National Geographic has a wide variety of books that you can be sure to find something for everyone in your family. Their books are big with up-close bright and colorful pictures that show every detail. National Geographic books are also full of knowledge that will forever keep you learning something new. Why not sure that knowledge with everyone this holiday season?
Books For The Geography Lovers
To the Moon and Back: My Apollo 11 Adventure A Pop-Up Book by Buzz Aldrin with Marianne J. Dyson (ages 8-12, hardcover, $32.00). In celebration of the Apollo 11 Mission’s 50th Anniversary and punctuated by intricate pop ups and paper folds, in To The Moon and Back Buzz Aldrin shares his personal stories. This book provides a truly unique, behind-the-scenes look at the mission to the moon. Additionally, vivid photos, clearly marked diagrams and elaborate pop ups illustrate and explain the fascinating science behind this incredible story of human achievement. You can also build-your-own Apollo 11 lunar module that is included in this book.
A Book For The Inquisitive Mind
Ultimate Secrets Revealed: A Closer Look at the Weirdest, Wildest Facts on Earth (ages 8-12, hardcover, $19.99). Did you know that caterpillars liquefy when they turn into butterflies? That humans shed eight pounds of skin every year? That there’s a funky forest in Poland where all the trees are mysteriously crooked? Our world is filled with strange, bizarre, and weird realities. But what do they mean? WHY are they important? And what exactly is the secret behind them? With Q&As with in-the-field experts, fantastic infographics and exciting stories, this book takes readers behind the scenes of the truly bizarre. This books reveals the truth behind our planet’s wildest and wackiest.
A Book For The Bird Lover
Fly With Me: A Celebration of Birds Through Pictures, Poems and Stories (ages 4-8, $24.99) is a family affair, created by the iconic Jane Yolen and her three adult children. This thoughtful and beautifully curated collection of our flying, feathery friends highlights the role birds play in human life from centuries ago to present day. They’ll find stories about bird rescues and fun facts about the fastest, strongest, and tiniest fliers. They’ll also discover the best bird nests, sweet songs to sing, ways to listen for and identify the birds around them, and more. Additionally, the release of Fly with Me is timed to Nat Geo’s celebration of the Year of the Bird, their 2018 initiative to bring awareness to the plight of birds around the world.
A Book For The Animal Lover
Ultimate Predatorpedia: The Most Complete Predator Reference Ever (ages 7-10, hardcover, $24.99). Welcome to the amazing world of creatures who prey on others for their survival: from high-profile sharks, lions, tigers, and bears to the tiniest ants, mites, and spiders. With colorful photographs and fun facts, this easy-to-use encyclopedia features profiles accompanied by Did You Know details. You will also learn fast facts (including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat). As well as thematic spreads covering topics from predatory techniques to defenses and communication, and much more.
A Book For The Dog Lover
Dog Science Unleashed: Fun Activities to Do With Your Canine Companion (ages 8-12, paperback, $12.99). Dog Science Unleashed shows kids how they can learn about science with the most faithful lab partner they’ll ever have, their dog! Twenty-two safe and pup-friendly activities let young scientists discover how their canine companions think, move, drink, stay warm, get clean and cool off. Each activity is paired with step-by-step instructions, clear and interesting scientific explanations There also photographs that illustrate important elements of the experiments and observations. Dog Science Unleashed is a Hands-on Science Book finalist for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science.
Books That Will Spark Curiosity
National Geographic Kids Why Not?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything (ages 8-12, hardcover, $19.99). The concept is simple. Got a question? Boy, do we have answers! Over 1,111 of them. Why don’t you keep growing your whole life? Check out the human body section. Why aren’t we traveling by jetpack yet? Tech has your answer. Why aren’t school buses red? Flip to the pop culture chapter. With hundreds of topics ranging from silly to serious, we’ve got the expert information in a fun Q&A format that will keep kids digging for answers. Now, go stump your parents!
A Great Book For Adventurer
Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit — NEW FICTION SERIES! ($16.99, hardcover, ages 8-12). Adventure, danger, and a thrilling global mission await 12-year-old Cruz Coronado as he joins an elite school for explorers. Cruz leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world’s leading scientists to become the next generation of great explorers. No sooner has he arrived at the Academy than he discovers that his family has a mysterious past with the organization that could jeopardize his future. Cruz must tackle the biggest question of all: Who is out to get him, and why? Readers can get in on the excitement with puzzles and codes embedded throughout and book two in this seven book series, The Falcon’s Feather, comes out this March! www.exploreracademy.com.
A Book To Make You Laugh
Just Joking Jumbo 2 (ages 7-10, paperback, $14.99). Kids will laugh their tail off with a jumbo-size, jam-packed joke book featuring 1,000 jokes and 1,000 photos. There are silly facts that are strangely true and laughable lists. This full-color, supersize book include funny stuff about pets, technology, spooky sensations, adventures, around-the-world wonders, animals, myths and legends, dinosaurs, music, and treasure hunting. It’s the perfect combination of laughing, learning, and maybe jump-starting a career in comedy! This books makes a great stocking stuffer.
Which books are you excited to gift to family and friends?