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Popcorn Lovers Day

The Funtastic Festivities Booklists compile stories that relate to fun and festive days so that readers of all ages can join the celebration with a good book! 

Yesterday, March 9 was Popcorn Lovers Day, where we celebrate the fun snack that can be enjoyed anywhere. Did you know the reason why kernels change into popcorn is because of a small bit of water inside the shell? As heat is applied, the water expands, causing the kernels to explode from the inside out! How neat is that? So whether you add butter, caramel, chocolate, or cheese, let’s celebrate popcorn today.

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids, by Laura Numeroff; illus. Felicia Bond (HarperCollins) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Food, Series, ages 4-6.

The Physics of Popcorn (The Curious World of Kitchen Science Book), by Dr. Aidan Randle-Conde (Kane Miller) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Food, Science, Teen.

Popcorn, written and illustrated by Frank Asch (Simon & Schuster / Aladdin) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Food, Series, ages 4-6.

Popcorn, by Alex Moran; illus. Betsy Everitt (Clarion Books) — Fiction, Prose, Humor, Food, Series, ages 4-6.

Popcorn Bob, by Maranke Rinck; Translated by Nancy Forest-Flier; illus. Martijn van der Linden (Levine Querido) — Fiction, Prose, Humor, Food, Series, ages 7-12.

The Popcorn Astronauts: And Other Biteable Rhymes, by Deborah Ruddell; illus. Joan Rankin (Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Poetry, Food, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, ages 4-6.

The Popcorn Book, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola (Holiday House) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Food, Background / Culture, Science, ages 4-6.

Popcorn Country: The Story of America’s Favorite Snack, by Cris Peterson; Photographs by David R. Lundquist (Astra Young Readers) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Food, Science, ages 4-6.

The Popcorn Dragon, by Jane Thayer; illus. Lisa McCue (HarperCollins) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Food, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, ages 4-6.

Popcorn!, by Elaine Landau; illus. Brian Lies (Charlesbridge) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Food, Health, ages 7-12.

Project Popcorn, by Laura Driscoll; illus. Shirley Ng-Benitez (Astra Publishing House / Kane Press) — Fiction, Picture Book, Math, How-to / Activity, Food, ages 4-6.

Science You Can Eat, by Stefan Gates (DK Children) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, Food, How-to / Activity, ages 7-12.

What We Found in the Corn Maze and How It Saved a Dragon, by Henry Clark (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Picture Book, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Food, Humor, ages 7-12.

Celebrate Popcorn Lovers Day by reading a book!

List compiled by CBC’s resident trivia expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other book lists on our blog.

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