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

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

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. 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 cookies, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like P.S. Send More Cookies to popular sellers like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie to some of our favorite hidden gems like CookieBot! (Harry and Horsie Adventures).

We hope this list of kids books about cookies can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book! As you explore the list, please comment below to let us know what books you would add.

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CookieBot! (Harry and Horsie Adventures)
Written by Katie Van Camp & illustrated by Lincoln Agnew
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
The Problem: Harry and Horsie want cookies, but the jar is way out of reach. The Solution: Build CookieBot—the most amazing cookie-grabbing robot ever! What could go wrong?
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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Written by Laura Numeroff & illustrated by Felicia Bond
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
If a hungry little traveler shows up at your house, you might want to give him a cookie. If you give him a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim.... The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.
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The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
Written by Laura Murray & illustrated by Mike Lowery
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8
When a class leaves for recess, their just-baked Gingerbread Man is left behind. But he’s a smart cookie and heads out to find them. He’ll run, slide, skip, and (after a mishap with a soccer ball) limp as fast as he can because: “I can catch them! I’m their Gingerbread Man!” With help from the gym teacher, the nurse, the art teacher and even the principal, the Gingerbread Man does find his class, and he’s assured they’ll never leave him behind again. Teachers often use the Gingerbread Man story to introduce new students to the geography and staff of schools, and this fresh, funny twist on the original can be used all year long. Includes a poster with fun activities!
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Mr. Cookie Baker
Written & illustrated by Monica Wellington
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2
Bright, primary colors and big cookie shapes make this beloved book about a baker perfect for the very youngest. In twelve scrumptious spreads, Mr. Cookie Baker shows all the steps in preparing his famous cookies. Just as he takes them out of the oven, here come the hungry children! With lots to look at, this book is sure to be a yummy treat for the tiniest tots.
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Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love
Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
This delectable follow-up to the bestselling Cookies and Christmas Cookies defines words that are associated with love. From letting your friend have the last cookie (selfless) to waiting to lick the bowl together (considerate), here is a book for anyone who wants to say I love you. Meanings are illuminated in this different kind of dictionary, which is every bit as heartwarming as the experience of baking cookies with someone you love. Amy Krouse Rosenthal's sweet little lessons, mixed with warm and inviting illustrations by mother-daughter duo Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer, make for a book that will hit the spot!
Cookies! book
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The Gingerbread Pirates book
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The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? book
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Anna, Banana, and the Recipe for Disaster book
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  • Cookies! - Bake cookies from scratch inside this interactive recipe book - sift the flour, whisk the sugar, crack the egg, pour the chocolate chips, and more! Simple yet factual recipe text takes readers through the steps of baking cookies, from combining the dry ingredients to pulling fresh cookies out of the oven, while the interactive features invite them to participate in the process. Move the sifter from side to side to separate the flour, turn the wheel to mix the batter, pull the tab to crack the egg, slide the oven tray out, and more! One hundred percent adult-free, danger-free, and mess-free - baking cookies has never been so independent! The fourth book in Nieminen’s bestselling COOK IN A BOOK series. Ages 2-4

  • The Gingerbread Pirates - What if a brave Captain Cookie stood up to Santa? A fresh, funny story that sparkles with all the excitement of a pirate adventure — and all the magic of Christmas morning. (Ages 4-10) A funny and magical Christmas story about a gingerbread pirate, Captain Cookie, and his daring adventure on Christmas eve to rescue his crew from a mysterious cannibal named Santa Claus…

  • The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? - Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.

  • Anna, Banana, and the Recipe for Disaster - Anna and Banana must cook up a solution when her jealousy gets her into some hot water in the sixth book of this “fast-paced, fun, and funny” (Megan McDonald, bestselling author of the Judy Moody series) illustrated chapter book series about the joys and challenges of elementary school friendships. After watching the contestants on The Batter-Up Bake-Off Show whip up sweet treats, Anna, Isabel, Sadie, and Banana are ready to put their culinary chops to the test. The plan? To make the best-ever cookie recipe for the town library’s bake sale! There’s only one problem: Isabel and Sadie have started hanging out with a girl named Monica, and suddenly she’s all they can talk about. Anna’s sure she, Sadie, and Isabel are complete as a trio, and winning the bake sale will prove it. But when Monica shows up with Sadie and Isabel for their big baking day things quickly turn from sweet to sour. Can Anna win back the attention of her two besties, or will she learn that friendship—like cookies—is best when shared?

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Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons
Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Jane Dyer
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, this scrumptious follow-up to the bestselling Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons captures the real spirit of the Christmas season. Makes a thoughtful gift, especially accompanied with some home-baked cookies. From making the same kind of cookies at the same time each year (tradition) to decorating them with lots of sprinkles (celebrate), emergent readers will gobble up gentle holiday lessons in this charming book. Amy Krouse Rosenthal's timeless morsels of wisdom paired with Jane Dyer's cozy illustrations are as irresistible as the aroma of cookies fresh from the oven. Perfect for learning concept words as well as for readers of all ages as they celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
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The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School
Written by Laura Murray & illustrated by Mike Lowery
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
****A leprechaun is causing all kinds of trouble on St. Patrick's Day--but our popular Gingerbread Man is back to save the day!**** After a mischievous leprechaun makes a mess of the band room, the Gingerbread Man vows to catch him. He follows the leprechaun's clues all around the building finding chaos everywhere--even in the library! But then he finds the worst clue of all. It says the leprechaun's next target might be a house made of gingerbread! Luckily, the Gingerbread Man makes it to his classroom in time to set a trap for the leprechaun. He'll show that mischief maker that he messed with the wrong cookie this time. **"I'm on a mission! I've got a good plan.** **I can catch him! I'm the Gingerbread Man!"**
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A Big Mooncake for Little Star
Written & illustrated by Grace Lin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
A Caldecott Honor Book! A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin Pat, pat, pat... Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake. Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can't resist a nibble? In this stunning picture book that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honor author Grace Lin creates a heartwarming original story that explains phases of the moon.
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Campfire Cookies
Written & illustrated by Martha Freeman
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12
The girls from Flowerpot Cabin are back at camp in Martha Freeman’s second novel in the Secret Cookie Club series, which was called “a younger version of Ann Brashares’s The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” by School Library Journal. Recipe for Summer Drama 1 girl counselor, broken-hearted 1 boy counselor, super-cute 4 determined campers Mix all ingredients together for eight weeks at Moonlight Ranch summer camp. For best results, add cookies. The Secret Cookie Club members Grace, Emma, Olivia, and Lucy are excited to be back at Moonlight Ranch summer camp with their beloved counselor, Hannah. But when a mysterious letter arrives, Hannah is plunged into despair. Secret Cookie Club to the rescue! After puzzling out the contents of the letter, they make a plan to fix Hannah’s life—a plan that requires a magic spell, a daring mission to the boys camp, and a big batch of campfire cookies. What could possibly go wrong? With a dash of romance, a pinch of mystery, and a heaping tablespoon of fun, this camp adventure is as satisfying as a warm chocolate chip cookie.
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How the Cookie Crumbled
Written & illustrated by Gilbert Ford
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
In this unique and clever picture book, Gilbert Ford sheds a little light on everyone’s favorite sweet treat—the chocolate chip cookie—and reminds readers everywhere that just because a story is told doesn’t mean it’s true. Crunch! Crunch! Crunch! Mmmmm! Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies! But not everyone knows where they came from. Meet Ruth Wakefield, the talented chef and entrepreneur who started a restaurant, wrote a cookbook, and invented this delicious dessert. But just how did she do it, you ask? That’s where things get messy...
The Cookie Fiasco book
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The Secret Cookie Club book
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The Last Chocolate Cookie book
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Delivery Bear book
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  • The Cookie Fiasco - Four friends. Three cookies. One problem. Hippo, Croc, and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies . . . and four of them! They need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks all the cookies into crumbs!

  • The Secret Cookie Club - Friends make everything better—and so do cookies!—in this warm-hearted novel in the tradition of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, with a middle grade dash of sugar and spice. The campers in Flowerpot Cabin have nothing in common. There’s Grace, the quiet one. Emma, the boss. Olivia, the drama queen. And Lucy, the artist. But one stormy night they come together in the camp kitchen. Baking was their counselor Hannah’s idea to finally get the girls to get along. Now, as they bite into their warm sugar cookies that they’ve made together, they finally seem to be friends. But summer doesn’t last forever. And if the bond is going to survive the long school year, these kids will need a plan, a plan that just might require cookies. So, once camp ends, they stay in touch. First Lucy sends Grace chocolate chip cookies to help her cope with a mean girl at school. Then Grace sends Emma frosted sugar cookies to help her solve the mystery of missing family photos—and Olivia and Lucy get cookies of their own. While they’re at it, the girls just might decide to send their friend Vivek some cookies too.

  • The Last Chocolate Cookie - When Maurice takes the last chocolate chip cookie at the table and his mother tells him to offer it to everyone else first, he travels around the world and into space to fulfill that requirement

  • Delivery Bear - Zogby wants to work for Fluffy Tail Cookies as a delivery animal—but he’s a bear and all the other animals are cute bunnies. Zogby tries to pretend to be a bunny by wearing bunny ears, putting on whiskers, and adding a fluffy tail. But he still scares the customers! When Zogby realizes being himself is best, can he find a way to stand out and get the job?

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Christmas Cookie Day!
Written by Tara Knudson & illustrated by Pauline Siewert
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4
Bake up laughs and love with your little one this Christmas! From sprinkled, sparkled cookies to sharing with friends and family, Christmas Cookie Day! celebrates the beloved tradition of making Christmas treats.
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May I Please Have a Cookie?
Written & illustrated by Jennifer Morris
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
p>A pleasing board book version of the bestselling story that's all about how to say please! Alfie loves his mommy's cookies, and he wants one more than anything! But grabbing for one, fishing for one, and dressing up as a cookie inspector don't seem to work. His mommy says there is a better way. What is it? The littlest of readers will learn proper manners with Alfie as his mommy teaches him to say the magic words.
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A Big Fat Enormous Lie
Written by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & illustrated by David McPhail
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5
An empty cookie jar and a small boy with a problem lead to one big fat enormous lie.
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Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10
The whole school is turned upside down when the new cafeteria cook hands out her special Valentines Day cookies. Could she really be Cupid creating a love potion?
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Tough Cookie
Written & illustrated by Edward Hemingway
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
In this twist on The Gingerbread Boy, Cookie teams up with Fox to try to become sweeter and faster, before learning that there is a reason he is different. Includes recipes for Christmas cookies and Christmas ornaments.
P.S. Send More Cookies book
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The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas book
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The Way the Cookie Crumbled book
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The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo book
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  • P.S. Send More Cookies - The girls from Flowerpot Cabin learn that there are two things they can count on in life—friendship and cookies—in Martha Freeman’s third novel in the Secret Cookie Club series, which was called “a younger version of Ann Brashares’s The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” by School Library Journal. It’s not all sugar and spice for the girls of Flowerpot Cabin after they leave summer camp. Grace learns she isn’t good at everything when she gets volunteered to dogsit, Emma’s mom has a hard time when her beloved grandmother dies, Olivia’s brother makes a big announcement that starts a family feud, and Lucy isn’t sure how she feels when her dad pops back into her life. Meanwhile, beloved counselor Hannah continues to deal with the fallout from a summer romance. But no matter what tough stuff comes their way, there are two things the members of the Secret Cookie Club can count on: friendship and cookies.

  • The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas - This Gingerbread Man was loose in the school and on the fire truck, and now he’s loose at holiday time! Everyone in class is busy practicing songs and making goodies for their trip to town to thank community helpers, and the Gingerbread Man has made a card for someone extra sweet. But before he can deliver his gift, whipping wind and swirling snow come to town, too. Slushy sidewalks are no place for a cookie, but this Gingerbread Man won’t let a little bad weather stop him! “I’ll search on my own, as fast as I can! I’ll dash through this snow. I’m the Gingerbread Man!” With all the flavors of the season and generous dashes of kindness and gratitude, the Gingerbread Man’s newest adventure makes for a perfect read-aloud throughout the holidays.

  • The Way the Cookie Crumbled - “Become a History of Fun Stuff Expert on the super-sweet history of cookies and amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!”—Provided by publisher.

  • The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo - Is there anything more fun than a class trip to the zoo? The Gingerbread Man and his classmates don’t think so, and they get to solve riddles on a WILD scavenger hunt. They meet giraffes, monkeys, and even a fox (especially scary for a Gingerbread Man!). But a zoo full of critters is a tricky place for a tasty cookie—even a very fast one—and the Gingerbread Man ends up separated from his friends. He needs to solve all of the riddles to catch up with his class and help someone else who is lost. I’ll be a detective. I know that I can! I’ll solve all these clues. I’m the Gingerbread Man! Animals galore and a trail of clues make the Gingerbread Man’s latest adventure his wildest one yet.

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Kick! Jump! Chop!
Written by Heather Ayris Burnell & illustrated by Bomboland and Heather Ayris Burnell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8
In a tale reminiscent of The Gingerbread Man, Sensei bakes a Ninjabread Man to spice up the sparring in his dojo, and the new cookie is undefeated until a fox appears.
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The Cookie Book of Colors
Written & illustrated by Holly Fox
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5
If you could taste color, this cookie book would have all the flavors of the rainbow. From social media "cookie-gram" master Holly Fox comes a delicious board book of colors that looks good enough to eat. Based on the beautiful royal-icing cookie designs that have garnered her hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, Holly Fox presents the colors of the rainbow one--well, several cookies at a time in this adorable board book for young readers.
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Good Night, Knight
Written & illustrated by Betsy Lewin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Knight and Horse follow their dreams . . . but will they find the treasure they're after? Find out in this Guided Reading Level F Book. Clank! Clank! Clip-Clop! Knight and his faithful Horse are on a quest to find the golden cookies of Knight's dreams. Far and wide they travel, trotting through the land in search of treats-- but the cookies are nowhere to be found. Finally they return home, where a surprise in the kitchen awaits to reward their valiant quest. With simple text featuring repetition and predictable patterns, this Knight's tale is ideal as a read aloud, or for emergent readers to tackle on their own. Sketchy, energetic illustrations by Caldecott Honoree Betsy Lewin add humor and detail as Knight, who never takes off his signature armor, peers into trees and into bushes in search of his golden prize,. The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own! For kids who've mastered the earlier levels, Level F readers feature longer, more varied sentences, and encourage kids to decode new multi-syllable words in addition to recognizing sight words. Stories are more complex, and the illustrations provide support and additional detail.

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