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Cooking with the kids is a snap with "4 Ingredients Kids: Simple, Healthy Fun in the Kitchen" (Atria Paperback, $16) by Kim McCosker. Recipes include Purple Pancakes, Pizzadilla and Veggie Ribbon Pasta.

Fun cookbooks for kids

Pick up the pots and pans and make something that will excite your kids. Here are four new family-friendly cookbooks. --Compiled by Beth Whitehouse

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In "Ella's Kitchen the Cookbook: 100 Yummy Recipes to Inspire Big and Little Cooks" (Hamlyn/Octopus, $19.99), recipes appeal to babies and young children. From the folks at Ella's Kitchen, which creates and sells organic baby and toddler foods.

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Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to lament the end of tasty S'mores. Pick up "The S'Mores Cookbook: From Chocolate Marshmallow French Toast to a S'mores Cheesecake Recipe, Treat Yourself to S'more of Everything" (Adams Media, $18.95) by Susan Whetzel, and you and the kids will be happily fortified until next campfire season.

Cooking with the kids is a snap with
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Cooking with the kids is a snap with "4 Ingredients Kids: Simple, Healthy Fun in the Kitchen" (Atria Paperback, $16) by Kim McCosker. Recipes include Purple Pancakes, Pizzadilla and Veggie Ribbon Pasta.

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TV personality Kate Gosselin shares the recipes she
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TV personality Kate Gosselin shares the recipes she uses with her eight kids in "Love Is in the Mix: Making Meals Into Memories With Family-Friendly Recipes, Tips and Traditions" (HCI Books, $22.95). The book comes out Tuesday.

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