Best Kids Books About Chocolate

The Top 7 Books About Chocolate

Updated Apr. 9, 2019

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ― Linda Grayson

Sounds about right to us...but we'd add "and a book!" to make that statement even more true. We're calling all chocolate lovers because we've rounded up the best children's books about chocolate! These stories are sweet, fun, and informative, and we hope you love them *almost* as much as you love the real deal. :)

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake book
#1
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
#2
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate
Written and illustrated by Rachel Bright
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-4
Thoughts from Mr. Stacatto

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
#3
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.

A Chocolate Moose for Dinner book
#4
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.

Candy's Chocolate Kingdom book
#5
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!

Chocolate Fever book
#6
Chocolate Fever
Written by Robert Kimmel Smith and illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi
picture 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!

No Monkeys, No Chocolate book
#7
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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