I’m excited to be Stop #5 on the National Geographic Kids Mastermind Blog Tour!

NG - MastermindBlog Tour logo

This summer, National Geographic Kids Books is inviting kids to “Unleash Their Inner Genius” with the release of Mastermind (May 2016, ages 8-12).  6302110In this fun, interactive book, kids learn what type of thinker they are and are given the chance to exercise different parts of their brains with games, tests and puzzles.

Each stop on the National Geographic Kids Mastermind Blog Tour will bring you one step closer to becoming a Certified Mastermind. Be sure to stop by each stop on the tour (see schedule below) and challenge yourself to unleash your inner genius with fun quizzes, optical illusions, and brain teasers, and learn tips and tricks for improving brainpower and explanations for the science behind navigating your mental map.

Are you ready to put your left side of the brain to the test? Check out below and tweet a quick video of you attempting this experiment using #Mastermind! (Personal note: I have no video proof, but I did try this. Weird and fascinating!)

NG - MastermindStop5Confuse the Legs

About the book:

The cheeky narrator and self-proclaimed “Mastermind” Ima Genius and her talking dog, Atom, guide the reader through short and snappy explanations of the science behind why the brain does what it does and how it affects the senses, spatial reasoning, language, memory and problem solving. As kids work their way through the book completing experiments, brain teasers, mazes, quizzes and games, their efforts (and smarts!) are rewarded with a Certificate of Mental Achievement declaring them as a Certified Mastermind.  Or, in the words of Ima Genius:

When I’m finished with you, your brain will be so huge that your average-size neck will no longer be able to support your massive noggin.  Ha!  I kid.  That’s only happened once.”

My Two Cents Worth

What a great non-fiction addition. Each page has a new surprise and will have young readers (and many older ones) saying, “I didn’t know that.”

How the brain works is often given a dry treatment of facts, but here you get to experience and learn what is going on with the command center of your body.

Amusing presentation, colorful pictures, and page turning format will be a hit with all kids including those reluctant readers.

Order your copy HERE.

Check out National Geographic on:  TWITTER    FACEBOOK

Stop by Mundie Kids next Tuesday to put your left side of the brain to the test!

Blog Tour Schedule:

5/23 – Reading is Better With Cupcakes

5/24 – Mother Daughter Book Reviews

5/25 – Geo Librarian

5/26 – Mrs. Mommy Book Nerd’s Book Reviews

5/27 – Always In The Middle

5/31 – Mundie Kids

6/1 – Unleashing Readers

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.
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  1. Betsy D. says:

    This looks like a great one for kids and parents. Super summer title. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love this magazine. And, I know my great granddaughter would love it! Thanks. Yes, I tried it.

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