Tuesday, January 30, 2018

1,000 Facts About the White House from National Geographic [Review & Giveaway]

Tailor-made for browsing but with plenty of nutritious content for young historians and prospective visitors.” - Kirkus

ISBN: 9781426328732
Ages 8-12 - $14.99
My thoughts:  Visiting America's beloved White House should not just be an occasion to see spectacular or grand objects. It should be a learning experience about what is "behind" these things and why they are where they are. So before visiting, grab a book and learn about what's inside the White House so it will be more meaningful. If you don't have that option, grab a book and do a bit of "hindsight" learning.

In 1,000 Facts About the White House National Geographic brings the reader face-to-face with the history and current life that transpires within its beloved walls.  As home of the United States President during the term of office, it is the often the location for State occasions as well as a place the President and his family abide.

The book is jam-packed with bits of information laid out in information-blocks and interspersed with photographs or drawings. The book is not just about the objects within rooms, it has bits and pieces of information about fashion, food, pets, and daily life.

The book is designed for the age 8-12 reader and will provide interesting information that adults will find entertaining and enlightening as well.

I think this is a grand book for anyone about to visit or who has visited the White House. I think, too, that every school and public library needs to be certain they have a copy for their readers. I recommend this book.

About the book: On the heels of a high-profile renovation and in the midst of what may be considered the most controversial presidency in modern history, no house is more in the spotlight than the president’s residence. Now, in consultation with the White House Historical Association, Nat Geo Kids Books takes kids behind the scenes to explore the people, the grounds, the home and the history of the White House. This book provides a 360-degree view of America's most famous president’s residence, from how it was built in 1792 and the fire of 1812, to today's state dinners, celebrations, celebrity pets, and more. Discover through 1,000 fun-to-read facts what it's like to live and work at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the quirky rules of the house and how the Secret Service keeps it safe. Find out how the kids who have lived there play, watch movies, and entertain friends. With a treasure trove of material from the White House Historical Association, this book presents a fascinating story of the building and the many people who have shaped its 225-year history.
Begins January 31
Ends February  22 @ 12:01 a.m. EST
Open to USA addresses only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from MMPublicity on behalf of National Geographic Kids to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and are freely given. Winner's copy will be provided by publicist or publisher and sent directly to the winner.


  1. This looks fabulous! I'd love to have it for our homeschool studies! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday at Mommynificent.com!

  2. I just entered! I have never visited the White House, but would love to. Also, I would like to know all the artifacts about it as well.



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