We've gathered our favorite cookbooks for kids that are sure to inspire your young chef or baker to get their hands dirty in the kitchen.
Inspiring a love of cooking at a young age will set a child up with valuable skills and also give them a wonderful creative outlet.
Choosing an age appropriate cookbook will help children succeed in the kitchen. Not all cookbooks are good for younger kids and may leave them frustrated if they can't be more hands-on.
So be sure to check the recommended age ranges listed below before purchasing.
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Cookbooks for Kids
These 15 cookbooks for kids make excellent gifts for young chefs. They'll love getting hands-on in the kitchen.
Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook
An excellent intro cookbook for the young chef. Great for kids ages 4 to 8.
Kid Chef Junior Bakes: My First Kids Baking Cookbook
Young bakers will have a great time making all the delicious recipes in this cookbook. Great for kids ages 4 to 8.
The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60 Easy Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make to Stay Healthy and Save the Earth
A cute cookbook for the plant-based eater. Good for kids ages 6 to 12.
American Girl Cooking: Recipes for Delicious Snacks, Meals & More
A great gift for the American Girl lover. Suitable for kids ages 6 and up.
The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs
An excellent cookbook for the young baker. Includes step-by-step photos. Perfect for kids ages 8 to 12.
The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple to Make
This gorgeous cookbook features kid-friendly vegetarian recipes, including ideas for parties. It's geared for kids aged 8 to 12.
Super Foods for Super Kids Cookbook: 50 Delicious (and Secretly Healthy) Recipes Kids Will Love to Make
This cookbook is perfect for the health-conscious family. It's great for kids ages 8 to 12.
In the French Kitchen with Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy
An approachable cookbook on French cooking that will get the whole family cooking together. Best for kids ages 9 to 12.
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
Magical recipes that even big kids will love! Younger kids will need help from adults for most recipes.
Need more inspiration for young chefs? Check out our guide on the best gifts for kids who like to cook.