Saturday, May 16, 2015

Kid Konnection: National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016


Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a fun and educational resource for kids!

Summary: This New York Times bestseller is packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating articles about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include a special section on animal friends; an updated "Fun and Games" chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; a new "Dino Myths Busted" feature; all new weird-but-true facts, crafts, and activities; a new special "15 Facts" feature in every chapter; updated reference material, and much more! And, this is the only kids' almanac with mobile media features that allow kids to access National Geographic videos, photo galleries, and games. -- National Geographic Kids

I am really excited to share the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2016. This full color, paperback book is full of gorgeous photos and interesting facts about science. All of the information is presented in an easy-to-read format that makes learning fun for kids!

I realize that I'm about 35 years or so past the target audience, but I love this book! There are so many fun facts and games about animals, history, nature, technology, and more. Each page is totally different from the other ones, and I have a feeling that it's one of those books that kids pick up again and again.

The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2016 is over 350 pages and has loads of information about anything and everything. Just to give you a little idea of what is covered in this book... there are the following sections: Your World 2016, Awesome Adventure, Amazing Animals, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Fun and Games, Culture Connection, Going Green, History Happens, and Geography Rocks. As you can clearly see, there is something for just about everyone within the pages of this book.

I absolutely love how the information is presented in this book. There is a wide variety of layouts including pages with color photos and captions, lists, quizzes, and even jokes. Believe me when I say, there is nothing boring about these facts. This book makes learning so much fun that I'm not even sure kids will realize that this book is educational!

Another cool thing about this edition of the ALMANAC 2016 is that there are free digital extras. Included with this book are free animal videos, games, photos, and more for your mobile device or computer. But you have to "work" to get them! You and your child can hunt for clues that are hidden throughout the book. These clues unlock the digital extras at kids.nationalgeographic.com/almanac-2016.

I can't rave enough about the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2016. It's both fun and educational; and based on Booking Son's reaction, kids are going to love it!

Thanks to Media Masters for providing a review copy of this book.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Vance loved books like that when he was young. Ah, who am I kidding, I still love books like that!

HeatherAnne Norbury said...

My kids really enjoy the Nat Geo magazines (we get the kid version and the adult version). We'll have to check out the Almanac because this looks like something they will both enjoy. Thanks for the review because oftentimes books like this aren't much. It's good to know National Geographic is putting out a quality product.