KidLit Confections

KidLit Confections in bold text above a cartoon penguin, sitting on a stack of books and reading THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS by Veronica Bartles and Sara Palacios. A cartoon hippo in a chef's hat and apron, holding a tray of freshly-baked cookies, stands next to her. Artwork by Philip Bartles

I love cooking and baking and creating new recipes for delicious treats. And I love books and stories--especially KidLit! I especially love the way food and story help to bring us together as friends, family, community. Here are some of my favorite treats, along with the books that helped to inspire the recipes.

When you click the links for the printable recipes, it will ask you to log in before you can access the files. The username is kidlit and the current password for all printable recipes can be found somewhere within the post text of the most recent #KidLitConfections post.

I've also shared some of my other favorite recipes, including main dishes and sides, on the regular recipes page of my website.

If you have a suggestion for a book you would like me to read for this series, please send me a message via the form on my contact page. If you are an author and would like me to consider your book, please feel free to suggest it! If it's not published yet, but you would like me to consider creating a special recipe for your book release, I would love to read an advance copy. I make no promises. This is a labor of love for me, and I cannot guarantee I will love the books you suggest or submit. But I love to read. I love getting reading suggestions. And I would love to connect with you over our shared love of stories! I'll be sure to tag you on all my social media if I use your book or book suggestion in a future post.