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Children’s Books

Informational Books

Cookbooks

 

Children’s Books

 

Tumptin’s Sneeze by Kathy Webb Penrod

Tumptins Sneeze is the story of a little elephant and the determined girl, Kiya, who befriends him. Tumptin provides good luck to the village by keeping their crops healthy from the abundant moisture of his sneezes. But Kiya wants to find out what is causing Tumptin to get sick, bringing on such enormous sneezes. Will she be able to convince the others to help Tumptin even when it means the village might lose their crops?

The Bugabees: Friends with Food Allergies by Amy Recob

A whimsical tale of eight friends with food allergies. Food allergies are never fun, but best friends always are! This light-hearted story explores the daily routines of eight best buggy friends such as Beetle, Cricket and Butterfly, as they face their respective food allergies with positivity and poise.

At home and at school, at the park, or on the beach, BugaBees find ways to stay safe, have fun, and remember that the joy of friendship is far sweeter than any food they can, or in some cases, can't have.

The Princess and the Peanut Allergy by Wendy McClure

Regina and her mom are busy preparing for her birthday party. It’s going to be a princess party with the perfect cake that looks like a castle and has ice cream cone towers. Regina is inviting all the girls in her class, including her best friend, Paula.
 
Paula is excited, too, until she finds out about the cake. It will have nutty fudge brownies and peanut butter candies. Paula can’t eat that cake—she can’t go anywhere near that cake—because she has a peanut allergy.

 

Mangos for Max by Dr. Jessica St.Louis

In nearly every classroom across America there are children with food allergies. This award winning children's book by Dr. Jessica St. Louis introduces the concept of food allergies in a fun and educational way. It follows the adventures of Max, a young school-age monkey, as he lives life, makes friends, and eats mangos instead of bananas due to his allergy. Intended for pre-school and young elementary school readers, this book will open children’s eyes to the reality of food allergies that their friends and classmates may have.

What Treat Can Ruben Eat? By John-Ruben M. Aranton Jr

The book is about a young raccoon, Ruben, and his challenges living with food allergies. Ruben eventually realizes that his “challenges” are nothing to worry about after all. Children and adults will fall in love with the cute illustrations of Ruben and his adorable woodland friends as he goes through his day looking for a treat to eat. The text is written with an easy-to-read, poetic rhythm that captures a reader's attention while teaching an important lesson

Allergy Fun: Growing up with multiple food allergies By Grace O’Neill

Allergy Fun aims to educate young children about their allergies and why they have to avoid certain foods, but also encourages the reader to focus on friends, family, and fun in order to live a full life. The readers meet a young boy who has multiple food allergies. By learning more about him, the reader is able to realise they are not alone and that allergies are a part of their life, but do not define them. 

 

Informational Books

 

An Overview of Food Allergies for Parents in Need of Answers by Kathy Penrod and Marry Ellen Ellis

This overview was written to introduce concerned parents to kids’ food allergies. Although not intended to be a diagnosis, we hope the information we’ve compiled based on sound research will help your family make informed decisions about the next steps to take on your food allergy journey. As always, we recommend seeing an allergist and/or your pediatrician if you suspect your child has a food allergy.

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The No Biggie Bunch Everyday Cool with Food Allergies by Michael Pistiner MD MMsc

Dr. Michael Pistiner and The No Biggie Bunch make food allergy education enjoyable and engaging in this book. Kids and caregivers will find answers to their food allergy safety and management questions, and solutions to their everyday challenges. This unique educational platform helps caregivers foster confidence and encourage best practices, while letting kids be kids! Engage. Educate. Empower. The No Biggie Bunch is a book series for Kids Creatively Coping with Food Allergies. Their stories are meant to act as springboards for conversation among children, parents, teachers, friends and family members.

Preschool Food Allergy Handbook by M.Ed. Gina Mennett Lee

From two of the nation's leading experts in food allergy management, this handbook provides the facts, information and resources you need to create a safe and inclusive preschool environment. Designed for preschool providers and parents alike, this handbook provides a fact-based, common-sense approach to managing food allergies at preschool. The authors include research, laws, best practices, checklists, and resources as well as specific guidance on how to successfully create and implement a Food Allergy Management and Prevention Plan in accordance with the national guidelines from the CDC.

Food Allergies and Grandchildren by Julie Trone

Whether your child (or grandchild) has a single or multiple food allergies there are lifestyle changes you will need to make to ensure proper care to prevent a food allergy reaction.

Pocket Guide for Grandparents contains: helpful stories, tips, facts and resources to help you quickly learn how to safely cook, clean, shop for allergy friendly foods, choose a restaurant, make a visit more enjoyable by focusing on fun not food, and more...

How To Manage Your Child’s Life-Threatening Food Allergies by Linda Marienhoff Coss

Provides step-by-step information on creating a safe home, school, and social life for children with life-threatening food allergies, including tips on determining safe foods, teaching others about the allergies, and handling potential hazards in public places.

Food Allergies: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Jessica Reino

In Food Allergies: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Jessica Reino offers helpful and practical information that will aid teens in managing their sensitivities. The book looks at a variety of food allergies, from the most common—milk, peanuts, and gluten—to rarer ones that are no less a threat. The book also features input from food allergy experts and interviews with teenagers who share not only the difficulties they face but also the strategies they must employ to stay vigilant. 

 

Cookbooks

 

Allergy Proof Recipes for Kids by Lynne Marie Rominger and Leslie Hammond

Each of the 150 recipes included in this family-friendly cookbook are free of gluten and the eight most common allergens thus taking the guesswork out of determining which recipes are safe and which are a risk. Culinary expert, Leslie Hammond teaches readers how to use naturally allergy-free ingredients and substitutes to add richness, texture, pizzazz and nutritional content to meals without losing the “yummy” factor.

Allergy-Friendly Food for Families by Editors of Kiwi Magazine

Allergy-Friendly Food for Families is the most trustworthy, comprehensive, practical, and kid-friendly collection of recipes that exists for the important and growing audience of allergy-aware families. Unlike other allergy cookbooks, this book covers not one or two allergens, but the five most common allergens in kids: wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts, and soy. Each of the 120 recipes is free of at least three of these allergens; most are free of all five.

Allergy-free Desserts by Elizabeth Gordon

A collection of delicious dessert recipes for those with allergic reactions to nuts, dairy, gluten, etc. Even those without allergies won't know the difference. Find recipes for cookies, bars, quick breads, cakes and frostings, pies and more! Try Red Velvet Cake, Delicious Baked donuts, Super Easy Dark Chocolate Fudge or Blueberry Muffins. Learn to use allergy-free alternatives in your own recipes too!

The Allergy-free Pantry by Colette Martin

After the cupboards are cleared of problem foods, most people coping with new food allergies (their own or their kids’) are missing staples they have relied on for years. And even though stores are stocking more allergen-free brands, shoppers with severe or multiple allergies can read every label and still strike out—especially if they’re after a particular craving or on a budget.

The New Milks by Dina Cheney

The definitive guide to nondairy milks—the first comprehensive cookbook demystifying milk alternatives—here’s how to make and customize all types of vegan milks, with one hundred delicious recipes and handy comparison charts, tips, and guidance for choosing the right dairy-free milks for cooking and baking.

Allergy-free and Easy Cooking by Cybele Pascal

With her acclaimed cookbooks and loyal following, Cybele Pascal has been pioneering allergy-friendly cooking for more than a decade. As the mother of two kids with food allergies, Pascal knows the value of weeknight-friendly allergy-free recipes that can be prepped and on the table in half an hour without sacrificing flavor or texture. Through adept ingredient substitutions and easy-to-follow techniques, Pascal excels at providing enticing recipes that steer clear of the top eight allergens and appeal  to home cooks who need to avoid dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and sesame.