Upper Elementary to Middle School Books

Theme: Chocolate

Chocolate Fever - (ISBN: 978-0142405956)

by Robert Kimmel Smith

Henry tries to eat a combination of chocolate at every meal. He is very creative with his food choices, but they always include something chocolate. Can you guess what causes a chocolate rash to break out all over his skin? Henry decides to run away to escape his problem, but finds he takes his habits and his looks with him.

Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest - (ISBN: 978-0810957343)

by Robert Burleigh

Delve into the story of chocolate. Learn about its origins, growth, processing, and -- most importantly -- the products made from it. The beautiful photographs and interesting facts are sure to make you hungry for chocolate!

Covered in Chocolate - (ISBN: 978-1607994404)

by Lizzie Lou

If you are ready to try your hand at cooking up some chocolate goodies, try this combination cookbook, kitchen safety, and dessert glossary to whip up delicious treats. Organized by type of dessert, cookies, cakes, ice cream treats, candies and other sweets, this how-to book is sure to please everyone who loves cooking and eating chocolate!

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot - (ISBN: 978-1585360697)

by Margot Theis Raven

When Russian forces separated Berlin from the rest of Germany during WWII, food supplies were short. The British and American troops began a food drop to the hungry people of the embattled city. This book tells the true story of Gail Halvorsen, an American pilot who made sure to include plenty of sweets for the children as he assisted with the airlift, Operation Little Vittles. Despite the grimness of the burned out surroundings and uncertainty about the outcome of the war, the children of Berlin looked forward to the little handkerchiefs wrapped around chocolate and other goodies. Do not miss the Epilogue where you learn that the little girl telling the story had a chance to meet the pilot after the war. If you could drop special treats to someone in a tough situation, what would you drop?

The Chocolate Touch - (ISBN: 978-0688161330)

by Patrick Skene Catling

When you first meet John, he seems like a normal school boy. As you continue reading, however, one fact separates him from other students. His main interest is candy eating, candy buying, and planning how to get more candy. Can John get too much chocolate candy? See if you find your favorite kind of candy is mentioned in this book.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - (ISBN: 978-0142410318)

by Roald Dahl

Chocolate Horse - (ISBN: 978-0553484052)

by Bonnie Bryant

My Chocolate Year: A Novel with 12 Recipes - (ISBN: 978-1416933410)

by Charlotte Herman

The Cocoa Commotion: A Carmen Sandiego Mystery - (ISBN: 978-0064406666)

by Melissa Peterson

Activities for this Theme

Learn about the history of chocolate

Have a name-the-chocolate candy bar session. Blindfold friends and family and give them each several small bites of various candy bars. Ask them to identify which candy they are tasting!

Enjoy this favorite I Love Lucy episode in the candy factory

Celebrate chocolate all year long with people from all over the world

Take this Fun Tootsie Pops Survey

If you think you are a candy expert, try this game.