake or roast out of the oven, preparing an unbroken poached egg with just the right amount of gooeyness in the center, or slam-dunking a new recipe that just warms the soul. In order for children to be able to do that though, they need a cookbook matched to their age and abilities. For the younger kids out there, say in the 6 to 9 age range, DK Complete Children's Cookbook and Star Wars Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes are the best options. If you have a really young progeny under the age of 6 who wants to try their hand in the kitchen, the Do It Myself is a suitable option. If you have young family members in the 9 to 12 age range, then we recommend you take a look at Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes, ChopChop: Guide To Cooking Real Food, The International Cookbook, and Kid Chef: The Foodie. American Girl Baking straddles the age ranges and features simple recipes for a 7-year-old, as well as advanced dishes for a 12-year old. Taste of Home: Family Tested Fun Foods is another option that makes a good choice for households with children of various ages, since it encourages them to work together and specifies tasks perfectly suited to their expected ability levels. Those with older kids in the home who may one day be moving out on their own in the not too distant future will want to buy Teens Cook, since it teaches them to be more self-sufficient in the kitchen.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on March 06, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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