Getting the kiddies involved in cooking and food preparation from a young age helps to instil healthy choices and a varied taste pallet. There are many educational benefits for teaching children to read and follow a recipe – reading, problem-solving, fine motor skills, and many others.
We love these cookbooks for children for easy to follow recipes that won’t break the bank.
Books for 5-7 year olds
The World’s Worst Children
by David Walliams
We love reading about the world’s worst children! There are some shockers in the popular book series by one of the funniest authors around. David Walliams delights the reader with his ghastly tales of children so terrible they’ll make the worst thing you’ve ever done look like cake baking.
The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet
by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter
This hilarious story is about a boy and his pet dinosaur and their adventure to space. Danny doesn’t realise he’s forgotten his lunch box until they’re in space and his very hungry Dino eats their rocket! The laugh-out-loud rhyming story follows their pooped filled journey home. Get ready to laugh your socks off reading this book.
Horrid Henry | Book 1
by Francesca Simon
If you like to read stories about horrid little children who do awful and wicked things to their friends and family, then the Horrid Henry books are for you. A great thing about these books is there are four stories in each, meaning if you’ve only got a short amount of time to fill, you can still finish a story!
There are 30 books to collect, each filled with wickedly funny stories.
Books for 8-12 year olds
Would You Rather Game Book
This book is excellent for long car journeys. Keep your family and friends amused with this thought-provoking, conversation-starting game.
Find out if your mum would rather have cat ears or a dogs tail. Find out if your brother would rather eat slugs or spiders for tea. Find out if your best friend would rather have to clean up dog poo for the rest of her life or wash her dad pants! A laugh a minute book to amuse all children and adults.
by R J Palacio
A beautifully written story about a 10-year-old boy who was born with deformities. Auggie wants to be ordinary, but the other ‘ordinary’ kids run away from him, screaming. He has always been home-schooled, and for the first time in his life, he gets to go to school. He’s dreading it. He wants to be accepted. This story is his journey living with deformities and how they shape his life.
Find out whether his classmates accept him for who he is. A book that could make you cry, laugh and feel good.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
An oldie but a goldie. This well-loved classic contains everything you want in a book – a magical kingdom, talking animals, a witch and a battle between good and evil. A gripping tale that follows four siblings into the magical kingdom of Narnia, through the back of a wardrobe of all things, where they meet new friends but get caught up in the Narnian prophecy that four siblings will bring end to the eternal winter of Narnia.