How cool would it be to be able to cook with magic? Yep. I thought so. Fans of Brandon Mull's Candy Shop War and Ingrid Law's Savvy will love this story about the Bliss family who own a bakery, but also can mix some magic into recipes if people in their neighborhood need it.
Rose Bliss wants more than anything to be a magical baker like her parents. So, when her parents go out of town and trust her with the key to the secret room where they keep the magical cookbook, she is sorely tempted, but determined to prove that her parents can trust her. But when "Aunt" Lily shows up asking questions, and Rose's brothers are pushing her to get out the cookbooks, can Rose keep her promise to her parents? Or will the pull of the cookbook with its recipes for Love Muffins and Cookies of Truth win out in the end?
Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood (Lexile: 870; Reading Level: Grades 3-6), has 374 pages and one of the 2014 Indian Paintbrush Award Nominees.
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.