For Kids

Dig In! Cookbooks for Kids

11/01/2019 | Makers & DIY

Cooking: 57 fun recipes kids will love to make (and eat!) explains basic cooking skills and recipes using fresh ingredients. You can try putting together a variety of different foods like granola bars, popcorn balls, quesadillas, and apple crisp.

A winter weekend is a great time to experiment in the kitchen. Listed below are websites as well as more cookbooks you can check out with your indyPL library card. Try one out to get started putting together something delicious in your own kitchen. These books can help make cooking for yourself easy, fun, and GOOD - the most important part!

Websites, Activities & Printables:


Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or text a librarian at 317 333-6877.

20 Cookbooks to Inspire Young Chefs

Mouth watering recipes to inspire the interested foodie as well as the most reluctant young chef. Step-by-step directions and full color photographs help take kids from beginner to pro. Cook. Eat. Repeat. #indyplkids IndyPL_CarrieW

Cooking Class Global Feast!

44 Recipes That Celebrate the World's Cultures

Cook, Deanna F.

Go on a tasty tour of global cultures and food. Learn practical kitchen skills fixing breakfasts, drinks, snacks, dinners, and desserts from around the world.

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids

52 Mouth-watering Recipes and the Everyday Science That Makes Them Taste Amazing

Heinecke, Liz Lee

When you step into your kitchen to cook or bake, you put science to work. Physics and chemistry come into play each time you simmer, steam, bake, freeze, boil, puree, saute, or ferment food. Each lab presents a step-by-step recipe for a delicious drink, snack, sauce, main dish, dessert, or decoration. The Science Behind the Food section included with each recipe will help you understand the science concepts and nutrition behind the ingredients.

Living on the Veg

A Kids' Guide to Life Without Meat

Gifford, Clive

Explains vegetarian diets, including benefits, nutritional information, and recipes.