Popcorn Book Club

Popcorn! Read about it.

Pop up a big bowl of popcorn to enjoy while reading these fun books about popcorn...especially for kids!

Popcorn Country: The Story of America's Favorite Snack

By Cris Peterson
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press (April 16, 2019)
Kids love food, and they especially love to eat popcorn! Author Cris Peterson offers an illuminating step-by-step examination of the history and science behind America's favorite snack.

The Biggest Popcorn Party Ever in Center County

By Jane Hoober Peifer, Marilyn Peifer Nolte (Illustrator)
Publisher: Herald Press (PA) (June 1987)
Previously reluctant to share their popcorn crop with friends, a barn fire pops Henry and Martha's stored kernels and they decide to have the grandest party ever.

Corn Is Maize (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

By Aliki (Author, Illustrator)
Publisher: Collins (January 10, 1986)
Aliki tells the story of corn: How Native American farmers thousands of years ago found and nourished a wild grass plant and made it an important part of their lives. They learned the best ways to grow and store and use its fat yellow kernels. And then they shared this knowledge with the new settlers of America.

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

By Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)
Publisher: Laura Geringer (2000)
If you take a mouse to the movies, he'll ask you for some popcorn. When you give him the popcorn, he'll want to string it all together. Then he'll want to hang it on a Christmas tree. You'll have to buy him one...


By Frank Asch
Publisher: CQ Products (November 1, 2007)
Join Sam the bear at his costume party, but don't forget to bring the popcorn!


By Elaine Landau, Brian Lies (Illustrator)
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing (February 2003)
A compilation of historical facts, legends, trivia, and recipes, featuring the popular snack food.


(Green Light Readers. All Levels)
By Alex Moran, Betsy Everitt (Illustrator)
Publisher: Green Light Readers (August 1, 2003)
A simple rhyme and vibrant illustrations show what can happen when a group of children and their animal friends put too many kernels in the pot.

Popcorn at the Palace

By Emily Arnold McCully
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books; 1st edition (September 15, 1997)
When young Maisie Ferris and her father take the long trip to England to try and sell popcorn to the English, they are a great success. But will her newfound fame get Maisie an audience with Queen Victoria, the person she'd most like to meet?

Popcorn Plants

By Kathleen V. Kudlinski, Jerome Wexler (Illustrator)
Publisher: Lerner Publications (July 1998)
Describes the life cycle of the popcorn plant from the time the farmer plants the seed until the kernel explodes.

Popped Culture: A Social History of Popcorn in America

By Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution (January 1, 2001)
The history, legends and cookery of popcorn in America.

The Popcorn Book

By Tommie DePaola
Publisher: Holiday House (May 1984)
An entertaining variety of fun and scientific facts about popcorn.

The Popcorn Dragon

By Jane Thayer, Lisa McCue (Illustrator)
Publisher: HarperCollins (August 22, 1989)
Dexter is a young dragon who loses his friends by showing off, but eventually wins them back by sharing his new found ability to pop popcorn straight from the husks.

The Popcorn Shop

(Hello Reader!-Level 3)
By Alice Low, Patricia Hammel (Illustrator)
Publisher: Scholastic (January 1994)
A popcorn machine goes haywire in this rhyming, easy-to-read Level 3 book for beginning readers.

The Popcorn Tree

By Carolyn Mamchur, Laurie McGaw (Illustrator)
Publisher: Fitzhenry and Whiteside; 1 edition (November 1, 1997)
As Mickey and Gary strung popcorn, their mother told them about olden days and the decorations from her childhood.

Science Fun With Peanuts and Popcorn

By Rose Wyler
Publisher: Little Simon (July 1986)
Experiments for home or the classroom with seeds and plants, showing what is inside seeds, how roots form, and how plants grow.

What Makes Popcorn Pop?

By Dave Woodside
Publisher: Atheneum; 1st edition (October 1980)
Traces the history of popcorn describing how to grow and prepare it, its varied uses, myths surrounding it, and what makes it pop.

The Huckabuck Family and How They Raised Popcorn in Nebraska and Quit and Came Back

By Carl Sandburg, David Small (Illustrator)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1st edition (September 7, 1999)
In The Huckabuck family, which was from his first collection, Jonas Jonas, Mama Mama, and Pony Pony Huckabuck must pull up stakes when a fire starts and their enormous popcorn harvest pops them out of house and farm.

Pete the Popcorn

By Nick Rokicki and Joseph Kelley, Kathleen Smith Waters (Illustrator)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 14, 2012)
Pete the Popcorn is a corny story about popping up! Pete is a little popcorn kernel struggling with growing up, like all kernels his age. He wants to stand out from the other kids, but doesn't know how. And he's worried that he might not get popped!


By Rowena Womack, Angela Archer (Illustrator)
Publisher: Wee Creek Press (October 1, 2013)
POPCORN, the perfect snack, but maybe TOO perfect if you pop TOO much! See what happens next in this fully illustrated
popcorn adventure for children ages 3 - 8!

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