Do you have a little bookworm on your holiday list this season? Nothing lights up my 8 year old’s eyes more than a new set of books to read, be they fiction or non-fiction. She was very excited to peruse the latest set of National Geographic books to read. Two of Lily’s favorites included the National Geographic Why book and Ultimate Weird But True book.
National Geographic Kid’s Books Fall season is in full swing with several titles that are perfect for holiday gift giving. Long after the video games and toys have lost their allure, kids will keep coming back to big, bold and beautiful books that catch their eye and capture their imagination. Below are a selection of topnotch books for kids of all ages — and also one great recommendation for a memorable and thoughtful teacher’s gift.
Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love and Revenge by Donna Jo Napoli (ages 8-12, $24.99)
Kids are fascinated by Norse mythology and thanks to the blockbuster movie franchise The Avengers and Rick Riordan’s highly anticipated Norse mythology fiction series debuting this Fall, these ancient tales of Scandinavia have never been hotter. The Treasury of Norse Mythology makes a great gift for fans to delve more into their favorite characters, like Thor, Loki and Odin.
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Weird but True 3 (ages 8-12, $19.99)
Have a fact-loving tween? Over 1,000 of the weirdest facts coupled with amazing graphics and photos packaged in an oversized gift-giving-worthy format makes this book a slam dunk selection for avid readers, reluctant readers and boys and girls alike.
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything by Crispin Boyer (ages 8-12, $19.99 )
The concept is simple. Got a question? Well now you have an answer! 1,111 of them, in fact. Want to know why your snot is yellow? Flip to the human body chapter. What’s on the inside of a turtle shell? The animal section’s got you covered. What’s in the deepest part of the ocean? Why doesn’t Earth just float off into space? Check, check, and check. With hundreds of topics ranging from silly to serious, this book has the expert information kids need in a fun and entertaining format that will keep them digging for answers.
Ultimate Reptile-opedia: The Most Complete Reptile Reference Ever – (ages 7-10, $24.99)
Snakey, slimey, scaley, and sensational! Welcome to the amazing world of the most popular reptiles on Earth. With colorful photographs and fun facts, this easy-to-use encyclopedia profiles snakes, lizards, amphibians, turtles and tortoises, crocodilians, and tuatara. Profiles are accompanied by Did You Know? details and fast facts including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat.
STOCKING STUFFER – 100 Things to Make You Happy (ages 8-12, $9.99)
Sized perfectly to fit into a stocking, this cheerful and inspirational book will make kids go “WOW!” and “Awwww” in equal measure. It’s packed with adorable animal facts, heartwarming nuggets from history, snippets of cool new science, amazing photography, inspirational advice from Nat Geo explorers, and fascinating weird-but-true facts. Sprinkled throughout are expert tips, jokes, quotes, and exercises to boost kids’ dose of daily joy and get them actively involved in their own well-being.
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry (ages 4-8, $24.99)
Beloved former U.S. Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis curates a collection of over 200 poems celbrating the natural world, coupled with photographs that float, zoom and bloom!. From trickling streams to deafening thunderstorms to soaring mountains, discover majestic photography perfectly paired with contemporary (such as Billy Collins), classics (such as Robert Frost), and never-before-published works.
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Disclosure: Thank you to the sponsor for providing the books for review and giveaway. All opinions are my own and this is not a compensated post.