Tag Archives: National Geographic

ENSNARED IN THE WOLF’S LAIR

Most of us have probably had several history classes that covered Hitler and his regime in World War II. But buried deep in the facts are atrocities we never learned about. Ensnared in the Wolf’s Lair is a sad story … Continue reading

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OUR COUNTRY’S PRESIDENTS

Every four years National Geographic does an amazing job getting the newest volume of this iconic series out for readers. The proof comes toward the end with full coverage of the 2020 election and Inauguration that brought Joseph R. Biden … Continue reading

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Treasury of Bible Stories

You don’t have to be faithful to enjoy this collection of re-tellings from the ancient Bible, my third of five recommendations for MG holiday non-fiction shopping. The text has a gentle, lyrical quality making for an easy read. Here’s the … Continue reading

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NERD A to Z

The holiday time is near and you may be wondering what to give to the middle grader in your life. Why not a non-fiction book? They can provide hours of reading and visual delights. I have five new favorites to … 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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EXPLORER ACADEMY—THE DOUBLE HELIX

Book three in National Geographic’s Middle grade fiction series continues the story of twelve year old Cruz Coronado as a student at Explorer Academy. If you missed the first two installments, take a peek at my review of THE NEBULA … Continue reading

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Explorer Academy—CODEBREAKING ACTIVITY ADVENTURE

Unlock ancient puzzles and secrets introduced via supercool codes and ciphers in this companion book to the new Explorer Academy series. In the first activity book based on the Explorer Academy, kids test their knowledge of ancient codes and ciphers … Continue reading

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HOW TO ACE THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE

The official study guide is now in its fifth edition and 2017’s version brings the first update since 2012. You don’t have to be a Bee participant to enjoy this book. The middle section includes over 40 pages of sample … Continue reading

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with MOTOR GIRLS

First up… The winner of last Monday’s giveaway of THE ONLY ROAD is MS. YINGLING READS. Karen provides wonderful insights into books and she is the most prolific reader I know. Congratulations! ************************************************************ This new title from Sue Macy and … Continue reading

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SCIENCE ENCYCLOPEDIA from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Let’s begin with some math. SCIENCE ENCYCLOPEDIA checks in at 9.5 inches by 12 inches and is a whopping 3.8 pounds. Eye-popping fantastic is the best description I could come up with for the cover and the 304 pages inside. … Continue reading

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