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Chocolate

Chocolate Cake
by  Michael Rosen

When I was a boy,
I had a favourite treat.
It was when my mum made . . .

CHOCOLATE CAKE!

Ohhh! I LOVED chocolate cake.

Fantastically funny and full of silly noises, this is Michael Rosen's love letter to every child's favourite treat, chocolate cake. Brought to life as a picture book for the first time with brilliant and characterful illustrations by Kevin Waldron.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by  Roald Dahl

Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world.
And do you know who Charlie is? Charlie Bucket is the hero. The other children in this book are nasty little beasts, called: Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee - a boy who only watches television.
Clutching their Golden Tickets, they arrive at Wonka's chocolate factory. But what mysterious secrets will they discover? 
Our tour is about to begin. Please don't wander off. Mr Wonka wouldn't like to lose any of you at thisstage of the proceedings . . .

The Chocolate Factory Ghost
by David O'Connell, illustrated by Claire Powell

Archie McBudge knows his lucky underpants must really work, because when he and his mum are summoned to Honeystone Hall in the remote Scottish village of Dundoodle, they find Archie has inherited not only the enormous hall, but the whole of the world-famous McBudge Confectionery Company from Great-Uncle Archibald. That's a new home, a fortune and a lifetime's supply of treats rolled into one!

But all is not well in Dundoodle, and when Archie reads the mysterious letter his great-uncle left him, he finds himself on a quest to save his family's company from ruin. With the help of his new friends Fliss and Billy, Archie has to try to figure out the puzzles of Honeystone before his sweet future melts away like an ice lolly in the sun!

Fans of How to Train Your Dragon and Tilly and the Time Machine will be hungry for this delicious mystery full of weird clues, strange creatures, malevolent relatives and lots and lots of SWEETS!

Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate
by Kes Gray, illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Daisy is SO excited! She's been picked to look after the class hamsters, Pickle and Pops, over the Easter holidays - AND her mum's taking her to Chocolate Land!!! 

Trouble is, the two things probably shouldn't mix...

The totally troublesome and laugh-out-loud funny new tale from the bestselling Daisy series.

A Room full of Chocolate
by Jane Elson

***Winner of Peters Book of the Year 2015 and the Leeds Book Award.***

 

Grace's fun-loving Mum has found a lump. Her north London world of sleepovers, tap dancing and playing the clarinet fall apart when she is sent to live with her grumpy old granddad on his farm in Yorkshire while her mother goes into hospital to get better. 
Grace misses her mother so much it hurts, and doesn't quite understand what is happening to her. And things go from bad to worse when she starts school and becomes the bullies' latest target.
But Grace is no longer alone when she meets Rainbow Girl Megan and her pig, Claude - when she's with them she feels as if she can confront anything. 
At Easter time when Grace misses her mum the most, she knows she must find a way to get to London. With Megan's help, she hatches a plan to run away that involves Claude, chocolate Easter eggs and a risky ID swap. But it's all worth it if it means that she finally gets to see her mum ...

A gorgeous story of courage and friendship that will tug at your heart strings.

Grendel: A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate
by  David Lucas

A charming and clever tale of a little monster who loves chocolate.

Grendel loves his mum and Grendel loves his dog, but most of all Grendel loves CHOCOLATE! When he is magically granted three wishes, what does he wish for? More chocolate of course! He gets rather more than he asks for when his whole world turns to chocolate and starts to melt... Whatever can he do? This fresh and fun re-telling of the Midas story has a message for us all – be careful what you wish for!

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop
by Kate Saunders

Fans of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will adore Kate Saunders’s new middle-grade adventure that is “a whizz-pop chocolate romp” (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Enter a world filled with magical chocolate, evil villains, and an adventure twins Lily and Oz never could have dreamed. . . .
 
Lily and Oz Spoffard have just inherited a magical house with a mysterious boarded-up chocolate shop on the ground floor. The twins’ great-great-uncles were famous chocolatiers, and their chocolate was ANYTHING but ordinary. In fact, it had magical properties.

Now an evil gang is after the secret recipe, and it’s up to Lily and Oz to stop them. The fate of their family, and the world, depends on it.

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot: A True Story of the Berlin Airlift and the Candy That Dropped from the Sky
by Margot Theis Raven, illustrated Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen 

A True Story of the Berlin Airlift and the Candy that Dropped from the Sky.

Life was grim in 1948 West Berlin, Germany. Josef Stalin blockaded all ground routes coming in and out of Berlin to cut off West Berliners from all food and essential supplies. Without outside help, over 2.2 million people would die.

Thus began the Berlin Airlift, a humanitarian rescue mission that utilized British and American airplanes and pilots to fly in needed supplies. As one of the American pilots participating in the Airlift mission, Lt. Gail S. Halvorsen helped to provide not only nourishment to the children but also gave them a reason to hope for a better world. From one thoughtful, generous act came a lifelong relationship between Lt. Gail and the children of Berlin.

This is the true story of a seven-year-old girl named Mercedes who lived in West Berlin during the Airlift and of the American who came to be known as the Chocolate Pilot.

The Chocolate Monster
by Jan Page

Lucy Locket lost her pocket,' teases Lucy's brother, Matthew.

Lucy doesn't lose things, she insists to her brother, they just disappear! But who'd have guessed that a monster under her bed was taking them? Finally Lucy discovers the monster and his secret passion - chocolate. Before too long, she enters an excellent bargain with the greedy little monster. He gets all the chockie he wants, she gets all her things back...but Matthew's stuff suddenly starts vanishing!

Maggie and the Chocolate War
by Michelle Mulder

Maggie has been saving her delivery job money for weeks to buy her best friend, Jo, a chocolate bar for her birthday. It's 1947, and while the war is over and ration tickets are gone, food prices are going up. Then it is announced that the price of chocolate is going up too--now Maggie can never afford to buy a chocolate bar! And neither can the other kids. Maggie and her friends leap into action and wage a strike against the price hike. But what can a bunch of kids do? More than you think! Based on real events, Maggie and the Chocolate War is filled with photographs and newspaper documents covering an amazing historical moment.

The Last Chocolate Chip Cookie
by Jamie Rix

Being polite can take you a long way! There s one chocolate chip cookie left and Jack s just about to eat it. But then his mum reminds him of his manners! He must offer it to EVERYONE else first. So Jack offers it to all sorts of people. He even goes into space and offers it to an alien. But the alien doesn t want to eat the cookie he wants to eat Jack! A hilarious picture book about manners, sharing and the hazards of storing food in your pockets!

The Chocolate Tree: A Mayan Folktale
by Linda Lowery and Richard Keep

Ever wonder where chocolate came from? We have the Mayan king Kukulkn to thank. Kukulkn is more than a king, he is also a god. One day he brings his people an amazing gift: a chocolate tree! But there is just one problem. Kukulkn’s brother, Night Jaguar, doesnt want regular people to have chocolate. He thinks only gods should eat the tempting treat. Will Night Jaguar prevail? Or will the Mayans get to keep their chocolate tree?

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
by  Stephanie Burgis 

Aventurine is the fiercest, bravest kind of dragon, and she's ready to prove it to her family by leaving the safety of their mountain cave and capturing the most dangerous prey of all: a human.

But when the human she captures tricks her into drinking enchanted hot chocolate, she finds herself transformed into a puny human girl with tiny blunt teeth, no fire, and not one single claw. She's still the fiercest creature in these mountains though - and now she's found her true passion: chocolate! All she has to do is walk on two feet to the human city, find herself an apprenticeship (whatever that is) in a chocolate house (which sounds delicious), and she'll be conquering new territory in no time . won't she?

Wild and reckless young Aventurine will bring havoc to the human city - but what she doesn't expect is that she'll find real friendship there too, along with betrayal, deception, scrumptious chocolate and a startling new understanding of what it means to be a human (and a dragon).

A pinch of Ella Enchanted, a sprinkling of How to Train your Dragon and a generous helping of Eva Ibbotsen -The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart is entirely delicious.