History of Fun Stuff to Go!: The Deep Dish on Pizza!; The Scoop on Ice Cream!; The Tricks and Treats of Halloween!; The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate!; ... Games!; The Explosive Story of Fireworks!

History of Fun Stuff to Go!: The Deep Dish on Pizza!; The Scoop on Ice Cream!; The Tricks and Treats

Become an expert on your favorite holidays, treats, games, and traditions in this fact-tastic boxed set of six nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read books that are part of a series about the history of fun stuff!Full of engaging stories and quirky facts, this incredible History of Fun Stuff collection will teach you everything you want to know about pizza, Halloween, ice cream, fireworks, hot chocolate, and video games! A special section at the back of each book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like science, social studies, geography, and math, and there’s even fun quizzes so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning history has never been so much fun! Included in this History of Fun Stuff boxed set are The Deep Dish on Pizza!; The Scoop on Ice Cream!; The Tricks and Treats of Halloween!; The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate!; The High Score and Lowdown on Video Games!; and The Explosive Story of Fireworks!

  • Brand: Various
  • ASIN: 1481443925

Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction

Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror

Named to Amazon’s Best of the Year 2017 in Humor & Entertainment ListAn affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and ’80s   Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby. Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles, this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like V. C. Andrews and R. L. Stine, plus many more who’ve faded into obscurity. Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.

  • ASIN: B01NBO5GIH

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted

One of NPR's Great Reads of 2016“A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories… absorbing…[and] intellectually intriguing.”—The New York Times Book ReviewAn intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history, Ghostland takes readers on a road trip through some of the country's most infamously haunted places—and deep into the dark side of our history.Colin Dickey is on the trail of America's ghosts. Crammed into old houses and hotels, abandoned prisons and empty hospitals, the spirits that linger continue to capture our collective imagination, but why? His own fascination piqued by a house hunt in Los Angeles that revealed derelict foreclosures and "zombie homes," Dickey embarks on a journey across the continental United States to decode and unpack the American history repressed in our most famous haunted places. Some have established reputations as "the most haunted mansion in America," or "the most haunted prison"; others, like the haunted Indian burial grounds in West Virginia, evoke memories from the past our collective nation tries to forget.            With boundless curiosity, Dickey conjures the dead by focusing on questions of the living—how do we, the living, deal with stories about ghosts, and how do we inhabit and move through spaces that have been deemed, for whatever reason, haunted? Paying attention not only to the true facts behind a ghost story, but also to the ways in which changes to those facts are made—and why those changes are made—Dickey paints a version of American history left out of the textbooks, one of things left undone, crimes left unsolved.        Spellbinding, scary, and wickedly insightful, Ghostland discovers the past we're most afraid to speak of aloud in the bright light of day is the same past [read more]

  • ASIN: B01BD1SUA6

The Story of Halloween

The Story of

Today, Halloween means ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treaters ringing the doorbell. But this holiday began more than 2,000 years ago, and back then Halloween meant something very different. In the beginning, it was a harvest festivalduring which the people of Great Britain, Ireland, and northern France gave thanks for their harvested crops. Over time, Halloween took on new meaning, and people believed that elves, spirits, and scary creatures roamed the earth. Now Halloween is a time for children to dress in costumes and go door to door in search of treats, but some ancient traditions are still part of this festive night. Find out how this spooky celebration became a much anticipated holiday in this charming book by Carol Greene, with illustrations by Linda Bronson.

  • ASIN: 006027946X

If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks

If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa

If a bus could talk, it would tell the story of a young African-American girl named Rosa who had to walk miles to her one-room schoolhouse in Alabama while white children rode to their school in a bus. It would tell how the adult Rosa rode to and from work on a segregated city bus and couldn't sit in the same row as a white person. It would tell of the fateful day when Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white man and how that act of courage inspired others around the world to stand up for freedom. In this book a bus does talk, and on her way to school a girl named Marcie learns why Rosa Parks is the mother of the Civil Rights movement. At the end of Marcie's magical ride, she meets Rosa Parks herself at a birthday party with several distinguished guests. Wait until she tells her class about this!

  • Brand: Aladdin
  • ASIN: 0689856768

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the

  • ASIN: B002EF2ALQ

The Witchcraft of Salem Village (Landmark Books)

The Witchcraft of Salem Village (Landmark

Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba.  When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches. Author Shirley Jackson examines in careful detail this horrifying true story of accusations, trials, and executions that shook a community to its foundations.

  • Brand: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • ASIN: 0394891767

History of Fun Stuff Ready-to-Read Value Pack: The Tricks and Treats of Halloween!; The Scoop on Ice Cream!; The Deep Dish on Pizza!; The Sweet Story ... Games!; The Explosive Story of Fireworks!

History of Fun Stuff Ready-to-Read Value Pack: The Tricks and Treats of Halloween!; The Scoop on Ice Cream!; The Deep

Emerging readers will love this Level 3 Ready-to-Read value pack of six History of Fun Stuff books for the price of four! For an added bonus, take a peek inside for tips to help your child become a reading star!Perfect for emerging readers, the History of Fun Stuff series is full of engaging stories and quirky facts that will teach you everything you want to know about pizza, Halloween, ice cream, fireworks, hot chocolate, and video games! A special section at the back of each book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like science, social studies, geography, and math, and there are even fun quizzes so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Plus, check the inside of the packaging for a bonus set of tips to help your reading star soar to new heights. Included in this Ready-to-Read value pack are: The Tricks and Treats of Halloween! The Deep Dish on Pizza! The Explosive Story of Fireworks! The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate! The Scoop on Ice Cream! The High Score and Lowdown on Video Games!

  • ASIN: 1481489755

House of Furies

House of Furies

An all-new gothic horror series from the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum. After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved.Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure whom to trust?Featuring stunning interior illustrations from artist Iris Compiet, plus photo-collages that bring Coldthistle House to chilling life, House of Furies invites readers to a world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin.

  • ASIN: B01LL0S9U0

American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America

American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in

From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more.Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t just figments of our overactive imaginations—according to thousands of eyewitnesses, they exist, in every corner of the United States. Throughout America’s history, shocked onlookers have seen unbelievable creatures of every stripe—from sea serpents to apelike beings, giant bats to monkeymen—in every region.Author, investigator, and creature expert Linda S. Godfrey brings the same fearless reporting she lent to Real Wolfmen to this essential guide, using historical record, present-day news reports, and eyewitness interviews to examine this hidden menagerie of America’s homegrown beasts.

  • Brand: Unknown
  • ASIN: 0399165541