As if we needed an excuse to eat pizza, there’s actually an official month for it—and that month is October. Time for football games and harvest fairs, and there’s enough of a cool nip in the air that hot, fresh pizza is the perfect fit for a busy night.
However you like your pizza, one of these books is sure to be to your taste.
How It’s Made
Extra Cheese, Please! Mozzarella's Journey from Cow to Pizza by Cris Peterson
The cheese is supreme and in this book, Cris Peterson tells how the favorite ingredient gets from her family farm to your dinner table.
Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington
With vegetables from her own garden and other fresh ingredients, Sally mixes and bakes hot and bubbly pizzas for her customers to take home or eat in her pizzeria.
Pizza Man by Marjorie Pillar
Black and white photographs highlight the steps in making a pizza pie, from the moment the pizza man starts mixing the dough until he serves a slice to a hungry customer.
The Pizza That We Made by Joan Holub
What could be better than pizza? A pizza you make all by yourself! Three ambitious cooks, with a little help from their dog, get together to make a pizza topped with all kinds of yummy things-and they have a great time doing it! A book for beginning readers.
Extra Silliness on that Pizza
Dragon Pizzeria by Mary Morgan
“Welcome to Dragon Pizzeria! Pizzeria! BeBop and Spike are two friendly dragons who not only make delicious pizzas, but offer speedy dragon delivery anywhere in Fairy Tale Land! One giant pizza to Beanstalk Castle? BeBop cooks it up, and Spike delivers it in his hot-air balloon! Five pizzas with gumdrops to the Witch's Gingerbread House? Coming right up!”
Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry Minds by Ann McCallum
“This collection of yummy recipes and fun math facts is sure to tempt taste buds and make you hungry for more. Explore patterns in nature while you chomp on Fibonacci Stack Sticks. Amaze your friends with delicious Variable Pizza Pi! Wash down your geometry assignment with some Milk and Tangram Cookies. Topics covered include probability, Fibonacci numbers, tessellations, variability, and more.” For upper elementary students and beyond.
Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig
“Pete's father starts kneading the dough. Next, some oil is generously applied. (It’s really water.) And then some tomatoes. (They're really checkers.) When the dough gets tickled, it laughs like crazy.” A funny read-aloud for bedtime or anytime that should be a hit with the younger set.
Tony and the Pizza Champions by Tony Gemignani
“When Tossing Tony is invited to the World Pizza Championship in Italy, he forms a team with Quick Ken, Strong Sean, Mighty Mike, Silly Siler, and Famous Joe, along with a top secret, incredible routine for the competition. Includes a recipe for pizza and instructions for tossing pizza dough.”