Reading List: National Sandwich Month
Sandwiches come in all shapes and sizes, containing vegetables, meats, cheeses, and sauces of all kinds. They can be hot or cold, round or square, piled high, or squished flat. August is National Sandwich Month, and what better time is there to celebrate these delicious creations? This book list includes titles for readers ages 8-12, especially those with a love of all things sandwich-y. Some books include recipes for sandwiches that readers can make themselves with little to no adult supervision; other books share the love of sandwiches though stories of characters who enjoy their own yummy versions of this familiar meal. Best of all, these titles are sure to whet the appetite of readers of all ages.
Contributed by: Mary Lanni
|The Bear Ate Your Sandwich
By: Julia Sarcone-Roach
A guilty dog relates how a bear wandered out of the forest, became lost in the city, and consumed an unattended sandwich before returning home.
|Cool Sandwich Food Art: Easy Recipes That Make Food Fun to Eat!
By: Nancy Tuminelly
Kids love to play with their food! This title introduces readers to sandwich food art through cool and visual recipes. Young food artists will learn how to present and garnish with a variety of foods. Each kid-tested recipe, from a turkey hippo hoagie to a grilled cheese bugwich, includes step-by-step instructions and how-to photos. Tools and ingredient lists are also provided, but creativity is encouraged. There’s nothing ordinary about this cookbook!
|The Do It Myself Kids’ Cookbook
By: Laurie Goldrich Wolf
Presents fifty recipes that children can prepare on their own that do not involve cooking or cutting, covering such categories as sandwiches, salads, dips, snacks, and drinks.
|Fish and Fowl: Easy and Awesome Sandwiches for Kids
By: Alison Deering
Illustrated by: Bob Lenz
Anyone can make a great sandwich! That’s the beauty of America’s favorite food. And thanks to this fully illustrated cookbook, kids who don’t eat red meat can easily assemble and eat a variety of delicious sandwiches at any time of the day. With fun factoids and sandwich trivia—plus regional specialties—this truly is the ultimate guide to what takes place between the bread.
|Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich
By: Adam Rex
Being a monster isn’t all about frightening villagers and sucking blood; monsters have their trials, too. Poor Frankenstein’s cupboard is bare, Wolfman needs some household help, and it’s best not to get started on Dracula’s hygiene issues. What could be scarier?
Nineteen hilarious poems delve into the secret lives of the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bigfoot, Godzilla, and others. In a range of styles that pay homage to everyone from Charles Schulz to John James Audubon, the monstrously talented Adam Rex uncovers horrific and clever truths that you won’t want to miss.
|Grilled Pizza Sandwich and Other Vegetarian Recipes
By: Kristi Johnson
Provides fun and unique vegetarian recipes, including grilled pizza sandwiches, easy cheesy potatoes, and spaghetti salad. Includes easy instructions and a helpful tool glossary with photos.
|Grow Your Own Sandwich
By: John Malam
This book shows the reader how to grow tomatoes from seeds and then turn them into a delicious sandwich.
|Honest Pretzels and 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 & up
By: Mollie Katzen
Provides step-by-step instructions for a variety of recipes, arranged in such categories as “Breakfast Specials,” “Soups, Sandwiches & Salads for Lunch or Supper,” and “Desserts and a Few Baked Things.”
By: Victoria Parker
Read Lunch to learn how to make healthy food choices during this midday meal. Different photos show healthy and unhealthy lunch options, while simple text explains why some choices are better than others. A lunch foods quiz concludes the book.
|More Meat, Please! Delicious Sandwiches for Meat-Eating Kids
By: Alison Deering
Illustrated by: Bob Lenz
Anyone can make a great sandwich! That’s the beauty of America’s favorite food. And thanks to this fully illustrated cookbook, kids can easily assemble and eat a variety of delicious sandwiches whenever they choose. With sandwiches built for breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus fun factoids, sandwich trivia, and regional specialties, this truly is the ultimate guide to what takes place between the bread.
|On-the-Go Schwarmas and other Middle Eastern Dishes
By: Nick Fauchald
Illustrated by: Ronnie Rooney
Go on an adventure by cooking your own Middle Eastern dish! From popping pepper hummus to tasty tabbouleh, these kid-friendly Middle Eastern dishes will bring everyone to the table.
By: Jennifer Larson
Are you ready to make your own tasty sandwiches? You can be the chef with these easy-to-follow recipes for dishes such as the banana dog, black bean veggie burger, sandwich on a stick, and grilled apple and cheese. You’ll find simple drawings of important steps as well as photographs of the finished dishes. This book also provides key information, such as an equipment list, a technique list, safety tips, notes on special ingredients, and more. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get cooking!