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Kids Books about Nordic Food

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Reading is one of the best ways to open doorways to new and wondrous things. Use these beautiful kids books about food to help introduce more Nordic cuisine to your kids. A great way to help toddlers and preschoolers combat picky eating.

One of my favorite ways to help kids become more curious and interested in food is actually outside of the kitchen! Reading books that feature food is a great way to help kids be more comfortable with the idea of new foods and become more interested in trying them!

Here is a list of my favorite kids picture books that feature food from Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Curl up with some good books and then head into the kitchen to try your hand at making some great kid friendly Nordic recipes like Finnish Blueberry Milk, Viking Bread or Swedish Meatballs.

How to help your kids try new foods

Want to avoid picky eating? Its all about exposure and curiosity! The more fun and interesting you can get something to be, the more likely kids are to want to try it. 

Getting your kids involved in helping you bake and cook is important, but helping your kids be curious about what they are trying outside the kitchen helps, too! 

Food related activities like restaurant dramatic play, tv shows with food, and books are also so helpful in helping your kids be curious about food. And when they are curious, they are more likely to try it!

Make sure you also read my guide on how to teach kids to love international food.

Try these other great guides for helping to combat picky eating in your house:

Kids Books About Nordic Food

Head to your local library or bookstore to find these awesome foodie books and start exploring today!

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Picture books about Nordic cuisine

The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia by Audrey Smit is a whimsical book about a little girl named Lily Huckleberry who travels the world. Here Lily has to help solve a mystery!

The Apple Cake by Nienke van Hichtum is the story of a woman who wants to make a cake. Children watch as she travels the market and guess what she will buy next. (There is a recipe at the end of this book!)

Nuptse and Lhotse Go to Iceland by Jocey Asnong is the cute story of two cats who travel the world together. In this trip they go visit Iceland! The pictures in this book are so fun!

Kirsten’s Story Collection by Janet Shaw is a set of six books that follow young Kirsten as her family moves from Sweden to American in 1854. The stories are cute and often feature food the family makes and eats together.

Sister Bear: A Norse Tale by Jane Yolen is a fun twist on a classic tale about a little girl who rescues a baby polar bear.

Lefse Day by Kari Throop is the cute illustrated story of making lefse as a family. Exactly what you need to read before you make your own!

Ready to start enjoying more Nordic cuisine with your family? Make sure to read A Kids Guide to Nordic Food, then head over to my Nordic cuisine recipe section to find kid friendly Nordic recipes!

Did you enjoy any of these books? Did I miss your favorite? Leave a comment below, I love hearing from you!

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