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Children's Fiction Cooking & Food

Lights, Camera, Cook!

by (author) Charise Mericle Harper

illustrated by Aurelie Blard-Quintard

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Initial publish date
Jul 2017
Cooking & Food
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2017
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


A zesty series for fans of kids' cooking competitions! It's “lights, camera, cook!” for four tween contestants—energetic Tate, charming Rae, worldly Caroline, and hyper-competitive Oliver—who are all about to enter a televised cooking competition.
     What will the kids cook up? How will they all get along on- and off-camera? Which junior chef will have the grit—and maybe the grits—to make it through each challenge? And which junior chef will have to hang their apron up for good?
     Bonus: Includes real cooking techniques for the aspiring young chef!

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Charise Mericle Harper is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the witty Just Grace series. In a starred review,BooklistcalledJust Grace “hilarious” and said, “Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book.” Charise lives in New York with her family.

Editorial Reviews

"[Lights, Camera, Cook! is] an entertaining behind-the-scenes look at ambitious foodie kids doing what they do best; readers should be eager to discover who will be forced to hang up their aprons in the next book." –Publishers Weekly

"A mouthwatering read for all foodies. Be sure to save room for the next two volumes."–SLJ

"...a must-read for all junior foodies!"–Kirkus

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