November 3, 2017

11 Fun Facts About Turkeys

  “Gobble, gobble… Who is that? Turkey, gobble, big and fat. Gobble, gobble, what do you say? See you on Thanksgiving Day!” While the image of […]
October 27, 2017

Black Cats: How did they become a symbol of Halloween?

The black cat is a spooky Halloween creature, along with bats, ghosts, skeletons, zombies, and — most famously — witches. You may see a black cat […]
October 21, 2017
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10 Facts About the History of Witchcraft

“Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” – Glinda the Good from Wizard of Oz Witchcraft usually means the use of magical powers to […]
October 13, 2017

Halloween Monster History

Never judge a monster by its cover. The name Frankenstein brings to mind a terrifying, greenish-skinned, square-headed giant with bolts in his neck and scars on […]
October 6, 2017

Quiz Your Kids: 6 Facts About Halloween Traditions of Long Ago

What kinds of treats do ghosts like to eat? That question probably doesn’t cross our minds today. We’re more likely to think about getting our own […]
September 29, 2017

Our Favorite Spooky Children’s Stories

Read With Your Kids: 6 Suggestions for Spooky Stories Count Olaf, you are so mean! The American author Lemony Snicket wrote a series of 13 novels […]
September 28, 2017

How World Book Editors “Break the Mold” To Bring You the Facts

By: Michael Schuldt Sometimes you think you have, as they say, all the bases covered only to find that, alas, you don’t. Take, for instance, the […]
September 22, 2017

Create a Glowing Bag

Halloween tradition says nighttime is the best time for nabbing candy. Moms and dads don’t always agree, but they can feel a lot better about it […]
September 18, 2017
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Big changes to watch this fall!

For those of us who live in a temperate region (where summers are hot and winters are cold), autumn is a time of big weather changes. […]
September 12, 2017

Tales from Inside World Book: Our products change lives.

By Nicholas Kilzer, Associate Manager, Sciences.   I grew up in a family of eight children here in Chicago.  Of course, we were a World Book […]