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Growing Reader


Risky Quizness! Fun Trivia Books for Kids Ages 8 – 12

by Dena McMurdie

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When I was in middle school, my best friend got a trivia book out of the library. She pored over the stats and facts and relayed them to anyone who listened. Whether it was national potato chip consumption or the biggest cookie on record, she wanted to know about it.

Now that I’m a mom, my kids devour trivia books with the same enthusiasm as my middle school friend. They can’t get enough of fun facts and entertaining quizzes — and they love sharing what they’ve learned.

Here are eight books that kids love to read, obsess over, and share.