From pre-school to middle school, National Geographic Kids books offers a book for every reader, whether they’re reluctant readers or voracious book lovers. Now kids can go WILD with these latest additions to some of National Geographic’s most in-demand series, all featuring animals children love:
NG Readers: Lions — Part of the National Geographic Readers series, this level one reader ($3.99) is perfect for those just starting to read. Joining the many dozens of titles in this series, Lions, features beautiful photos of lions and cubs accompanying the simple but informative text, fun facts and jokes to make kids ROAR with laughter:).
Chapters: Kangaroo to the Rescue! — This chapter book series picks up where the Readers series leaves off. This title ($5.99) features three incredible true stories of animal heroics, including Lulu the kangaroo, two dogs named Maggie and Pilot and three amazing pigs, each a hero in its own way.
Look & Learn Bears — Developed in association with child education experts, the newest addition ($6.99) to the Look & Learn board book series features bears of every variety and introduces concepts with context reinforcement so learning sticks.
Everything Birds of Prey — The Everything series is perfect for kids ages 8-12. In Everything Birds of Prey ($12.99), readers can swoop in for seriously fierce photos and fantastic info on some of the fastest and largest flying animals in the world.
Ponies & Horses Sticker Activity Book — Packed with mazes, spelling and pattern games, drawing activities and more, this title ($12.99) is perfect for the horse-obsessed and a terrific boredom buster!
National Geographic Kids has developed a fantastic Super Reader site to complement their Readers series. It has prizes to reward their reading effort, printable posters to help track their progress, activities, quizzes, games and a whole lot more.
What we thought of National Geographic Kids Books
We received “Ponies & Horses,” “Everything Birds of Prey” and “Kangaroo to the Rescue, ” and as usual Evey was the first to pounce claiming “Ponies & Horses” for herself before the package was even open. The next 2 hours (yes really two hours!) were spent finding the correct stickers, using some of the extras to create our own images and decorating various items with the spare stickers.
The “Kangaroo to the Rescue” chapter book was enjoyable – even our older boys sat down to listen to the stories. It wasn’t all Kangaroo stories and, without giving anything away, the piggy story is excellent!
Finally, e had “Everything Birds of Prey”. This is very simply written and the pictures are spectacular. Evey wanted to cut some of them out and put them up on her wall. We will definitely be seeking out the other titles in the series!
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