Welcome to week seven of Beat Summer Brain Drain! This week I’m featuring two almanacs for kids. My kids and I love books like this, so I’m really excited to share National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017 and Time for Kids Almanac 2017 with you. If there is one thing I learned by volunteering at my daughter’s school book fair, it’s that kids LOVE almanacs. I couldn’t believe the quantity of almanacs that went through the register.
I have only one more week of Beat Summer Brain Drain left, so keep your eyes peeled for next week’s feature.
About National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017
Age Range: 8 – 12 years | Grade Level: 3 – 7 | Series: National Geographic Kids Almanac | Paperback: 352 pages | Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (May 10, 2016)
This New York Times bestseller is packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, 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.
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My Thoughts on National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017
This is the world’s bestselling almanac, and it’s not too difficult to understand why. National Geographic Kids put together an amazing book for kids full of photos, facts, and trivia about anything and everything. Discover new cultures, wacky science information, and of course, amazing animals.
My eight year old daughter loves this book. She brought it with us on vacation and we read it together on the airplane. It made the time pass quickly and even entertained my one year old (she liked the pictures). We learned how to tell a star from a planet (stars twinkle, planets don’t), read about lost treasure, and discovered the secrets of Stonehenge. The Straw Man made my list of favorite discoveries in the book. In Germany, some people wear a straw costume to festivals that bears a strong resemblance to a cone-headed Bigfoot.
This almanac is perfect for curious kids. It’s the type of book that will keep them engrossed for hours. It covers a wide range of topics about animals, cultures, and the world.
Source: I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. This did not affect my review in any way.
About Time for Kids Almanac 2017
Age Range: 8 – 12 years | Grade Level: 3 – 7 | Series: Time for Kids Almanac (Paperback) | Paperback: 288 pages | Publisher: Time For Kids; 2017 ed. edition (May 17, 2016)
The TIME For Kids Almanac 2017 presents current news, notable events and fascinating facts curated from TIME For Kids popular magazine in a fun, interactive and relevant way for today’s savvy kids. Organized thematically, the TIME For Kids Almanac 2017 covers the following subjects: Animals and the Environment, Arts and Entertainment, History, Sports, Health and Body, and Science and Technology. This must–have resource for everything kids want to know is packed with over 600 photos, maps, and timelines that will keep readers engaged and learning for hours at a time.
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My Thoughts on Time for Kids Almanac 2017
For kids that like facts, trivia, and information about people, sports, and science, this is the almanac to get. A few animals are included in the book, but it focuses mostly on current events, celebrities, athletes, and interesting people. If you want to know who the best selling music artists of all time are, or how Taylor Swift deals with all the fame, this is the book for you. You’ll also learn about the controversy over genetically modified food, quick facts about each state, and which new books are worth reading.
Miss K (my eight year old) loves almanacs. She keeps slipping away into her bedroom to read. She then emerges full of knowledge and imparts her newly learned trivia on me, her sister, her dad, or anyone else that will listen. I love watching her eyes light up as she tells me about places around the world, other cultures, and new inventions.
Fact loving kids that enjoy current events, sports, and celebrities will love the Time for Kids Almanac. This is another great book that will keep them engrossed for hours at a time.
Source: I received a copy of this book for review consideration. I was not obligated to review it or to write a positive review. All thoughts expressed are my own.
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