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This holiday season Nat Geo Kids Books — the gold standard in “edu-tainment” — has great gift ideas for every curious kid, from big, beautiful, and WOW-worthy titles to stocking stuffers that are, well, STUFFED with fun facts, silly jokes, and photos galore.
For the Dinosaur Obsessed: National Geographic Kids Dinosaur Atlas
This is a gift that kids can sink their teeth into! With more than 75 prehistoric creatures featured, the National Geographic Kids Dinosaur Atlas (Hardcover, ages 7-10, $24.99) takes readers on a tour of every dinosaur-inhabited continent, from Pangea to the modern day, revealing which creatures lived there, what their habitats were like and where dinosaur bones are being found today. Special sections introducing the dinosaur family tree, a prehistoric era timeline, the geography of the prehistoric globe, what happened to the dinosaurs, and a dinosaur dictionary (with phonetic pronunciations) is also included. Readers will find inspiration from profiles of diverse paleontologists from around the world. The oversized hardcover format showcases stunning, full-color dinosaur illustrations on every page, and the custom-made, kid-friendly maps were created by National GGeographic’slegendary cartography and exploration experts. Vetted and curated by Dr. Steve Brusatte — a paleontologist on faculty at the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburg, a Ph.D. recipient from Columbia University, and the science consultant for the Jurassic World franchise — this atlas contains the most detailed and accurate information not only about dino “fan favorites” but also about the most recent dinosaur discoveries from less explored dig sites around the world.
For the Animal Lover: 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Animals) and Little Kids First Big Book of Baby Animals
5,000 Awesome Facts About Animals is bursting with fascinating, fun-tastic facts; this treasure trove of all things animals leaves no habitat unexplored or unusual animal ability unmentioned! Ever wonder how smart a chicken is? Why a tiny island is a home to thousands of venomous snakes? What sound does a rhino make when it’s happy? Find these answers and 4,997 more in this captivating and colorful collection! (Hardcover, ages 8-12, $19.99)
Meet more than 40 animal babies from every corner of the globe, from ocean depths to mountaintops, grassy plains to polar lands, in Little Kids First Big Book of Baby Animals. Find out how these wee wild ones are born, where they live, what their families are like, how they get their food, and how they learn to do things on their own―all the things that are important to young humans, too! (Hardcover, ages 8-12, $19.99)
For Fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Series: Zeus the Mighty: The Epic Escape from the Underworld
Attention greek mythology lovers! The highly anticipated next installment in the critically acclaimed fiction series Zeus the Mighty is here! In Zeus the Mighty: The Epic Escape from the Underworld, join Zeus, the overconfident hamster, Athena the wise cat, Ares the treat-loving pug, Poseidon the proud pufferfish, Demeter the loyal grasshopper; and Hermes, the daring chicken, at the Mount Olympus Pet Center in Athens, GA, on another laugh-out-loud adventure through Greek mythology. (Hardcover, ages 8-12, $12.99)
Check out Zeus the Mighty website for videos, printables, games, fun Greek facts, and episodes of the award-winning podcast “Greeking Out.”
For the Armchair Traveler: Big Book of W.O.W. (Wonders of Our World)
Join the exploration experts at National Geographic Kids on a globe-trotting adventure through what’s most spectacular in our universe in the Big Book of W.O.W. (Wonders of Our World). Embrace your inner adventurer as you explore the most incredible and inspiring wonders of our world. Roam through the breathtaking sand dunes in Namibia’s Namib Desert. Marvel at Mexico’s axolotl, an animal that can regrow almost any body part. Plunge into a mysterious underwater forest in Kazakhstan. As you race from one amazing wonder to the next, you’ll take in gorgeous photography and mind-boggling facts that reveal the truth, history, and scientific explanation behind all that’s cool and wow-worthy in our universe. It’s an epic journey around the globe―and beyond! (Hardcover, ages 8-12, $19.99)
For Those Who Dream About What Tomorrow Might Look Like: Ultimate Book of the Future
Robot dogs! Jet packs! Cyborgs! Super-sleek space suits! It’s not science fiction; it’s science reality. And soon, it may be part of everyday life. The Ultimate Book of the Future is a jam-packed collection of the coolest tech and wildest ideas shaping tomorrow’s world. With chapters on future cities, space travel, high-tech entertainment, and even saving the world, Ultimate Book of the Future is a thorough, fun compendium of high-tech gadgets being built today and the coolest stuff tomorrow has to offer, plus the amazing dreamers making it all happen. Special “Could It Happen?” features tackle kids” burning hypothetical questions, like whether Jurassic Park could really exist or whether a robot could become president. Each chapter also includes a “Future Fail!” that profiles one thing we thought we’d have by now but don’t (like everything from The Jetsons.) And kids will see where they might fit into the picture through the “Jobs of Tomorrow” profiled in each chapter. (Job titles include mind reader, space pilot, and robot-human communicator. Seriously!) (Hardcover, ages 8-12, $19.99)
For the Screen-Obsessed: Critter Chat
What if animals were on social media? Critter Chat is a fresh, funny, and unique premise that presents facts, stats, and jokes about the most extraordinary animals on the planet in a way that tech-savvy kids like to consume information. Check out a funny (and informative!) group text thread between a tern and his friends — a narwhal, a musk ox, and an arctic fox.” Dolphinstagram” treats readers to fascinating images and spot-on hashtags. “Llamazon” is the “beast” place to shop, and the animals aren’t shy about posting their product reviews! Critter Chat is lighthearted, fun, and packed with fantastic animal info. (Paperback, ages 8-12, $9.99)
For the Littlest of Hands: Little Kids First Board Book: African Animals
Little learners can start counting from 1 to 10 on this fun-packed tour through the savanna and jungles in Little Kids First Board Book: African Animals. Each spread introduces a new number, corresponding images of amazing African animals, and super-simple facts. Toddlers will be delighted by the variety of wild creatures featured, including lions, elephants, meerkats, and more. With its square shape, bright and playful design, superb photography, clear text, and cues to encourage interactive learning, the Little Kids First Board Book takes a fresh new approach to excite a baby’s sense of wonder and make learning about nature and science fun. (Board Book, ages 0-2, $7.99)
Nat Geo Kids Holiday Prize Pack GIVEAWAY:CLOSED
One winner will receive a copy of Little Kids First Board Book: African Animals, Critter Chat, Ultimate Book of the Future, Big Book of W.O.W. (Wonders of Our World), Zeus the Mighty: In The Epic Escape from the Underworld, 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Animals) and Little Kids First Big Book of Baby Animals, and Nat Geo Kids Kids Dinosaur Atlas ($116). Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 12.15.22. See below for terms and conditions.
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