This yearly favorite has reached new heights for 2018. Available now, ALMANAC 2018 includes twelve chapters filled with oh my gosh pictures, facts, games, quizzes and much more. Include this in your summer travels and you’ll never hear “I’m bored” from any young person who is lucky enough to have their own copy.

A look at the chapter titles gives you a preview:

  1. Your World 2018
  2. Awesome Exploration
  3. Amazing Animals
  4. Going Green
  5. Engineering and Technology
  6. Wonders of Nature
  7. Fun and Games
  8. Space and Earth
  9. Culture Connection
  10. Life Science
  11. History Happens
  12. Geography Rocks

That’s an eye popping collection contained on over 350 pages and 500 amazing photos! Each chapter also includes an 18 cool things feature.

The almanac is not only good for summer, but when school revs up again you’ll find many curriculum connections. An added plus scattered throughout is a section called HOMEWORK HELP giving tips on how to—write a perfect essay, make an oral report, write a good letter, and read a map to name just a few.


Here’s More Background from National Geographic Kids:

One of the most effective, easiest and affordable ways to ensure students are on track academically come September is to make sure kids have access to books throughout the summer. Whether it’s making library visits a part of the summer schedule, starting a neighborhood book swap or incorporating a trip to the local bookstore as part of an outing to the ice cream shop, there are lots of ways to get kids hooked on reading this summer.

As the best selling kids almanac on the planet, the National Geographic Kids Almanac has helped millions of kids beat the summer slide. The key to getting a child to pick up a book is to find one that interests them, and the Almanac 2018 has something for EVERYONE.  The Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2018 (ages 8-12, $14.99) is the perfect way to take a big bite out of the summer slide.


You can never stop learning, even for a big kid like me. Here are some of my “I didn’t know that” moments as I read this great resource:

  • With an app and an earpiece you can have a real time conversation with someone speaking a language you don’t know. Included are Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and English.
  • The Newsmaker Challenge next year is to Save our Sharks. A fantastic website is devoted to learning more about the importance of sharks and the health of our oceans.
  • The armadillo is truly the funniest animal on the planet.
  • Recycled denim jeans can be used as insulation in the walls of green homes.
  • The microwave oven was created by accident.
  • I was blown away by 18 Facts about Natural Disasters.
  • Harriet Tubman is set to appear on the U.S. twenty dollar bill.

There are hundreds more I could note, but you’ll want to devise your own list. The National Geographic Kids ALMANAC 2018 will for sure be the most popular non-fiction title in your home or school. Fantastic stuff!


About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.
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  1. The 2018 Almanac is a great summer/vacation read! So many facts and information that kids will enjoy reading. Great travel companion too.

  2. NOw this sounds like a truly cool book! Thanks for pointing it out.

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