Favorite Foodie Children's Books Slideshow

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

The uber-popular story by Laura Numeroff follows a boy and his mouse. After the boy gives the mouse a cookie, the mouse asks for some milk, and then a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then scissors to give himself a trim, and so on and so on.

Fanny at Chez Panisse

Written by locavore pioneer Alice Waters, this is a collection of stories about a little girl whose mother owns a restaurant Chez Panisse. The book includes 46 recipes, too!

Monsieur Saguette and His Baguette

This adorable tale by Frank Asch shows Monsieur Saguette on the way home from buying a baguette to eat with his soup. Along the way he uses his imagination to dream up other uses for his baguette.

Ice Cream Larry

In this charming book, Larry the polar bear becomes the spokes bear for the Iceberg Ice-Cream Company after eating too much ice cream from Cohen's Cones. His slogan? "I do not feel sick."

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A true classic by Eric Carle, this book tells the story of a caterpillar and all the things he eats before he becomes a butterfly. These foods include chocolate cake, ice cream, a pickle, Swiss cheese, salami, a lollipop, cherry pie, a sausage, a cupcake, and a slice of watermelon. Its no surprise he ends up with a stomach ache afterward.


Another beloved book by Frank Asch, this one is about a bear who builds a rocket to the moon so that he can taste it.

Green Eggs and Ham

One of the most famous food-related books to date, by Dr. Seuss, this tale is an oddity of sorts about a gentleman named Sam. He persuades another character to eat green eggs and ham, which they persistently decline over and over, only in the end to actually enjoy it.

Strega Nona

This is a family tale about an Italian grandmother who has a secret magic pasta pot and Big Anthony, who tries to spill the beans about it. Needless to say, he fails, floods the town with the starchy staple, and has to eat a whole lot of pasta in the end.

How to Make Apple Pie and See the World

Written by Marjorie Priceman, this book recalls what happens when the market is closed and you want to make an apple pie a journey happens! Head around the world for ingredients and recipes in this original story.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Written by Judi Barrett, this is an endearing account of a grandfather telling his grandchildren about the town of Chewandswallow, where the weather comes three times a day, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is always food and beverages.

Blueberries for Sal

This story by Robert McCloskey is about a little girl Sal and her mother as they go out into the country to pick blueberries for winter. At the same time, a bear and his mother are eating berries for winter from the other side of the same hill.