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National Trivia Day

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We are celebrating National Trivia Day this week, where we ask “Did you know?” and share random facts. In this world, we are constantly figuring out how everything works and discovering new things and sometimes the information we glean from our lives can be trivial but fun. Like did you know that while cats have 32 and dogs have 18, we humans only have 3 muscles in each ear? If you want to find out how or why, today’s the day to look into it. So whether you want to search for more or share your own, we hope you enjoy some fun trivia with us this week!

All About Animals!: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Fun Facts, by Hannah Eliot; illus. Pete Oswald (Simon & Schuster / Little Simon) — Nonfiction, Board Book, Animals, How-To / Activity, Series, ages 0-3.

Bet You Didn’t Know: Fascinating, Far-out, Fun-tastic Facts!, by National Geographic Kids (National Geographic Kids) — Nonfiction, Prose, History, Science / Nature, Series, ages 7-12.

Did You Know? Earth: Amazing Answers to More than 200 Awesome Questions!, by Devin Dennie; illus. (DK Children) — Nonfiction, Prose, Science / Nature, Series, ages 7-12.

Every Second: 100 Lightning Strikes, 8,000 Scoops of Ice Cream, 200,000 Text Messages, 1 Million Gallons of Cow Burps … and Other Incredible Things That Happen Each Second Around the World, written and illustrated by Bruno Gibert (What on Earth Books) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Concepts, Animals, ages 4-6.

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game, by Crystal Allen; illus. Eda Kaban (HarperCollins / Balzer + Bray) — Fiction, Prose, Sports / Games / Recreation, Family / Community, Coming of Age, ages 7-12.

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, by Donna Gephart (Penguin Random House / Yearling) — Fiction, Prose, Sports / Games / Recreation, ages 7-12.

Stanley Will Probably Be Fine, by Sally J. Pla; illus. Steve Wolfhard (HarperCollins) — Fiction, Prose, Sports / Games / Recreation, Fantasy, Imagination / Play, ages 7-12.

Totally Random Questions Volume 8: 101 Outlandish and Amazing Q&As, by Melina Gerosa Bellows (Random House Children / Bright Matter Books) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Concepts, Animals, Science, ages 7-12.

Want to Know The Romans, by Suzan Boshouwers; illus. Veronica Nahmias (Clavis Publishing) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, History, Series, ages 4-6.

Who Did It First? 50 Icons, Luminaries, and Legends Who Revolutionized the World, by Megan Reid; illus. Jess Cruickshank (Macmillan / Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)) — Nonfiction, Prose, Biography / Memoir, History, Series, ages 7-12.

Celebrate National Trivia Day by reading a book!

List compiled by CBC’s resident holiday expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other CBC Holiday book lists on our blog.

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