Monday Children’s Book Reviews for November 21, 2011

November! Although in California it isn’t always easy to predict the weather, this could be a good time to stay home, warm and dry, cooking and baking yummy treats. Soups, stews and even pizza can make a chilly night cozy.

You Can Cook by Annabel Karmel

“Get involved in various aspects of cooking – from choosing the ingredients, basic preparation and adding flavour to nutrition. Pick up key cooking techniques, from slicing, dicing and chopping to how to cream, sift, knead and whisk.”

   [J641.5123 KARMEL]

How to Cook by Maggie Mayhew

“A collection of recipes for teen cooks, as well as tips and advice on common kitchen appliances and techniques.”

  [J641.5123 HOW]

B is for Baking: 50 Yummy Dishes to Make Together by Susan McQuillan

“50 nutritious and fun recipes for foods you bake at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snack time and special occasions. These recipes are perfect for getting kids involved in the kitchen with special kids steps children can do on their own.

“Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and their friends help out with educational tidbits on nutrition, math, and geography, so the kitchen isn’t just for cooking but for fun learning, too!

  • 50 nutritious recipes kids can help make, including muffins, breads, turnovers, pot pies, cookies, cakes, and more
  • “Kids!” steps in every recipe give the little ones fun ways to help out in the kitchen
  • Full-color photos throughout
  • From Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television with the landmark show Sesame Street

“With colorful photos, tasty recipes, and plenty of opportunities for learning, B is for Baking is the perfect way to cook up some fun in the kitchen!”                                   [J641.815 MCQUILLAN]

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