I can’t say I ever wondered what it felt like to be human. But then, my grandfather Grenat always said, ‘It’s safer not to talk to your food,’ ― and as every dragon knows, humans are the most dangerous kind of meal there is.
―The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
May 15 is #NationalChocolateChipDay
I was surprised how many books I have with “chocolate” in the title. What other MG reads can you think to add to my collection?
It was the most beautiful sweet roll Bee had ever seen. A flawless circle, puffy from rising, it was studded with raisins and drizzled with pink icing. She could feel the hunger rake its claws along her stomach lining as she gazed at it.
It certainly wasn’t regular food that waited for him at the front of the Refectory. Steaming stone cauldrons along one side held an assortment of bizarre-looking food: stewed purple tubers, greens so dark they were almost black, fuzzy lichen, and a red speckled mushroom cap as large as a pizza and sliced up like a pie …. Tamara was already putting a scoop of the green stuff onto her plate. Aaron, however, was staring at the selection with the same expression of horror that Call felt.
The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)
Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
What am I doing? Something important. That’s what.
Well, if you must know, I’m eating chocolate. But it’s not like it sounds!
Trust me. It’s work. Research.
―This Book is Not Good for You by Pseudonymous Bosch
Dad was sitting at the kitchen table, drinking lemonade and eating leftovers. “Want some calamari, Joseph?” he called.
“Thanks, but I prefer my squid straight from the sea to the frying pan.” Mom travels to Perth Amboy, New Jersey, just to get catch-of-the-day squid from the boats off the Raritan Bay, and you can tell. Her fried calamari is the perfect combination of gummy squid and light, crispy batter. But to me, seafood leftovers taste soggy. Mom says she’s turned me into a spoiled calamari connoisseur at an early age.
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More foodie quotes and reviews to come. Because FOOD is May’s theme for #MGCarousel! Join in on the fun! Details here.
Today is National Coconut Cream Pie Day! Did you know Aunt Polly’s recipe for coconut cream pie is what put her famous pie shop on the map in the MG novel, PIE?
What’s your favorite variety of pie?
I’ve been scouting out delicious books for this month’s #MGCarousel theme. Here are a few of my finds.
Kathleen Van Cleve
“Harry, my best friend, is a chocolate rhubarb plant.”
Polly Peabody’s family lives on what can only be called a magical farm. Their house is a castle. Nobody can Continue reading “Drizzle”
Middle Grade Carousel is a series of monthly challenges for lovers and readers of middle grade books. Our theme for May is…
Any way you slice it, books about food are always crowd-pleasers! Continue reading “#MGCarousel – May 2018”