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Delicious Reads to Devour

Cookbook Card Catalog

Two of my favorite hobbies are reading and cooking. So what better way to combine these two pastimes than by reading a book about food—whether it features a character with a passion for cooking or descriptions of feasts that make you salivate. If just reading about food makes you hungry, don’t forget to check out our new electronic resource, A to Z World Food. This online cookbook is free and available to all patrons of Meinders Community Library. Visit A to Z World Food and sign in with your library card number.


  • Today is Monday by Eric Carle
  • Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
  • The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julie Sarcone-Roach
  • Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
  • A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff
  • Love, Sugar, Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
  • Pie by Sarah Weeks

Young Adult Fiction

  • North of Happy by Adi Alsaid
  • The Way You Make Me Feel by Maureen Goo
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

Adult Fiction

  • Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes) by Lorna Landvik
  • Sourdough by Robin Sloan


  • In Winter’s Kitchen by Beth Dooley
  • Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books by Cara Nicoletti
  • Amazing (Mostly) Edible Science: A Family Guide to Fun Experiments in the Kitchen by Andrew Schloss
  • Give a Girl a Knife by Amy Thielen

Do you have a signature dish you always bring to potlucks? A family favorite you have at every holiday gathering? We’re collecting recipes to turn our card catalog into a community cookbook. Ask at the desk for a recipe card to contribute.



Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.