Bought this cookbook called Emeril's There's A Chef In My Soup - Recipes For The Kid In Everyone for my 11 year old niece who loves to cook. The book has a hardcover on the outside and has a bright colorful cover which is what made me decide to buy it. It just looked like a fun book that could teach her how to make simple things. On top of that, she loves watching Emeril on TV.
Every recipe in the book was chosen by kids so it does keep them simple enough that they can make whatever they want without much help from an adult.
The cookbook has 8 chapters. They are called: First Things First, It-Isn't-Rocket-Science Salads, "P" Is For Pizza and Pasta, What's For Lunch, The Main Thing, Eat Your Vegies!, If You Finish You Can Have Desert, and Basics.
Every recipe has a picture and step by step very simple instructions. Like an adult cookbook, it doesn't assume that the person cooking should already know basic things. Unlike recipes for children like how to make Easy Mac, it has recipes for everything from green beans to sweet potato casserole to pizza and peanut butter cookies. It doesn't have just recipes but has tips about washing your hands, cleaning the kitchen, and using proper utensils, and asking your parents before cooking.
I wouldn't only recommend this cookbook to children, but for any beginner cook!