National Geographic Kids Back With Great Books for Children
My husband and I have always instilled the importance of reading to our kids. During all my pregnancies we read to them at night, as babies, we read to them, and when they were old enough they read to us and each other. As our kids get older we are always looking for great books for them to read. National Geographic Kids were on their reading list this past year, so when the opportunity arose for us to review some of their new books, we jumped at the opportunity.
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Our National Geographic Kids books from Moms Meet arrived and it was filled with goodies. As soon as we opened the box, all the kids grabbed up a book. It fills my heart with pride to see my youngest grab a book about animals and point out all the ones he knew. He “read” us the book that night.
About National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through its award-winning books, magazines, website, television series, apps, games, and events. It is the leader in children’s nonfiction and the only major kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core. They bring powerful, smart storytelling to the fiction world under a new imprint, Under the Stars, launching with the first book in the Explorer Academy seven-book series, The Nebula Secret. Books published under this new imprint will touch on core subjects such as geography, history, STEM, exploration, and world cultures.
Did You Know: National Geographic Kids is great for both fact AND fiction. They have two amazing books for middle graders: their best-selling, fact-filled, annual almanac and the first book in their new Explorer Academy seven-book fiction series.
Fascinating Facts For the Whole Family
I’ll admit I spent the first night thumbing through the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019 and Weird But True 10 books. I learned so many fascinating facts, I was surprised how much information was packed into these books. They are perfect for our family road trips when we are traveling and looking for trivia questions. In addition to all the information in the books, they also added content on the book’s website: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/books/almanac-2019/ including a cool lion post contest for kids.
Key Points About the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019:
- The National Geographic Kids Almanac is the most popular kid’s Almanac on the planet.
- It is a great summer boredom buster for kids of every interest and reading level.
- Some of its features include Cool Things for 2019 on various themes throughout the book, from the 19 cutest animals to 19 amazing facts about Vikings and more.
- Kids are invited to participate in the Lions Forever Almanac Challenge for a chance to win a $500 gift card to host a lion conservation party! Go to natgeokids.com/almanac.
- The National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019 typically retails for $14.99.
New Adventure Series
When I think of National Geographic, fiction is the last thing that comes to mind, however, they launched the new Explorer Academy series that still challenges young minds but adds the element of fiction. The series is perfect for my older kids who are crossing into the Young Adult category. This book makes me feel confident they are reading something both entertaining and educational.
Enter To Win From National Geographic: To celebrate the launch of Explorer Academy, one lucky family will experience a spectacular ship-based expedition, just like the students at Explorer Academy. The grand prize is a family trip for four to Alaska’s Inside Passage from National Geographic Expeditions. Enter the sweepstakes at exploreracademytrip.com.
Key Points About Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret
- Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret engages kids on so many levels beyond the narrative, with code-breaking, puzzles, and a storyline that encourages observation, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving.
- It features diverse kids and cultures from around the globe.
- It is fact-based fiction, inspired by the real-life adventures of real National Geographic explorers. Each book features a Truth Behind the Fiction section and profiles real explorers and their work.
- This book series is geared towards middle-graders (ages 8-12).
If you’re looking to purchase any of these books both National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019 and Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret are available to purchase on Amazon, Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s, or wherever books are sold.