In the category of “People,” we have themes as varied as Astronauts and Pirates. But bakers are a profession many preschoolers can relate to – they often get a free cookie at the bakery, and love stopping at the donut shop. For a craft project, you could make baker’s hats out of tissue paper. Don’t forget to sing Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? Here are some great books on baking and bakers:
Wells, Rosemary. BUNNY CAKES. Max bakes an earthworm cake for his grandmother.
D’Amico, Carmela. ELLA TAKES THE CAKE. Ella the Elephant would like to help out at her mother’s bakery, but she may be too accident prone!
Wellington, Monica. MR. COOKIE BAKER. A brief but lively story about the neighborhood baker. Includes a cookie recipe.
Morris, Ann. BREAD, BREAD, BREAD. Clear color photos and a brief rhyming text describe different breads around the world.
Hutchins, Pat. THE DOORBELL RANG. Neighbors visit to share the wonderful cookies baked by Ma – this includes a great math lesson.
Wilson-Kelly, Becky. MOTHER GRUMPY’S DOG BISCUITS. Mother Grumpy bakes wonderful dog biscuits but her customer service skills are lacking! Luckily, her friend Ernest comes to the rescue.
Carle, Eric. WALTER THE BAKER. Walter solves the riddle of how to make a roll which the sun can shine through three times – the pretzel!