NOVEMBER Titles for Young People

Cooking Up a Good Story


Courtney's Pick

The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple To Make
by Erin Gleeson
This beautiful kid-friendly cookbook serves up colorful vegetarian recipes, party ideas, kitchen safety, and stunning photography, which is sure to inspire new meals. 

Kortney's Pick

This is Not a Good Idea
by Mo Williems
What could go wrong when a fox invites a goose to dinner? Read on to find out. The illustrations in this picture book are an homage to silent movie stills, which serves to increase the suspense and amp up the surprising twist. 

Nancy's Pick

The Little Red Hen
Three versions by Paul Galdone, Byron Barton, and Lucy Cousins
Get off the couch and help, or the Little Red Hen will eat all the bread! Galdone offers the traditional folk tale with the animals saying, “Not I!”. Barton’s simplified tale includes bright colors and baby chicks. In Cousins’s version, one of eight tales of Yummy, the animals are all “too busy” to help plant the wheat. We’ve heard that before. Happy, helpful Thanksgiving!

Randall's Pick

Dragons Love Tacos
by Adam Rubin
Also available as a downloadable eBook on OverDrive.
Want to know the secret to hosting the ultimate party for dragons? Look no further than Dragons Love Tacos. Rubin's direct prose and the funny illustrations make this a great read-aloud. Just watch out for the spicy salsa!

Sandy's Pick

Oui Love Cuisine: An English / French Bilingual Picture Book
Introduce your little one to French language vocabulary with this fun picture book that focuses on the names for different foods and kitchen utensils.

Vanessa's Pick

The Official Harry Potter Baking Book: 40+ Recipes Inspired by the Films
by Joanna Farrow
Let yourself be enchanted by these delightful Harry Potter inspired recipes. From Pumpkin Patch Pies to Owl Muffins and a Hogwarts Gingerbread Castle, The Official Harry Potter Baking Cookbook is packed with mouthwatering treats that will, dare I say... ensnare the senses. This book has a great mix of sweet and savory recipes with varying difficulty levels and includes gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan recipes that are all clearly indicated in its table of contents. P.S. There are image templates in the back of the book that you can trace onto wax paper to help with your bakes!

Victoria's Pick

Stone Soup
by Marcia Brown
When a village doesn’t want to share their ingredients to make a delicious meal, some hungry sailors use their wit to fill their stomachs. Based on an old folk tale, this Caldecott award winner teaches the importance of generosity and hospitality through its beautifully understated artwork.

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