Random House Books for Young Readers | July 18th, 2023 | 4-8 years | Hardcover $18.99
Perfect for dessert lovers and budding bakers, this is the true story of a girl who followed her dream to make the perfect chocolate-chip cookie–and, one day, founded world-renowned TATE’S BAKE SHOP®. Original cookie recipe included!
How One Girl Started Tate’s Bake Shop
Kathleen King and Lowey Bundy Sichol, with illustrations by Ramona Kaulitzki,
Cookies, cookies, and more cookies! ‘Cookie Queen’ created by Kathleen King and Ramona Kaulitzki is a true story and a children’s picture book of how a little girl named Kathleen, the author, who always enjoyed cooking but fancied baking. The little girl had the idea of making the best cookie ever. She bakes cookies and sells them at the family farm stand and they become popular, but before that, she has to figure something out about them to make them special.
Kathleen shows and tells with the help of Ramona the quite realistic pictures of the kitchen and the farm stand and the surroundings around them for this makes it fun for young readers to pick up and look at or read. The bold black print of the words makes it easy for the teacher and the children to read for all who read the story. All the characters are identifiable, and the readers will enjoy meeting each one. It could also be one where maybe a special treat could be offered to the children after reading the story for there is a recipe offered at the end of the book and she tells how she started ‘Tate’s Bake Shop’.
Eleven-year-old Kathleen King was positively obsessed with baking the perfect chocolate chip cookie. She experimented over and over and over with different recipes–less flour, more butter, longer baking time–until she got it just right.
Customers flocked to her family’s farm stand on Long Island for Kathleen’s enormous, buttery chocolate chip cookies. And when she grew up, Kathleen started a cookie company called TATE’S BAKE SHOP®. TATE’S grew into a multi-million-dollar empire and, today, they are a household name and their cookies are sold all over the country!
Cookie Queen is the delicious true story of how a little girl’s dream turned into an enormous cookie empire.
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About the Creators
Kathleen King is the founder of TATE’S BAKE SHOP®, a multimillion-dollar cookie company, named after her beloved father. Tate’s best-selling cookie is, of course, its Chocolate Chip Cookie. Many famous people have called Tate’s the best chocolate chip cookie in the world! Kathleen is also the author of Baking for Friends and The TATE’S BAKE SHOP® Cookbook. This is her first book for children.
Lowey Bundy Sichol is an award-winning children’s author. She is a leading expert in teaching business and entrepreneurship to kids. Her various work has won: Junior Library Guild Gold Selection, 2020 Best Children’s Book Council book, 2020 International Literacy Association Book, 2020-2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, among many more.
Ramona Kaulitzki is a book illustrator based in Potsdam, Germany. She is also the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller Sisters First, Badger’s Perfect Garden, and Wonderful You, among others.
– Five (5) winners will receive a hardcover of Cookie Queen, plus a package of Tate Bake Shop’s famous chocolate chip cookies!
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