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If you are looking to get your kids engaged with reading or are wanting to reignite their excitement for books, then your family will want to check out these 4 books from National Geographic.
Just to set the scene, I handed my daughter the National Geographic Kids Weird But True book and she didn’t separate from reading it for the next few days.
I don’t blame her though, there were 350 Outrageous Facts like, “You can tell a whale’s age by counting the waxy layers in its ears or Mosquitoes pee on you while they suck your blood.”
We learned something neat as well as gross, but how cool is that?
She took this with her in the car to share interesting information with her brothers and she found me through out the house to tell me the weird quotes she read in the book. I like that this book is fun as well as educational and be sure to look for National Geographic Kids Weird But True in-stores and online for the suggested retail price of $8.99.
She then proceeded to do the exact same thing with the 1,001 Ways To Be Creative. I could see her taking these ideas and starting to think about how she could apply them in her own life. Example: #145 Solve a Rubik’s Cube.” or #211 “Get an ugly Christmas tree instead of a perfect one. Show it love with fat colored lights, homemade ornaments, and popcorn strings.”
As a parent, I loved the motivational quotes she was sharing and appreciate that it has ideas that are great for all ages.
I will also be reading this book as a daily inspirational, and it can be found in-stores and online for the suggested retail price of $19.99.
Of course it was no surprise that she would like the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019 since is similar to the Weird But True Book but with more detail. It features cool photos with maps, illustrations, as well as animals, science, technology along with historic facts and fun quizzes to engage readers.
Examples of interesting information shared in the book are sections like “19 Good and Bad Facts About Superstitions” or “7 Extreme facts about Earth”.
Did you know that the Earth’s longest Mountain range is under the sea or that your entire inner ear can fit inside the tip of your pinkie? Well now we both do, and you can find out even more cool facts like this within the pages. I just think it is awesome when kids can learn about their world as well as themselves without realizing it is educational.
FYI, 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 for more details.
Look for the National Geographic Kids Almanac in stores and online for the suggested retail price of $14.99.
Now my daughter is currently an avid reader of the Series of Unfortunate Events so I had to interrupt her binge reading to start a new series, but I am a firm believer in variety. She started up the Explorer Academy The Nebula Secret and based on her feedback so far, she is finding the story interesting and mysterious.
This book series is geared towards middle-graders (ages 8-12) and is fact-based fiction, inspired by the real-life adventures of actual National Geographic explorers.
There also illustrations to help show locations of where situations take place in the story, and each book will touch on core subjects such as geography, history, STEM, exploration, and world cultures.
My daughter is reading the first book in the Explorer Academy seven-book series that shares the story of Cruz Coronado a 12 year old that got accepted into a special school for curious children, many applied but only a few got in.
Even before he arrives at school, Cruz is encountering adventures by being attacked in the ocean by a mysterious diver . Then he is told that he is being followed at the airport by a suspicious character. Once on campus at the Explore Academy, Cruz is making friends with students that are creative and inventive.
But… why is there a restricted student area at the school… what is significant about the special shaped birthmark on his arm… who was that strange man who warned him about Nebula… and who or what is Nebula? My daughter is still reading to find out, and if you want to know as well check out Explorer Academy The Nebula Secret in-stores and online now for the suggested retail price of $16.99.
Also check out kids.nationalgeographic.com/explorer-academy to watch the book trailer as well as learn more about the series characters and play interactive games.
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As you can see, these National Geographic books have so much to offer families and to learn more about them visit natgeokids.com as well as check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/nationalgeographickids as well as twitter.com/ngkids.
Carlee @ FLL