National Geographic Summer Boredom Buster Books

Summer is fading fast but there’s still plenty of time to get in some much needed summer reading for the kids! National Geographic Kids knows how to keep them engaged and interested while still having fun. The Big Book of Fun is the perfect take-a-long for vacation car rides or to just hand your kid the next time he/she utters the dreaded words “MOM!! I’m so BORED!” How many times have you heard that in the past couple months? (about a trillion times here I think!)

The Big Book of Fun will keep them occupied with over 75 fun games, mazes, fill-in-the-blank  stories, trivia tests and more! Pair it with the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011 and Weird but True for the complete Summer Boredom Busting combo! Our whole family hasn’t been able to stop reading the Almanac all summer, and the kids really like telling everyone from friends to grandma and grandpa the weird facts they’ve read about in Weird but True. You can check out our review to see what else they liked.

National Geographic Summer Boredom Buster Giveaway

We love these books and highly recommend them to everyone! A few would be great to stash for birthday and Christmas gifts as well! I don’t think there’s a kid out there that can resist them, lol! I know, they’re educational, but if you don’t tell neither will I!

Buy It! All three books are available for purchase at National Geographic Kids books can also be purchased on Amazon.comNational Geographic Kids books. Promo: You can still save 20% when you buy 3 or more kids’ books at

National Geographic Summer Boredom Buster Giveaway
Win It! Thanks to National Geographic one very lucky reader is going to win a prize pack that includes all three books mentioned here!

  • National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011
  • Weird but True
  • The Big Book of Fun

How to Enter: (mandatory) Visit then come back and leave me a comment telling something you liked about the site!

Extra Entries: (optional) Please leave a new comment, with links if applicable, for each extra entry to be counted.

Use the retweet button or copy this tweet: #Win a National Geographic Kids Summer Boredom Buster #Giveaway! from @ahensnest & @NGKids

  • Subscribe (and confirm) to my blog via reader/email

Rules: Follow the directions above! Giveaway open to U.S. & Canada, 18+ only and ends August 18th, 11:59 est. Winner chosen by and must reply to email within 48 hours or I will redraw.

I received one free copy of each of the three books described above to facilitate my  candid review. All opinions and experiences are my own, yours may vary. No other compensation received for this post.


About the Author

Henrietta Newman is a self-loving empty-nester into smudging, nature, yoga, fitness, healthy living, hunting, camping, hiking, tech, video games, gadgets, recipes, reviews and more.
With a love for the outdoors and visiting local attractions in and around NW PA and Lake Erie, you never know what you'll find in my nest! Subscribe to A Hen's Nest so you don't miss the fun!



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    I'm such a huge fan of National Geographic! We have lots of their DVD's, and my son has a wall filled with photos we've cut from old issues. And the kids' site is great – a regular haunt for us. I especially like the activities section! Would love to win this one. Thanks for the opportunity!


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