National Geographic for Kids Almanac 2016 – Book Review and Giveaway

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natTitle: 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,

Three Snippets:

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.


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  • 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.

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17 Responses to National Geographic for Kids Almanac 2016 – Book Review and Giveaway

  1. Jennifer Estes says:

    Oooo! I love this Almanac (and have 4 kids, ages 9-13, who would love it too)! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Damon Dean says:

    I wasn’t aware of this! Wow, what a spectacular publication.

  3. Dawn says:

    My 9 year old loves these every year!

  4. Tina Cho says:

    My kids love these almanacs! My son said his favorite endangered species is a tiger.

  5. Kirsten Larson says:

    These books are a huge hit with the second-graders at our school. I’m glad to hear this one is as good as the rest.

  6. This is an amazing publication for young and old alike. Great for parents to read along with their kids. My granddaughter would love the Almanac. She likes to look up information. Great share today!

  7. My younger son gets Nat Geo Kids magazine! It’s a fun one to read.

  8. Lynne Marie says:

    One of our favorite endangered species is the Florida Manatee because we live here 🙂

  9. Carrie F says:

    Sounds great – my 6 and 9 year olds would love this!

  10. Deanna says:

    I like turtles. In Indiana dozens of turtles sit on one log-imagine what it’s like in the ocean!

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