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My late grandmother had a robust collection of National Geographic magazines. I remember spending the night at her house flipping through the pages as she would narrate stories about volcanoes, animals, and foreign countries. I can still recall the smell of the early 1990 magazine issues – that comforting mix of musk and White Shoulders perfume that would transfer from Grandma to the pages.
I wish my grandma was still around to read those issues to my daughter. In her absence, I have been doing my best to teach her about science and animals. And while I no longer have those little issues from the 90s, an incredible collection of National Geographic Kids books have been my liaison.
In case you’re not familiar with National Geographic, it is one of the world’s premier scientific, education, and research organizations. For more than 125 years, the National Geographic team has been dedicated to exploring and documenting the world. Their message reaches more than 450 million people worldwide each month through several media outlets. They’ve funded more than 10,000 conservation, exploration, and scientific expeditions in support of their mission “to inspire people to care about the planet.”
As part of this mission, National Geographic also offers nonfiction books for both adults and kids to help educate and inspire. The leading kids nonfiction publisher, National Geographic offers books packed with photos, facts, and fun.
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Best Friends Forever
Full of inspiring examples of unlikely animal friendships that defy the laws of nature and leave even scientists baffled, this book features short chapters and full-color photography. While this book is for an older reader, Bear enjoys flipping trough and looking at the pictures.
One of Bear’s first words was “doggie.” While she has a tendency to call all animals “doggie,” this book is helping her learn that every pet has a unique name. Filled with funny photos and fun facts, Everything Pets, one volume in National Geographic Kids’ Everything Series, has a wealth of amazing information on pets. Learn about communicating with pets, different breeds, dog houses of the rich and famous, and the world’s richest pets!
Funny Fill In: My Animal Adventure
With over 20 fill-in-the-blank activities, this book is sure to make you laugh! While too advanced for a tiny tot, this book is sure to have kindergarteners and older kids laughing out loud when adding verbs, nouns, names, and even sounds in the blanks.
National Geographic Reader: Meerkats
For Bear’s first birthday, we took her to the local zoo. We saw elephants, chimpanzees and even Meerkats. We’ve enjoyed reminiscing about our adventure at the zoo while looking through this Level 1 book that combines pictures with large text about how these furry friends team up to survive in the wild.
Ultimate Weird But True 2
Did you know that the average teenager sends 60 texts a day or that there are 239 ways to make change for a dollar! Even I am learning new things in this outrageously interesting book (my personal favorite in the collection).
Kids Almanac 2014
In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it. The world’s best-selling Almanac for kids is packed with amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, robots, maps, games, activities, and more. Plus, it’s the only kids’ almanac with mobile media features that allow kids to download National Geographic videos, photo galleries, and games.
Little Kids First Big Book of Why
This book is Bear’s favorite of the bunch (there was a one-page casualty due to over-excitement). The big, bright pictures accompanied by the “whys” (like why does an elevator go up and down and why do we have belly buttons?) is not only fun to look at but is also informative (and is preparing me for such questions in the future.
Just Joking 4
Packed with 300 hilarious knock-knock jokes, question-and-answer jokes, tongue twisters, riddles, silly photos and more, this book is sure to have kids rolling on the floor laughing.
Perfect for the dog-lover, this heartwarming little book features inspiring true stories and touching photographs of amazing dog rescues, accomplishments, and abilities that showcase the bravery, intuition, intelligence, and, yes, devotion of dogs.
I’ve become a sucker for the mom books lately and this book doesn’t disappoint. Filled with beautiful portraits of baby animals and their moms, this book tugs at the heart and celebrates the tireless devotion of motherhood.
These books retail anywhere between $3.99 and $40 depending on the title. For a limited time only (through December 31, 2013), National Geographic is offering my readers a special 30% discount on these and select other titles! Order by December 6, 2013 for delivery before Christmas. To place an order, visit http://ngbooks.org/momsmeet. Plus, each purchase supports vital exploration, conservation, research, and education programs.
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