Disclosure: National Geographic Kids Books provided product to facilitate this review. All opinions stated are my own.
As I have stated many times over the years, my boys are huge fans of all the National Geographic Kids books. I love that they start with series for little ones and just build on that through pre-teens. Below are some great choices from National Geographic for all ages this Holiday season.
For the little ones, check out:
Little Kids First Board Book: Ocean – (preschool, board book, $7.99) – Stunning photos of whales, dolphins, sharks, octopuses, clownfish, and other sea animals introduce the very youngest explorers to the wonders of Earth’s ocean, from its depths to its shores.These sturdy pages showcase ocean life with amazing photographs, super simple facts, and lively, age-appropriate language to keep babies and toddlers–and their grown-ups–fascinated by every colorful page.
Little Kids First Big Book of Why (ages 3-7, hardcover, $14.99 , 128 pgs)— a #1 Besteller on Amazon! Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child’s immediate world, the Big Book of Why delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? An essential parent reference, The Big Book of Why invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way — the very best way to foster learning at this age, according to research. Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration.
For the big kids, check out:
The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild and Wonderful (ages 8-12, hardcover, $19.99, 192 pgs) This big, bright and photo-packed gift-worthy book digs into the details behind our planet’s most magnificent marvels, epic extremes, and astonishing animals. Did you know that dogs can shake off a pound of water in less than a second? That some sand dunes whistle and sing? That the U.S. dollar bill is full of hidden symbols related to the number 13? Our world is filled with strange, bizarre, and weird happenings. But what do they mean? WHY are they important? And what secrets are behind them? These stories and much more are revealed through cool stories, action-packed photos, fantastic infographics, and exciting Q&As with in-the-field experts. Discover the secrets of sharkskin, the mysteries behind incredible island animals, the power behind lightning, how a rare gemstone changes color, and more. Kids will be captivated by this fresh way of looking at our amazing planet.
NG Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything (ages 8-12, hardcover, $19.99, 192 pgs) – The concept is simple. Got a question? Well now you have an answer! 1,111 of them, in fact. Want to know why your snot is yellow? Flip to the human body chapter. What’s on the inside of a turtle shell? The animal section’s got you covered. What’s in the deepest part of the ocean? Why doesn’t Earth just float off into space? Check, check, and check. With hundreds of topics ranging from silly to serious, this book has the expert information kids need in a fun and entertaining format that will keep them digging for answers.
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2021 (ages 8-12, paperback, $14.99, 352 pgs) – The latest installment of the New York Times best-selling almanac features amazing animal stories, explorer profiles, and outrageous attractions that kids know and love, plus more of the incredible inventions, awesome games, and fresh challenges for curious kids who want to learn all about the world and everything that’s in it!. Tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, conservation, and more is why this is the number one selling kids almanac on the planet. There’s a whole chapter full of fun and games, including activities, jokes, and comics and the colorful compilation also includes an Almanac Challenge 2021 — which inspires kids to reduce their plastic waste and encourage others to do the same.
Nerdlet: Animals (ages 8-12, paperback, $9.99) – Sometimes big nerdiness comes in a small package–and this little book is an animal nerd’s dream! In this little animal “Nerdlet” you’ll learn about the weirdest, coolest, most amazing creatures in the animal kingdom–and what makes them so complex. Plus, you’ll have some of your most burning animal questions answered, such as What’s the deal with crocodile tears? And you’ll meet people who get to be around animals for a living and travel to animal destinations around the world. You’ll also find personality quizzes, fun facts, animal superheroes, and even a Star Wars reference … or two.
My younger son is a fact junkie and he totally just absorbs these books. His favorite time to read them is on the way to school and he shares all the facts with me. National Geographic Kids Books are always vibrant in color and have the coolest facts around!
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