According to CBS News, the American candy bar Kit Kat is also sold in Japan, where it comes in flavors like grilled potato, soybean and wasabi (horseradish)!

Candy Word Scramble

I Spy Candy Word Search

Light-Up Lifesavers from
You can make them spark!

Rock Candy from
Easy-to-make candy- no heating required!

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Get help with downloadable books or ask a librarian or parent for help.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Five kids each discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory, and takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
Everything he touches turns to chocolate!

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
When four twelve-year-olds, including one who has never left his parents' candy factory, compete in an annual contest to invent the best new candy treat, they unexpectedly become friends, and uncover secrets about themselves.

The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull
When magical candy gives four fifth-graders super powers, they find out that the candy also has dangerous consequences.

The Case of the Kidnapped Candy by James Preller
When the class's Valentine candy disappears, Jigsaw and Mila try to figure out who stole it.

The Candy Factory Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner
When the Alden kids have the chance to work at a candy factory, they try to find out who is sabotaging the candy and why.


Sweet! the Delicious Story of Candy by Ann Love
Learn the history of candy, candy makers, and candy inventions from marshmallows to modern fudge to gummy worms.

How Sweet it is (and Was) : the History of Candy by Ruth Freeman Swain
A short history of a variety of candies and chewing gum, and recipes for fudge, and taffy and sugar paste (used to make shaped candy.) Adult help is needed for the recipes.

The Chewing Gum Book by Robert Young
All about chewing gum, gum forms, flavors, history, and even gum technology!

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From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate by Robin Nelson
How chocolate is made from the time the farmer plants a cocoa tree, to the time someone eats a piece of candy.

Candy Experiments by Loralee Leavitt
Learn how to turn candy into crystals, sink marshmallows, float taffy, or send soda spouting skyward. You can even make your own lightning!

Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. Tunnell
Just after World War II ended, a very brave soldier made many flights to drop candy from his plane, in handkerchief parachutes, to the hungry children below.


Modern Marvels : Technology, Candy & Sugar [DVD]
Candy: It pulls, stretches, bubbles, hardens, crunches, and melts as the world consumes 7 billion tons every year.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory [DVD] or [Blu-ray] On a whirlwind tour of Willy's incredible, edible realm of chocolate waterfalls, elfish Oompa-Loompas, and industrial-sized confections, a boy named Charlie will discover the sweetest secret of all: a generous heart.

Types of Candy from the National Confectioners’ Association
Click on any of the eleven candy names and learn about your favorites!

The Sweet Lure of Chocolate from the Exploratorium
All about this yummy treat, from cocoa trees to chocolate candy.

Jelly Belly Bean Art Collection from Jelly Belly
Art can happen when artists work with jelly beans – everything from Minnie Mouse to the Statue of Liberty!

The Story of Chocolate: Where Is It From? from the National Confectioners’ Association
Watch this short video and see cocoa beans harvested and prepared for sale.