These children’s cookbooks feature recipes based on foods in favorite children’s books and stories. The children’s books featured include the Harry Potter series, the Winnie-the-Pooh books, books by Roald Dahl, the Little House books, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, plus Green Eggs and Ham and other Dr. Seuss books. While teens may enjoy cooking on their own with The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, younger children and adults will enjoy cooking together and talking about the related books while using any of these cookbooks. You'll find many of these cookbooks, if not all, at your local public library.
If you are looking for a cookbook for adults and children to enjoy together, I recommend the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook, with recipes inspired by children's books by Dr. Seuss. Each recipe is named after, and based on, a Dr. Seuss children's book. The Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook includes a wide variety of tasty and zany recipes inspired by Dr. Seuss. The cookbook is divided into six sections, with five to nine recipes in each. There are recipes for breakfast, beverages, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert. Compare prices. (Random House, 2006. ISBN: 9780679884408) Read my book review of the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook.
The Winnie-the-Pooh Cookbook is filled with tasty treats, a number of which, not surprisingly, include honey as an ingredient. The cookbook by Virginia Ellison benefits greatly from the wonderful color illustrations by the illustrator of all of A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh books, Ernest H. Shepard. There are recipes for breakfast, picnics, teas, lunches and suppers, desserts and more. This is such a delightful book that it will appeal to both children who are familiar with the Winnie-the-Pooh stories and those who are not. Compare prices. Dutton Children’s Books, Penguin published this cookbook in 2010. The ISBN is 9780525423591. Read my review of The Winnie-the-Pooh Cookbook.
If your teen or tween is a Harry Potter fan, they should find The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory - More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike quite intriguing. Author Dinah Bucholz has an entertaining writing style and provides a good introduction to many foods from the British Isles, including interesting details about their history and connection to the Harry Potter series. Compare prices. Read my review of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook.
Grandpa's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Cookbook is by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett, the author and illustrator of the enormously popular picture book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The imaginative story and illustrations translate into a cookbook fans of the picture book will have fun using. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, published this children's cookbook in 2013. The ISBN is 9781442444751. Compare prices. Read my review of Grandpa's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Cookbook.