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Candy: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about candy?

As you can see, this list of kids books about candy is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about candy, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Nana Cracks the Case!
Written by Kathleen Lane & illustrated by Sarah Horne
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

Nana is not your ordinary grandma. She never wears cloppy shoes, drinks prune juice, or worries about slippery surfaces. Eufala and Bog’s nana would much rather join the circus, work as a backhoe operator, or maybe become a detective. Which is exactly what happens in this very funny chapter book. When Nana answers an ad in the local newspaper for a detective, she arrives at the police department just in time to investigate the theft of one entire case of delicious Yumdums candy. Can one little old lady find a way to save the day and stop the candy thief from striking again?

Look for more adventures starring Nana, Eufala, and Bog coming soon!

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Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory
Written & illustrated by H. A. Rey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

George’s curiosity causes a problem at the chocolate factory, but his quick thinking and speedy action on the assembly line help save the candies.

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Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick
Written & illustrated by Kevin Henkes
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

One peppermint stick. Two sisters. See sibling rivalry turn to sweet solidarity.

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Are You Eating Candy without Me?
Written by Draga Jenny Malesevic & illustrated by Charlotte Bruijn
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

In this delightfully illustrated picture book, readers explore the original FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) as four children imagine what wild, zany, and impossible adventures the adults in their lives must surely get up to when they are not with them.

Four different children from three different families ponder what the adults in their lives do during the day. Are they jumping on trampolines? Are they eating cake and ice cream while riding birthday ponies? Are they eating candy with other adults? After a series of hilariously illustrated and wildly imaginative scenarios, readers learn an important lesson: The adults who love them think about them constantly and are most definitely, certainly, ABSOLUTELY . . . not eating candy without them. Or are they?

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Owen's Marshmallow Chick
Written & illustrated by Kevin Henkes
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

“My favorite,” said Owen when he saw the marshmallow chick.

“My favorite,” you will say when you read this book.

Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker book
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me book
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  • Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker - Spurred by a newfound awareness of false advertising, Stink Moody becomes the proverbial kid in a candy store as his letter-writing campaign yields him heaps of free rewards (ages 5-8). When Stink buys a mammoth jawbreaker that doesn’t break his jaw, he writes a letter of complaint to the manufacturer - and receives a ten-pound box of 21,280 jawbreakers for his trouble! This unexpected benefit of acing the art of letter-writing in school sure gets Stink thinking. Soon Stink is so preoccupied with getting free stuff sent to him that he overlooks a scribbly envelope in the mail pile - until his best friend, Webster, starts acting standoffish and looks as mad as a hornet. In this hilarious new episode from Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds, Judy Moody’s shorter sibling truly comes into his own. As a delightful bonus for both teachers and kids, thirty-six common idioms - from “two heads are better than one” to “a leopard can’t change its spots” - are sprinkled throughout the story; seven of the idioms are humorously illustrated by Stink, and all are listed at the end to inspire a search for idioms that’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

  • The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me - From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company certainly doesn’t. They don’t need a pail, either, because they have a pelican with a bucket-sized beak. With a monkey to do the washing and Billy as their manager, this business is destined for success. Now they have their big break—a chance to clean all 677 windows of the Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England! That’s exciting enough, but along the way there are surprises and adventures beyond their wildest window-washing dreams.

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