11 Delectable Candy Books Kids Will Love
When I think about candy books, I immediately think of delicious fun inside the pages. But, when I was thinking about the books on the list of kids’ books about candy, I realized that many of these books have a beautiful message of kindness, patience, and gratitude. Others are filled with page-turning adventure and excitement.
These fun and delightful books that kids will love are also books that we can feel good about giving our kids to read.
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Kids’ Books About Candy: Best Picture Books
The Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan
This is an adorable pick in this list of kids’ books about candy but it also has a lesson about kindness in it as well.
Rubina was invited to her first birthday party and is so excited to attend. That is, until her mother insists that she bring her little sister along as well. When she tries to explain that you don’t bring your little sister, it is to no avail. At the party her sister not only insists she win at every game, but she takes Rubina’s lollipop as well.
The Candy Dish by Kobi Yamada
This is another one of the candy books with a beautiful message about patience, gratitude, and appreciation.
When a child finds a candy dish with one delicious candy inside, she immediately wants another one, but the candy dish will not open. No matter what she does, the dish will not open until the next day when another delicious candy appears inside.
The illustrations and message in this book make it one of my favorite kids’ books about candy!
Lester Fizz Bubble Gum Artist by Ruth Spiro
The entire Fizz family are artists except for Lester. What is he to do? He looks for inspiration everywhere until one day, his gum becomes a work of art!
In this adorable pick from kids’ books about candy, we get an important message about being yourself.
Candy Books for Your Independent Reader
The Candymakers by Wendy Maas
This story appears on our list of books about candy! I decided to read this book with my boys prior to our visit to Candytopia.
It was a lovely take on life at a candy factory and felt almost like an updated version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 4 kids are competing to win a candy-making contest to have their creation mass-produced.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
This story is quite the classic and it revolves around all things candy! With its creeptastic vibes, it’s also wonderful for Halloween.
Charlie is thrilled when he gets a golden ticket to see inside Willy Wonka’s amazing chocolate factory, but this is no ordinary candy factory. The machines and recipes behind the walls of the factory are what dreams are made of. This is a wonderful read-aloud book and a classic pick from candy books.
The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
I adore this story about a little boy who gets the magical power to turn everything he touches into chocolate. If you have not read this pick from candy books, this one is hilarious.
This twist on the Midas Touch is adorable and the thought of turning parents into chocolate had my kids rolling with laughter.
Who was Milton Hershey? by James Buckley Jr.
Milton Hershey is well known for his chocolate empire. But, Milton Hershey is also the founder of a school for boys who did not have access to education. He also built an entire town for his employees.
He was an amazing man whose story definitely belongs on a list of candy books.
The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull
This is the first in a trilogy of candy books from the author of the Fablehaven series that we love. Check out our 45+ Best Fantasy Books for Tweens and Middle Grade Fantasy Readers.
In this series, magical candy gives kids superpowers, there is a hidden treasure, and they have to save the world- just a regular day, right? This first book in the series will get you hooked.
Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
Henry Green loves chocolate so much that he will eat it for every meal. He will eat it if it’s dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or any other kind of chocolate.
When Henry makes medical history as the first person to ever have Chocolate Fever, that will not be the strangest thing that happens to him.
This Book is Not Good for You by Pseudonymous Bosch
Cass’s mom has been kidnapped by Señor Hugo, the evil chocolatier. In order to get her back, Cass and Max-Ernest must find the legendary tuning fork. Will they be able to find it before it is too late? Can they discover the secrets behind Señor Hugo’s success?
This pick from kids’ books about candy is the third book in the series and is the best adventure yet.
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