Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth? I love walking into a pastry shop and trying to determine the best looking sweet. Of course, it’s hard to pick just one. Obviously I love the books that talk about baking; they make my mouth water. I love reading about the bakeries (sometimes magical) or about a teen who loves to bake. It makes me want to whip up something delicious. My baking programs at the library are the top attended programs I host. We’ve made fudge and chocolates and decorate both cookies and cupcakes. We all know that teens love food, but how about books about baking? Here are a few sweet reads.
Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises
Stella, the daughter of a famous chef and an owner of a major restaurant, finds a job at a newspaper. She’s expected to write about food. Stella isn’t a foodie, but can she come to love writing about food and restaurants?
It’s Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder
Isabel’s mom decides to open a cupcake bakery. Isabel dreams of leaving Oregon — she never imagined cupcakes might be her ticket out of town. She comes across a recipe contest where the winners of the competition will win a trip to New York City to compete in a bake-off. Can she create an award winning recipe? Recipes included.