Good afternoon! For parents looking to avoid sugar overload this year, books are a great way to fill the kids' Easter baskets (and last way longer than chocolate!). National Geographic Kids has six books for kids of all ages that are filled with fuzzy animals, fun facts, and Easter stories -- a perfect fit for this holiday and the celebration of Spring!
Celebrate Easter (ages 6-9)
- The joyous celebration of Easter is seen
through a global perspective in this National Geographic volume featuring over
25 vibrant photographs. Witness the holiest day on the Christian calendar as it
is celebrated throughout the world: from the famous Easter Egg Roll at the
White House to the traditional bonfires throughout Europe, to colorful customs,
to the universally popular dying of eggshells worldwide. The first-person
narrative leads young readers through the origins and traditions of this
springtime festival of rebirth and hope and a special note by Reverend George
Handzo gives parents and teachers a historical and cultural background.
I loved this book so much. It was interesting to see how other areas celebrate Easter.
NG Kids Baby Animal Sticker Activity Book (ages 4-8) With 1,000 stickers and fantastic graphics and text, these high quality, super fun sticker books are a great way for kids to learn about animals and the natural world. The Baby Animals sticker book is chock-full of the cutest creatures on the planet: pandas, piglets, wolf cubs, ponies, polar bears, elephants, bunnies, kittens, puppies, and many more. With a fun, brightly colored design and loaded with animal facts and games--such as mazes, counting, matching and more--this book is sure to provide endless entertainment.
This fantastic book is so much fun. There are so many activities. My class loved all the stickers and full color photos of all the animals. With help they were able to navigate the pages even as 2-3 year olds. We had a blast pointing to letters, colors and animals.
National Geographic Pre-Reader: Ducks (ages 2-5) - From fuzzy ducklings to graceful birds, waddle your way into this adorable early reader, all about ducks!
Perfect for beginning and young readers, National Geographic Pre-readers include simple, expert-vetted text and large, engaging photos on every page. A vocabulary tree at the beginning of the book introduces kids to key words in concept groups, helping kids make connections between words. Plus, a wrap-up activity gives kids a chance to use what they've learned, while expanding their understanding of the world.
OMGosh the pictures in this book are pretty incredible. My class loves animals and these pictures of the ducks were a real hit. They thought the feet were so funny under the water. This particular book has been fought over for three days. I had to use a timer so everyone got a chance to look at it.
Cutest Animals on the Planet (ages 8-12) - NEW SERIES ALERT! Meet the world's most adorable animals and learn fun stuff about them in this aww-some first book in a brand-new series from National Geographic Kids. Whether you like mammals, aquatic creatures, insects, birds, amphibians, or reptiles, this browsable book contains kids' favorite animals that would ALL be contenders for the grand prize in a cute competition. Big photos pair with upbeat descriptions that highlight each critter's crazy cool skills and unique behaviors. This adorable book showcases popular animals such as hedgehogs and pandas as well as unusual species such as tapirs, kakapos, and pangolins. Special features include a head-to-head cute-off, sure to keep readers amused and informed. Perfect for curious tweens, animal lovers, and future veterinarians alike.
This one was my favorite to look at. Who doesn't love cute animals. I spend my day looking at cute animals on Instagram but now when I sit down at my desk at nap time, I can read a ton of information about adorable animals and teach myself so I can discuss these animals with my class.
Treasury of Bible Stories by Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Christina Balit (ages 8-12)
A worthy cultural treasury with appeal to both the faithful and irreligious.” — Kirkus
Noah's Ark, Moses, David and Goliath, the ten plagues, Daniel and the lions' den, Jonah and the giant fish, and many more of the Bible's most powerful stories — 27 in all — are compellingly retold in this beautifully illustrated treasury. Readers will be fascinated by the ancient people and events they encounter, surprised by some of the lesser known accounts revealed, and inspired by the lessons these tales impart. Stories cover important ground beyond religion, such as culture, history, and geography, and they touch on issues that remain relevant today--faith, loyalty, kindness, violence, generosity, greed, jealousy, and more. These accessible, readable stories give kids a rich picture of biblical times, which encourages them to think about our role in the world and to learn more.
Napoli's magical storytelling is sure to ignite children's imaginations. Along with Balit's stunning art, this is a book kids will want to explore again and again--a classic that families can read aloud together.
5,000 Awesome Facts About Everything (ages 8-12) 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.
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Disclaimer: I received complimentary products for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.