We are a doughnut loving family! I love that the popular “national days” give us the excuse to indulge in these delicious treats! What better way to celebrate this sweet holiday than sinking your teeth into a tasty tale–featuring our favorite fried delicacy of course!
Grab your favorite doughnut (and a cup of coffee) and start reading!
More rhymes, more dragons, more adventure, colorful illustrations, lessons about friendships and finding common ground with perceived enemies, make this an unforgettable sweet reimagined fairy tale.
Bright illustrations with personified donuts, like the maple bar lumberjack! A world made for and of donuts! A perfect ode to Donut Day!
The Donut That Roared: A Child’s Guide to Surviving an MRI, Joan Yordy Brasher and Susanna Pritchett
I am always a huge fan of books that take difficult situations, or new situations, and make them more approachable for kids (and parents)!
Donut the Destroyer, Sarah Graley and, Stef Purenins
Graphic novel with a main character named, Donut
“A fun and vibrant adventure comic for fans of video games, adventure, or friendship tales.” — School Library Journal“
The Doughnut Fix, Jessie Janowitz
A perfect book for:
• Ages 9-12
• Children with the entrepreneurial spirit!
• Parents and teachers looking to inspire a growth mindset!
• Young foodies looking for fun recipes!
Doughnut: A Global History, Heather Delancey Hunwick
“Heather Hunswick takes readers on an exciting ride from Ancient Egypt and Rome, through medieval and Renaissance Europe, and up to the New World. Here, doughnuts evolved from the open-hearth to the present, with its many old and familiar local favorites, popular commercial brands, and new waves of mouth-watering artisanal creations. Sure to delight doughnut lovers and food historians alike.”
Donut Go Breaking My Heart : A Wish Novel, Suzanne Nelson.
Part of Suzanne Nelsons’ punny foodie teen romance novels. Others include: You’re Bacon Me Crazy, I Only Have Pies for you, Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life, A Batch Made in Heaven, Sundae My Prince Will Come– a book for nearly every national food day!
Hidden Shelf’s newest release. This book isn’t about donuts, but rather about Jerry Clapp’s recollections growing up right outside the gate of the Idaho State Penitentiary. Tidbits of Idaho History, untold stories, and here is the tie in: inmates fried up tasty treats during their time behind bars, and the donuts at the penitentiary were said to be the best in town!
Doughnuts: 90 Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home by Lara Ferroni
And of course we couldn’t complete the list without a cookbook recommendation– it was hard to pick just 1 cookbook to include on this list. Bright beautiful pictures, easy to follow instructions, and unique creations like Pineapple Fritters (and options for vegan and gluten free varieties) landed this cookbook on our reading list for National Doughnut Day! Honorable mentions: The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book: 60 Easy and Fun Dessert Recipes for Every Holiday, Birthday, Milestone and More by Tiffany Dahle and Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes to Sweeten Your “Hole” Day by Jessica Segarra
Rachel Wickstrom coordinates marketing at Hidden Shelf Publishing house. She’s an avid reader, master party-planner, craft enthusiast, a mom to two young boys with wildly long hair, and is married to a hospital chaplain. As an Oregon native, Rachel’s childhood memories are scented with juniper berries and the crisp mountain air of Central Oregon. She currently lives in Boise, Idaho where her days are scented with lukewarm coffee, and spilled snacks.
Summer Reading List 2023
A book to read on a long flight. A book to read while lying in the hammock. A book to read while relaxing on the beach. A book to read when you wish you were relaxing on the beach. A guilt-free option for entertaining your children. A new summer read for your book club. A book to complete your summer reading bingo sheet or the summer reading challenge at your library.
Whatever it is you are looking for we listed a few suggestions to get you started.
The Legend Keepers Series has won three awards due to its uniquely crafted narrative and important message– a blend of fantasy and fiction promoting an environmental message!
“I blended what we know about animals from research, and what we would like to know about animals but don’t — the stuff we imagine and wish we knew,” he said. “As a novelist, I have this freedom that I don’t have as a scientist writing nonfiction.”
Science has the wonderful capacity to open young minds to possibilities. It prompts them to ask questions about the world they live in, especially the “how” and “why” questions.
I also believe that literature can enhance classroom science education. Both nonfiction and fiction—including eco-fiction—convey engaging and evocative examples of science in action. Such storytelling helps both young and old to see what’s possible. Stories inspire us to imagine what could be. We need to be able to imagine, to dream of the future we want. Only then can we seek and achieve it. This is our shared responsibility to future generations, and to planet Earth.