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.