Saturday, June 9, 2018

Kid Konnection: National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019


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 book that Booking Son looks forward to each year!

Summary: The world's best-selling almanac for kids is back and in demand! This year's includes the latest information about what's new and newsy in our world, special dates to anticipate, and fresh topics, and much more.

Have fun keeping up with our quickly changing world with the New York Times best-selling almanac, curated and created just for kids. It's packed with incredible photos; tons of fun facts, crafts, and activities; and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include an updated "Fun and Games" chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; all new weird-but-true facts; "19 Facts for 2019" feature in every chapter; updated reference material; and cool stuff on topics today's curious kids care about. -- National Geographic Kids

You know a book is good when Booking Son tells me to hurry up and review it so he can take it to his room! There aren't a lot of books that excite him, but the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2019 is definitely one of them. And I couldn't agree more with him!

The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ALMANAC 2019 is geared towards kids eight to twelve years old, but I won't lie when I say that I love it too. There are so many terrific things contained in this 350+ page book that it's hard to narrow them down to share with you. At least the creators of the book have  arranged it in a simple way. There are sections for Your World 2019, Amazing Animals, Science and Technology, Going Green, Culture Connection, Space and Earth, Fun and Games, Awesome Exploration, Wonders of Nature, History Happens, and Geography Rocks. As you can clearly see, there is definitely something for everyone between the pages of this book.

One fun aspect of this book is that it features 19 facts for 2019. In every chapter, there are 19 amazing facts about something. For example, there are 19 Amazing Facts About Vikings, Telescopes, Deserts, Big Cats and more! Another fun thing about this almanac is encourages kids to get involved... and make a difference. There are sections on recent natural disasters as well as ideas for protecting our seas and how extreme weather impacts our world.

Each year, there is an Almanac Challenge; and this year it's titled Lions Forever. (You might remember last year's had to do with sharks!) This challenge is another great part of the book because it tries to get kids involved in change. This year's focus is on the threats that lions face and why we should work to save them. Kids are encouraged to visit natgeokids.com/almanac to create a lion poster and send a message with their entry about why they feel lions must be saved. There's even $500 cash prize for the winner!
In addition to all of the information, there are gorgeous photographs like we've come to know and expect from National Geographic. Truly, this book and the photographs are special and will visually draw in even the most reluctant of readers. There are also crafts, recipes, activities, and digital extras to keep kids busy during the summer season!

We are huge fans of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ALMANAC 2019 and we highly recommend it to both families and schools!

Thanks to Media Masters Publicity 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!

4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I loved books like this as a kid and still love them today. I can't wait to read this one.

Sandy S. said...

I love these books. I buy them for my 5 year-old granddaughter as there is so much information inside them. You can't go wrong with National Geographic. I just got her the Science one as she tells me she is going to be a scientist when she grows up, I have to encourage that! As a substitute teacher, I like to take these books with me when I teach as there is always one child who doesn't have a book and these books always satisfy every age. I think it's funny but when I say almanac, the look the kids give me is always depressing but when I show them these, it totally changes their tune. Back in the day, almanacs were boring but not anymore.

Megan said...

I loved National Geographic growing up and I think the kid's version would be great for my kids :) I linked up a kidlit review from Tuesday - I hope that's okay.

Megan - Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

Stacie said...

I think I love these books as much or more than the kids do. I always learn something!