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Northampton, MA

Deanna F. Cook is a kids' cookbook and kids'  activity book author. She is the author of Cooking Class, Teddy Bear Doctor, The Kids' Multicultural Cookbook, and Kids' Pumpkin Projects. She is also the content director at, a kids cooking kit, and a former editor at Disney, FamilyFun magazine, and Scholastic. 

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Look for reviews and recipe excepts of Baking Class in the New York Times, New York Post, FamilyFun, Parents, Berkshire Eagle, Hampshire Gazette, Red Tricycle, and National Post as well as Amazon's Best Children's Nonfiction of the Year list and NPR's book list and IACP Cookbook Award Winner!

I love signing books at bookstores across the country, including A to Z in Northampton, MA, the Vermont Book Shop, the Odyssey bookstore,  Bank Street Book Store, the Northshire Bookstore, and Book Larder as well as events at children's museums including KidsQuest Museum, the Eric Carle Museum, the Berkshire Museum. Fairs, special events, and conventions included Book Expo AmericaBook Con, the Kids Food Festival,  IACP convention, Kitchen Garden Chili Fest, and the American Library Association convention. 

I'm thrilled that my books have won so many awards! Baking Class won an IACP Award! Cooking Class was an IACP Finalist, NPR's book list pick, and won both Parents Choice and a National Parenting Product Award. Farmers Market Create & Play Activity Book was picked for the Dr. Toy Best Gift list, Natulis Award, Parent's Choice, and more. Teddy Bear Doctor won both a Parents Choice and NPPA awardHorse Play! won a Mom's Choice Award and NPPA, too.  

Thank you for the wonderful book reviews of Cooking Class in FamilyFun, Scholastic Parent & Child, Relish, and  AllRecipes magazine! Also see recipes from my book featured in the Washington Post, Milwaukee JournalSentinal, Berkshire Family Focus,,, plus several blogs including two favorites from Hungry Harps and BabyCenter. For wonderful reviews of Teddy Bear Doctor, check out Crafty Mom blog, the October issue of FamilyFun, and School Library Journal. 

Take a look at these dinner ideas that kids can cook from my TV segment. You can also watch my TV segment on packing lunches with local ingredients with my friends at! My daughters and I were featured in a national ad campaign for Western Digital. And here's a flashback to a segment on the Today Show!

Throughout the summer, I hosted Farmer's Market cooking demonstrations at Tuesday's Market in Northampton, MA. Check back for more cooking classes and farmer's market events here.