Author: Anita Ganeri
Publisher: Collins Educational
Chocolate comes in many forms – from chocolate bars to hot chocolate – but how was it first discovered, and how is it made? Trace the journey chocolate makes, from the cocoa bean on the tree to the chocolate bar in the shop in this fascinating report. • Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. • Text type: A non-fiction report • Curriculum links: Geography; History
Author: Ruth Walton
Publisher: New Internationalist
An educational resource to help children explore the issue of fair trade by allowing them to see through the eyes of the children of banana farmers in the Windward Islands. The author spent time with the farmers' families and she uses the real-life narratives of two young children going about their daily activities to show how bananas grow, how problems such as hurricanes can affect the crop, how they are picked and transported, and how they end up in our stores. The main story is illustrated with colorful collages made from painted textures and photographs from the Islands. Interspersed in the story are boxes with maps, facts, and photos giving more detail on the places and methods and challenges. Its ends with banana recipes and "bigger picture" descriptions, maps and photos of where bananas come from, and examples of social premium funded projects. With plenty of points for discussion, Juliana's Bananas will give girls and boys an insight into the lives of children like them in the Caribbean and how fair trade premiums help communities all over the world build better living conditions. Ruth Walton is skilled in many areas of book design, including illustration, layout, and typography. She produces educational books using a combination of letterpress, illustration, collage, and photography. Previous books include the Let's Find Out series.
The Story of Chocolate
Author: Katie Daynes, Adam Larkum
Publisher: Usborne Books
Part of Young Reading Series 1 for children just starting to read alone. It uses fairly short sentences and everyday vocabulary. Subjects include classic fables and fairytales, original fiction and quirky stories.
Did you know that the chocolate bar you can pick up from any corner shop used to be a precious and exotic food that only aristocracy could afford? This book looks at the history of one of our favourite foods, from the ancient civilisations who made the first hot chocolate to today's global sweets industry. Other topics covered are health aspects of chocolate, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations.
Author: Liz Gogerly
Chocolate is one of the world's most popular sweets Find out about the different ways cocoa beans have been used through history, where in the world cocoa beans are grown today and how they're now processed, packaged and sold around the world
Author: Robert Kimmel Smith, Gioia Fiammenghi
Everyone at Parkfield School thinks that Spider McDrew is a hopeless case. He is always muddling things up and saying or doing the wrong thing. In this story, his class visit the local museum to learn about life in Roman times. As usual, Spider's mind wanders and he finds himself in the wrong part of the museum looking at other things instead! •Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. • Text type - A humorous story. • Pages 30 and 31 show the artefacts that caught Spider’s eye, providing an opportunity to recap the story. • Curriculum links - History: Romans, Ancient Egypt; Art and Design: Investigating patterns. • Another great story about the lovable Spider McDrew. by Alan Durant. • This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader
Well Made, Fair Trade: My Chocolate Bar & Other Food explores the problems faced by the people who produce the world's food. It shows how fair trade projects help them to improve their working conditions and get a fair price for their produce. This series investigates just how lots of familiar household items are put together. This is explored in an ethical and fair trade context, featuring information on both good and bad working environments around the world, and highlighting the work of Fairtrade and similar organisations. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
Author: Robert Burleigh
Accompanies a four-year touring exhibition. Discover the story of chocolate from rainforest to candy store.
Lola really likes chocolate. But Lola is sure that it comes from the shops, so Charlie tells his little sister all about her favourite treat, where it really comes from and how it is made.
Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A range of beautifully illustrated Michael Rosen's poems, including many of his classic works such as 'Down behind the dustbin'. The poems resonate with children's lives as they refer to everyday family life issues such as boredom on long car journeys. Many are appropriate for performance and can provide a framework for children's own writing. * Copper/ Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. * Text type - Poetry book. * A 'feelings wheel' on pages 30 and 31 encourages children to match phrases from the poems to feelings such as 'happy' and 'cross'. This encourages them to scan back through the poems and reflect on how they should be read aloud. * Curriculum links - ICT: Combining text and graphics; Music: Play it again - Exploring rhythmic patterns.
Author: David Lucas
Grendel loves his mum and Grendel loves his dog, but most of all Grendel loves chocolate When he is magically granted three wishes, what does he wish for? More chocolate of course He gets rather more than he asks for when his whole world turns to chocolate and starts to melt. Whatever can he do?
Monster in the Mirror
Author: Jean Ure
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A woolly dog and a fluffy cat live together in perfect harmony – until the arrival of a tiny kitten. Heartwarming story from a renowned author.
From a Bean to a Bar
Author: Claire Llewellyn
A traditional German tale about the perils of greed, and what happens to those who always want more than they have. When a fisherman catches a magical fish, he has the chance to change his fortune, but will his wife's dissatisfaction put everything at risk? Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions