Books for Budding Chefs:
10 Great Cookbooks for Kids

by Janssen Bradshaw

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Cooking is a great life skill, and kids can start learning it at a young age.

Plus, most kids love the idea of helping out in the kitchen, creating their own culinary masterpieces, and getting a chance to try out all those fun kitchen tools. (I’m an adult, and I still love getting to cut things, use a fancy kitchen gadget, and pull something delicious out of the oven.)

If you have a budding chef who not only wants to help out in the kitchen, but also wants a cookbook of their own, these eight are definite winners. Some are based on famous works of children’s literature, which makes them even more fun. Bon appétit!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2022.