National Geographic books your kids will love

Do your kids love to read and learn cool facts?

We are truly OBSESSED with all things National Geographic.

The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild and Wonderful

 (ages 8-12, hardcover, $19.99, 192 pgs)  

The girls have been loving The Coolest Stuff on Earth book that has so many interesting facts in it.

“This big, bright and photo-packed gift-worthy book digs into the details behind our planet’s most magnificent marvels, epic extremes, and astonishing animals. . Did you know that dogs can shake off a pound of water in less than a second? That some sand dunes whistle and sing? That the U.S. dollar bill is full of hidden symbols related to the number 13? Our world is filled with strange, bizarre, and weird happenings. But what do they mean? WHY are they important? And what secrets are behind them? These stories and much more are revealed through cool stories, action-packed photos, fantastic infographics, and exciting Q&As with in-the-field experts. Discover the secrets of sharkskin, the mysteries behind incredible island animals, the power behind lightning, how a rare gemstone changes color, and more. Kids will be captivated by this fresh way of looking at our amazing planet.”

Space Encyclopedia, 2nd Ed

 (ages 8-12, hardcover, $24.99, 208 pgs)

My oldest daughter loves to learn about Space and is truly loving the Space Encyclopedia. There is so many things to learn and anyone who is curious about all things Space will be captivated by the pictures and the information provided inside of this book.

“Written and illustrated by internationally recognized astronomer and former Director of Science Information and Public Outreach at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics David A. Aguilar, this is THE authoritative book about our universe, jam packed with everything kids want to know about space — from black holes to moon colonies, to recent discoveries and  amazing brand-new NASA space photography. Visually spectacular, it contains the latest on space exploration and research and breathtaking views of the universe, as captured by the latest and greatest technology, including the recent first ever image of a black hole. This complete reference contains everything about space that fascinates kids — our sun and planets including the new dwarf planets, the formation of the universe, space travel, the possibility of life beyond Earth, and more.”

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2021 

(ages 8-12, paperback, $14.99, 352 pgs)

“The latest installment of the New York Times best-selling almanac features amazing animal stories, explorer profiles, and outrageous attractions that kids know and love, plus more of the incredible inventions, awesome games, and fresh challenges for curious kids who want to learn all about the world and everything that’s in it!.  Tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, conservation, and more is why this is the number one selling kids almanac on the planet.  There’s a whole chapter full of fun and games, including activities, jokes, and comics and the colorful compilation also includes an Almanac Challenge 2021 — which inspires kids to reduce their plastic waste and encourage others to do the same.”

On the go books we love…

I love the tiny books from National Geographic that are filled with information. These books are fun and engaging for the kids to read on car rides. The girls love telling us all the cool things they learn from the books. I highly recommend these books that make great stocking stuffers for kids who just LOVE to learn interesting facts.

Nerdlet: Animals 

(ages 8-12, paperback, $9.99)

A little book with soooo many interesting facts!We love learning about animals and this Nerdlet Animals book is a must have for those who love animals and interesting facts about them.

For instance, did you know?

🐿 Squirrels can sniff out buried seeds even under 30 inches of snow

🐙 An Octopus has 3 hearts

Sometimes big nerdiness comes in a small package–and this little book is an animal nerd’s dream! In this little animal “Nerdlet” you’ll learn about the weirdest, coolest, most amazing creatures in the animal kingdom–and what makes them so complex. Plus, you’ll have some of your most burning animal questions answered, such as What’s the deal with crocodile tears? And you’ll meet people who get to be around animals for a living and travel to animal destinations around the world. You’ll also find personality quizzes, fun facts, animal superheroes, and even a Star Wars reference … or two.”

Brain Candy 2 

(ages 8-12, paperback, $8.99)

This book has some really great facts in it.

“So you know that the speed of light is fast: 229,792,458 miles per second. But what does that really mean? It means that at the speed of light, you could reach the moon in 1.3 seconds. How long to travel to the sun? Just 8 minutes. And in 4.6 hours, you could reach Pluto at 4.6 billion miles away! If you like seeing far-out facts in a new light, the second book in the colorful Brain Candy series takes a deep (and delicious) dive into numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics. It’s a novel approach to feeding kids smart snackable bites about the world and is sure to be an addictive addition to the bookshelves of Weird But True! and Just Joking fans”

Did you know?

🦈 some sharks can go through 50,000 teeth in their lifetime

🐁 A baby mouse is called a pinky

And here is a really fun fact some of the simplest body reactions have thr most complicated names: Brain Freeze is Sphemopalatine ganglioneuralgia (Don’t ask me to pronounce it 🤣🤣)

Have you recently adopted a dog or cat?

This year has been the year for welcoming new fur babies into homes across America. Quarantine even had us adopt a puppy that we could not imagine our lives without. He is AMAZING!

Fetch! A How to Speak Dog Training Guide

(all ages, paperback, $12.99, 176 pgs)

My girls love the book Fetch! that teaches them how to train our puppy and do cool tricks with him.

“From the experts who brought you How to Speak Dog, learn tips and tricks to help train your best friend. Whether teaching a puppy the basics–such as “sit,” “stand,” and “stay”– correcting behavioral problems, or training your pooch to perform more advanced tricks, this comprehensive guide will take you through all the steps to have your canine answering your call in no time. With the help of veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman, kids will bond with their pups through structured lessons that showcase easy-to-follow instructions and commands. Additional content introduces readers to Hollywood hounds, dogs on the job, and famous canines through history. This “paws-on” guide is perfect for families who are bringing home their very first puppy, or seasoned dog owners who want to teach their longtime four-legged family member a few new tricks.”

Pounce! A How To Speak Cat Training Guide

(all ages, paperback, $12.99, 176 pgs)

“From the experts who brought you How to Speak Cat, learn all about how to train your favorite feline friend in this fun, interactive guide. Whether you want to train your kitty to walk on a leash or are trying to teach your cat to scratch a scratching post instead of the couch, this comprehensive guide will take you through all the steps you need to know to get started. With the help of veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman, kids will learn basic training, corrective training, and tricks they can do with their cats. Fun special features introduce readers to famous trained cats, felines in ancient Egypt, and so much more. This easy-to-use guide is perfect for families who are bringing home a kitten for the first time or just want to teach their longtime feline family member some new tricks.”

We are learning so many things thanks to National Geographic. These books are beautiful and engaging and so much fun to read as a family. These would make great gifts this holiday season, too.

Do you have any National Geographic books? What are some of your favorites?



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