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16 Delectable Kids Books About Chocolate

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book
#1
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12
Thoughts from Mom of Boys

We had so much fun with this book. It is a book beyond all imagination. It gets all the wheels spinning in our little boys' minds. They love hearing all the descriptions of the chocolates and candies. And it is especially encouraging that little Charlie Bucket is such a good and caring boy that has good returned to him in every sense of the word.

From the author of The BFG and Matilda! Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake book
#2
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake
Written by Michael Kaplan and illustrated by Stephane Jorisch
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm

I generally like Betty Bunny and her adventures. :) This book is funny, silly, and also talks about patience. Plus, it's all about chocolate cake!

From her first bite, young Betty Bunny likes chocolate cake so much that she claims she will marry it one day, and she has trouble learning to wait patiently until she can have her next taste.

Love Monster and the Last Chocolate book
#3
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate
Written and illustrated by Rachel Bright
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-4
Thoughts from Mr. Staccato

A heart-warming story about a monster's decision to share or not share his chocolates. It's a little slow at first, but the ending comes with an unexpected twist that makes you quite like the Love Monster and his thoughtful friends.

When Love Monster receives a box of chocolates as a gift, he has second thoughts about sharing them with all of his friends.

Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory book
#4
Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory
Written and illustrated by H. A. Rey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7
Thoughts from The Goodfather

Curious George is a great option for a fun adventure, but mix in a chocolate factory and you really have a sweet story. It's always fun to see how George's curiosity will lead to a little unintended mischief, and George's tour of the chocolate factory is no exception. As always, it's also fun to see how George ends up doing more good than any harm he accidentally caused.

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.

Lilly's Chocolate Heart book
#5
Lilly's Chocolate Heart
Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm

I think I agree with Lilly...the best place to keep your chocolate for safekeeping is in your stomach! :) This board book is a cute, simple, chocolatey read that's great for Valentine's Day!

Lilly loves her chocolate heart. Will she save it? Forever and ever? What do you think?

This Book Is Not Good for You book
#6
This Book Is Not Good for You
Written and illustrated by Pseudonymous Bosch
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

From her first bite, young Betty Bunny likes chocolate cake so much that she claims she will marry it one day, and she has trouble learning to wait patiently until she can have her next taste.

Candy Bomber book
#7
Candy Bomber
Written and illustrated by Michael O. Tunnell
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

"World War II was over, and Berlin was in ruins. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. They were hungry and afraid. The young pilot wanted to help, but what could one man in one plane do?"--Dust jacket flap.

The Chocolate Sundae Mystery book
#8
The Chocolate Sundae Mystery
Written and illustrated by Gertrude Chandler Warner
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

The children help Mr. Brown with his ice cream shop.

Milton Hershey book
#9
Milton Hershey
Written by M. M. Eboch and illustrated by Meryl Henderson
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Did you know that the man behind Hershey's chocolate used to work in an ice cream parlor? Or that he had to try over and over again to get his now-famous chocolate to taste as delicious as it does today? Milton Hershey's life wasn't always a bowl of chocolate Kisses. When he was in fourth grade, he even had to drop out of school and work to help his poor family make ends meet. Read all about how the man we know as the famous young chocolatier finally struck it rich — in money, love, and chocolate!

Candy's Chocolate Kingdom book
#10
Candy's Chocolate Kingdom
Written and illustrated by Nirit Littaney
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-6

Meet Candy, the cute girl who loves chocolate so much she dreams about it at night. Grab some sweets and follow Candy though a Magical Chocolate Kingdom that fills her belly and teaches her an important lesson about limits, after something very unexpected happens in the delicious empire. Though the vivid illustrations are sure to make your mouth water, Candy's new understanding is the real treat even you can munch on! Excellent for early readers and children ages 3-8. Book 1 in the Fantasy Kingdom series. This book is great for quick bedtime story or to be read aloud with friends and family!

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop book
#11
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop
Written and illustrated by Kate Saunders
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-14

Eleven-year-old twins Oz and Lily are recruited by a talking cat to assist her and M16 in foiling the dastardly plans of their great-great-uncle, a chocolatier who used magic to make a candy that bestows immortality.

The Chocolate Touch book
#12
The Chocolate Touch
Written by Patrick Skene Catling and illustrated by Margot Apple
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

John midas loves chocolate. He loves it so much that he′ll eat it any hour of any day. He doesn′t care if he ruins his appetite. He thinks chocolate is better than any other food! But one day, after wandering into a candy store and buying a piece of their best chocolate, John finds out that there might just be such a thing as too much chocolate. . . .

Chocolate Fever book
#13
Chocolate Fever
Written by Robert Kimmel Smith and illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Henry Green is a boy who loves chocolate. He likes it bitter, sweet, dark, light, and daily; for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; in cakes, candy bars, milk, and every other form you can possibly imagine. Henry probably loves chocolate more than any boy in the history of the world. One day-it starts off like any other day-Henry finds that strange things are happening to him. First he makes medical history with the only case of Chocolate Fever ever. Then he finds himself caught up in a wild and hilarious chase, climaxed by a very unusual hijacking!

A Chocolate Moose for Dinner book
#14
A Chocolate Moose for Dinner
Written and illustrated by Fred Gwynne
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-11

A little girl pictures the things her parents talk about, such as a chocolate moose, a gorilla war, and shoe trees.

The Doughnut Fix book
#15
The Doughnut Fix
Written by Jessie Janowitz
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

An Amazon Best Book of the Month! Superfudge meets The Lemonade War in this funny, heartwarming series debut about change, adventure, family, and of course, doughnuts. Tristan isn't Gifted or Talented like his sister Jeanine, and he's always been okay with that because he can make a perfect chocolate chip cookie and he lives in the greatest city in the world. But his life takes a turn for the worse when his parents decide to move to middle-of-nowhere Petersville―a town with one street and no restaurants. It's like suddenly they're supposed to be this other family, one that can survive without bagels and movie theaters. His suspicions about his new town are confirmed when he's tricked into believing the local general store has life-changing chocolate cream doughnuts, when in fact the owner hasn't made them in years. And so begins the only thing that could make life in Petersville worth living: getting the recipe, making the doughnuts, and bringing them back to the town through his very own doughnut stand. But Tristan will soon discover that when starting a business, it helps to be both Gifted and Talented, and It's possible he's bitten off more than he can chew...

No Monkeys, No Chocolate book
#16
No Monkeys, No Chocolate
Written by Allen Young, Melissa Stewart and illustrated by Nicole Wong
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Everyone loves chocolate, right? But how many people actually know where chocolate comes from? How it’s made? Or that monkeys do their part to help this delicious sweet exist? This delectable dessert comes from cocoa beans, which grow on cocoa trees in tropical rain forests. But those trees couldn’t survive without the help of a menagerie of rain forest critters: a pollen-sucking midge, an aphid-munching anole lizard, brain-eating coffin fly maggots—they all pitch in to help the cocoa tree survive. A secondary layer of text delves deeper into statements such as "Cocoa flowers can’t bloom without cocoa leaves . . . and maggots," explaining the interdependence of the plants and animals in the tropical rain forests. Two wise-cracking bookworms appear on every page, adding humor and further commentary, making this book accessible to readers of different ages and reading levels.

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