Cooks with Books: Booklist

Last Updated: 1/17/2020 10:35 PM
mouse with a pumpkin

It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse

by Laura Numeroff and Felicia BondYear Published:

Mouse is excited for fall because that means it is time to decorate pumpkins! But one is missing. Where could it have gone?

This is the perfect Halloween book for the very youngest reader, and is just the right book to get kids and budding artists inspired to work on their own Halloween crafts.

Pete the cat in a banana tree with a banana

Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana

by James DeanYear Published: 2015

Pete the Cat bites into a bad banana and decides that he never, ever wants to eat another banana again. But Pete really likes bananas! Will a rotten bite ruin Pete's love for this tasty fruit?

Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.

 The title World Pizza with kids on letters.

World Pizza

by Cece MengYear Published: 2017

MCS Food Service Book of the Month for May 2019 is World PizzaWhen Momma spots a wishing star, she starts to ask for world peace—but a sneeze changes “peace” into “peace-AH-AH-AH-choo!” World PIZZA! Suddenly, yummy pies of every kind come drifting down from the sky. That’s not exactly what Momma hoped for . . . or is it? 

Cover older man with plate trying to catch meatbal

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

by Judi & Ronald BarrettYear Published: 1978

MCS Food Service Book of the Month for April 2019 is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.   The beloved, bestselling tale of edible weather is brought to life!  If food dropped like rain from the sky, wouldn't it be marvelous! Or would it? It could, after all, be messy. And you'd have no choice. What if you didn't like what fell? Or what if too much came? Have you ever thought of what it might be like to be squashed flat by a pancake?

 Cover of Sam-I-Am cooking foods.

Cooking with Sam-I-Am

by Courtney Carbone and Tom BrannonYear Published: 2018

MCS Food Service Book of the Month for March 2019 is Cooking with Sam-I-Am

In this super simple, rhyming reader, featuring characters from Dr. Seuss's beloved Beginner Book Green Eggs and Ham, Sam-I-Am cooks his signature dish with Mouse and Fox. An ideal choice for children learning to read, foodies, and, of course, Dr. Seuss fans!

 Cover of a dragon laying down with lots of tacos.

Dragon Love Tacos

by Adam RubinYear Published: 2012

MCS Food Service Book of the Month for February 2019 is Dragons Love Tacos.  Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos.

 Cover of a moose and is muffins.

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

by Laura Numeroff & Felicia BondYear Published: 1991

MCS Food Service Book of the Month for January 2019 is If You Give a Moose a Muffin.  If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it. When he's eaten all your muffins, he'll want to go to the store to get some more muffin mix. 

Cookiesaurus Rex Book Cover, with Cookiesaurus.

Cookiesaurus Rex

by Amy Fellner DominyYear Published: 2017

MCS Food Service Book of the Month for December 2018 is Cookie Saurus Rex.  As soon as Cookiesaurus Rex comes out of the oven, he declares that he is King of All Cookies. He should be frosted before all of the standard-shaped cookies, in a nice bright green. But the other cookies are getting sprinkles, or shiny stars, or even gumdrops . . . WAIT ONE STINKIN' STOMPIN' MINUTE! Cookiesaurus wants a do-over.

Book cover with students holding pumpkins.

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

by Margaret McNamaraYear Published: 2007

MCS Food Service Book of the Month for November 2018 is How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? Mr. Tiffin and his students explore skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment! This book makes a wonderful read-aloud companion to any math or science curriculum, and it's a fun way to reinforce counting skills at home.

Bookcover dogs pointing & laughing at Hallo-wiener

The Hallo-Wiener

by Dav PilkeyYear Published: 1995

MCS Food Service Book of the Month for October 2018 is The Hallo-Wiener. Oscar is a little dog with a big problem -- he gets more tricks than treats because other dogs tease him all the time. But one brave act on Halloween makes Oscar a Grade-A hero, proving that a little wiener can be a real winner!

Cover with students at the apple orchard.

The Apple Orchard Riddle

by Margaret McNamaraYear Published: 2013

MCS Food Service Book of the Month for September 2018 is The Apple Orchard Riddle. Mr. Tiffin and his students from the perenially popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? are back in this picture book about a school trip to an apple orchard!  In this playful, humorous, and child-friendly classroom story, the students learn a lot about apples and apple orchards—including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are—while trying to solve a riddle. 

Pete the Cat holding cupcakes. (Book Cover Image)

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

by James DeanYear Published: 2016

MCS Food Service Book of the Month for August 2018 is Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes.  Pete the Cat and his friends are busy as can be baking cupcakes for a party, and Pete can’t wait to perform with his groovy band. But some of the cupcakes have gone missing! Who could have taken them?