Friday Fast Picks: Sweet Reads for National Dessert Month

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
Seventeen-year-old Amelia has looked forward to her last summer before college working at the Meade Creamery, but when the owner of the local landmark passes away her nephew has big changes in mind.

100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen
100 Days of Cake is a quirky and poignant story of a girl, her depression, an aggressive amount of baked goods, and the struggle to simply stay afloat in an unpredictable, bittersweet world.
The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler
While longing to return to life in New York City, thirteen-year-old Penny helps her mother and grandmother run a cupcake bakery in Hog’s Hollow, tries to avoid the beastly popular girls, to be a good friend to quirky Tally, and to catch the eye of enigmatic Marcus.
Bake like a Pro! by Falynn Koch
Koch uses a story in graphic-novel format about a group of friends who love to bake to provide step-by-step instructions for how to use the right kitchen tools, follow a recipe, combine ingredients, understand the chemistry of cooking, and use the oven.
From individual apples to a graphic zebra large enough for a party, here are 93 ridiculously fun no-bake rice treats. Just mix, shape (with help of 75 printable templates), decorate, and done!
Meet the hottest ices in town: 50 artisanal ice pops, lovingly made with fresh fruit and bursting with spices, herbs, coffee, chocolate, and nuts!
The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs by America’s Test Kitchen
A guide to baking for kids includes over one hundred recipes, including such offerings as berry scones, fluffy dinner rolls, jam thumbprint cookies, and chocolate cupcakes with nutella frosting.
Kawaii is a pop culture phenomenon that has seeped into everything from Japanese fashion to tasty Japanese treats. With this colorful guide to baking the sweetest treats, you’ll be whipping Narwhal Cake Pops, Pig Cream Puffs, and Koala Cupcakes in no time.