If you have a little one who likes to help out in the kitchen then these food books for preschoolers will be right up their alley! I’ve included nutritional nonfiction, multicultural cooking, diverse foods and so much more in my selections!
Homeschool Preschool Food and Cooking Unit Study
I shared all about our homeschool preschool Food and Cooking Unit in another post! Be sure to check it out if you want activity suggestions and craft ideas for your little chef!
One thing I like about our lesson plans is that anyone could adapt them easily for use because we rely on books to be our main teaching tool! Make sure to check it out after you reserve some of the books below!
We had so much fun exploring diverse cooking and nutritional value in these food books for preschoolers! Definitely go to your local library and check out some of these amazing books! You won’t be disappointed!
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General Preschool Food Books for Preschoolers
So this category is a little random honestly. I included any food books for preschoolers that had at least a little to do with eating, cooking, or a wide variety of foods
- Rainbow Stew
- Eating the Alphabet
- At the Supermarket
- Growing Vegetable Soup
- The Seven Silly Eaters
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- To Market. To Market
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
- Good Enough to Eat
- Feast for 10
- Food Truck Fest
- I Can Eat a Rainbow
Cooking and Food Diversity Books
Here are a few food books for preschoolers about the actual cooking process, and a few about how different and the same food is all around the world
- Cooking with Henry and EllieBelly
- The Boy Who Wanted to Cook
- Soup Day
- Pizza Day
- Pizza at Sally’s
- Everybody Cooks Rice
- Everybody Bakes Bread
- Everybody Brings Noodles
- Everybody Serves Soup
- Whats on your Plate
- My Food Your Food Our Food
- Pancakes to Parathas : Breakfast Around the World
Multicultral Food Books for Preschoolers
This was my personal favorite variety of food books for preschoolers. I love learning about all the different kinds of foods that people eat! If you have any others that you really like I would love some suggestions!
- Cora Cooks Pancit
- BeeBim Bop
- Hot Hot Roti for Dada-ji
- Fry Bread
- Gazpacho for Nacho
- Dumpling Dreams
- Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao
- Too Many Tamales
- Freedom Soup
Food Group Books
These food books fore preschoolers the real “meat and potatoes” of our homeschool lessons. The simple nonfiction that our lessons are based on. I wanted to keep it simple and not focus on healthy eating so much as the various food groups and examples of protein/calcium/vitamin sources!
- Rah Rah Radishes
- Lets Go Nuts
- Go Go Grapes
- The New Food Guide Pyramid : Fruits, Vegetables, Milk Yogurt, and Cheese, Grains, Oils, Meat and Beans
- The Fruits we Eat
- The Vegetables we Eat
Board Books for Food Tot School
I had to include a few honorable mentions that we love for toddlers as well!
- Mrs. Peanuckle’s Vegetable Alphabet
- Mrs. Peanuckle’s Fruit Alphabet
- Eat your Colors
- A is for Artichoke
- Edible Colors and Edible Numbers
- We’re Going ot he Farmers Market
If you want more details on our homeschool preschool food and cooking unit, you can check it out here. I go into more details about the kind of work, the crafts, and everything that we did during this unit study!