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Foody booklist for The Great British Bake Off

Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake

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.

  • Goth Girl and the Fete Worse than Death

    Chris Riddell
    Macmillan

    Chris Riddell's third book in the Goth Girl series intrigues and delights with a cakey combination of adventure, love and webbed footnotes.

  • Ellie's Magical Bakery: A Royal Tea for Royalty

    Ellie Simmonds Illustrated by Kimberley Scott
    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.

  • Baker’s Magic

    Diane Zahler
    Capstone

    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.

  • Can I Eat That?

    Joshua David Stein, Illustrated by Julia Rothman
    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.

  • Caramel Hearts

    E R Murray
    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.

  • The Bear Cub Bakers

    Caroline Baxter, Illustrated by Kathi Ember
    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?

  • Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake

    David Melling
    Hodder

    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!

  • The Great Dragon Bake Off

    Nicola O'Byrne
    Bloomsbury

    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!