Book List: Books about Food and Eating

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Yummy Ice-Cream

Author: Emma Quay

Illustrator: Anna Walker


Format: Paperback

Publisher: Scholastic, August 2010

RRP: $A14.99

A cute book about sharing ice-creams with friends.

Suitable for ages: 1+ (unrated)

Orange Pear Apple Bear

Emily Gravett

ISBN: 978-1405090223

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books, January 2007

RRP: A$12.95

An orange, a pear, an apple – and a bear. Deliciously simple. Perfectly fun.

The utter simplicity of this beautiful picture book is breathtaking. By rearranging just four words, Emily Gravett creates a series of playful images which are a sheer joy – and intensely satisfying. The loose energy of the pencil and watercolour pictures will be irresistible to adults and children alike.

Recommended for ages: 1+ (unrated)

Foodie Babies Wear Bibs

Author: Michelle Sinclair Colman


Format: Board book

Publisher: Tricycle Press, October 2008

BUY ONLINE: The Book Depository

Feed Me!



Format: Board book

Publisher: Ladybird, June 2009

Choose the correct food for each animal and lift out the chunky play pieces to feed into the munching mouths.

I love my Babycinos

Author: Katrina Thompson

Published: 2008

BUY ONLINE: I Love my Babycinos website

Little Pea

Author: Amy Rosenthal


Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Chronicle Books, February 2005

If Little Pea doesn’t eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What’s a young pea to do? Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-size picture book serves up a playful story they can relate to.

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Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal


Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Hyperion Books, April 2009

Meet Spoon. He’s always been a happy little utensil. But lately, he feels like life as a spoon just isn’t cutting it.

BUY ONLINE: Book Depository

Nanna’s Carrots

Ros Tesoriero (Aunty Rozzy)


Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Aunty Rozzy, 02 January 2009

RRP: A$29.95

In her search for Nanna’s Carrots, Harriette finds out that Nanna’s Carrots come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and that they are actually a very versatile vegetable. She is amazed at how many ways she can enjoy Nanna’s Carrots!

Suitable for ages 1+ (★★★)

The Incredible Edible Alphabet

Ros Tesoriero (Aunty Rozzy)


Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Aunty Rozzy, 23 April 2009

RRP: A$29.95

Go on a fabulous ride through an incredibly edible alphabet with Perry the Parrot and Harriette the Rabbit,  as they explore the letters of the alphabet.

Suitable for ages 1+ (★★★)

Maisy Bakes a Cake

Author: Lucy Cousins


Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd, March 2009

Lift the flaps, pull the tabs, and help Maisy make a yummy cake

Eating the Alphabet

Lois Ehlert


Format: Board book

Publisher: HMH Books, August 2006

Publisher’s description: While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.

Recommended for ages: 3+ (unrated)

A Sausage Went for a Walk

Author: Ellisha Majid


Format: Board book

Publisher: Fremantle Press, December 2008

A sauage went out for a walk one day.

‘I’ll be eaten for breakfast if I stay.’

A sizzling board book that’s full of beans! A cheeky story with whacky illustrations designed to appeal to young children


Author/Illustrator: Denise Fleming

Publisher:Macmillan/  Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0-8050-5696-3

Board book suitable for ages 2+

A board book exploring delicious foods and bright colours.

BUY ONLINE: Book Depository

Toddlersaurus: Time to Eat

Author/Illustrator: Stuart Trotter

Publisher: Rockpool Children’s Books

ISBN: 978-0-86461-838-2

Paperback suitable for 2+, RRP $11.99

Read about the dinosaur’s daily diet in a lift-the-flap book full of colour, description and rhyme.

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Possum Magic

Author and Illustrator: Mem Fox and Julie Vivas


Format: Hardback

Publisher: Omnibus Books (Scholastic), April 2008

RRP: A$16.99

In this classic Australian picture book illustrated beautifully by Julie Vivas, Hush and Grandma Poss must travel the lengths of Australia and indulge in a range of Australian foods in order to find the magic food that will undo Grandma Poss’ magic and make Hush visible again.

Recommended for ages 3+ (★★★★)

The Lighthouse Keeper Stories

Author/Illustrator: Ronda Armitage & David Armitage

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 978-1407105789

Paperback suitable for ages 6+, RRP $15.99

Read two classic stories,  ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ and ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic’, in one book. Two stories about feeling hungry and being greedy.

The Runaway Dinner

Author/Illustrator: Allan Ahlberg & Bruce Ingman

Publisher: Walker Books

ISBN: 9781406305494

Paperback suitable for ages 3+, RRP $16.95

A funny, action-packed story about dinner and cutlery on the run.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Judith Barrett and Ronald Barret


Format: Paperback

Publisher: Simon &  Schuster Children’s Books, May 2008

RRP: A$24.95

Publisher’s description: The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather, which came three times a day–at breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Life for the townspeople was delicious until the miraculous food weather took a turn for the worse. The food got larger and larger, and so did the portions. The flood of huge food caused chaos, and the people feared for their lives. Something had to be done. . . before it was too late! This beloved imaginative story of amazing food weather is a favourite with children and grown-ups everywhere.

Recommended for ages:4+  (unrated)

Book List: Books about Food and Eating

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