Who doesn’t enjoy a nice warm cup of hot chocolate on a cold Winter’s day? Now you can snuggle up with some of these hot chocolate books and enjoy an adventure in the warmth of your home.
My middle son asks for hot chocolate all the time and I think he would really enjoy these children’s story books.
Hats, Gloves, Hot Cocoa With Love – “The original idea for “Hats, Gloves, Hot Cocoa with Love” was to create a book for both young children and adults that would stimulate the senses,” said the author. “My hope is that this book captures all of the experiences of a Winter in New England. I’ve even included a family recipe for hot cocoa that is a perfect complement when reading this book to young children around the fire.” Alternately titled “| Gorros, Guantes, Chocolate Caliente Con Amor,” Gretchen’s book is very unique because of the Spanish translation that follows along with the English text.
Grandma’s Chocolate / El Chocolate De Abuelita – Abuela’s visits from Mexico are always full of excitement for young Sabrina. She can’t wait to see what’s in her grandmother’s yellow suitcase covered in stickers from all the places she has visited. Opening it is like opening a treasure chest, and this year is no different. Inside are a host of riches: colorful ribbons, a clay whistle shaped like a bird, a drum, and the strong smell of chocolate.
“Abuelita, do you want to play a game? Let’s pretend that I’m a princess,” Sabrina says. “Okay, Sabrina,” Abuela says, “but a Mayan princess should wear a beautiful dress called a huipil.” And she pulls the traditional garment worn by Mayan and Aztec women from her suitcase. Sabrina has lots of questions about her ancestors. Did Mayan princesses have money? Did they go to school? Did they eat chocolate ice cream? With her grandmother’s help, Sabrina learns all about the cacao tree, which was first cultivated by Mexico’s indigenous tribes. Today, seeds from the cacao tree give us chocolate, but years ago the seeds were so valuable they were used as money. And Moctezuma, the Aztec emperor, liked to eat chocolate poured over bowls of snow brought from the mountains!
Hot Chocolate for Santa Claus-This Christmas, find a cozy chair, grab a mug of hot chocolate, and hop aboard Santa’s sleigh as he travels back home to the North Pole in this colorfully illustrated Christmas story. Fly with Santa across the night sky and join the elves as they hop from roof to roof delivering presents before it’s time to head back home to Christmas Castle. Illustrated by Iryna Bodnaruk, Hot Chocolate for Santa Claus tells the story of why Santa Claus looks forward to drinking a special cup of hot chocolate on his flight back home to the North Pole. Hot Chocolate for Santa Claus is a Christmas story that both children and grown-ups will enjoy!
Warm Chocolate – It’s creamy. It’s smooth. It’s chocolate.
Everything about this classic winter drink is SO right–except for one little thing…its name. Join funny boy Marvin Peters as he explains to his classmates before winter break why he thinks it’s time for the WARM CHOCOLATE revolution….are you ready?
Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate -A boy and his grandfather are going to spend a weekend together, and they will share their favorite (and not-so-favorite) things. They won’t be wearing any fancy clothes or eating any funny-looking food-if they can avoid it. But they’ll be trading knock-knock jokes, drinking hot chocolate, watching machines at a construction site, and lots more. Grandparents and grandchildren alike will see themselves in these appealing characters.
Slushy the Snowman & the Hot Chocolate Incident – Slushy the Snowman stands outside Santa’s cottage every winter, looking into the cozy, warm living room, wishing he could sit by the fire and drink hot chocolate with marshmallows in. But wouldn’t a snowman melt in front of a roaring fire? Surely snowmen can’t eat Christmas cookies, or drink hot chocolate with marshmallows in, can they?
Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate!: with audio recording (History of Fun Stuff)– Warm up with the enticing history of hot chocolate in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the history of fun stuff! History of Fun Stuff: The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate was named a 2015 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People! Did you know that for thousands of years, chocolate was a beverage and not a solid candy? Or that soldiers in the Revolutionary War received a monthly ration of chocolate for drinking? Learn all about the history of America’s favorite wintertime treat in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes relevant info on subjects like social studies and science, and there’s even a fun quiz so you can test yourself to see what you’ve learned!
In A Hot Cup of Chocolate (Emotions in Motion) – Johan’s world, he thinks that most problems can be solved by drinking a ‘magical’ cup of hot chocolate. Johan befriends Henry who has problems at home. Written for those in stable family settings, this book demonstrates the dilemmas that some children face and explains why they might need to talk to someone.
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