Title: National Geographic Kids ALMANAC 2015
Published by: National Geographic
Themes/Topics: Science, nature, gales, culture, history, going green, geography
Suitable for ages: 7-13
Paperback, 352 pages, nonfiction,
Page 112 has a monthly sky calendar saying what is happening in the skies and what budding astronomers could be looking out for.
Have you ever been to the Charles’ bridge in Prague? I have. I bet you didn’t know that the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV ordered the builder to sue egg yolks to make the mortar for the bridge harder.
Baby koalas are born blind and hairless and no bigger than a jellybean!
Geronimo jam-packed with facts that will fascinate kids and adults across a very wide range of subjects. You will find: incredible animal stories, weird-but-true-facts, maps and reference materials, quizzes and games, ways to get outside and explore and more than 500 photos.
There’s also a contest with clues throughout the book.
Why I like This Book:
This is truly for kids young and old who are fascinated with their world. And who isn’t? National Geographic’s net proceeds support vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs. Buy this book at the beginning of the summer and give your kids content to span the entire vacation. NG’s reputation for quality of research and photography is in no way diluted in their material for kids, the photography and illustrations are worth the book alone, and could definitely be enjoyed by kids outside the targeted ages. This is education in a throughly appealing format. GREAT value for money with hours of material for just $14.99.
- Unlock exclusive content on the NK kids website.
- Can be bought at kids.nationalgeographic.com
- On May 12th, National Geographic launched its first annual Almanac Newsmakers Challenge in conjunction with the release of their 2016 edition of the New York Times bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac. The first challenge is inspired by National Geographic Emerging Explorer and food waste warrior Tristram Stuart, author of Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (W.W. Norton & Co., 2009). Step Up to the Plate to Fight Food Waste asks kids to take the pledge to “waste less food” and draws attention to the vast amount of food wasted worldwide. Stuart estimates that each year, the United States alone wastes about 40 million tons of food – enough to feed the 1 billion malnourished people on the planet. The Newsmaker Challenge website provides kids with food waste facts and tips to motivate them to make a difference at the grass-roots, consumer level. Step Up to the Plate ideas include paying attention to how much food gets thrown away at your next meal and then planning carefully to avoid wasting any food for a day or even a whole week, having a potluck party where everyone brings something creative and delicious made out of leftovers, or asking your school cafeteria to step up to host a “Waste Less Food” week.
- I happen to have two copies so I am giving away one. Do join in to win a copy.