Run, run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man! But don’t worry… you’ll be able to catch the fun with these Gingerbread Books.
And trust me, your kids will eat them up!During the holidays, I often find myself in one of my boys’ classes reading a book about gingerbread – they just scream “Welcome to the holidays!”
In addition to offering a reading list of gingerbread books that kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class gingerbread unit study resources!
You can find these fun books for kids at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Delicious Gingerbread Books for Kids
Even as an adult, whenever we read a book about gingerbread, I can smell the amazing spicy mixture that makes gingerbread so wonderfully sweet and irresistible.
Don’t miss my favorite gingerbread recipe!
Your family will flip for it – and it’s even more fun to make a batch then curl up with these books.
Books about Gingerbread for the Holidays
Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox? Well, not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old tale.
It all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a cheeky little Gingerbread Bay.
He leads Matti’s mother and father, the dog and the cat.
And a whole colorful cast of characters on a rollicking chase through the village and into the forest, staying just out of reach, daring them to catch him along the way.
Cheerfully told by Mara Rockliff and brought to life by Vincent Kirsch’s inventive cut-paper illustrations, Gingerbread for Liberty is the story of an unsung hero of the Revolutionary War who changed the course of history one loaf at a time.
Christopher Ludwick was a German-born American patriot with a big heart and a talent for baking.
When cries of “Revolution!” began, Christopher was determined to help General George Washington and his hungry troops. Not with muskets or cannons, but with gingerbread!
The lonely old woman and the lonely old man decide to bake a girl this time, but when they open the oven, she runs off like her brother did.
Never fear, this smart cookie has a plan to outfox the fox. Will it work? Let’s just say that the ending is sweet for everyone.
Catch That Cookie! is an imaginative mystery, deliciously illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner David Small. It’s sure to inspire a new classroom tradition . . . and maybe even a few new believers!
Marshall knows one thing for sure, despite what all the stories say: Gingerbread men cannot run.
Cookies are for eating, and he can’t wait to eat his after spending all morning baking them with his class. But when it’s time to take the gingerbread men out of the oven . . . they’re gone!
Now, to find those rogue cookies, Marshall and his class have to solve a series of rhyming clues. And Marshall just might have to rethink his stance on magic.
“Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!”
The Gingerbread Cowboy can run from the rancher, he can dash past the javelinas, and he can giddyup right by the cattle grazing on the mesa.
But what happens when he meets a coyote sleeping in the sun?
The classic tale of The Gingerbread Man comes to life in vibrant retelling perfect or beginning readers.
Designed to encourage vocabulary development and help children read aloud, this story uses large font types and vibrant, contemporary illustrations to help early learning skills. It’s a perfect addition to any children’s library.
When a class leaves for recess, their just-baked Gingerbread Man is left behind. But he’s a smart cookie and heads out to find them.
He’ll run, slide, skip, and (after a mishap with a soccer ball) limp as fast as he can because: “I can catch them! I’m their Gingerbread Man!”
With help from the gym teacher, the nurse, the art teacher and even the principal, a deliciously sweet ending is served up for both the Gingerbread Man and the children who made him.
Gingerbread Baby and his friend, Matti, take his gingerbread band to the Christmas Festival where they are a hit until the aroma of gingerbread reaches the children, signaling that it is time to run away.
Clever Matti uses snow to disguise the gingerbread instruments while Gingerbread Baby leads the audience on a merry chase to the smartest hiding place ever — a giant Christmas tree.
That popular little character is back looking for friends, in an adventure he’ll never forget. Confident and cocky, the Gingerbread Baby happens upon a bakery, where he dances and prances in front of a sugar cookie girl, trying to make friends.
But she just stares and doesn’t say a word, like all the other sweet treats he tries to meet.
Discouraged, the Gingerbread Baby runs home, chased by a long line of hungry creatures, where Mattie has a fantastic surprise for him — gingerbread friends that fill a giant fold-out page. Irresistible images inside the confectionery and outside in the snowy Swiss countryside will delight Jan Brett fans.
Everyone in class is busy practicing songs and making goodies for their trip to town to thank community helpers, and the Gingerbread Man has made a gift for someone extra sweet.
But before he can deliver his gift, whipping wind and swirling snow come to town, too.
Slushy sidewalks are no place for a cookie, but this Gingerbread Man won’t let a little bad weather stop him!
A funny and magical Christmas story about a gingerbread pirate, Captain Cookie, and his daring adventure on Christmas eve to rescue his crew from a mysterious cannibal named Santa Clause.
In this modern retelling of a nursery classic, Caldecott-winning illustrator Richard Egielski adds an urban twist to a well-loved tale.
This time, the gingerbread boy is on the loose in New York City, and he taunts everyone from construction workers to subway musicians, until his fateful chase through Central Park!
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Gingerbread Unit Study
In addition to offering a reading list of gingerbread books that kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class unit study resources about gingerbread! These resources may contain affiliate links.
- Gingerbread Man Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- Gingerbread Literacy
- Gingerbread Math
- Gingerbread Man Bundle
- Gingerbread Man Theme Home Preschool Lesson Plans
- Gingerbread Journal Writing Prompts