I was happy to guest blog recently at Gourmandistan, the excellent site run by my pals Michelle and Steve. Michelle and I have been friends since college. While I was arranging Vienna sausages on white bread for what another chum termed "toe sandwiches," Michelle was whipping up coq au vin and other delicious fare. I hope you'll stop by Gourmandistan and check out Michelle's beautiful photography, too.
At Gourmandistan I wrote about some favorite food books—for adults. Here are some kids' selections on the same subject which I've really liked.
A La Carte, a young adult novel by by Tanita S. Davis (Knopf, 2008)
Anatole, written by Eve Titus and illustrated by Paul Galdone (McGraw-Hill, 1956; re-issued by Knopf, 2006)
The Bake Shop Ghost, a picture book written by Jacqueline K. Osborn and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman (Houghton Mifflin, 2005)
Bee-bim Bop!, a picture book written by Linda Sue Park and illustrated by Hoe Baek Lee (Clarion, 2005)
Blueberries for Sal, a picture book by Robert McCloskey (Viking, 1948)
Bunny Cakes, a picture book by Rosemary Wells (Dial, 1997)
The Giant Zucchini, an easy reader by Catherine Siracusa (Hyperion, 1993)
Ininatig's Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugarmaking, a picture book for older readers by Laura Watterman Wittstock, with photography by Dale Kakkak (Lerner, 1993)
The Little Red Hen, a picture book by Paul Galdone (Clarion, 1973). A new edition from Houghton Mifflin came out earlier this year.
The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza, a picture book written by Philemon Sturges and illustrated by Amy Waldrop (Dutton, 1999)
Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake, an easy reader written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Arthur Howard (Harcourt Brace, 1994)
Thunder Cake, a picture book by Patricia Polacco (Philomel, 1990)
To Market, To Market, a picture book written by Anne Miranda and illustrated by Janet Stevens (Harcourt Brace, 1997)
Too Many Pumpkins, a picture book written by Linda White and illustrated by Meghan Lloyd (Holiday House, 1996)
The Ugly Vegetables, a picture book by Grace Lin (Charlesbridge, 1999)
Yum! Mmmm! Qué Rico!: America's Sproutings, a picture book written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Rafael López (Lee & Low, 2007)