Everyone loves food! Introduce your little ones to some of the world’s incredible culinary diversity with picture books and board books that celebrate delicious dishes from all around the world.
Follow along with a little girl as she helps her mother make the delicious traditional Korean dish bibimbap. This lively picture book has a great rhyming text and a rollicking, bouncing text that will have readers bopping along!
Dim Sum for Everyone Written and illustrated by Grace Lin
A little girl and her family visit a dim sum restaurant, sharing, laughing, and of course eating delicious traditional food in this fun, colourful picture book.
Soup Day Written and illustrated by Melissa Iwai
Nothing warms the heart and soul quite like a steaming hot bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day. A little girl and her mother prepare a delicious soup from scratch, enjoying each step of the process, before sitting down to enjoy it with Daddy at the end of the day.
First Book of Sushi Written and illustrated by Amy Wilson Sanger
Hot miso soup, soft tofu, spicy wasabi, yum yum! This sweet andstrikingly illustrated rhyming board book introduces the littlest readers to Japanese cuisine, a popular dining option here in Vancouver!
Chaat and Sweets Written and illustrated by Amy Wilson Sanger
Dive into the delicious world of Indian snack foods with this celebration of sweet, salty, and spicy treats! The simple rhyming text makes this a perfect introductory board book for babies and toddlers.
Baby Food by Margaret Miller
Margaret Miller’s board books are always delightful, and this celebration of food is filled with diverse pictures of adorable babies. This is a great board book for the very youngest foodies.
Jane Whittingham is a librarian, educator and life-long book lover who writes about books for all ages on her blog www.raincitylibrarian.ca