Books are a huge part of the day in our family. My daughter always has a few books at her fingertips no matter where she is, even in the car she has a basket full! National Geographic Kids develops amazing books that not only interest a child but also the parent. These also make excellent gifts for the holidays. Here’s a little recap of some of the book that will be coming out this December or have recently been released, just in time for the holidays!
Ultimate Reptile-Opedia: The Most Complete Reptile Reference Ever
By Christina Wilsdon
It’s a 200 plus page book full of exquisite photos of reptiles. Every reptile imaginable is in this book. I didn’t even know there were this many reptiles! There’s snakes, lizards, worm lizards, turtles, tortoises, crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gharials, and tuataras. Before this book, I didn’t even have a clue what a gharial or tuatara was. It’s full of facts about each reptile like how big they get, what they like to eat, where they live and many more. This book is perfect for your reptile enthusiast. Recommended for 7-10-year-olds.
What parent can’t use a book like this! If you have a child that is constantly asking why, then you need this book. Why? Over 1,111 Answers to Everything is full of the typical kids questions like – Why do I need to eat? Why are my eyes blue? Why shouldn’t I look at the sun? And the book answers them! Perfect for homeschoolers to incorporate into a science curriculum. Recommended for children 8-12 years old.
I love Mythology! Treasury of Norse Mythology is full of intricate illustrations to help bring the stories to life. This 180+ page book covers everything from creation to the destruction according to Norse Mythology. Just a word of caution the Norse Myths can be a tad graphic. I love reading all about the dramatic and graphic battles, but it may be a little overwhelming for some children. This book is recommended for children 8 – 12 years of age.
This is a fun book! Over 180 pages full of the most random facts. Like did you know in France, ketchup is banned in elementary schools? Could you imagine an American child without ketchup? My nephew thought ketchup was a food group when he was younger! The are 999 more wild and wacky facts and photos to discover. We found this book to be highly entertaining, and my daughter learned lots of random facts. No one is going to want to play trivia against her! Recommended for children 8-12 years old.
This 180+ page book is full of breathtaking photography coupled with poems. Each photo is perfectly paired with a complimentary photo. For example, there’s a picture of 2 clown fish and a poem about clown fish. Even though the recommended age for this book is 4-8 years old, I think you could look at the photos with younger children too. They may not care for the poetry, but I bet they would love the photos.
100 Things to Make You Happy
By Lisa M. Gerry, 100 Things to Make You Happy is a wonderful book to help your child see there is more out there beyond themselves. It helps them recognize others feelings, their feelings, talks about confidence, compassion, gratitude and so much more. I would use this book as a teaching tool. Take one page a day or week (depending on how much time you have) and make it into a project with your child. Like where it give 5 tips for improving self-talk I would discuss with my child some things they could say to themselves for encouragement when things are tough, or they’ve just made a mistake. Recommended for children 8-12 years old.
One (1) winner will win National Geographic books. This Giveaway is open to US residents only, ages 18 and older. The Giveaway will run from November 18, 2015, until 11:59 pm EST on December 14, 2015. One winner per household. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Enter using the Giveaway Tools Form Below. Good Luck!