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Monday, November 25, 2019

(Win it!) National Geographic Kids Books that are Perfect for Holiday Gifts


The holiday season is here! As you begin your holiday shopping, I want to tell you about some recently released books from National Geographic Kids that my son has read from cover-to-cover on multiple occasions. We'll also give you the opportunity to enter for a chance to win all five of these popular books!

If you follow regularly, you know that we are big fans of books from National Geographic Kids.  Their team always does an amazing job of curating content and photos and then presenting knowledge in captivating ways so that my son quickly absorbs the information.  It's really amazing. When he went through a phase approximately four years ago where he was obsessed with wild cats, he memorized entire sections of National Geographic Kids books on this topic and is still able to recite the information all of these years later.  Similarly, he is able to do this for a variety of topics. Their books just make learning fun for curious children.

While our list of favorite National Geographic Kids books is quite long, let me share five that are sure to be popular this holiday season!


“You don’t have to be a nerd to be captivated by this combination of Guinness Book of World Records, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and short form encyclopedia…..the info blurbs are fun to know and in many instances educational.  A bushelful of inviting, idiosyncratic subjects” - Kirkus
“VERDICT A treat for visually oriented and information-hungry browsers.” - School Library Journal
This superstuffed alphabetical compendium of must-know facts from science, pop culture, history, and more is perfect for kids who already know the names of every single dinosaur or want to understand exactly how the Millennium Falcon works. It's a book for grammar gurus, science snobs, music geeks, and history buffs. In short, it's a book for nerds. Inside, you'll find browsable, info-packed blurbs that'll give you the lowdown on everything from augmented reality to zydeco, with larger features that dive deep into fascinating topics like UFOs, pirates, artificial intelligence, and daring circus acts. And you'll hear from the world's most notable (and quotable) Nerds of Note from history and today.


"Bling is all around us," the author writes. Maybe so…but rarely is the razzle-dazzle this cranked up. Should come with a cautionary note: sunglasses a must!” - Kirkus

From upscale splurges to flashy fun in nature, this treasure trove is filled with wonders that will dazzle and delight. Read about how nature struts its stuff with tantalizing tidbits about animals, including a few that literally glitter with iridesence to confuse predators. Or maybe you'll strike it rich after reading about Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, U.S.A., where anyone can go hunt for sparkling gems. Dig into info about the world's mysterious minerals, gorgeous geodes, and ritzy rocks. Discover extravagant expenditures like Canada's million-dollar solid gold coin. Learn all about the splendid science of diamonds that rain from the sky in space. Get the secret behind glowing bioluminescence. And go back in time to uncover palatial palaces, the riches of royalty, and other ancient treasures.  To show off the lush content in proper fashion, readers will be dazzled by hundreds of fun flashy photos throughout.


Treasury of Bible Stories written by Donna Jo Napoli, illustrated by Christina Balit (ages 8-12, HC, $24.99)
"Napoli brings her literary eye to yet another ancient tradition.  Balit's bold illustrations accompany each tale and feature a diversity of skin tone that reflects the many lands from northeast Africa to the Middle East where the drama unfolds… Sidebars throughout add historical and scientific context to the stories presented while backmatter includes maps, timelines, and brief biographies of the major players. A worthy cultural treasury with appeal to both the faithful and irreligious.” — Kirkus

Noah's Ark, Moses, David and Goliath, the ten plagues, Daniel and the lions' den, Jonah and the giant fish, and many more of the Bible's most powerful stories — 27 in all — are compellingly retold in this beautifully illustrated treasury. Readers will be fascinated by the ancient people and events they encounter, surprised by some of the lesser known accounts revealed, and inspired by the lessons these tales impart. Stories cover important ground beyond religion, such as culture, history, and geography, and they touch on issues that remain relevant today--faith, loyalty, kindness, violence, generosity, greed, jealousy, and more. These accessible, readible stories give kids a rich picture of biblical times, which encourages them to think about our role in the world and to learn more.


Dream Journal by Dr. Allan Peterkin (ages 8-12, $12.99 ) This stocking stuffer is what dreams are made of — literally!  Professor of Psychiatry Dr.Allan Peterkin helps readers uncover the power of their dreams and better understand the science of sleep. With lively text, vibrant imagery, and plenty of space for writing, it's the perfect tool to help kids remember, record, and reflect on their nighttime adventures.  Catching Z's has never been so much fun!


Brain Candy: Seriously Sweet Facts to Satisfy Your Curiosity - (ages 8-12, $8.99)  This offbeat, "stocking-sized" book is like a sweet treat that will satisfy any reader's fun fact cravings. Cranium “cavities” will be filled to the brim with 500 fascinating knowledge nuggets about numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics.  With features that dive into why potatoes and tomatoes are a dynamic duo, amazing animal tongues and how they are used to ”lick” their competition and dental care through the ages, Brain Candy is a tasty approach to feeding kids tantalizing tidbits about the world. 

These are the "it books" for the holiday season. My son absolutely loves them. They have also entertained our entire family because he has fun telling us about them at dinner time. Did you know that Barack Obama's first job was scooping ice cream?  There are so many random facts that create conversations and help our little one to view the world in different ways!

You'll find them on Amazon and at local stores such as Barnes & Noble. 

Win it!
One winner will receive one copy of each of the five books listed above! Enter using the rafflecopter below. The winner must have a U.S. shipping address. No P.O. boxes. The winner must reply to our email with their shipping address within 72 hours. Otherwise, we will select a different winner. Good luck!

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