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Nonfiction Monday: Baking

Baking and holidays go together, so here's a fiction/nonfiction book pair about baking for grades 6-8.

Facts First

0811861902_normCakes for Kids: 35 Colorful Cakes with Easy-to-Follow Tips & Techniques
by Matthew Mead

Reading level: Gr. 6-8
Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books

The 35 "3-D" cake recipes in this book are divided into 3 categories: easy, moderate, and challenging (and they all look amazing!)

Pair With

9780689866203_lgBad Girls in Love
by Cynthia Voigt

Reading level: Gr. 6-8
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Aladdin

When Mikey falls in love, she falls hard, and even starts baking cookies for her not-so secret crush, Shawn. What can her best friend, Margalo, do?

Activities...

Read Project Foodie's Baking with the Kids -- Are You Crazy?

Do you know the ABCs of Baking with Kids?

Donna Smith's From Dropped to Pressed: A Holiday Guide to Baking Cookies has baking tips and 8 holiday cookie recipes.

Holiday Baking for Kids with Food Allergies has easy substitutes for allergy-friendly holiday baking.

Here are some Baking Substitutions for Healthier Holiday Recipes.

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