Tag Archives: National Geographic Kids

ICK!

You’ll be saying that over and over as you read this new title from National Geographic Kids. Disgusting, Gross, or Repulsive would also work. Don’t worry if you have to look away because the intended audience of kids 8-12 will … Continue reading

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EXTREME OCEAN

It’s never too early to celebrate World Ocean Day (coming up on June 8th), especially when you have a title like EXTREME OCEAN in your hands. Dr. Sylvia Earle, a scientist with a passion for the sea gives readers an … Continue reading

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Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes BLOG TOUR + HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Welcome Back to the Explorer Academy! AND… The Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes by Trudi Trueit on March 17th, blogs across the web are featuring a National Geographic Explorer who inspired The Explorer Academy, … Continue reading

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TURN IT UP!

Turn it Up!: A Pitch-Perfect History of Music that Rocked the World  The high notes and biggest moments in music history are covered in this fun compendium, from Bach to the Beatles to Beyonce — and beyond. Many major music genres are … Continue reading

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BRAIN CANDY

This is it! My final holiday MG non-fiction recommendation. Do you know a kid who doesn’t like to read? Hand them this book and they’ll be reading these fun facts right back to you. Hundreds are included along with colorful … Continue reading

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THE BIG BOOK OF BLING

Have some sparkle and shine with my fourth of five recommendations for MG holiday non-fiction shopping: Bling isn’t just the shiny ring on your finger or the fancy extras at a party. It’s everything that shines and amazes. Keep your … Continue reading

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DON’T READ THIS BOOK BEFORE DINNER

GROSS SICKENING REPUGNANT NAUSEATING Need I say more? Why yes, middle graders are going to love this new title from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS. Here’s the vile and disgusting background straight from the source: ********************** From wretched rodents and beastly bugs … Continue reading

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The Book of Queens & The Book of Kings

You’ll find royalty here and not just the kind wearing a crown. Famous leaders from history, scientists, entertainers, and many more are included in two separate colorful hardbacks. First up is THE BOOK OF QUEENS. Here’s the official proclamation from … Continue reading

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CODE THIS!

Just last week an excited group of kids asked me what was the best way to learn computer programming. I had once taught classes in BASIC and HTML/JAVASCRIPT, but technology has gotten more complex making our devices all that smarter. … Continue reading

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY & CULTURE (Plus a GIVEAWAY!)

A stunning achievement sure to please middle graders, teachers, and librarians. Here’s the official background from National Geographic: More than 160 tribes are featured presenting a comprehensive overview of the history of North America’s Native peoples. From the Apache to … Continue reading

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