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Cake: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about cake?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to cake. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about cake.

Our list includes picture books and chapter books. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about cake, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Froggy Bakes a Cake to popular sellers like The Birthday Cake.

We hope this list of kids books about cake can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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The Perfect Birthday Recipe
Written & illustrated by Katy Hudson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Summer birthdays can be lonely, but not when you have great friends like Beavers! This year Tortoise, Bird, Rabbit, and Squirrel insist on baking Beaver’s birthday cake, but Beaver isn’t so sure. He is the ultimate perfectionist and would rather do it himself, following the recipe exactly. Will Beaver’s nitpicky ways ruin his birthday and his friendships? The Perfect Birthday Recipe is the fourth and final story in Katy Hudson’s best-selling set of seasonal picture books, including Too Many Carrots, A Loud Winter’s Nap, and The Golden Acorn.

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Nina the Birthday Cake Fairy
Written by Daisy Meadows
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Sugar & Spice make everything nice! <p/>The Sugar & Spice Fairies’ magic protects sweet treats in both Fairyland and the human world. When mean Jack Frost steals the fairies’ delicious magical items, dessert everywhere takes a sour turn. <p/>Rachel and Kirsty only have one more sugar & spice charm left to find-and it belongs to Nina the Birthday Cake Fairy. If they can’t find it, birthday celebrations will never be the same! <p/>Find the sugar & spice charm in each book and help save the fairy magic!<br>

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The Birthday Cake
Written & illustrated by Sven Nordqvist
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A hilarious cumulative story about baking a ‘pancake-cake’ for the cat with three birthdays a year! When Pettson sets out to make Findus a cake, he finds that he’s missing a key ingredient. This starts a hilarious chain of events resulting in Pettson distracting a bull, climbing through a skylight into his attic to find his fishing pole to fish the key out of the well, so he can open his shed, fix his flat tire, then ride to the store to buy some flour (and a new pair of overalls), then made a tasty cake for Findus!

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Pie in the Sky
Written by Remy Lai
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-11

A poignant, laugh-out-loud illustrated middle-grade novel about an eleven-year-old boy’s immigration experience, his annoying little brother, and their cake-baking hijinks! Sometimes life isn’t a piece of cake . . . When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he’s landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn’t speak English, and he’s often stuck looking after his (extremely irritating) little brother, Yanghao. To distract himself from the loneliness, Jingwen daydreams about making all the cakes on the menu of Pie in the Sky, the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly passed away. The only problem is his mother has laid down one major rule: the brothers are not to use the oven while she’s at work. As Jingwen and Yanghao bake elaborate cakes, they’ll have to cook up elaborate excuses to keep the cake making a secret from Mama. In her hilarious, emotional middle-grade debut, Remy Lai delivers a scrumptious combination of vibrant graphic art and pitch-perfect writing that will appeal to fans of Real Friends.

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Judy Moody and Friends: Mrs. Moody in the Birthday Jinx
Written by Megan McDonald & illustrated by Erwin Madrid
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

Judy’s mom takes the spotlight as the Moody family tries to give her the birthday she would like in a broadly funny episode just right for newly independent readers. Make a wish, Mrs. Moody! Every year on Mom’s birthday, one way or another, something goes wrong-not-right. Maybe Judy’s been in a bad mood. Maybe Stink’s gotten a little carsick. Maybe Dad can’t bake Mom’s favorite carrot cake. But this year is going to be different. This year is going to be perfect. This year, Judy is going to do all she can to make sure Mom gets the happy birthday she deserves. Watch out! The Boss of Birthday (aka Judy) is on the job! Parsnip cake with avocado frosting, anyone?

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  • I Really Want the Cake - For fans of laugh-out-loud, mischievous storytime favorites like Pig the Pug, No, David!, and Dragons Love Tacos comes a deliciously funny story about trying to resist one of life's biggest temptations... CAKE!

  • Froggy Bakes a Cake - It’s Froggy’s mother’s birthday, and Froggy wants to bake her birthday cake all by himself. He gathers the chocolate, the sugar, the eggs, the flour, and pretty soon, Froggy has all the ingredients he needs to make?a big mess! Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz have collaborated on the six previous Froggy books, and they’ve cooked up another winner here, sweetened with generous helpings of Froggy humor and charm.

  • Whopper Cake - Today is Grandma’s birthday, <br> and Granddad has an ichin’, <br> to bake a WHOPPER<br> chocolate cake<br> and traumatize the kitchen! <p/> Join the madcap frenzy of making the biggest cake in the world! And the biggest…mess!

  • Cherry the Cake Fairy - The Party Fairies’ magic is missing — and the Fairyland jubilee is going to be a flop! This is our tenth group of Rainbow Magic fairies; all seven books in the group will be released at once. <p/>It’s party time! A big bash for King Oberon and Queen Titania is underway in Fairyland. The Party Fairies keep everything running smoothly, until Jack Frost’s goblins steal their magic party bags. Now parties everywhere aren’t festive — they’re a flop!<br> It’s Kirsty’s birthday, but her cake could be ruined! Goblins are stealing candles and stomping in icing. Can Cherry the Cake Fairy make Kirsty’s special day sweet again?<br> Find the magic party bag in each book and save celebrations everywhere!<br>

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Amelia Bedelia Takes the Cake
Written by Herman Parish & illustrated by Lynne Avril
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Learn to read with young Amelia Bedelia! Amelia Bedelia has been loved by readers for more than fifty years, and it turns out that her childhood is full of silly mix-ups, too!

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A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me!
Written by Sue Fliess & illustrated by Jennifer Morris
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

It’s my birthday. . . I can’t wait! Time for us to celebrate! House is ready, Set for fun. Cake’s the last thing, then we’re done. Can’t use flour, Can’t use wheat. . .That’s got gluten! What’s to eat? With bright and charming illustrations and sweet text, A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! is a celebration of being gluten-free!

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