For Your Favorite Young Chef


As winter wears on, it can become increasingly difficult to find indoor activities that'll keep your kids' minds (and hands) busy and content.

That's why we've put together a curated selection of some of our favorite cookbooks designed especially for young chefs and bakers. From easy recipes and thoroughly explained techniques to tons of pictures and flavors that even the pickiest of readers will love, these books are perfect for every budding foodie at every skill level!



Bake It: More Than 150 Recipes for Kids from Simple Cookies to Creative Cakes! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465486141
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - October 1st, 2019

"By working your way up the levels from basic bread to sophisticated "signature bakes", you'll become a more confident baker and will soon be creating inspired baked goods like those seen on TV cooking competition program, in vlogger's videos, and in baking blogs online. With more than 150 delicious sweet and savoury recipes to try out, you will quickly be able to perfect classic cakes, create pastries from scratch, make biscuits, cheesecakes, macarons, and much more."

The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492677697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - October 1st, 2019

"Want to make your own soft pretzels? Or wow your friends with homemade empanadas? What about creating a showstopping pie? Maybe some chewy brownies after school? From breakfast to breads, from cookies to cakes (yes, even cupcakes ), learn to bake it all here. You can do this, and it's fun"

Teen Chef Cooks: 80 Scrumptious, Family-Friendly Recipes: A Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635651942
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Published: Rodale Books - September 10th, 2019

"More than 75 fresh, flavorful, seasonal recipes from award-winning chef and the 2016 Chopped Teen Grand Champion, Eliana de Las Casas."

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492670025
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - October 16th, 2018

"Want to bake the most-awesome-ever cupcakes? Or surprise your family with breakfast tacos on Sunday morning? Looking for a quick snack after school? Or maybe something special for a sleepover? It's all here. Learn to cook like a pro--it's easier than you think"

In the French Kitchen with Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy Cover Image
By Mardi Michels, Dorie Greenspan (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780147530776
Availability: Available to ship immediately (not yet in store)
Published: Appetite by Random House - July 31st, 2018

"In her first book, Mardi shows that French food doesn't have to be complicated. The result is an elegant, approachable cookbook featuring recipes tailored for young chefs and their families. From savory dishes like Omelettes, Croque-Monsieurs or Steak Frites to sweet treats like Profiteroles, Madeleines or Crème Brûlée, readers will find many French classics here."

MasterChef Junior Bakes!: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Bakers: A Baking Book Cover Image
By MasterChef Junior, Christina Tosi (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781984822499
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 8th, 2019

"Young bakers will learn how to cream butter for Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies; shallow fry dough for Glazed Jelly Doughnuts with Powdered Sugar; whip a silky chocolate ganache for German Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Filling; and knead dough for cheesy Garlic Knots. Packed with baking guidance and know-how, insider info from MasterChef Junior alumni, and photographs from your favorite show moments, home bakers of all skill levels will be excited to bake like a MasterChef."

The Teen Kitchen: Recipes We Love to Cook [A Cookbook] Cover Image
By Emily Allen, Lyla Allen, Rachael Ray (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780399581878
Availability: Available to ship immediately (not yet in store)
Published: Ten Speed Press - May 14th, 2019

"With more than 75 recipes to choose from--from comfort foods such as Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese, to healthy options such as Green Power Smoothies, to family favorites such as Margherita Flatbread Pizza and Deep Dark Chocolate Pudding--you will have the chance to try dozens of new foods and master a wide range of cooking skills. As a bonus, virtually all of the recipes include vegetarian options and many have gluten-free or dairy-free options as well--so no matter your tastes, you will be delighted at the range of recipes that you can enjoy!"

"Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: EDIBLE EDITION gives you 52 delicious ways to explore food science in your own kitchen by making everything from healthy homemade snacks to scrumptious main dishes and mind-boggling desserts."

Complete Junior Chef Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681884417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Weldon Owen - October 9th, 2018

"Packed with more than 65 tasty recipes and easy cooking tips, Williams Sonoma Complete Junior Chef features an inspiring collection of kids’ favorite recipes in a colorful, easy-to-follow format that is perfect for the aspiring young chef.

Kids will love recipes like Nutella Donuts, Wonton Soup, Chicken Salad Sliders, Thin Crust Pizza, Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, Pretzel Bites, Ultra Chocolate Cake, Watermelon Ice Pops, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirls."

New Favorites for New Cooks: 50 Delicious Recipes for Kids to Make [A Cookbook] Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399579455
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - March 20th, 2018

"With fresh ingredients and easy recipes, New Favorites for New Cooks, will turn any kid into a budding chef. Recipes such as Savory Scones with Fresh Herb Butter, Black Bean Taco Bar, Two-Minute Guacamole, Meatballs and Tomato Sauce, and Yogurt and Berry Compote Parfait engage every sense with bright colors, fresh flavors, and exciting textures, and showcase healthy, seasonal ingredients."

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