The Best Picture Books About Mealtime and/or Picky Eaters

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Bread and Jam for Frances

by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban

Rachel from Boston, MA says:

All the Frances books are wonderful. They capture childhood perfectly, and the illustrations are great, too.

This book also appears on Great Reads for Culinary Kids


The Seven Silly Eaters

by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Marla Frazee



by Rosemary Wells

Amy Kraft from New York, NY says:

Yoko is in my top 10 list of best picture books of all time. It's about multiculturalism and acceptance, yet manages to be totally engaging and not preachy or pedantic. Plus, I love the characters.


I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato

by Lauren Child

M. Silano from Seattle, Washington says:

My 4 year old daughter loves all the Lauren Child books, but this was the one that got her hooked. I won't read books to my kids unless I love them too, so I am happy to share that Lauren Child is also one of my favorite children's authors. This book grabbed my attention because my daughter, like Lola, has a fear of certain vegetables. But this book has her more interested in, for instance, clouds (mashed potatoes). Beautiful illustrations and wonderfully designed. I am so happy to have randomly come across this author — she rocks!


Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss

Deb Sanders from Denver, CO says:

This was the first book I told my parents to "read it again!" ...over and over and over ad nauseum. It'll help your kids learn to love the cadence of the English language. It might even give them the courage to try new foods. You can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss, and this is by far my favorite.