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Nonfiction Monday: Halloween Book of Facts and Fun

A quick review of a nonfiction backlist book that is perfect for the season.

The Halloween Book of Facts & Fun
by Wendie Old

Albert Whitman and Co. 2007, review copy from library

The Halloween Book of Facts & FunEvery once in a while I find a book that makes me ask, “Where were you all my child-raising, storytime-planning, classroom-reading years?” What I love about this book is right there in the title — it’s facts and fun. There are instructions for carving a pumpkin and having a Halloween party. There are safety tips and riddles. There are chapters about traditions, witches, jack-o-lanterns, Dracula, and more. There’s even a full-page bibliography if you want to expand your Halloween research. It’s the kind of book that you can pull out each season, whether at home or a classroom or a library, which is why I can’t believe that I wasn’t able to benefit from its perfection for all those years. Starting now, you can plan to dole out a chapter or so a day in the build-up to the Big Event.

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Tammy Flanders said...

Very timely recommendation.
Thanks for contributing to Nonfiction Monday.
Apples with Many Seeds

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

I agree with Tammy, very timely indeed. I believe I've seen this book around in our libraries. I should take a second look. :)

WendieO said...

Oh thank you for that yummy review. You've pinpointed exactly what I was trying to do with that book!

-wendie old