My husband and I are planning our summer travels and this year, we want to visit Yellowstone National Park on our way up to Canada to see my family. The ironic thing is that I have driven past the park countless times in my life, and even lived in Idaho for six years and have never had the chance to visit Yellowstone! Now that I live on the other side of the country, I might finally get the chance to see Old Faithful.
A few weeks ago, a publicist contacted me about possibly reviewing the centennial edition of National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. Given the fact that I LOVE national parks, I thought to myself, “Get a free guide to the national parks? You bet your booties I’ll review it!”
So I said yes.
My kids and I have had a fantastic time going through the book, looking up places we want to visit, and making plans. There are so many things to do and see in this country! I’m so lucky that I have a family that loves seeing the sights as much as I do.
If you’re planning to visit Yellowstone or go on a local vacation to a park close to you, pick this book up. It has info on all the major parks along with maps and things to do. Here’s some more info about the book.
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. Centennial Edition
Age Range: 8 – 12 years | Grade Level: 3 – 7 | Series: National Geographic Kids | Paperback: 176 pages | Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books; Cen Rev Up edition (February 9, 2016)
Happy 100th Birthday, National Parks! Join the centennial celebration by reading all about these greatest of American treasures — from Acadia to Zion — in preparation for a parks visit sometime soon. Filled with color photos, information on animals, fascinating lists, fun facts, maps, cool things to do, conservation tips, and much more — think of this book as your trusted guide to these most majestic of places.
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My Review of National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. Centennial Edition:
Apparently there is a grown up version to this book, but the NG Kids version is perfect book for my kids and I to go through and decide which attractions are worth seeing. The book is divided up into regional sections, then by parks within that section. Each park is given a couple of pages with photos, maps, and information on things to do. Not every park in the US is given a full feature, but most parks are listed or mentioned in some way. There is a full index in the back, so you can find information on just about any park you are looking for.
If you do a lot of traveling, are planning a trip, or are simply looking for outdoor attractions in your area, this is a wonderful resource for your kids (and you) to have!
Source: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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