Did you know May 17 is World Baking Day? To celebrate, we’re sharing books that include some of our favorite treats! Hopefully this list won’t make you too hungry.
This deliciously funny story chronicles the battle of one little girl who tries, with all her might, to resist her greatest temptation: cake. Readers join our spunky, mischievous, and charming heroine and her devoted side-kick pup as the temptation mounts, and a little lick becomes a bite. With bouncing rhyming text from Simon Philip and bold, expressive illustrations from Lucia Gaggiotti, this story playfully tackles all-important themes of impulse control, truth-telling, and making amends (or at least trying to), with humor, authenticity, and heart. Including a recipe at the end of the story, I Really Want the Cake offers readers a universally relatable and tasty tale.
A scrumptious board book, filled with sweet terms of endearment.
This bite-sized board book is an ode to all the names we call our children: cutie pie, sweet pea, peanut, pumpkin. With a candy-colored palette and irresistible art, this is the perfect baby shower gift!
You Are My Cucpake is the story that started it all — now in a touchable, huggable, squeezable cloth book format that babies will cherish. With Joyce Wan's appealing cheerful plush cupcake on the crinkly cover and more chubby, happy, smiling objects on the inside, babies and parents alike will delight in this colorful, soft storybook all about sweet, delicious love!
Scholastic's Old Lady is more popular than ever, and in celebration she's swallowing a cake...and a candle, and a sign, and some balloons, and a hat, and some gifts. Can you guess why?
Two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles introduces us to the Cakes, a family of traveling bakers, who've just arrived in Wiles' legendary Aurora County, Mississippi. Emma Lane Cake has five brothers, four dogs, and a family that can't stay put. The Cake family travels from place to place, setting up bakeries in communities that need them. Then, just when Emma feels settled in with new friends... they move again. Now the Cakes have come to Aurora County, and Emma has vowed that this time she is not going to get attached to anyone or anything. Why bother, if her father's only going to uproot her again? But fate has different plans. As does Ruby Lavender, who is going to show Emma Lane Cake a thing or two about making friendship last.
Dacey Culpepper Biel comes from a long line of pie bakers. Her family's shop, Pies N' Prattle, is legendary in her small Texas town. But Dacey didn't inherit a gift for baking. Her pies always end up as messy or burnt disasters. Even worse? Business has been slow lately, and Dacey wishes she could do something to help.
Then opportunity knocks: a popular TV show wants to feature the shop! But that means Dacey will have to spend time with Chayton Freedel, her arch-rival and the cute son of the show's host. And when clues arise about a long-hidden family recipe, life at the shop may never be the same.
With a sprinkling of luck and some Southern charm, will Dacey be able to find the recipe, work alongside Chayton, and save her family's legacy?
When Alice's Aunt Polly, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice. Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it's making them pie-crazy. It's up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of donig something for the right reason.
How do dinosaurs make cookies? The only way they know how: with lift-the-flaps and scratch-and-sniff cookie scents throughout!These classic, bestselling characters from Jane Yolen and Mark Teague are through eating dinner and they are ready for dessert! With cookie-themed scratch-and-sniff scents throughout, Jane Yolen and Mark Teague's deliciously funny dinosaurs are given a brand new sense, the sense of smell! With the aromas of chocolate, cinnamon, strawberry, and more, this is definitely the sweetest treat for all dinosaur fans!