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History of Fun Stuff

A new ready-to-read series from Simon Spotlight that makes nonfiction a ton of fun! Learn the cool history and fascinating facts behind topics kids love and will love learning about!

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The Tricks and Treats of Halloween!

Unmask the haunted history of Halloween in this fact-tastic, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series all about the history of fun stuff!

Did you know that hundreds of years ago, people would carve Jack-O’-Lanterns out of turnips and potatoes? Or that today, Americans spend nearly two billion dollars each year on Halloween candy? Learn all about the not-so-scary history of Halloween in this fun, fact-filled book.

A special section at the back of the book includes relevant info on subjects like social studies and science, and there’s even a fun quiz so you can test yourself to see what you’ve learned!
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About the Authors

Stephen Krensky

Stephen Krensky is the author of more than a hundred books for children, including How Santa Got His Job (an ALA Notable Book) and Big Bad Wolves at School. He and his wife, Joan, live in Lexington, Massachusetts. You can visit him at StephenKrensky.com.

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Angela Murphy

Angela Murphy splits her time between Delaware and California. When she’s not writing, she enjoys photography and playing the saxophone. Angela has written dozens of children’s books under various pen names, and plans to someday write a book about a photographer/ jazz musician who moves to New York City to play professional baseball.

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Bonnie Williams

Bonnie Williams is a children’s book editor and writer who lives in New York City with her two snuggly cats, Mushie and Murphy. When she isn’t working, her favorite activities include going to the theater, ice skating, and reading (of course)!

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