Friday, June 25, 2021

National Geographic Kids Books for Land AND Sea Lovers (4-book #giveaway USA)

National Geographic Kids Books offers new, fascinating nonfiction for kids who love to learn more about the natural world around them. These titles are perfectly paired with summer adventures and back to school prep.  

Weird But True!: Ocean (ages 8-12, paperback, June 2021) 

My thoughts: This is a small book that packs a punch presenting scores of interesting and weird facts about the World's oceans.   Interesting....
  • The Blue Whale's heart beats only 10 times per minute.
  • Hammerhead Shark can move it's head up and down (to pin stingrays to ocean floor) as well as sideways.
  • The Pacific Ocean is 5 times wider than the Moon.
So many that the young reader will shout out to Mom and Dad, "Hey, did you know......"

Great take-along book for trips!

About the book: Dive into these fishy facts: Did you know that the prehistoric shark, megalodon, had jaws so big that it could swallow a car? Or that goats, pigs, dogs, cats, and even an alpaca have all learned how to surf? And if that's not weird enough for you, one man even rowed solo across the Pacific Ocean for 312 days!  In this book filled with 300 facts and pictures, you'll glimpse the ocean's weirdest wildlife, uncover shocking shipwrecks, and meet sensational seafarers, from pirates and sailors to ground-breaking marine scientists. Perfect for ocean enthusiasts and trivia-loving landlubbers alike!

New Series Alert!  "Go Wild!"  for curious kids ages 4-8 -  Go Wild! Pandas & Go Wild! Sea Turtles (hardcover, June 2021)

My thoughts:  In Go Wild! Sea Turtles the author gives nuggets of information about the variety of turtles that live in the sea. About their shells, where they live, what they eat, their dangers. A lot of really good information and, of course, those wonderful National Geographic pictures.

In Go Wild! Pandas these adorable bears grace the pages as they frolic or rolly polly along.  Again, National Geographic's pictures are adorable and fascinating. This children's book goes beyond the usual "cute" Panda book and allows children to really learn about this unusual bear. With only about 1,800 in existence today, they are worthy of study and preservation. 

About the books: Welcome to the wild world of pandas and sea turtles! In these intros to the species, youngsters discover where on Earth these animals live, what they eat, how big they grow, and how they communicate. Cool photos of all the different kinds of sea turtles and panda relatives and just-hatched turtle babies and panda cubs bring the creatures into full focus. After learning the basics, young readers will discover why pandas and sea turtles need our help and what people around the world are doing to help save them. Filled with fun facts, games, and an activity focused on making a difference in the panda and sea turtle world, both titles in the new Go Wild! series will inspire kids to care about these adorable animals.

Little Kids First Big Book of Rocks, Minerals and Shells (ages 4-8, hardcover, July 2021) #1 New Release in Children's Rock & Mineral Books (on Amazon)

My thoughts:  A new "Little Kids First Big Book" loaded with fascinating information. This time it's all about the "hard things on Earth" - Rocks, Minerals, and Shells. There is so much to explore in this book. Children can see the mundane as well as the exotic types of minerals and rocks along with the beauty of shells along the seashore.

A good book to include for homes and libraries everywhere.

About the book: Get ready to be dazzled! This new addition to the wildly popular Little Kids First Big Book series introduces a fascinating variety of Earth’s rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils, and shells -- from granite to gold, marble to malachite, and conchs to clams. Discover how rocks are formed, the three kinds of rocks, and the difference between rocks and minerals. Learn how rocks and minerals are used in art, architecture, industry, and science. Then journey to the oceans to explore seashells and the amazing animals that once inhabited them. Packed with more than 200 stunning photos, including closeups of each specimen, this colorful book showcases breathtaking natural sites such as the Giant’s Causeway and human-built structures such as the Great Wall of China. Filled with fun facts and designed for interactive learning, the Little Kids First Big Book of Rocks, Minerals, and Shells is sure to become a favorite with young rock and shell collectors and their parents.
All 4 books from National Geographic $56 Value
Begins June 25
Ends July 21 at 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only.
Disclosure: I received complimentary copies to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Winner's prize is provided and shipped directly to the winner by publisher or publicist. @NationalGeokids @MMPublicity


  1. I am the great aunt so I don't know all that they do. I know she spends a couple days a month with me. We do crafting and fun things all day.

    Great niece is almost 5 and with COVID school got put on hold. BUT learning did not. Zadaya spends 5 days a week with her grandmother who has a schedule set up. They do learning inside and outside. Lunch and a rest time. Not sure what all they do after that. On mommy's days off they try to do fun stuff go swimming, zoo. Just what ever to spend time together

  2. my great great nephew (6) loves dinosaurs and a couple of years ago when he was visiting he told me to send him books. So over the years I have bought through amazon National geography dinosaur books. They are to old for him but he goes through them and when he has questions and wants more details he has his mother read to him.

  3. Visit and enter the Lion contest. (Honor system. If you say it, be sure to "do it." NO I DIDN'T ENTER THE CONTEST BUT I DID FORWARD THE INFORMATION TO MY GREAT GREAT NEPHEW'S MOTHER TO DO IT.

    Find (1) other think of interest on this website and comment on it in comments on my review. THERE IS SO MUCH ON THE SITE FROM VIDEO, GAMES PICTURES. FUN THINGS TO DO

  4. To keep active in the summer:
    1. We surround ourselves with books and read, read, read!
    2. We have lots of interactive toys like blocks, crafts, puzzles, and hands on games (not electronics).
    3. We like to play outside.

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  5. For many years I have been a fan of National Geographic Kids books. They are well written, informative, attractive, engaging, and have wonderful photos and illustrations presented in a easy to read format.

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  6. crafting

  7. My daughter loves Nat. Geo books her favorite is the life hacks!

  8. Our summer savers (as we call em) are
    1. Anything with water (swimming, fishing, water ballons)
    2. Crafts
    3. reading!

  9. My grandson is spending most days with us this summer and we try to keep him busy with books, Legos, toys and his IPad.

  10. My grandson loves National Geographic Almanacs. The variety of information really interests him.

  11. 1. swimming
    2. reading
    3. spending time at the zoo

  12. I often give National Geographic Kids books to kids for birthdays and Christmas as they are so entertaining and they are a great way to learn too.

  13. Our favorite things to do in the summer:
    1. Work in the garden
    2. Visit the library often
    3. Go on nature walks and picnics

  14. My son has last year's Almanac and he has read it over and over again.

  15. We love to
    1. Go to library.
    2. Visit our county parks
    3. Go paddleboating

  16. Wow, that's a lot of plastic.

  17. 1. Painted Rocks
    2. Timed Playground Obstacle Course
    3. Hiking

  18. The website had many interesting articles. I liked the section that explained Covid 19 in a kid-friends way and the Wacky Weekend section

  19. 1. swimming
    2. nature classes
    3. hiking

  20. I take them to summer camp. I also try to volunteer...

  21. Taking them to vacation Bible school

  22. 1. Going to the park
    2. Going to the zoo
    3. Going swimming/waterpark

  23. I love the Funny Fillin page where kids can create funny stories based on different photos. Hours of fun and creativity!

  24. I definitely read National Geographic books as a kid and I loved them! The photos and facts about different animals were so cool!

  25. My son has a National Geographic Dinosaur book that he loves -I'm sure that he'll love these National Geographic book too.


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