Please welcome my guest author today, Adriana Hernández Bergstrom, with her list of Diverse Foodie Picture Books from 2022!
Abuelita and I Make Flan by Adriana Hernández Bergstrom
Anita wants to make flan for her abuelo’s birthday but she accidentally breaks abuela’s serving plate from Cuba. How will she serve her grandfather’s special dessert without the special platter? And worse, will abuela be upset with her when she finds out? [picture book, ages 5 and up]
We are giving away 25 copies of Abuelita and I Make Flan!! Yes, you heard that correctly! 25 Picture Books Will Be Given Away!
Thank you so much to Charlesbridge for their generous donation! To enter, please use the Rafflecopter at the bottom. What are your favorite picture books featuring food? Thanks for sharing!
Diverse Foodie Picture Books from 2022
Tofu Takes Time by Helen H. Wu, illustrated by Julie Jarema
I love the intergenerational aspect of this super sweet, super cute story about a little girl learning that sometimes things that are quality take a bit of time… and that quality time with someone you love is worth it!
[picture book, ages 5 and up]
Brand-New Bubbe by Sarah Aronson, illustrated by Ariel Landy
A heartwarming story about a patchwork family, and a little girl’s journey in accepting her new step-grandmother. Readers get three, yes three(!) recipes for soup in this book. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Dumplings for Lilli by Melissa Iwai
Lots of stairs in this one, but they’re worth every step because dumplings of all kinds feature in this story. And I am a HUGE dumpling fan. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Anni Dreams of Biryani by Namita Moolani Mehra, illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat
Warm and inviting illustrations of Anni and her neighborhood along with her delightfully grumpy Uncle hook you into this tale of perseverance and mystery! But seriously, what is the secret ingredient to Uncle’s most delicious Biryani?! I guess we’ll have to make it 100 times like Anni to know for sure. The story includes a recipe link to delicious Biryani. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Soulfood Sunday by Winsome Bingham, illustrated by C.G. Esperanza
This story has the most gorgeously energetic and inviting illustrations to help tell the story of a grandson doing his part to make Soul Food Sunday special by helping his Granny make the food. Collard greens and barbecue and mac’n’cheese! And, we get the recipe for mac’n’cheese in this one! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Abuelita and I Make Flan: 25 Book GIVEAWAY!
We are giving away 25 copies of Abuelita and I Make Flan. To enter, please use the Rafflecopter below. We can only mail to U.S. and A.F.O. addresses.
Adriana Hernandez Bergstrom is a Cuban-American artist and illustrator who loves creating charming characters, heartfelt paintings, and sweet imagery for kids and kids-at-heart. Her work can be found on greeting cards, wrapping paper, and in books! She is the author and illustrator of Abuelita and I Make Flan (Charlesbridge, 2022) and the upcoming TUMBLE (Scholastic, 2023). To learn more, check out her website and follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.
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20 thoughts on “Diverse Foodie Picture Books from 2022 & 25 Book GIVEAWAY!”
My current favorite is Tofu Takes Time.
Green eggs & ham
Delicious list. I also recommend The Leaping Laddoo, written by Harshita Jerath and illustrated by Kamala Nair. This a frolicking chase through the bustling streets of contemporary India is a tasty twist on The Gingerbread Man.
Kalamata’s Kitchen and Tomatoes for Neela are some of my favs to read aloud
I loved Fry Bread and Tomatoes for Neela
I’m getting hungry seeing all of these yummy new picture books! I love how family and intergenerational bonds are key ingredients in all of them.
So much bonding happens in the kitchen. I love these stories!
Adriana is one of my all time FAVORITES! What a great selection of books.
Thank you so much, Mia, for the wonderful opportunity to share these diverse foodie reads with your audience!
What a fantastic collection! I have a few others I could group these with!
We love Kalamata’s kitchen and Melissa’s (she’s the best!) Dumplings for Lilli. <3
I can’t wait to read this book! Flan is my mom’s signature dessert.
My favorites are Every Night is Pizza Night and Bilal Cooks Daal
I love this list! A recent favorite foodie kidlit book I enjoyed is A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan. Another that my students enjoyed is No Kimchi for Me by Aram Kim.
I love food themed picture books! There are so many ways for kids to connect with them!
I just ordered Bilal Cooks Daal for my school.
Such great books to share and such colors that would catch the students eye.
I love when kids books have recipes in them. Two of my favorites are Fry Bread (the author’s family recipe is DELICIOUS) and Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao (I couldn’t get over the fact that I followed the recipe and successfully made very yummy bao).
They all look great! I’d love to be entered in the contest! I’m most excited about the Flan one!
Reading about these books is making me hungry!!