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National Geographic Kids Books: Weird But True, Almanac 2011 & The Big Book of Fun

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My 7 and 11-year-old love The National Geographic Kids Magazine. They have all the back issues stacked up and leaf through them while having a snack or when they are bored. My oldest loves saying, ” mom did you know…” or regaling me of some off-beat fact that only Nat Geo would research. So when I received these three awesome books; Weird But True, The Big Book Of Fun and The 2011 Almanac, I knew I would hear tons of trivia and facts.

Weird But True

Weird But True – Based upon the hugely popular page in the National Geographic Kids magazine, kids will definitely say “wow!,” “cool!” and “gross!” as they flip through the 301 outrageous facts and learn, for instance, that peanut butter can be converted into a diamond, an elephants tooth can weigh as much as a bowling ball and a dog can make about 100 different facial expressions!

In Weird But True did you know: If you run in the rain, you will get about 50% wetter than if you stand still? Or A hundred-year-old chocolate bar sold for nearly $700.

The Big Book of Fun

The Big Book of Fun – Featuring National Geographic’s signature photography and vivid graphics, this interactive game book includes over 75 games, mazes, fill-in-the-blank stories, trivia tests and more.

In The Big Book of Fun, my boys took this book on vacation. It kept them occupied in the car and at restaurants and even in the hotel before bed. Betcha didn’t know that it took 570 gallons of paint to paint the White House or in 1987 American Airlines saved $40,000 by eliminating ONE olive from each salad served in first class, and there is cell phone reception at the summit of Mt. Everest.

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National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011 – Introduced last year and updated for 2011, this best-selling almanac has quickly become the gold standard.  Kids will love the more than 50 puzzles, projects, and cool experiments, the 500 pictures of our planet and all that’s on it and the more than 5,000 fun and amazing facts.  Parents will love it because its chapters on science, geography, and history — plus more than 15 homework-helper sections — is a terrific way to kick-start their kids’ brains as the new school year approaches.

I looked through The Almanac 2011 and just kept flipping through it, I couldn’t put it down. It is divided into several sections like Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure and History Happens. With over 300 pages, it is sure to keep your kids entertained.

Buy It: You can purchase all The National Geographic for kids books at The National Geographic Store or on Amazon

Disclosure: I was provided with product for this review.  All views and opinions with regard to the National Geographic Kids Books or the company are my own and were not influenced by the company.

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  1. Avatar
    Jennifer Barr
    September 1, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I learned national geographic has a magazine geared towards kids

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    Karen
    September 1, 2010 at 9:19 am

    The average American uses 2000 gallons water/day !

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    Sharen
    September 1, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I learned that Australia is the only country that covers the entire continent.

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    Ria
    September 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Here is a green tip for back-to-school that i learned from ngk –
    Use refillable pens and pencils.
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

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    lori
    September 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I learned that our stretched out digestion system is about 30 feet!

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    Christie
    September 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    South Africa’s nickname is rainbow nation

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    Amanda
    September 3, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Puffins “fly” through the water, they use their webbed feet to steer

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    Kathryn
    September 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I learned that the T-Rex could eat more than 500 lbs of meat in one bite!

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    april yedinak
    September 6, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I learned that National Geographic Kids is having a photo contest for children.
    ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

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    katklaw777
    September 7, 2010 at 1:20 am

    I learned that they are celebrating 35 years of the National Geographic Kids magazine! thanks

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    felecia
    September 7, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I learned that the there are four new lions at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

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    Heather
    September 7, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I learned that most water we consume is actually through our food we eat. And the “stump your parent” section was great!!!

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    shawn'l
    September 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    oops, forgot to post about what I learned. I didn’t know NG had a kids mag. Who knew?! Now I have one Christmas gift taken care of this year. My 3 boys will love this!

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    Lina
    September 7, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I learned that leatherback sea turtles have been around for 100 million years but now they’re critically endangered =(

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    gala
    September 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    there are a lot of activities for kids on their website

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    Kerrie Mayans
    September 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I learned that National Animal day is being celebrated at various zoos and online on their animal jam website.

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    Christina Anne D.
    September 7, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I learned that royal jelly is what bees feed the future queen bee to help her grow into the job of queen bee. Wow!!! we can buy royal jelly in the health food store and I didn’t even know what it really was til now:) annejk112233(at)yahoo.com

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    Shelby
    September 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    I learned that there are four new lions at the DC Zoo!
    Thanks!

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    hannah
    September 7, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I learned that it is an awesome resource site for kids, with games, activities, videos, stories and other things to keep your kids active!
    I learned that one of the games is called “Plan It Green” and is about choosing eco-friendly options for a town

    aigcanada7 at hotmail dot com

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    Susan
    September 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    I learned they have activities for you to do with your kids on their site!

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    Heather S
    September 7, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I learned that bison dung was used for fuel for cooking and heating by the settlers.

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