My all-time favorite dinner is pizza. Oh, how I love a great thick crust pizza! My boys are quickly learning to share my love of this yummy treat. There are plenty of books for kids that I can read about that cheesy, saucy, and doughy goodness. Today, we are sharing some of our favorite pizza books for kids.
Pizza Books for Kids
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Grandpa and Me by Karen Katz is a fun little book for babies and toddlers. It’s a lift-the-flap book showing some of the ingredients and some of the preparations necessary to make a pizza.
Cook It! by George Birkett is another great one for babies and toddlers. The simple text leads the young reader through the process of making a pizza.
Pizza Day by Melissa Iwai is the story of a child and his father gathering ingredients from the garden to make a pizza. The book even includes a recipe. A good choice for young children.
Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington takes us to Sally’s Pizzeria where we learn how a pizza is prepared for the customers. We learn about tomatoes that are grown for sauce, wheat that is grown for the crust and milk that is made into cheese. Colorful illustrations and short text make a great read for toddlers and preschoolers.
What would you put on your pizza? Perhaps all foods that begin with the letter “p?” Enjoy this fun read-aloud, Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Dean, with a whole group or one on one. This is one of my favorite Pete the Cat books.
We love Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges. It is a variation of the traditional Little Red Hen story. Duck, Dog and Cat are too busy to help Hen make the pizza, but in the end, they help in a big way!
Little Nino’s Pizzeria by Barbour is the story of a little boy who helps his dad at the pizzeria.
“Hi, Pizza Man!” by Virginia Walter is a silly story about a little girl who pretends that different people and animals deliver her pizza to the door.
Early readers will enjoy reading The Pizza That We Made by Joan Holub. This book is full of rhyme and rhythm for new readers. It also makes a good read-aloud for young children.
Extra Cheese, Please! by Cris Peterson takes us on a photographic journey of mozzarella from cow to pizza. However, those of us who live in St. Louis use Provel cheese on their pizza!
Pizza Counting by Christina Dobson will have you learning about addition and fractions.
How to Eat Pizza by Jon Burgerman starts out with a slice of pizza asking the question, “How do you eat pizza?” and that leads to first picking the right slice. Perhaps you like chili flakes or basil on your piece. But, when “the” slice of pizza determines we are about to eat him, he tries to sway us to try another slice. My kids were totally amused by the “crusty bottom” pages.
Chef Mootza Rella by Dawn Ventola is a sweet story of a boy who wants to make a pizza for his mom. He has to get creative since he can’t use the oven alone.
We all know that pizza is the best food. Right? Well, turns out there are some other amazing dishes in the world. And, Pipo is about to discover that in Every Night is Pizza Night by J. Kenji López-Alt.
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This post first appeared on Growing Book by Book 2/9/15.