It’s the official start of the northern hemisphere summer today, and I’m celebrating all week with these super new titles from the fantastic folks at National Geographic.
First up is the newest edition of the New York Times best seller. I couldn’t put this one down with its easy to read format, brightly colored images, and interactive activities. Each of the 10 sections are loaded with short articles geared toward the tween set, though they may have trouble getting it away from us big kids at heart.
You can start anywhere in the 352 pages, but I went the traditional route in order beginning with the YOUR WORLD 2017 chapter. Next came AMAZING ANIMALS, GOING GREEN, CULTURE CONNECTION, AWESOME ADVENTURE, FUN AND GAMES, SUPER SCIENCE, WONDERS OF NATURE, HISTORY HAPPENS, and GEOGRAPHY ROCKS.
Visit the ALMANAC 2017 web page for information on how to be a part of the ALMANAC NEWSMAKER CHALLENGE. It’s a photo time capsule you can create to show kids in 2050 what life is like today.
Great stuff both in the book and online. Perfect to keep the kids entertained on that summer trip.
HERE’S THE OFFICIAL BLURB
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017 (ages 8-12, $14.99) — The world’s best-selling almanac for kids is back with new content, new features and an interactive Almanac Newsmaker Challenge activity that encourages kids to make their own time capsule. This latest edition of the New York Times best selling book is THE gold standard in nonfiction “edutainment” and features not only the latest discoveries in the worlds of technology, conservation and nature, but also grabs kids with cool weird-but-true facts, activities to keep ’em busy all summer long and amazing animals from around the world.
Make a comment if you would like to be in a drawing for your own copy of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2017 and the three other titles I’m reviewing this week. The drawing will take place Sunday, June 26th at Noon EDT. Good luck. Comment each day and I’ll double your entries!
Warning: This is not your grandmother’s version of National Geographic. Middle grade readers will find them irresistible.
TUESDAY JUNE 21: 100 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GROW UP
WEDNESDAY JUNE 22: AWESOME 8
THURSDAY JUNE 23: ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE companion book.
See you tomorrow!
Check the links to other Middle Grade novels over at Shannon Messenger’s Marvelous Middle Grade Monday post.
Awesome way to celebrate the start of summer. I’ll let someone else win.
I love this book! I like how they always publish this book every year. Thanks for the giveaway, but I’ll someone else win. Thanks for the review!
My kids loved the previous almanacs. Really kept their interest.
Kids do seem to love these type of books (at least mine do!) Would love to win one for my youngest!!
This is awesome! My daughter would love this! She absolutely loves national geographic, she loves their animal jam game online as well! Be awesome to win one!
I’m leaving a comment, but I will pass on the giveaway. I just have too many books to read right now. But these all look great. I do love the NatGeo books for kids.
I love the National Geographic books for kids — an so do kids! Haven’t reviewed one, but should. Great choice!
Couldn’t post today because my e-mail is down and I couldn’t send my link to MMGM.
These are the best books for kids. We give an annual subscription to NG for Kids to the young ones in our family. They look forward to it and have so much to share with us when we see each other. I’d love to be in the drawing.
This almanac looks fantastic. Such a great resource. I’d love to be in the drawing. Thanks.
National Geographic always does a great job of balancing the mixture of reality and fun for all younger readers to enjoy. Seems like a great book to pick up for the kids. Count me in for this awesome drawing!
That is so cool.
Hooray for summer! I feel like I’ve won more than my share of things lately, so let this one go to someone else, but LOVE these books!
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I have the 2016 edition and love all the information it holds. Kids would be lucky to have 2017 edition to read through, finding new things to become interested in and old interests to catch up on.
My son loves his 2016 Nat Geo edition and I know he would love to win this as well!
Thanks for the chance to win my son would love it
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My kids love the Nat Geo stuff!
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Great way to start the summer. Always loved National Geographic!
What an excellent resource. Thanks for the great bundle giveaway.