Publisher: National Geographic Society

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

Publisher’s Description:

The world’s best-selling almanac for kids is back and in demand! This year’s includes the latest information about what’s new and newsy in our world, special dates to anticipate, and fresh topics, and much more.

Have fun keeping up with our quickly changing world with the New York Times best-selling almanac, curated and created just for kids. It’s packed with incredible photos; tons of fun facts, crafts, and activities; and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include an updated “Fun and Games” chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; all new weird-but-true facts; “19 Facts for 2019” feature in every chapter; updated reference material; and cool stuff on topics today’s curious kids care about.

To say my kids LOVE these almanacs is a huge understatement. They are more on the obsessed spectrum. They can’t wait for the next one to release and they will spend the whole summer reading it and creating all the fun the pages provide.

That’s why, as a mom, I love the National Geographic Kids Almanacs. They are informational, have amazing photography, provide activities for the kids (even recipes), include technological advances, and inspire hours of play beyond their pages.

The almanac covers animals from extinct species like dinosaurs to unheard of species kids can discover. There are quizzes and links to lead to more studying. My kids took this book to the aquarium, started a bug catching kit, and are begging for a pet after reading this.

One of my sons wants to be an inventor so the Cool Inventions section was super fun for him. The Inventions and Technology section also includes science experiments that kids can complete with minimal adult supervision.

I also really liked how the almanac inspired my kids to learn about places and people around the world. From food to customs, my kids are interested in places and cultures beyond their own.

And then they get to explore things out of this world. The space section is amazing. It has led our family to a few nights under the stars. Quality time + learning is always welcome in my book.

There is a new section in the almanac this year: The Fun and Games section. The jokes and games and comics were a big hit with my boys.

I could go on and on, but seriously, this book can take kids’ learning in so many directions. My kids talk about it when we’re camping, they learn U.S history, they learn how to read maps and want to travel the world.

This has been such a saving instrument in our summer fun.

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