Friday, January 27, 2012

February Interesting Nonfiction for Kids

February is right around the corner and that means Valentine's Day! More importantly, that means CANDY!
Fittingly, the February issue of Odyssey magazine is all about Candy!

Be sure to check out my article "Making New Candy Concoctions". Ric McKown, an old friend and author of The Candy Bar Cookbook: Baking with America's Favorite Candy (Longstreet Press, 2000), graciously helped me with some of the candy science.  (See, old friends do come in handy.)
To complement my article, Odyssey has a Candy Concoction Contest. Entries must be postmarked by March 30, 2012, so check it out.
And, four pages after my article, check out a piece by fellow INK member, Karen Romano Young. Her Humanimal Doodle is titled "Honey Doodle".

Librarians, teachers, and parents, looking for other books about Candy and Sweets for February?  In May 2011, I wrote Sweet! Interesting Nonfiction for Kids with a list of book suggestions.
Here are a few more suggestions that may inspire some candy concoctions:

Ghoulish Goodies: Creature Feature Cupcakes, Monster Eyeballs, Bat Wings, Funny Bones, Witches' Knuckles, and Much More!
by Sharon Bowers
Storey Publishing   July 2009

Raw Chocolate
by  Matthew Kenney and Meredith Baird
Gibbs Smith   February 2012

Twist It Up: More Than 60 Delicious Recipes from an Inspiring Young Chef
by Jack Witherspoon, Sheri Giblin, Lisa Witherspoon
Chronicle Books   November 2011

Happy Valentine's Day to All!


Sandy Brehl said...

Wow, I can see room mothers/parents everywhere grabbing Sharon Bowers Ghoulish Goodies!

Karen Romano Young said...

For me, this wonderful article keeps on giving. Not only is it full of magical candy information, and chemistry (truly sweet), it's mouth-watering to look at. I am honored to be in the same issue. And I would like some chocolate now. Or gum. Or peanut butter. Or...