10 Buttery Popcorn Books for Kids


Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn
A terrific, easy-to-follow story that chronicles the creation of popcorn from the seed to the delicious, puffy snack. Told in a bouncy rhyme that keeps the story light and fun, kids will learn every step of the process from watering the plant, harvesting the crop, shucking the corn, and finally popping the kernels. The back of the book includes lots of more advanced information and activities for kids who can't get enough.


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Fun Children's Books About Popcorn

Popcorn is a favorite snack for kids to share while watching movies, reading books, playing games, and just hanging out with friends and family. There are so many reasons why popcorn is the perfect food for children. Crunchy kernels are easy for small fingers to grab out of a big sharing bowl. This buttery snack is relatively mess-free and easy to clean up when there is a little spill. So it is easy to serve up popcorn on the couch, in a playroom, or even in bed while kids are enjoying some quiet story time. Kids who get the munchies will love the best children's books about popcorn. This fun collection contains a variety of funny popcorn stories as well as non-fiction popcorn books chock full of history, facts, and trivia.

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Popcorn Bob
A clever chapter book about a popcorn kernel that comes to life and befriends a little girl. Ellis loves popcorn, but after school-wide ban on all junk food, her parents no longer allow her to pack her favorite snack. In fact, she is not even allowed to enjoy popcorn at home any more either. One day she sneaks off to pop a bag, but one stubborn kernel refuses to pop. Astonishingly, it sprouts legs and arms. A face soon appears and introduces itself as Bob. An unlikely relationship develops in this quirky story that will appeal to middle grade readers.




A classic story about a bear who hosts a Halloween party. Every guest is asked to bring a snack to share. It so happens that every single friend arrives with a bag of kernels ready to be popped. What happens next is a laughable situation with popcorn filling the house and spilling outside. The guests put on their creative thinking caps and find a way to share their abundance with others. Yet one thing is certain at the end- no one ever wants to eat another piece of popcorn again! 






An easy-reader book perfect for kids who are fans of popcorn. Bold pictures of buttery popcorn leap from the pages in this interesting little book. Kids will learn some interesting facts about the history, science, and consumption of this popular snack food. Fun recipes in the back encourage kids to experiment with different ways to enjoy eating popcorn. 



Pop!: Otto, the Kernel Who Didn't Pop

Every kernel in the jar patiently awaits the day that they are popped into their final form. When the time comes, all but one lonely guy, Otto, successfully makes the transition. The lonely kernel is returned to his place on the shelf where he contemplates what lies ahead. In time, a new and different opportunity arises and Otto learns there is more than one path to achieving one's dreams. A cute, uplifting popcorn story with a valuable lesson.



The Popcorn Astronauts and Other Biteable Rhymes

A whimsical, rhyming tribute to food that will make little ones giggle. This quirky story, popcorn is compared to astronauts changing into puffy suits and flying through the air. Lots of other fun food analogies are described in this collection of poems that will make tummies rumble and mouths water.





Popcorn Country: The Story of America's Favorite Snack

 An intriguing photographic book that details the entire popcorn process in a format that is easy to follow. Kids will get a visual demonstration every step along the way, from the beautiful cornfields to the factories where the corn is processed and tested. Even the distribution of popcorn to stores and movie theaters is covered in an interesting format. The last pages cover the history of popcorn and the transition of this discovery into a popular snack.




The Popcorn Book

Almost 50 years in print, this book is a fun story about twins Tony and Tiny. Although they are different in a lot of ways, the boys share a love for popcorn. Readers will get a kick out of watching Tony cook the kernels to perfection while Tiny becomes engrossed in a book about the history of their favorite food. 




A friendly raccoon is the narrator of this fun popcorn book filled with unusual facts and not well-known tidbits about this delicious food. This witty book shares interesting facts while weaving funny little jokes and gags throughout. Kids will learn the science behind what makes a kernel of corn pop and how television almost derailed this snack from achieving popularity. Tons of recipes and experiments in the back will keep popcorn aficionados busy for hours.






Glossy pages with attractive photos of popcorn will immediately grab the attention of readers. Short sentences with easy words, designed for beginners, introduces some interesting information all about popcorn.



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Salty Kids' Books About Popcorn

Popcorn is one of the most shareable snacks for families who gather around to watch movies together. It is a delicious, buttery treat that is enjoyed by almost everyone. Yet even more than the taste, popcorn is a snack that symbolizes the time when parents and their children slow down and enjoy being together. When a big bowl of popcorn is passed around, it creates a bond amongst the people who are munching on it together. Kids' books about popcorn capture the essence of this snack food. Readers will laugh at the ludicrous stories about popcorn machines that go wild popping an overabundance of kernels. They will equally devour the non-fiction popcorn books that track the evolution of this food's popularity. 

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Cheesy Pizza Books for Kids 

Delicious Donut Books for Children

Silly Kids' Pickle Books

Spicy Taco Books for Kids

Funny Children's Books About Hot Dogs




Fun Facts About Popcorn for Kids

Popcorn is a food that is enjoyed by lots of kids. For some, it is an occasional treat associated with going to the movie theatre. For others, popcorn is part of their regular rotation of snacks, packed in lunch boxes or as an after-school option for hungry bellies. The popularity of individual bags that can be tossed in the microwave for a few minutes has elevated popcorn to a new level. Little kids can make their own freshly popped batch without the help of parents. Kids who can't get enough will enjoy these fascinating facts all about popcorn.

  • Old Maid is a name for a kernel at the bottom of the bag that never popped. No matter how closely you follow the instructions, it is almost impossible to pop all the kernels without jeopardizing the entire bag. Adding a few more seconds on the microwave timer may garner a few more pops, but at the risk of burning the already perfectly formed popcorn.
  • Popcorn was invented more than 5000 years ago. Charles Cretor is credited with inventing the very first popcorn machine in the 1880s. However, archeologists have found evidence  of popcorn from Peru perhaps dating back to 4,700 B.C.
  • Popcorn is very popular in Nebraska. This produces approximately 250 million pounds of popcorn every year, more than any other place in America. Approximately 67,000 acres of farmland spreading across 30 counties is devoted to growing corn specifically to make popcorn.
  • Pillsbury is credited with the popularity of microwaveable popcorn. Their bags originally contained perishable ingredients and were purchased as frozen items from the grocery store. Within 2 years, total sales skyrocketed to $53 million. 
  • Popcorn is a healthy alternative to junk food. Compared to other crunch snack food like chips, popcorn is lower in both fat and calories. Popcorn can also provide a good source of protein, which equates to about 3 cups for a full serving. Popcorn is also gluten free, making it a great option for people with dietary restrictions. Of course, all of this information assumes that popped corn is eaten in its simplest form without the addition of butter or salt. And forget about the kettle corn varieties which are high in sugar and other unhealthy additives.




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