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Top 10 Literature-Based Cookbooks

Step into the world of your favorite books with these top 10 literature-based cookbooks!

At the beginning of the summer, I shared 10 simple ways to engage your young readers over the summer. A few of the tips that I shared were getting into a book series as a family, eating food inspired by books, and build up to a movie night (the movie version of a book, of course) or a party as a family.

Want to make those ideas a reality? These cookbooks can help! Many of these recipe books are based on popular, family-friendly book series. As your family delves into one of these wonderful series, spend some quality time together creating dishes that will make your books come alive! Then, throw a family party or watch the movie while enjoying more delicious treats inspired by your favorite characters!

The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook

Experience Green Gables in a whole new way with these delicious recipes! From Miss Stacy’s Mac n’ Cheese to Marilla’s Plum Pudding, the scrumptious flavors will keep you coming back for more!

The Little Women Cookbook

Step into L.M. Montgomery’s world through these mouth-watering recipes. These simple dishes will transport you back to Marmee’s cozy kitchen, making you feel as if you were one of her own children.

The Little House Cookbook

Enjoy over 100 delicious recipes that would have been enjoyed during Laura Ingalls Wilder’s lifetime! My personal favorite are the maple muffins. Learn about food on the early American frontier and taste the goodness for yourself.

Fairytale Baking

Bring classic fairytales to life with yummy desserts such as vanilla cake with raspberry filling. This cookbook not only contains easy, delicious recipes, it also includes the classic fairytales themselves! Enjoy reading, baking, and eating together.

The Wizard’s Dessert Cookbook

What is dinner without dessert? Experience some of your favorite stories such as Harry Potter or The Chronicles of Narnia with over 90 different wizard-inspired recipes!

Jane Austen’s Table

Would you care for a cup of tea? Allow yourself to be transported to the days of Emma or Pride & Prejudice and enjoy scrumptious tea cakes and cucumber sandwiches.

Recipes from the World of Tolkien

Be fully immersed in the world of Tolkien through 75 amazing recipes such as Crickhollow Apple Loaf and Beorn’s Twice-Baked Cakes. This cookbook includes recipes for breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and more!

The Star Wars Cookbook

This Star Wars-inspired kid cookbook is the perfect way to get your kiddos involved in reading, cooking, and maybe trying new things! The cookbook includes 29 simple and delicious recipes that will get your kids excited to eat!

The Gourmet Cuisine of Narnia

Have you ever wondered how to make your own Turkish delight or Mrs. Beaver’s Marmalade Rolls? Then this is the cookbook for you! Experience the whole Narnia series with 31 amazing recipes. And who knows? Maybe you will actually end up in Narnia!

The Official Harry Potter Baking Book

Recreate Harry Potter’s magical world through these 45 mouth-watering baked treats! These sweets are perfect for people of all ages! This cookbook includes gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan options.

I hope that you are able to get your hands on one of these top 10 literature-based cookbooks. Cooking with these cookbooks create an excellent opportunity for parents to teach a life skill, connect with the child through a hands-on activity, and interact with literature in a real life way!

Read, cook, eat, and repeat! Sounds like a great activity to me!

Happy cooking!

Looking for other literature-based activities?

Simple Tie-Dye Monster Craft

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Charcuterie Board

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