Children & Teens Books of the Week

New in Hardcover
What's on Your Plate?: Exploring the World of Food Cover Image
By Whitney Stewart, Christiane Engel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781454926726
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 6th, 2018

Part history lesson, part cookbook, What's On Your Plate: Exploring the World of Food (Sterling, $16.95) is a wonderful introduction to food culture for kids. Whitney Stewart has woven stories from fourteen countries to highlight the native agriculture of each place and how it blended with the spices and styles of colonists, conquerors and invaders to their lands. The recipes range from corn on the cob—celebrating the importance of corn to the native tribes of North America—to injera, a spongy flatbread that is essential to every Ethiopian meal. Illustrator Christiane Engel uses simple, yet colorful, illustrations of maps and meals to invite the reader in to try their hand at a new dish. Ages 5-9. Heidi Ashton Yoon

New in Paperback
Cooking Step by Step Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465465689
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Published: DK Children - February 20th, 2018

When I think of “kid food”, tofu kebabs, gazpacho, and couscous salad don’t typically come to mind. However, family favorite publisher, DK seamlessly blends traditional adolescent preferences (read: pizza and chicken nuggets) with more adventurous dishes in Cooking Step by Step (DK, $18.99). Easy-to-follow recipes feature photographs for each stage, as well as a visual ingredient list to make time in the kitchen simple, straightforward, and fun. Featuring tips on useful equipment, a glossary of skills and culinary terms, and fifty recipes, this is an excellent choice for adventurous young chefs and their families, whether they happen to prefer mac and cheese or falafel. Ages 5-9. Allison Witten

YA Pick
The Healthy Teen Cookbook: Around the World in 80 Fantastic Recipes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781633536654
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Published: Mango - December 15th, 2017

Are you ready for a delicious, colorful AND healthy trip around the world? Then look no farther than Remmi Smith's cookbook The Healthy Teen Cookbook: Around the World In 80 Fantastic Recipes (Mango, $24.95)! Remmi is not only a cooking expert, hosting two of her own cooking shows and appearing as a contestant on Chopped, she is also an expert on teens because she is one! At just sixteen Remmi knows all the best ways to fit in greens, fruits and other healthy options that will convince even the pickiest eater to try out new food from around the world. Whether it is Arroz Con Pollo from Puerto Rico, or Savory Stuff Onions from Antartica, every kid can find a new meal to make and enjoy on their own or with the whole family! Ages 10-16. Emily Griswold