Foody booklist for The Great British Bake Off
To celebrate the return of The Great British Bake Off, we've sieved together some great baking book recommendations to get you in the foody mood.
With the zest of dragons, a hint of Chris Riddell and garnished with a bit royalty, this booklist is perfect for children aged 4-10 years old.
Author: Chris Riddell
Chris Riddell's third book in the Goth Girl series intrigues and delights with a cakey combination of adventure, love and webbed footnotes.
Author: Ellie Simmonds Illustrator: Kimberley Scott
Publisher: Red Fox
This is the fourth in the Ellie's Magical Bakery series. Ellie tries to win a trip to London by magically helping her relatives to succeed in a baking competition in order to swim in the Olympic Park Pool.
Author: Diane Zahler
An orphaned girl with a talent for baking must use courage, intelligence and just a little bit of magic to save her country from a wicked mage in this fantasy adventure for younger readers.
Author: Laurel Remington
Publisher: Chicken House
Since Scarlett became the main subject of her mum's popular lifestyle blog, her confidence has plummeted - but a happy accident and an old recipe book open the door to new interests, friends and opportunities.
Author: Joshua David Stein Illustrator: Julia Rothman
Publisher: Phaidon Press
A quirky combination of fact and fun, this distinctive picture book about food poses questions that inquisitive children typically ask, such as: 'If I eat jelly and I eat fish, can I eat jellyfish?' Stylish, witty and informative.
Author: Clémentine Beauvais Illustrator: Becka Moor
Holly and Anna Burnbright try to win the Royal Bake Off so they can afford to go on holiday.
Author: E R Murray
Publisher: Alma Books
One day, 14-year-old Liv discovers recipes written in her mother's handwriting, and this sets her off on a journey towards self-discovery and reconciliation. A beautifully told story about what it takes to get through hard times.
Author: Caroline Baxter Illustrator: Kathi Ember
Publisher: Big Sunshine Books
A group of young bear cubs go to Miss Betsy Bear's baking school for a week of fun in the kitchen - but who will take home the golden trophy for best baker at the end of the week?
Author: David Melling
Douglas wakes up to find sticky honey footprints leading from his cupboard to the tree outside, where the sheep are collecting everything they need to bake honey cakes. Problem is, Douglas needs to put honey on everything he eats, otherwise it doesn't taste right!
Publisher: Curious Fox
In some ways Amelie Day is a teenager like any other, much of her day-to-day life revolving around her best friend, school, loyal boyfriend and fretful mother. However, in other ways, she is rather less typical...
Author: Nicola O'Byrne
Flamie Oliver is a terrifying dragon with a secret: he's passionate about pastry! But he must kidnap a princess and eat her in order to pass Ferocious Dragon Academy!
Author: Nadiya Hussain Illustrator: Clair Rossiter
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
The ever-popular Nadiya Hussain is back with her unique combination of storybook and cookbook – but this time, there's a festive twist!
Author: Mylo Freeman Translator: Laura Watkinson
Publisher: Cassava Republic
Princess Arabella loved her recent birthday party so much that she wishes she could have another one. Thankfully, Grandma’s birthday is just days away. A joyful, multi-ethnic tale in the Princess Arabella series, with vibrant illustrations.