5 Sweet Audiobook Treats

One of our favorite things about listening to stories that feature bakers or delectable-sounding cakes is that our hands are free to bake so we can enjoy tasty treats, too!

Dive into one of these heartwarming stories (including a few you can listen to with kids in the kitchen) as you work:

Baking Cakes in Kigali
Author: Gaile Parkin
Read By: Adenrele Ojo

In Kigali, Angel runs a bustling business, baking cakes for all occasions. Unexpected things are beginning to happen: A most unusual wedding is planned, a heartbreaking mystery unravels involving Angel’s own family, and extraordinary connections are being made among the men and women who have tasted Angel’s beautiful cakes. A chain of events unfolds that will change her life—and the lives of those around her—in the most astonishing ways.
Listen to an excerpt Baking Cakes in Kigali

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living

Olivia Rawlings—pastry chef extraordinaire for an exclusive Boston dinner club—escapes her burning career and flees to her best friend in a small town. There she discovers the true meaning of home, and that sometimes the best things are found when you don’t even know you’re looking.
Listen to an excerpt The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Author: Aimee Bender
Read By: Aimee Bender

Rose Edelstein discovered she was cursed at the age of nine when she bit into the homemade birthday cake her mother made for her. She could taste her mother’s secret emotions instead of the lemon-chocolate cake itself. As Rose grows up, she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.
Listen to an excerpt The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Share sweets—and sweet listens—with younger listeners:

A Long Line of Cakes
Author: Deborah Wiles
Read By: Jenna Lamia

The Cake family travels from place to place, setting up bakeries in communities that need them. And just when Emma Lane Cake feels settled in with new friends…they move again. Emma has vowed that this time she is not getting attached to anyone or anything in their new town, but fate has other plans for her.
Listen to an excerpt A Long Line of Cakes

The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case

When a piece of cake goes missing from the classroom and a boy is tagged as the culprit, Precious is unconvinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn’t always right. And she learns how to be a detective.
Listen to an excerpt The Great Cake Mystery

For more listening suggestions to keep you company in the kitchen, check out this collection.