Press Release exert: “Best-selling National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011 is a handy dandy reference that the kids will welcome with open arms (and wide, inquisitive eyes!) during their summer break. Delivers more than 500 stunning photographs and over 300 pages bursting with detailed information, crafts, games, jokes, and recipes.
- Your World 2011 – What’s hot and what’s ahead for 2011
- Awesome Adventure – Modern-day adventurers, survival techniques and true stories of harrowing escapes
- Amazing Animals – More than 75 pages devoted to animals, their habitats and what makes each one unique
- Culture Connection – Food, currency, literature and lots more from around the world
- Geography Rocks – Maps, travel and famous or unusual landmarks. Take a wacky road trip to see “Mac the Moose” and a giant trumpet.
- Going Green – Eco-lingo, our threatened planet and steps we can take to help save it
- History Happens- Mummies! Wars! American heroes! Secret spies! The people, places, governments and events that make us who we are today.
- Wonders of Nature – From the highest mountains to the depths of the ocean floor – and everything in between.
- Future World – Investigate and predict future careers, smart clothes, robots and holographic technology.
- Super Science – Space, health and the human body
The National Geographic Kids Weird but True would be a great companion book to the 2011 almanac. This little book is bursting at the seams with “300 wacky, wild, mind-bending facts about everything on Earth and beyond”! Did you know a caterpillar has more muscles than a human? Or that the average yawn last 6 seconds? (go ahead and try it!)
Our View: We love how the facts in the almanac are offered up in kid sized portions. It gives enough info to keep you interested without going overboard and boring the sometimes less than patient reader. The book’s layout is bright and eye catching. We love all the fun colors and graphics used in both books! With mini quizzes, crafts and random tidbits the kids almanac is great for home or on the go.
Both my 9 and 14 year old had fun reading. Pie says the books were “super awesome because you can learn all kinds of things you didn’t know and tell your friends about it!” I like it when a book can make my child giggle and then a minute later have her saying “WOW mom! did you know….” I am also loving that they are educational without being boring and they have great reread value. Often times a piece in the book can be a starting point for further conversation and research that keeps your child’s mind working. We found them to be fun for the whole family and a great addition to the summer reading list!
Promo: Currently you can save 20% when you buy 3 or more kids’ books at NationalGeographic.com.