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Chaiwala!

by Priti Birla Maheshwari, illustrated by Ashley Barron
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: 2 to 12
tagged: senses & sensation, asia, cooking & food, diversity & multicultural

A sensory celebration of family, food, and culture

 

When their train makes a 10-minute stop at the station in Jaipur, a young girl and her mother hurry to get in line for a cup of chai. While the girl waits for her mug of milky spiced tea, readers are treated to the sights, sounds, and smells of the Chaiwala’s cart. The aroma of ginger, cardamom, …

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Lentil Soup

by Carole Tremblay, illustrated by Maurèen Poignonec, translated by Charles Simard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: cooking & food, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., humorous stories

Who knew a simple bowl of soup could be so interesting?

When a younger brother decides his soup is too hot to eat, he starts peppering his older brother with questions: Where do lentils come from? What are those white things? Why is it called celery? One question leads to another and another and another, and the older brother answers them all with h …

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The Great Cookie War

by Caroline Stellings, read by Christine Brubaker
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, cooking & food, values & virtues

 

Life in her traditional Mennonite community is peaceful, if a little dull, for twelve-year-old Beth who dreams of being an artist. She goes to school, helps with the cooking and cleaning at home, and works with her parents at the local farmer’s market. One Saturday, however, excitement shows up in the form of a determined lawyer from New York Ci …

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Samantha's Sandwich Stand

by Sonia Saikaley, illustrated by Nathan Caro Fréchette
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: cooking & food, business, careers, occupations, diversity & multicultural

Samantha is bored. It is summer and her friends are on vacation. When she sees a lemonade stand, she wants to open one but her father convinces her to sell something different: her mother's homemade Lebanese cream cheese and cucumber pita sandwiches. But can she convince others that her sandwich treat is just as refreshing and delicious as lemonade …

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A Feast for Joseph

by Terry Farish & OD Bonny, illustrated by Ken Daley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: emigration & immigration, friendship, cooking & food

Joseph misses sharing meals with lots of people like he did back in the refugee camp, so when the neighbors finally come over, it’s a feast! A companion book to Joseph’s Big Ride, described in Kirkus as “a joyful, upbeat tale.”

When Joseph and Mama lived in a refugee camp in East Africa, everyone cooked and ate together. And Joseph could alw …

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Let's Eat Bannock!

Inuktitut Edition

by Masiana Kelly
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, country life, cooking & food

Learn all about this delicious treat! Bannock is enjoyed by people across Nunavut. Many families have their own recipes that have been passed down for generations. This book provides information about bannock, its history, and how it is made.

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Something New for Rosh Hashanah

by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Christine Battuz
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: other, religious, cooking & food, new experience

Becca refuses to try any news foods, until her family persuades her that Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time to try something new. While dad suggests shaving off his mustache for a new look, and mom thinks she'll take up knitting as a new project, Becca decides she's ready to try something new, too!

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