Discovering sweets and bakery books for little learners can create and support fantastic learning opportunities. These are my favorite books to read when we do a Bakery Theme and the dramatic play center is a Bakery!
Sparking curiosity for how it all works isn’t hard when you look at this book list. From a donut bake-off to a day on the job with a real chef, all of your little learners will soon be devouring this entire list.
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Sweets and Bakery Books for Little Learners
Learn all about chefs and their jobs. Kids will learn all about picking the best ingredients, prep work, and cooking.
This topic is an incredibly fun process to share with students. A great way to start is with this book that shows just how wheat becomes bread.
Take a trip around the world and discover how bread is prepared in other countries. This book is full of real-life photos that students will love.
The rooster and the mouse do not want to help the Little Red Hen grow wheat or bake bread. But their tunes start to change once Little Red Hen doesn’t want to share any of her yummy bread.
Who can bake the most delicious donut? This book is all about a friendly bake-off between two donut chefs.
What is it like to work as a chef? Find out in this realistic book full of incredible photos and simple descriptions.
It’s grandma’s birthday and grandpa can’t help but bake her one whopper of a cake. Only problem is he’s also made one whopper of a mess.
Learn about the diverse crowd of customers Jake has at his bakery. You’ll even find an upside down cake for the acrobrats!
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes
It’s time to solve a mystery! Thanks to Pete the Cat, I think we’ll be able to find those missing cupcakes in no time.
Every student can get excited about the bakery with a little help from birthday cakes. This book is full of real-life photos of birthday cakes!
Do you know the story of the gingerbread man? Time to bring this classic back into the classroom.
What is the perfect addition to making cookies? Shapes of course!
What cookies will show up next when the doorbell rings? Math is thrown into this book in a creative and sweet twist.
Vanilla cupcake is sad because he’s so plain. But he soon realizes that he’s special because he’s different from all the rest. LOVE this book so much!
This book is full of little people that use some very big machines to make a cake (your little builders will LOVE this one). The creative spin of this story will keep your students hooked.
Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?
Sing along as you read this fantastic book to your students. I love this book because the entire class can be involved in reading along.
This series of books is a great way to teach kids about cause and effect. The first one on the list is one of my favorites.
We know what happens when you give a mouse a cookie, but what happens when you give a mouse a brownie?
Keeping up with the dog in this book can be a challenge. Are you up for it?
I’m guessing that he’ll want some milk. Get your students to give their best guess before you start the story.
With every book in this series, the food always matches the beginning letter of the animal. Use this as a game with students to see if they can give you the name of a food item that starts with the same letter as their first name!
Now that we are at the end of this book list of sweets and bakery books for little learners, I think that I’ve heard my stomach growl a time or two! Before you head off to pick up a sweet treat, share your favorite books with us all in the comments!
Take the Bakery theme all around the classroom with these Sweets Math and Literacy Centers
and turn it into a Bakery! Check out all my tips and tricks in THIS post!
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