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Best Books for Baking with Children

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Baking is a wonderful way to spend time with children! It provides the opportunity to slow down and really connect as a family. Academically, baking helps children with math skills such as measuring ingredients, using fractions, and the importance of temperature. Baking also gives children the chance to practice their reading and comprehension skills by reading recipes out loud. There’s a definite creative element to baking as children will enjoy the chance to decorate cupcakes, cookies, and cakes. Baking encourages children to be independent and feel pride in what they’ve created.


These books are available from the Library and will help you get started:


The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book by Tiffany Dahle

Cool Fun Cupcakes by Alex Kuskowski

No-Bake Cookies by Camilla Saulsbury

Cool Cookies & Bars by Pamela Price

Cool Cakes & Cupcakes by Pamela Price

Super Simple Desserts by Nancy Tuminelly

My Little Pony Baking Book by Christi Farr Johnstone

The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs from America’s Test Kitchen

Kid Chef Bakes by Lisa Huff

Baking by Laura Tilli

Baking from American Girl

Cupcakes from American Girl


Magazines to help you get started with baking are also available in print format from the Library and in a digital format from Flipster.