Saturday, August 19, 2017

Kid Konnection: National Geographic Kids U.S. Atlas

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 terrific atlas for kids.

Summary: Kids will have fun learning about every U.S. state in this amazing atlas, packed with maps, stats, facts, and pictures. National Geographic's world-renowned cartographers have paired up with education experts to create maps of the 50 states, U.S. territories, and Washington, D.C., that pinpoint the physical features, capitals, and towns and cities of each state. Discover the latest data and trends along with colorful photography of each state and the people who live there.

Key points reflect the latest information about land and water, people, and places. Lively essays cover each region of the country. Eight specially themed maps on nature, population, energy, climate, and more, delve deeper into key issues. State birds and state flags add to the high visual interest. This is a great reference for home and school with all the basics kids need to know to succeed in middle school, high school, and beyond. -- National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids has done it again, but that really shouldn't be a surprise if you regularly follow my blog. Their latest release is NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS UNITED STATES ATLAS, and it's fantastic. This oversized paperback book, aimed at ages 8 - 12, is a Parent's Choice Award Winner as well as a terrific resource for home and school libraries!

This atlas is perfect for kids (and adults) who want to know more about the U.S.A.! Not only does it have over 75 maps, including ones for each of the 50 states, but it is full of facts, photos, and statistics about the United States. I know I say this all of the time, but National Geographic Kids makes learning fun.

The book is divided into sections based on regions -- The Northeast, The Southeast, The Midwest, The Southwest, The West, and The Territories. Within each section, there are maps that you'd expect from an Atlas with physical and political data, but there are also lots of photographs and fun facts about the areas. Each state within the region is then broken down with specific maps and economic information. There truly is so much to look at on each page!

I really enjoyed the beginning section of the atlas. It teaches kids how to use the atlas, but it also provides some very cool maps of the U.S. including a physical one, a natural environment one, a natural hazard one, a political one, a climate one, and a population one. It even features Washington D.C., the nation's capital.

Overall, I can't rave enough about the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS UNITED STATES ATLAS! It's a book filled with so much important information, but it's presented in a way that makes discovering things about our country fun. Highly recommended!

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!


bermudaonion said...

What a great resource for kids, parents, and teachers.

Stacie said...

I loved reading atlases as a kid and imagining what the people were like who lived in whatever country I was looking at. I haven't opened my copy yet but am sure I'll love it.

Musicmicetro said...

I always loved reading non-fiction like this as a child.

Karlie said...

This looks awesome!