BRAIN CANDY

This is it! My final holiday MG non-fiction recommendation.
51VI2SkRLiL._SY498_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgDo you know a kid who doesn’t like to read? Hand them this book and they’ll be reading these fun facts right back to you. Hundreds are included along with colorful pictures. Everyone will have their favorites and here are three of mine:

  • A baby could crawl through a blue whale’s blowhole (p. 25).
  • There are more than 200 million insects for every human on the planet (p. 96).
  • A magnitude 9 earthquake releases about as much energy as 99,000,000 tons of TNT does (p. 195).

In between all these facts are one page features on a variety of diverse topics. A sampling include finding out why maps lie, seeing why Australia’s a favorite home to lots of dangerous species, and be amazed at amazing animal tongues.

A handy index helps you find all of the facts. It’s a book perfect for car trips or a great diversion during those long breaks from school. Here’s the full story from National Geographic:

Brain Candy: Seriously Sweet Facts to Satisfy Your Curiosity – This offbeat, “stocking-sized” book is like a sweet treat that will satisfy any reader’s fun fact cravings. Cranium “cavities” will be filled to the brim with 500 fascinating knowledge nuggets about numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics.  With features that dive into why potatoes and tomatoes are a dynamic duo, amazing animal tongues and how they are used to ”lick” their competition and dental care through the ages, Brain Candy is a tasty approach to feeding kids tantalizing tidbits about the world. 

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About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.
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2 Responses to BRAIN CANDY

  1. Great fun facts — know my great-grandson would enjoy the brain candy information. He loves facts of all kinds.

  2. I just love this kind of book. Great for a car trip or any place you might have a few minutes here or there to grab a quick read. Thanks for the heads up on this book. Enjoy your winter break.

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