Monday, December 16, 2013

Yummy Stocking Stuffers . . .

 Every stocking needs candy, Right?

Here are a few fun sweets for 
filling stockings . . .


What if there were a place where you could get magical candy? Moon rocks that made you feel weightless. Jawbreakers that made you unbreakable. Or candy that gave animals temporary human intelligence and communication skills.

Four young friends, Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon, are befriended by Belinda White, the owner of a new candy shop on Main Street. However, the gray- haired, grandmotherly Mrs. White is not an ordinary candy maker. Her confections have magical side effects. Purposefully, she invites the kids on a special mission to retrieve a hidden talisman under Mt. Diablo Elementary School.

However, Mrs. White is not the only magician in town in search of the ancient artifact rumored to be the Fountain of Youth. She is aware that Mr. Stott, the not-so-ordinary ice cream truck driver, has a few tricks of his own.

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Twelve-year-old Isabel is dying to get out of her small town of Willow, Oregon, and travel like her best friend, Sophie. But when Isabel's mother decides to open up a cupcake shop across town, Isabel is once again stuck in Willow for the summer; until she learns of a baking contest where the finalists get an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the final bake-off. 

But Sophie is also entering the contest, and Isabel's mother has reservations. Can Isabel finally realize her dreams of leaving Willow without hurting two of the most important people in her life?


Four children have been chosen to compete in a national competition to find the tastiest confection in the country. Who will invent a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Lightning Chew?

Logan, the Candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by touch alone?

Miles, the boy who is allergic to merry-go-rounds and the color pink?

Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy like it's a feather?

Or Philip, the suit-and-tie wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook?

This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.


With the help of a little girl, a mysterious stranger tells the story of the candy cane to the people of a small prairie town during Christmas time at the turn of the century.


On her eleventh birthday, Halo Nightly receives a mysterious collection of candy jars from her Aunt Pandora. The sweet treats inside fuel her with the powers of fire, water, earth, and air! As the worlds newest sugar hero, Halo must defeat the evil sour-villains who threaten to rid the world of fun and flavor!



John midas loves chocolate. He loves it so much that he′ll eat it any hour of any day. He doesn′t care if he ruins his appetite. He thinks chocolate is better than any other food! But one day, after wandering into a candy store and buying a piece of their best chocolate, John finds out that there might just be such a thing as too much chocolate. . . .


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The New York Times bestselling author and artist of Pinkalicious, Victoria Kann, brings Pinkalicious fans the first Pinkalicious cookbook, and it's filled with cupcakes galore! Pinkalicious loves pinkatastic cupcakes—and now readers can make all their cupcakes Pinkalicious cupcakes. The Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook features more than 20 cupcakes straight from Pinkalicious's world. Bake everything from a classic Pinkalicious cupcake with a cherry on top to a princess cupcake and castle, a snowman cupcake, or a cake pop flower! There are cupcakes for every occasion—birthday parties, Valentine's Day, Christmas, and more—and tips to help get kids into the kitchen.

 And what stocking would be complete without this favorite candy classic?!


Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life! 

Now, let's fill those stockings with the yummiest candy on earth . . .



  1. Ooh! What a good list! And you could add the nonfiction Candy bomber : the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael Tunnell or Ann Love's Sweet! The Delicious Story of Candy.

  2. Those would be great additions! :)

  3. Ahh, Shannon, love this collection of candy-themed titles! I have got to check out Wendy Mass's The Candymakers and Brandon Mull's The Candyshop War. And yes, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an essential. :)

    1. Brandon Mull is always a "sure thing" when it comes to fabulous books! :)

  4. What a clever post! Not having girls, I'd never seen a Pinkalicious book up close until a few months ago a friend's three year old "read" it to me. Too cute.

    1. My daughter used to LOVE Pinkalicious. I think this cookbook looks yummy.

  5. Brilliant! Stocking should be stuffed with sweet books!

  6. Nice! I'm going to add The Candy Shop War to my shopping list!

  7. Sweet list, I'm going to have to add Candy Shop Wars. I have someone who loves Fabelhaven and might like this too.

  8. Marissa & Brenda, you'll both be glad you did--my kids and students love it.

  9. The Candy Makers is my top pick. These choices are truly delicious reads.

  10. How fun, Shannon! Love this list!


Thanks for adding to the mayhem!