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I remember as a kid that one of my favorite things about going to my grandparents’ house for the holidays was their impressive stack of National Geographic magazines. There was one issue in particular that still resonates in my mind; the cover was a photo of a woman from a tribe in Thailand with rings around her neck. It was their expression of beauty in their tribe.
We never really know which of the things we learn will stick with us as adults. It’s why I encourage my kids to read as often as they can and why I love being a National Geographic Kids Insider Brand Ambassador! We get the inside scoop on the amazing books, products, and activities that they create just for kids!
From how everyday things work to the greatest heroes and heroines in history, National Geographic has published books for kids that will teach them awesome things and transport them to far away lands. Check out these 7 books from National Geographic that make ideal gifts for kids who love to learn!
How Things Work will answer all the questions that your kids ask for which we have to make up answers because we can’t Google and cook dinner at the same time. How does a microwave work? Can we take apart dad’s laptop to see what’s inside? This book dissects all kinds of things from rubber erasers to tractor beams! Read along as National Geographic Kids unplugs, unravels, and reveals how things do what they do. Complete with “Tales from the Lab,” true stories, biographies of real scientists and engineers, exciting diagrams and illustrations, easy to understand explanations, trivia, and more!
The classic stories from Tales From The Arabian Nights feature dazzling illustrations of princesses, kings, sailors, and genies come to life in a stunning retelling of the Arabian folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights and other collections. Includes stories from of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The magical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes these timeless tales and ignites children’s imaginations.
From tsunamis and sea turtles to riptides and reefs, the Ultimate Ocean-Pedia is an awesome way to teach kids all about the creatures, science, and ecology of our oceans, which cover more of the planet than all the continents and are just as important!
Travel with your kids through all parts of the ocean and learn how it affects of our world, including storms and climate. Amazing facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams are found throughout this book, along with conservation tips, weird-but-true facts, and a mini ocean atlas.
Meet history’s gutsiest gals and most daring dudes! The The Book of Heroines and The Book of Heroes introduces kids (and adults) to superheroes, rebels, world leaders, action heroes, sports legends, and others who made their mark, made a contribution, and made the world a better place!
A New York Times bestseller, the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017 is packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, fascinating features about animals, crafts, activities, and more. New features include highlights on National Geographic Explorers and their amazing projects (plus, ways you can get involved!); a tour of history’s most famous sites; an updated “Fun and Games” chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; an exclusive sneak peek from a National Geographic Kids Chapters book; all new weird-but-true facts, crafts, and activities; a new special “17 Facts for 2017” feature in every chapter; updated reference material, and much more.
We’re not all perfect; even the most well-known people have made mistakes. Famous Fails is filled with quirky failures and famous flops will keep kids laughing while they learn the importance of messing up in order to get it right. Science, architecture, technology, entertainment — there are epic fails and hilarious goof-ups from every important field. Silly side features help to analyze the failures: “Lesson Learned,” “It Could be Worse!,” “Losing Combinations,” and a “Fail Scale” help readers navigate the different kinds and scopes of the mistakes made. Read to learn what went wrong, what went right, and what kids can learn from each failed attempt.
Each of these books are available from Amazon or major book stores like Barnes & Noble or Books A Million. We were provided these books by National Geographic as part of our Ambassadorship. All opinions are our own and were not influenced.