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Chocolate Childrens Books for Easter

Updated on April 21, 2015
Buy a story book as an Easter Gift this year
Buy a story book as an Easter Gift this year | Source

Chocolate Easter Books are Perfect Gifts for Easter

Children love Easter, they love chocolate and they love stories, and I've unearthed some sweet books for Easter. These chocolate treats won't damage their teeth! Lucky children will receive lots of chocolate Easter eggs, so why not give them chocolatey books as Easter gifts this year?

I still have my childhood books, (and I'm of a certain age!), so while chocolate eggs will go within the day, children will continue to enjoy the story for so much longer.

The best tales will give them a lifetime of memories and this is my pick of the best. I've made an attempt to divide them into age groups, but of course these must just be used as rough indications. The last group is reserved for fact rather than fiction.

Children love stories about chocolate

I love to give books to children, but finding the really good ones isn't all that easy. My son is 13 now and I started reading bath books to him when he was about 6 months old and I read to him almost every night until he hit the terrible teens. Now he is a little lazy in his reading habits, (that's teenage boys for you), so I have to try even harder to engage him, so any suggestions welcome! Please do leave your reading hits for me in the comments box below.

Update: Son now 14 and is reading again - ploughing his way through the whole Harry Potter series - not sure whether in English or French.

Here are a few of my other book selections:

Classic Childrens Books Make Best Gifts for Kids

Best Christmas Books for Kids

Chocolate Easter books for 2 - 5 year olds

Of course the tiny tot's have lots of choc books to choose from. Small Knight and George the Dragon (Ronda Armitage) are going to rescue the world's biggest chocolate cake. Will the robber-brigands give up the cake? The Greedy Goose (Julia Donaldson)will help to teach your little darlings nice table manners and Curious George (H A Rey) has a tour around a chocolate factory.

The Chocolate Island (Karen Dolby) is great for children just about to read for themselves and includes a puzzle on every double page. Lilly's Chocolate Heart by Kevin Henks is suitable for over 3's. Lilly has one chocolate heart left and she wants to find the perfect hiding place for it. She finally decides to put the candy in her mouth: "Perfect."

Max's Chocolate Chicken (Rosemary Wells) Easter egg hunts are just so much a part of Easter! Here Max, the toddler rabbit engages in a battle of wits against his older sister Ruby. Now it's time for the siblings' Easter egg hunt!

Thomas the Tank Engine was a top favourite with me and my son for many years and this lovely chocolatey story where Percy has an accident at the chocolate factory is a must for Easter.

Benny's Chocolate Bunny by Janee Trasler is a hilarious twist on a favorite Easter confection!

Chocolate books for Easter for 5 - 8 year olds

The Chocolate Cat by Sue Stainton, is a beautifully illustrated book in which a grumpy chocolate maker and a lazy cat are transformed when magical chocolate mice appear in the shop.

The Chocolate Cat Caper (JoAnna Carl) One of a series of chocolate mystery stories. In this book high-profile defense lawyer dies after eating a cat-shaped chocolate laced with cyanide.

The Boxcar Children help Mr Browne find out who's sabotaging his ice-cream business.

Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story for Little Kids about Divorce (Sandra Levins) Reading this story to the kids is one thing that you can do to help them through the pain of divorce - I doubt it was the chocolate pudding!

The Chocolate-Covered-Cookie Tantrum (Deborah Bumenthal) Do you suffer from toddler tantrum sessions? Why not enjoy the odd tantrum with your child when you read The Chocolate-Covered-Cooking Tanturm together? It all starts in the park when Sophie' Mum won't give in to her ...

Chocolate Easter books for 8 - 12 year olds

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)is a great cautionary tale agains greed and features the creepy Mr Wonka, factory owner.

The Chocolate Cipher (Caroline Juskus) A visit to the Coco Nuts Chocolate Factory depends on cracking Cleopatra's code!

This Book is Not Good for You (Pseudonymous Bosch) The youngest members of the top-secret Terces Society have a mission - track down a cursed tuning fork that can recreate any flavour the user has ever tasted.

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot (Margot Theis Raven) How wonderful to combine chocolate, a children's story and a true event in one delicious book. In this tale which takes place during the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949 a little girl called Mercedes, waited for the candy drops made by Lt. Gail Halvorsen, who, for obvious reasons, became known as the Chocolate Pilot.

The Chocolate Touch (Patrick Skene Catling)You've heard of King Midas and the touch that turns everything to gold - well, what if that touch turned everything to chocolate? John Midas loves chocolate too much and one day he finds out that you can have too much of a good thing . . .

Chocolate books for teens and young adults

The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier) exposes corruption at Trinity School when new kid Jerry Ranault refuses to take part in the great chocolate sale, and Mates, Dates and Chocolate Cheats (Cathy Hopkins) bravely tackles the subject of eating disorders.

Chocolate fact and figure books

The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)

Jerry Renault causes a stir when he refuses to sell chocolates at his school's fundraiser - some treat Jerry as a hero, but he also becomes a target for others ...

Totally Triffic Chocolate (Alan MacDonald, illustrated by Clive Goddard) Ever wanted to know who banned chocolate and started a war. Do murders like chocolate? And can chocolate really be good for the teeth?

Beans to Chocolate (Welcome Books: (How Things are made) (Inez Snyder) Explains how chocolate is made: Does chocolate really come from beans?

The Great Chocolate Pyramid (John and Shari Rudy) (is a chocolate cookbook to get the kids hard at work in the kitchen (oh bliss!)

Can M&M's (Barbara Barbieri McGrath) and Hershey (Jerry Pallotta)really help to teach maths? Get a kid to divide up a chocolate cake very precisely - you cut I choose - must be the most hopeful method!

Has this inspired you to give a book as your Easter gift?

.... or has it just made your tummy rumble? I hope you've enjoyed this small selection box from the great pool of chocolate books available for kids. I certainly feel inspired and can't wait to try a few out on my teenage son.

Happy reading and Happy Easter!

More Easter and chocolate treats from Les Trois Chenes:

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Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever for a Wickedly Moist French Dessert

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York, City of Chocolate - the Story of Cravens, Rowntrees and Terrys in the Chocolate Industry UK

Kids will love to read their chocolate stories on a Kindle?

Would your child read more if they had a screen instead of a book? We all want to encourage children to read more, and I for one would like mine to get off the screen-based machines where they play war games incessantly.

Is one way to give in and buy them a screen on which they can read books? It's well worth splashing out and buying your chocolate Easter gift books as Kindle downloads. Kindles are such good value now, and, if all else fails, you can always have that Kindle for yourself!

Even better, give a Kindle as a gift
Even better, give a Kindle as a gift | Source

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This is just one of the may gorgeous Easter cards to give with your Easter chocolate book
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      Les Trois Chenes 6 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      crystolite, Thx so much for the feedback; pleased you enjoyed the article.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Great article.

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      Les Trois Chenes 7 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      Goddess, thanks for your kind words and for dropping by.

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      Goddess 7 years ago

      that is os cool