Edible Book Day Event

Edible Book Day: You really can have your book … and eat it too!

ūüė¶ !!! Sorry !!! This event will not take place on April 1st as planned !!!
!! Due to concerns around COVID-19 & subsequent lack of numbers this event has been cancelled !!
!! AHE will run a “virtual” (online) Edible Book Day event this year instead – visit their website for updates !!

The International Edible Book Festival is an annual event usually held on or around 1st of April, which is also known as Edible Book Day. The global event has been celebrated since 2000 in various parts of the world, where ‚Äúedible books‚ÄĚ are created, displayed, and small events are held. The creations are photographed and then‚Ķconsumed!


1st April 2020: Once again, both AHE and HASCA will be running Edible Book Day events for our home-schooling community: one on the North Shore and one in Mt Wellington.  We hope we can better serve the many homeschooling families Auckland-wide who wish to take part in this fun event by providing venues on both sides of the bridge! Less time travelling = more time creating.

HOW DOES EDIBLE BOOK DAY WORK?edible book - mouth eating books

It’s simple … CREATE!¬† SHOW!¬† SHARE!

Choose a book (character or scene from a book) and recreate it as food! 

  • Your creation could even be related to the title, a character, or the theme of the book: you choose! Get creative and have fun!
  • On the day, bring along your wonderful creation and your book too (if you have it).
  • All the edible books will be displayed and then we will EAT OUR WORDS (we eat our creations) … A SHARED FEAST!¬†
  • Please complete one registration form for each child entering an edible book creation.

This is a non-competitive family event. It‚Äôs all about sharing good books, creative ideas, interesting and fun food … and creating community!


Join in the fun, register, and bring along your edible book creation, or come along and check out what others have made.


HASCA Edible Book Day 2020 – North Auckland
Wednesday, 1st April, 12:45pm to 2:15pm ***CANCELLED***
North Shore YMCA (Rendle Room), 5 Akorgana Drive, Northcote
Entry fee: one can of food or pantry item 
HASCA coordinator: Miriam Koit


AHE Edible Book Day 2020 – Central Auckland
Wednesday, 1st April, 10:30pm to 12 noon ***UPDATE: VIRTUAL / ONLINE EVENT FOR 2020***
Venue to be confirmed.
Entry fee: one can of food or pantry item
AHE coordinator: Erin Parkinson


CAUTION: The following images may get your creative juices flowing! As a result you will have an overwhelming desire to enter this year’s event.

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HASCA kindly meets the costs of this event and asks that each entrant brings along one can of food or pantry item (which can be made into wholesome meals). All food items are donated to Sunday Blessings, a volunteer organisation which serves up hot meals to the homeless in Auckland city each week.

Unexpected kindness¬†is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.¬† — B. Kerrey

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Photos 2018 EBD Event – North Shore
Photos 2019 EBD Event – North Shore

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