Dinner Detectives are quickly becoming some of the best Australian children’s picture books

When it comes to the best Australian children’s picture books, Dinner Detectives are becoming a new classic.

Using the power of storytelling, Dinner Detectives take children on a journey through history and culture, exploring the stories behind some of our favourite foods.

Join Clementine and her brother Aksel as they explore stories behind the food they eat, in a series that is set to become the best Australian children’s picture books of a generation.

Begin your journey on the colourful, lantern-laden streets of  Chinatown, before being transported back in time to ancient China.

Shake at the size and grandeur of the fearsome Nian and be inspired by the brave girl in the red dress. Hold onto your ears as you discover the trials of the cold, dark Chinese winter.

Travel to medieval Italy to learn about the origins of pasta. Try your best to remember all their names and shapes! Voyage with Marco Polo through the Middle and Far East, before enjoying a Bolognese staple: tagliatelle al ragu.

And the fun doesn’t stop when the book ends – every Dinner Detectives book comes with a tasty featured recipe, which the whole family can prepare together.

Dinner Detectives is a collaboration between two dads with a passion for children’s storytelling. Author Yves Stening and illustrator Nigel Buchanan met at the school that their children attend. Both were inspired by the best Australia children’s picture books that they loved as kids, as well as a desire to celebrate the diversity of their multicultural city.

A Fearsome Beast and a Dumpling Feast and A Tangled Tale of Tagliatelle are already being devoured and relished by children nation-wide, with The Legend Lurking in your Lunchbox due to fill bellies in 2018.

With so many delicious stories to discover, be enthralled by the next best Australian children’s picture books.