Weird But True Halloween: 300 Spooky Facts to Scare You Silly
by Julie Beer and Michelle Harris
208 pages; ages 8-12
National Geographic Children’s Books, 2020
Unlike Irish folklore, this book is filled with facts. Three hundred freaky stats, tidbits, and trivia about Halloween. Did you know that there is an underwater pumpkin carving contest? Or that the U.S. Defense Department has a zombie apocalypse plan? That there are more Halloween emojis than there are states in the US of A?
I’ll bet you didn’t know that Halloween is also National Knock-Knock Joke Day. So if you’re feeling too old to dress up in costume and beg for treats, you can knock on your neighbors’ doors and share a good joke.
Ice cream who?
Ice cream every time I see a ghost!
When you do carve your pumpkin, save the seeds for roasting. Here’s how.
Make up your own Knock-Knock Jokes to tell when you head out on Halloween night. Who knows? You might start a new tradition in your neighborhood.
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