Once children have learned to read and understand instructions, it may be time for them to own their own cookbooks. When purchasing Children’s Cookbooks look for those that contain clear, concise, and simple directions and are well-illustrated. Look for books that are written for children in a respectful way. In other words, don’t look for books that are outstandingly childish and patronizing. Purchase books that contain useful information and recipes that will actually be used by your family.