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Kids love a good story and a good snack! Here are some fun picture books to read out loud during snack time, and snack ideas to go with them.

The cover of the picture book Crocodile Hungry, which includes a crocodile lurking in the water next to a pink flamingo

Crocodile Hungry, by Eija Sumner, illustrated by John Marz

Kids will giggle as Crocodile causes chaos on his quest for the perfect snack. 

Make quick and easy mini-pizzas using biscuit dough for your kids and crocodiles with this recipe from Pillsbury.

Paletero Man, by Lucky Diaz, illustrated by Micah Player

A little boy dreams of sweet, cold treats on a hot day in Los Angeles. 

Make your own paletas de fresas with this recipe.  the “Paletero Man” song by Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band!

The cover of the book Paletero Man, which includes a Latino boy surrounded by paleteros of many colors
The cover of the book Books Aren't for Eating, which includes a gray goat munching on a book and a white goat watching in shock

Books Aren’t for Eating, by Carlie Sorosiak, illustrated by Manu Montoya

A bookstore-owning goat tries to convince a hungry customer to try reading instead of snacking on books.

Books aren’t food, but book worms can be with these sweet gummy worms and dirt cups.

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

Kids learn the joy of making and eating fry bread with family and friends and understand its importance in Native culture. 

Follow the recipe in the book or learn how to make fry bread with Salish School of Spokane students in this video from the Spokane Public Library. Enjoy it while watching a video of Maillard reading his book.

The cover of the book Fry Bread, which includes a Native American woman holding a curly-haired baby and a big bowl of rye bread
The cover of the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar/La Oruga Muy Hambrienta, which includes a green caterpillar with a red face

The Very Hungry Caterpillar/La Oruga Muy Hambrienta, by Eric Carle

Kids will love to read this bilingual version of the classic book over and over again.

Make a fruit platter with all the snacks the caterpillar enjoys: apples, pears, plums, strawberries, oranges, and watermelon. And cherry pie for dessert!