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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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I'm looking forward to setting up a shop 'n play market for kids from my newest book, Farmers Market Create & Play Activity Book at various schools and farmers markets this spring. In the past year, I've hosted special events at the KidsQuest Museum, the Eric Carle Museum, the Berkshire Museum, Book Expo AmericaBook Con, the Kids Food Festival, the Creative Showcase at IACP convention, Kitchen Garden Chili Festand the American Library Association convention. I loved 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. 

I'm thrilled that Farmers Market Create and Play Activity Book was picked for the Dr. Toy Best Gift list. Cooking Class was nominated for an IACP award and chosen for NPR's book list! My cookbook also won a Parents Choice Award and a National Parenting Product Award. 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.