Monday, October 05, 2020

Home Learning Essentials from Nat Geo Kids Books #giveaway

As millions of kids (and their parents!) embark on distance learning, what’s on the family bookshelf has never been more important.  Nat Geo Kids Books has always been the gold standard when it comes to providing educational, fun, engaging books for kids, and this fall is no different.

I am thrilled to be able to host this giveaway. Nat Geo has always been a favorite of mine. The beautiful, colorful pictures. The reader friendly layouts really make for an enjoyable time. Their books are always on my shelves and even when friends come over the kids and adults gravitate to them. I think it is because they are bright yellow as they have always been. Even as a young girl my grandparents subscribed to National Geographic and they were always available to read. I really wish they had these when I was a kid because I would have devoured every bit of information and been smarter for it. 

Beginner’s United States Atlas, Third Edition, (ages 7-10, 128 pages, paperback) The fully updated edition of this popular atlas introduces young readers to the wonders of all of America's states and territories, with maps, fun facts, geographical features, and more. It’s accessible design showcases what's unique about each state and territory and every profile starts with a colorful map and essay and includes capital cities; population; important land and water features; state birds, flowers, and flags. It's all packaged in a bigger format, with a refreshed design, and bold, bright photos and illustrations.

OMG There is so much information in this book. My kids have always complained that they never learned this in school. I handed it over to them and said, "have at it. The test will be in one day. Learn something."  I loved the huge pages and all the information included for each state like the population, largest city, population density, when it became a state (statehood), the capital, racial/ethnic group percentages as well as information at about each state like their state motto, what they are known for and more.  

United States Atlas Sixth Edition, (ages 8-12, 176 pages, paperback) Current, authoritative, and produced by the expert cartographers at National Geographic, this best-selling United States atlas is newly updated with all the latest info and is packed with maps, stats, facts, and pictures. National Geographic's world-renowned cartographers have paired up with education experts to create maps of all 50 states, U.S. territories, and Washington, D.C., that pinpoint the physical features, capitals, and other towns and cities. Discover the latest data along with colorful photography of each state and the people who live there. Key points reflect the latest information about land and water, people, and places. Essays cover each region of the country while eight specially themed maps on nature, population, economy, energy, climate, and more delve deeper into key issues. State birds and state flags add to the high visual interest. 

While our kids are homeschooling this is a great book for ages 8-12. The pages are large and colorful and have tons of information like the state flag, the statehood. the population, animals native to the state plus fun facts and more! This book went around our classrooms this past week. All the teachers were interested in showing their class the huge pictures of the state maps.  


5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) - (ages 8-12, 224 pages, hardcover) This book is literally busting its covers with fascinating, fun-tastic facts on super, sensational topics that kids love. Who knew that there were so many sweet  things to learn about chocolate or that a dozen delicious details about peanut butter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our appetites? Keep turning and a terrifyingly toothy shark tells you all about himself, while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys and games, mysteries of history, robots and reptiles, sports and spies and wacky words.   A visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded  by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design, this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed.

This was my favorite book of the bunch. How do they fit 5000 facts inside one book? It's all in the layout. Nat Geo has it all figured out. I loved the layouts. There were about 6 different styles but each page was interesting. 



 Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Absolute Hero  (ages 8-12, 192 pages, hardcover)— A brand new series from the author of many beloved American Girl books, Valerie Tripp!  Join Izzy Newton and her friends at Atom Middle School in the first adventure of this new middle-grade fiction series. A crowded new school and a crazy class schedule is enough to make Izzy feel dizzy. But for the S.M.A.R.T. Squad, it’s all about relying on the value of friendship and the power of science to help them think their way through all kinds of sticky situation. Science and tech reign supreme when these five brainy buddies put their heads together! Read the first chapter and meet the characters at

I had one of my little school friends read this for me. She is in the 3rd grade but loves to read. She loved the story of Izzy and her friends. They love science and so did my 3rd grade reviewer. She said that the book was a quick read and that she enjoyed the scientific aspects because they seemed legit. (LOL) I think I need to hire her to do my reviews. 

Little Kids First Big Book of Science (ages 4-8, 128 pages, hardcover) - This lively introduction to the fascinating world of science explores the different kinds of science, what scientists do, and the amazing things that scientists study: animals and plants; oceans and space; earthquakes and volcanoes; sound and light; inventions and more!  Fun activities, games, and simple experiments encourage interactive learning, showing kids that anyone can use scientific observation and experimentation to be a scientist and discover new things. With bright images and age-appropriate text, this book inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them and maybe even grow up to be a scientist one day, too! Topics include astronomy, botany, paleontology, malacology (that's the science of clams, snails, and other animals with shells!), zoology, and more.

This book is so full of pictures and info that is done in the normal Nat Geo reluctant reader layout. Huge pictures, little text and so many interesting, fun things to discover.  

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  1. My granddaughters would enjoy having the Animal Encyclopedia also.

  2. Fools Gold Dig Kit!

  3. I think the Quiz Whiz 1,000 Super Fun Mind-Bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions Paperback looks fun.

  4. I would also love to have their Parks Project Vintage Magazine Cover T-shirt. It's very cool.


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