Middle School to Young Adult Books

Theme: Chocolate

Blood and Chocolate - (ISBN: 978-0385734219)

by Annette Klause

Even werewolves have to face teenage angst, and Vivian has to adjust to a new school and a new crush, all the while covering up the fact that she is a werewolf. Her appetites verge on the animalistic as she ponders how to befriend and woo non-werewolf Aiden. For a tasteful leap into the nether world of monsters living among us, mature teens will enjoy this depiction of a meeting of two worlds.

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel - (ISBN: 978-1400077106)

by Alexander McCall Smith

Isabel, an editor and philosopher, ventures into a romance with a much younger man in this second book in the Isabel Dalhousie series. Slow-moving but thought-provoking, this book has Scotland as its backdrop to the search for a heart donor who has begun to appear in Isabel’s friend’s dreams.

Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies - (ISBN: 978-0803732964)

by Erin Dionne

When Celeste’s aunt wants her to enter a beauty contest for chubby girls, Celeste tries to lose enough weight so that she will not fit the entry criteria. For those who enjoy the ins and outs of beauty pageant politics, this book provides a good lesson in developing self-esteem.

The Chocolate War - (ISBN: 978-0375829871)

by Robert Cormier

What happens when one student refuses to conform? Jerry refuses to sell chocolate bars during a school fundraiser. Although some students view him as a leader, he becomes a scapegoat for others, and radical events ensue. Have you ever been faced with such a choice? What can you learn from Jerry’s stance that might help you in the future?

The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse - (ISBN: 978-0575085435)

by Robert Rankin

A regular teen, Jack, sets off to seek his future and finds himself in Toy City. The detective is a teddy bear who is looking for Humpty Dumpty’s murderer, and Little Boy Blue’s demise soon follows. With great hilarity, Jack joins the search for a serial slayer who leaves behind chocolate bunnies as his calling card. If you enjoy flights of fantasy and word plays, try this original take on a detective story/return to nursery rhymes.

Beyond The Chocolate War - (ISBN: 978-0440905806)

by Robert Cormier

Blubb and the Chocolate Treasure - (ISBN: 978-0671888053)

by Mel Gilden

Cherry Crush: Chocolate Box Girls - (ISBN: 978-0141384795)

by Cathy Cassidy

Chocolate For A Teen's Soul: Life-changing Stories ... - (ISBN: 978-0684870816)

by Kay Allenbaugh

Somebody - (ISBN: 978-0823420995)

by Nancy Springer

Sorcery and Cecelia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot: Being the Correspondence ... - (ISBN: B000OJIGD0)

by Patricia Wrede

Activities for this Theme

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

Enjoy the virtual chocolate activity from Chicago's Field Museum.