Whether it’s donuts or doughnuts, I adore them. However, my missing gallbladder keeps me from enjoying these fried dough slathered in frosting treats these days. But, I can read children’s books about donuts and that is just what I’m going to do. Join me!
Yummy Donut Books for Kids
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Our youngest little listeners will enjoy the board book Made With Love-Donuts! by Lea Redmonds. The book is shaped like a donut complete with a hole in the middle and kids get to guess what each donut is based on the toppings. Enjoy pumpkin spice, maple, chocolate, and more.
We first discovered Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller via Storyline Online. Arnie awaits his new owner as he sits in the display case at the bakery. He dreams of what his new home will look like and what he’ll do with his new owner. But, when his new owner turns out to want to eat him, Arnie needs to come up with a plan quickly. Also, check out Hello, Arnie also by Keller.
Check out the book activities I created for you to use with the book.—>Arnie the Doughnut Book Activities
They say everything is better with sprinkles and my boys would agree that is the case when it comes to doughnuts!
Norman The Slug With the Silly Shell by Sue Hendra is sparkly and sprinkly. Norman is a slug yearning to be a snail. He’s on the hunt for the perfect shell. Could a pink frosted sprinkle doughnut be the answer?
Well…that doughnut shell catches the eye of a creature overhead. Uh, oh! Time for some slug power. Will Norman be happy living life as a slug now? Don’t count on it.
Do you remember the classic book by Pat Hutchins, The Doorbell Rang? Each time the doorbell rings, the kids have to redivide the cookies so everyone can get some. Well, Dozens of Doughnuts by Carrie Finison has a similar vibe making it a fun partner read to The Doorbell Rang.
In Dozens of Doughnuts, Bear is looking forward to a tasty treat before settling down for a long nap, but the doorbell keeps ringing. And with each opening of the door is another hungry animal to feed. Will Bear get any doughnuts?
Fans of the If You Give…series will enjoy If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff. You know that if you give a dog a donut, a chain reaction of things will happen!
Powdered donuts, maple bars, jelly donuts, and sprinkle donuts about in Donuts: The Hole Story by David Miles. Get ready for lots of rhyming and holey puns in this silly tale. Can you spot the striped thief donut?
Mr. Panda has a box of doughnuts to give away. But, is anyone well-mannered enough to get them? Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony.
A fun book for reminding children that manners are so important!
My kids loved Bob Staake’s books. The Donut Chef is the story of one baker who has a line out the door for his doughnuts until competition moves in. Who will win the battle of bakers?
Dough Knight and Dragons by Dee Leone is the story of two unlikely friends who bond over cooking and baking. However, they are expected to be enemies and this makes them both uneasy. Together, the knight and the dragon create a solution so that they don’t have to fight each other.
Can you name 26 kinds of doughnuts? D is for Donut by Rachel Teichman does just that in this alphabet book. Can you name a donut that starts with Q? How about quick rise!
A brother and sister learn all about getting along and being kind in The Jelly Donut Difference by Maria Dismondy.
Frank & Bean: Food Truck Fiasco by Jamie Michalak takes place at Food Truck Friday where one friend is planning on selling donuts and the other oatmeal. Will donuts and oatmeal be able to work together just like friends work together?
Norman and Bella are craving donuts. In fact, they can smell them in the air. But, they have to figure out how to outsmart a donut food truck baker first in order to get some in Donut Feed the Squirrels. Turns out they create a sensational new donut flavor in the process in Donut Feed the Squirrels by Mika Song.
Grab yourself a dozen glazed, sprinkled, filled, and twisted, and then enjoy reading these yummy dozen of books.
Printable Book List of Donut Books
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