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No Whine with DinnerNo Whine With Dinner

by Liz Weiss and Janice Newell-Bissex
The Meal Makeover Moms, two registered dietitians who truly understand nutrition, kids, and moms, have done it again. In their latest cookbook are dozens of family-friendly recipes you can feel good about giving your family (read: yes to whole grains, no to saturated fat). Plus, the 50 mom tips on getting kids to eat new and healthy foods are real lifesavers. ($25, M3 Press)

The Baby-Led WeaningThe Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook

by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett
Here’s an idea that may shock some parents: Spoon-feeding isn’t necessary. That’s what the authors of Baby Led-Weaning and this companion cookbook say. By 6 months, babies are capable of feeding themselves. Want to give it a try? With recipes for chickpea patties and stir-fry salad, your whole family can eat together. ($19, The Experiment Publishing)

The Kitchen ClassroomThe Kitchen Classroom

by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
The kid-friendly recipes in this book are fun for any parent and child to make together. But they’re especially great for kids with autism, Down syndrome, and other special needs. Why? Each recipe highlights opportunities to teach math, communication, motor skills, and more. All the recipes are gluten-free and casein-free, too. ($30, Woodbine House)

Ice Pop JoyIce Pop Joy

by Anni Daulter
Move over cupcakes—ice pops are taking over, says Anni Daulter, also the author of KIWI favorite Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers. The dozens of frozen-treat recipes are deliciously varied, and you can’t beat the tasty—and fun—ways of serving up healthy, organic fare like berries, honey, and even kale! ($19, Sellers Publishing)

Sweet VeganSweet Vegan: A Collection of All Vegan,
Some Gluten-Free, and a Few Raw Desserts

by Emily Mainquist
Full of gorgeous, drool-worthy pics, this book is also packed with delectable recipes that easily rival their non-vegan counterparts. One guaranteed kid (and grown-up!) favorite: PB&J cupcakes. ($19, Kyle Books)

The Good Neighbor CookbookThe Good Neighbor Cookbook

by Sara Quessenberry and Susan Schlosser
Nothing offers more comfort, welcome, and just plain fun than delivering something delicious to eat. Divided by the type of occasion, you’ll find 125 easy (and portable) ideas for dinner, dessert, and more to bring to new moms, new neighbors, and everyone in between. ($17, Andrews McMeel)

The Budding ChefThe Budding Chef

edited by Kate Kuhn
Introduce kids to the kitchen by whipping up some magic with these 50 fun-filled cooking adventures. Written by teachers and education professionals, these easy-to-follow recipes are perfect for children ages 3 to 6. ($10, Gryphon House, Inc.)

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