Monday, September 2, 2019

New kid's World Atlases' from National Geographic Kids "Student World Atlas 5th ed." and "Beginner's World Atlas 4th ed." [Review & Giveaway]

Spark your children's interest after a long summer off with these new National Geographic Kids Books


National Geographic Kids Beginner’s World Atlas, 4th ed (ages 7-10, published simultaneously in paperback and hardcover) 



Hardcover $16.95
ISBN: 9781385075
My thoughts:  In my opinion this is "hands down" the very best beginner's World atlas I have ever seen. The presentation of material is so exceptionally well organized and laid out that the flow of information should readily entrench itself into the mind of the young child that has the grand opportunity to have one of these.

It begins with the very basic concept of translating our spherical world into a flat visual map and then comprehending that though flat in appearance it truly represents our round Earth. The the reader learns what a map "is" and what this Atlas book will teach the reader. The separation of the physical world and its map from that of the political world and its map is concisely explained with illustrations that deftly and beautifully correlate with the concept.

Next the reader sees the book is separated into continents with the material showing the continent's map, factoids about the area, a bit of history, and current images particular to that continent.

Beautifully done and I highly recommend.

About the book: It’s a BIG world out there and this OVERSIZED, kid-friendly, and completely redesigned and updated edition of the Beginner’s World Atlas introduces kids to the people, places, animals and environments of our planet. Nat Geo has combined their world-famous map-making skills and color photography with input from specialists in early elementary education to create an atlas custom designed for kids ages 7-10.  Large physical maps make it easy to find each continent's mountains, rivers, grasslands, wetlands and other features while up-to-date political maps name the countries and cities that make up the continents. Key points reflecting the latest information about the land, climate, animals, languages, products and more are highlighted in the accompanying text. It's the perfect reference for kids to learn about lands close to home or oceans away--ideal for classroom use, homework help, and armchair exploration.

National Geographic Kids Student World Atlas, 5th ed (middle school/high school, published simultaneously in paperback and hardcover) - 



Softcover $12.99
ISBN: 9781426334795
My thoughts:  As our World continues to grow smaller and smaller because man is able to traverse it easily even to some of the most remote areas, it becomes more and more imperative that World citizens from a very early age imbue themselves with the logistics as well as the principal features that make up each part and particel of it.

National Geographic Kids does an absolutely fabulous work of presenting World Atlases for various ages covering the basics as well as providing insights into features of each continent and their physical, political, and human aspects.

Early in the Student World Atlas 5th Ed the book is separated in several categories:

>>Learning about maps
>>Physical systems
>>Human system

These encompass many planetary facts and ideas and economics aspects about our World as a whole. The book is then separated by Continents with each examined in the areas of:

  • Physical & political maps
  • Climate & Precipitation
  • Population & Predominant Economies
  • Focus on a specific aspect of that continent
I find the book so full of interesting information that I am tempted to sit for read and browse for hours. I am excited to see this book and others similar placed in the hands of our younger generation enabling them to learn about our World.

What a gem to have on hand to facilitate discussion of areas to which we have traveled and those to which we look forward to visiting in the future. 

I highly recommend.

About the book: Winner of the Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students, the Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and the Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award, the new fifth edition of National Geographic's award-winning atlas is the definitive atlas for middle and high-school students to explore and use in the classroom, college prep, and at home. Dynamic, user-friendly content includes photos, facts, charts, online resources, graphics, and full-color political, physical, and thematic maps on important topics. Completely updated maps and statistics from the cartographic experts at National Geographic ensure that kids have all the latest information as they learn more about current events and become global citizens.


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26 comments:

  1. I'd like to find different world cities that are in the news with the atlas.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. "What would you like to learn most about our World through an atlas?" Where things are--I just learned where mysterious, exotic Alabama is!

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  3. natgeokids.com: They have cute pictures and info in their "Pet Central" section!

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  4. "If you have ever read or bought to share a National Geographic Kids' WORLD ATLAS (any edition), leave a comment on your experience or that of your kid's." I don't think we've ever seen one, but I know their map-making is legendary!

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  5. On their website, they have a U.S. States feature. The current state in the spotlight is California.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. As a school librarian, I always had National Geographic World Atlases in our collection. They are high quality, educational, and popular books.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. I would like to be able to use it to show my grandsons where certain places are when they are interested in something about that place.

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  8. I have never read one of their world atlases, however I have read a number of National Geographic's other books. They never disappoint & are always educational & entertaining.

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  9. I like to learn about continental drift and the evolution of the planet and its land masses as we currently know them.

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  10. i would like to learn about exotic cities!

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  11. i have atlas before and then the kid could have a lot of fun with then

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  12. i like the radio infoand then kid would love it

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  13. not the kid but the adutls one and they are great

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  14. I checked all the cool sand sculptures they showed on their site!

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  15. I and my grand son would love to know what are names of all the continents!

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  16. I would like to learn about the different countries and mountain ranges.

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  17. I'd love to learn about very small countries!

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  18. I would love to relearn Geography along with my son as he is learning about our world!

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  19. My son would also really enjoy the "Wierd but True" books!

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  20. I checked out the Nat Geo website and like the format very much. It has a lot of beautiful photos and offers a lot of different topics such as weird, but true! It is a website that can attract many age groups of children.

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  21. What would you like to learn most about our World through an atlas? I always look for the strange and unusual - names of places and topography.

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  22. If you have ever read or bought to share a National Geographic Kids' WORLD ATLAS (any edition), leave a comment on your experience or that of your kid's.

    We used to use these in class when I was teaching. It is useful in teaching map basics and learning about the world in interesting graphics. I always had a copy hanging around the class.

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  23. I like the pictures and facts about fish on the website
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  24. I would love to learn about different mountain ranges
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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