An Award-Winning Book Club for Kids
Shop Now

Lunch: Books For Kids

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

As you can see, this list of kids books about lunch is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about lunch, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

Munch Your Lunch!
Written by Becky Friedman & illustrated by Jason Fruchter
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood!

Daniel Tiger is the lunch helper at school and gets a sweet surprise from Mom Tiger in this 8x8 storybook based on an episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood that comes with tiger-tastic lunch notes to pack in your little one’s lunchbox!

It’s lunchtime at Daniel Tiger’s school. Teacher Harriet tells everyone to take a deep breath and open their lunch boxes. Daniel Tiger’s lunch box has a sandwich, strawberries, and a special surprise: A note from Mom Tiger!

With the Daniel Tiger lunch notes included in this 8x8 storybook, parents and guardians can add special messages in their little one’s lunchboxes to show how much they care!

Nipper and the Lunchbox
Written & illustrated by Lucy Dillamore
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Nipper hates being left alone all day while his best friend Richard is at work. But when he realizes one morning that Richard has left his lunchbox behind, Nipper sets off on a difficult journey to deliver it. Will Nipper find Richard in time? Will he survive the many dangers along the way? And what will happen when he gets there? A touching story from a new talent about the power of determination and the strength of true friendship.

Hello, Hot Dog
Written by Lily Murray & illustrated by Jarvis
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Hot Dog is relaxing on some comfy bread with a little corn and some fries when disaster strikes! It looks like he’s about to become lunch. Prepare for a laugh- out-loud picture about this little hot dog’s quest for freedom. Boldly illustrated by the brilliant Jarvis, winner of Best Illustrated Book at the V&A Illustration Awards 2017, Hello, Hot Dog is told entirely in speech bubbles, and is sure to be a winner with kids and parents alike.

    Did you enjoy our children's book recommendations? Did you know you can help us improve this list? Check out our Community Handbook and learn how to add tags to books.

    Suggested Links