A Pizza Post - National Pizza Day

February 9, 2019 | Katherine McG

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Pizza Day
Pizza Day by Melissa Iwai (Ages 2-6).

It's time for another delicious "holiday" – February 9th is National Pizza Day.

So many items pop-up when you search for “pizza” in the Toronto Public Library’s catalogue that you might think we celebrate Pizza Day every day (and who wouldn’t want to do that?!). 

Why not think outside the pizza box and do a little reading, learning, and creating this Pizza Day?


We have pizza stories for kids of all ages:

How to Eat Pizza

How to Eat Pizza by Jon Burgerman (Ages 5-9).

Pizza-Pie Snowman

Pizza-Pie Snowman by Valeri Gorbachev (Ages 3-6).

Pizza for Pirates

Pizza for Pirates by Adam Guillain (Ages 4-7).

Case of the Secret Sauce

Case of the Secret Sauce (Pete and Penny's Pizza Puzzle Series) by Aaron Rosenberg (Ages 5-8).

The Pizza Mystery

The Pizza Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novel Series) by Rob M. Worley (Ages 8-12).


And there are quite a few books about pizza and poetry:

Nothing Beats a Pizza

Nothing Beats a Pizza by Loris Lesynski (Ages 4-10).

Pizza  Pigs  and Poetry

Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: How to Write a Poem by Jack Prelutsky (Ages 9-12).

A Pizza the Size of the Sun

A Pizza the Size of the Sun: Poems by Jack Prelutsky (Ages 8-12).


Of course there are books about pizza and food:

Who Wants Pizza

Who Wants Pizza?: The Kids Guide to the History, Science, and Culture of Food by Jan Thornhill (Ages 7-12).


But you can also find “pizza” in some non-fiction books that aren’t really about pizza at all:

Did Dinosaurs Eat Pizza

Did Dinosaurs Eat Pizza?: Mysteries Science hasn't Solved by Lenny Hort (Ages 6-9).

Babies Don't Eat Pizza

Babies Don't Eat Pizza: A Big Kids' Book about Baby Brothers and Baby Sisters by Dianne Danzig (Ages 6-10).

Clay Charm Magic

Clay Charm Magic!: 25 Amazing, Teeny-Tiny Projects to Make with Polymer Clay by Helga Jiang (Ages 9-12).


And don’t forget about the books that show you how to make pizza (because the best way to celebrate Pizza Day is to actually eat some pizza!):

Kids Cook

Kids Cook! by Ruth Owen (Ages 7-10).

Roly-Poly Ravioli

Roly-Poly Ravioli and Other Italian Dishes by Nick Fauchald (Ages 7-10).

Super Snacks

Super Snacks by Bobbie Kalman (Ages 7-12).

Breakfast Blast

Breakfast Blast by Bobbie Kalman (Ages 7-12).

Hold the Anchovies

Hold the Anchovies!: A Book about Pizza by Shelley Rotner (Ages 5-8).


So grab a slice, pick up a book, and enjoy this yummy holiday!

(And don’t forget to tell us what your favourite kind of pizza is by commenting below.)