LATKES, LATKES, GOOD TO EAT: A Chanukah Story
by Naomi Howland
A magical tale about a pan that can cook endless sizzling hot latkes and the importance of generosity over greed.. Written for the board book reader.
TOO MANY TAMALES
by Gary Soto, illus by Ed Martinez
On Christmas Eve, Maria’s family gathers together for a tamale dinner. But Mama’s diamond ring has disappeared into the batter! Can the cousins eat through the tamales and find the ring before Maria gets in trouble?
THE FIRST STRAWBERRIES
by Joseph Bruchac, illus by Anna Vojtech
The re-telling of a Cherokee legend that explains how strawberries came to be on Earth.
BILAL COOKS DAAL
by Aisha Saeed, illus byAnoosh Syed
Bilal wants to share his family tradition of eating daal—a lentil dish that must simmer a long time—with his friends and community. Will they like it as much as Bilal does, after all that waiting?
RICE AND ROCKS
by Sandra L. Richards, illus by Megan Kayleigh Sullivan
Giovanni invites friends to Sunday dinner and Grandmother plans to serve the Jamacaiin version of rice and beans. Giovanni calls it “ rice and rocks” and is embarrassed until his favorite Auntie takes him on a magical global journey to discover how many cultures eat the same thing.
EVERYBODY COOKS RICE
by Norah Dooley, illus by Peter J. Thornton
Carrie’s brother is late for dinner so she goes from house to house, in the neighborhood, to find him. She discovers that different cultures all have some type of rice dish for dinner. The book includes simple recipes to enjoy.
BREAD, BREAD, BREAD
by Ann Morris, photos by Ken Keyman
A photographic book of the many shapes, textures, and colors that bread has around the world.
by Linda Sue Park, illus by Ho Baek Lee
Bee-Bim Bop, a Korean dish of rice, meat, and vegetables is a means to bond a girl and her mother as they shop, prepare, then eat together. Written in rhyme and contains the author’s recipe.
by Lynne Barasch
A true story about a Japanese-American named Hiromi Suzuki, who defied the male- oriented world of sushi making, and became one of the first female sushi chefs in New York.
THE HAVE A GOOD DAY CAFE
by Frances Park, Ginger Park, illus by Katherine Potter
Mike’s grandmother comes to America from Korea, to live with his family. When their American style food cart starts to lose business, Grandmother and Mike come up with a plan to serve Korean food to Americans.
DUCK FOR TURKEY DAY
by Jacqueline Jules, ilus. By Kathryn Mitter
Tuyet is excited to celebrate Thanksgiving until she finds out her Vietnamese-American family will eat duck, not turkey. She’s afraid her classmates will make fun of her dinner after vacation. But, she discovers that classmates had lamb, enchiladas, and roast beef for Thanksgiving instead of turkey.