Tag Archives: National Geographic Kids

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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Cat Breed Guide/Dog Breed Guide

These two well-researched and colorful guides will please animal lovers of all ages. You’ll be hooked when you turn a page and find one of these cats and dogs staring back. How about an adoring gaze from a Shorthaired Chartreux … Continue reading

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