100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up (Beat Summer Brain Drain)

Book Review, Middle Grade
100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up #nonfiction #kidlit | batchofbooks.com

Beat summer brain drain with nonfiction from National Geographic Kids and Animal Planet #kidlit | batchofbooks.com

Welcome to week five of Beat Summer Brain Drain! I missed last week because my family and I traveled to Canada. This week I’m featuring a small but thick book called 100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up from National Geographic Kids. It’s a fun one, so keep reading!


About 100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up

100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up #nonfiction #kidlit | batchofbooks.com

It’s fun to be a kid, but are you ready for what comes next? Challenge yourself with these 100 things and you will be! Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and skills that every kid should master before turning 18, this is the ultimate guide to becoming a fun-loving, well-rounded, totally competent and confident young person. Complete with expert advice from real life explorers, adventurers, and masters of their craft, it’s perfect for jump-starting an amazing life!


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My Thoughts on 100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up

This book is precisely what the title says it is. It’s a book containing 100 things you should know before you grow up. There are about two page spreads for each thing, so the book is small, but thick. It’s over 200 pages long, with information on what to do in an emergency, how to take care of a pet, and how to solve problems.

It’s not a book of facts or figures, but it’s full of ideas, suggestions, and concepts. For example, you could learn how to make a French macaroon, how to express yourself, and how to respectfully disagree with someone.

It’s a fun book for kids to browse through. My kids enjoyed looking through the pages and picking out which things they wanted to learn or practice.



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