10 Tasty Children's Books for Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesdays are a fun and popular tradition for many people in the United States. On Taco Tuesday, people will often make tacos for dinner or go out to eat them at a restaurant. Some school cafeterias even offer tacos as one of their lunch options on Tuesdays. If you are looking for some tasty children's books to read on Taco Tuesday, check out the children's books in this post!

A compilation of 10 taco themed children's books that would be perfect for Taco Tuesday. Taco board books, taco picture books, taco chapter books.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the first Taco Tuesday dates back to 1989 when a restaurant called Taco Joe's offered a special promo for... you guessed it... tacos on Tuesdays?

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A Wild Taco Tuesday by Sarah M. Hall

Author's Summary: It's Taco Tuesday! Follow Roary the Lion as he shares his tacos with his hungry animal friends! A Wild Taco Tuesday is a spectacularly illustrated storybook that teaches the value of friendship, sharing, and a good taco!

🍎Title: A Wild Taco Tuesday
🍎Author: Sarah M. Hall
🍎Publisher: self-published
🍎Date: February 24, 2021
🍎Pages: 26

Book Cover: A Wild Taco Tuesday by Sarah M. Hall

Taco Tuesday by Brick Puffington

Author's Summary: Why would you ever want to eat a taco when you could have...something else? Follow along with a happy little taco as they try to convince you that something else is for dinner. Just don't tell them what day it is! This silly rhyming story features a fun finger puppet toy built into the book, encouraging interactive play, hand-eye coordination, and language development in your little boys and girls!

🍎Title: Taco Tuesday
🍎Author: Brick Puffington
🍎Illustrator: Amy Blay
🍎Publisher: Cottage Door Press
🍎Date: September 23, 2019
🍎Pages: 12

Book Cover: Taco Tuesday by Cottage Door Press

How to Fold a Taco by Naibe Reynoso

Author's SummaryHow to Fold a Taco is a delightful, irreverent, and fun bilingual children's book that uses fantastical elements such as wrestlers, dragons, magicians, and dinosaurs to explore creative ways to fold the popular Mexican dish, the taco. By addressing concepts such as left, right, up, down, reverse, dancing, spinning, etc. it encourages children to practice basic motor skills, coordination, and active imagination. The book provides fun, easy, and imaginative exercises through engaging storytelling. There is a simple kid-friendly taco recipe in the book as well as a paragraph explaining the history and origins of the taco.

🍎Title: How to Fold a Taco
🍎Author: Naibe Reynoso
🍎Illustrator: Ana Varela
🍎Publisher: Con Todo Press
🍎Date: November 10, 2020
🍎Pages: 36

Book Cover: How to Fold a Taco by Naibe Reynoso

Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

Author's Summary: Estefania "Stef" Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tia Perla, her family's taco truck. She wants nothing more than for Papi to get a normal job and for Tia Perla to be a distant memory. Then maybe everyone at school will stop seeing her as the Taco Queen.

But when her family's livelihood is threatened, and it looks like her wish will finally come true, Stef surprises everyone (including herself) by becoming the truck's unlikely champion. In this fun and heartfelt novel, Stef will discover what matters most and ultimately embrace an identity that even includes old Tia Perla.
🍎Title: Stef Soto, Taco Queen
🍎Author: Jennifer Torres
🍎Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
🍎Date: January 17, 2017
🍎Pages: 170

Book Cover: Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

It's Raining Tacos! by Parry Gripp

Author's Summary: Taco-bout irresistible! Jam out to the catchy, toe-tapping tune Raining Tacos from YouTube sensation Parry Gripp, featuring everyone’s favorite treat! This spec-taco-ular, goofy song, with new, never-before-sung lyrics, is perfect for sharing, so grab a few friends—young or old—and get ready to crunch your way to a good time!

It's raining tacos, from out of the sky.
Tacos, no need to ask why.
Just open your mouth and close your eyes.
It's raining tacos!

🍎Title: It's Raining Tacos! 
🍎Author: Parry Gripp
🍎Illustrator: Peter Emmerich
🍎Publisher: Harper Collins
🍎Date: June 22. 2021
🍎Pages: 32

Book Cover: It's Raining Tacos! by Parry Gripp

Little Taco Truck by Tanya Valentine

Author's Summary: Little Taco Truck serves up tasty treats to the hungry workers on Union Street until one day, Miss Falafel shows up with her baked pita bread and crunchy chickpea fritters--and parks in his space. The next day, Miss Falafel is there again, and this time she's brought Gumbo Jumbo and Annie Arepas with her. Little Taco Truck's headlights dim. What if people like Gumbo Jumbo's spicy stew and Annie Arepas's warm cornbread cakes more than they like his tacos? When more trucks arrive the following day and there's no space left for Little Taco Truck, he swishes his wipers to hide his tears and heads home. At last, with some ingenuity and help from new friends, Little Taco Truck wins back his coveted parking spot. And guess what? There is room enough for everyone!

Packed with flavor and savory smells, this irresistible read-aloud about friendship and determination is perfect for even the youngest truck and taco fans.

🍎Title: Little Taco Truck
🍎Author: Tanya Valentine
🍎Illustrator: Jorge Martin
🍎Publisher: Random House Studio
🍎Date: April 2, 2019
🍎Pages: 40

Book Cover: Little Taco Truck by Tanya Valentine

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Author's Summary: Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa ... oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble!

🍎Title: Dragons Love Tacos
🍎Author: Adam Rubin
🍎Illustrator: Daniel Salmieri
🍎Publisher: Dial Books
🍎Date: June 14, 2012
🍎Pages: 40

Book Cover: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best? by Stephen Shaskan

Author's Summary: Best friends are the BEST! But WHO is the BEST? Is it Pizza or Taco? The question is debatable! They both love water slides. They both are friends with Hot Dog and Hamburger. In fact, maybe they should have a debate and get their friends to VOTE for who's the best! Can their friendship survive the race for the top spot on the popularity food chain? Cast your VOTE!

🍎Author: Stephan Shaskan
🍎Illustrator: Stephan Shaskan
🍎Publisher: Random House Books for Young Children
🍎Date: May 5, 2020
🍎Pages: 72

Book Cover: Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best? by Stephen Shaskan

Tacos! An Interactive Recipe Book by Lotta Nieminen

Author's Summary: For kids who cook in a play kitchen or a real kitchen, this interactive recipe book invites readers to chop the vegetables, mash the avocado, warm the tortillas, and more - all inside the book!

Step one: Cut the chicken into cubes and toss it in a bowl with the spices.
Step two: Warm oil on a skillet on the stove, then add the chicken.
Step three: While the chicken cooks, chop the scallions, slice the radishes, shred the cabbage, mince the cilantro.

Simple yet accurate recipe text takes readers through the steps of cooking tacos, while the interactive novelty features such as pull tabs, sliders, wheels, and pop-out pieces invite them to participate in the process. Perfect for kids who love to help in the kitchen or any child who prefers to "do it myself." 

🍎Title: Tacos! An Interactive Recipe Book
🍎Author: Lotta Nieminen
🍎Illustrator: Lotta Nieminen
🍎Publisher: Phaida Press
🍎Date: October 30, 2017
🍎Pages: 16

Book Cover: Tacos! An Interactive Recipe Book by Lotta Nieminen

So You Want to Grow a Taco? by Bridget Heos

If you really wanted to grow a taco, you'd need a wheat field, a cow, a pig, a vegetable garden... and you'd run out of room quickly! The sensible narrator advises each child gardener to start small, and they all gain an appreciation for fresh ingredients by the end of each book. A young boy wants to grow his own tacos, learns where the many ingredients come from and learns how to grow corn and make tortillas. Includes kid-friendly taco recipe.

🍎Title: So You Want to Grow a Taco?
🍎Author: Bridger Heos
🍎Illustrator: Daniele Fabbri
🍎Publisher: Amicus Ink
🍎Date: February 2, 2016
🍎Pages: 24

Book Cover: So You Want to Grow a Taco? by Bridget Heos

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