National Geographic Kid’s Winter Reads Prize Pk

January is a cold, dark, and dreary month. The days are still short and kids spend a lot more time indoors. With the holidays over and the world still dealing with the ‘plandemic’, kids await a date to go back to school. Parents in the meantime, keep classroom assignments on track and look for fun yet educational activities to keep their kids busy. National Geographic Kids is the go-to source for many parents. Their books are filled with exciting adventures, breathtaking images, adorable animals, and tons of fun facts, tantalizing trivia, stimulating sceneries, weird wonders, quirky quizzes and so much more.

National Geographic Kids recently released an awesome array of new books that will keep kids captivated, entertained, and educated. Kids and adults will find them hard to put down.

Kids Animal Encyclopedia 

National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia 

Discover the thousands of animals that call Earth home in this new edition of National Geographic’s best-selling Animal Encyclopedia.  Updated and reviewed by experts in the field for the most accurate, up-to-date information, this comprehensive reference book features 2,500 species, 1,000 stunning photos, and more than a dozen engaging maps.

  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Invertebrates
  • Fish

Jam-packed with fun facts — such as the world’s tallest animal, the longest-living animal on Earth, and even the smelliest — it also contains new, exclusive “From the Field” and “From the Lens” stunning photography and reports highlighting National Geographic explorers working around the world to study and protect every kind of animal, from giraffes to penguins and sharks to snails. Ages 8-12

Ultimate Weird But True 

National Geographic Kids Ultimate Weird But True 

Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas, that you drink the same water as the dinosaurs did, or that there’s a car that drives underwater? A supersized, hardcover addition to the blockbuster Weird But True series, Ultimate Weird But True is packed with 1,000 amazing facts and eye-popping photos that prove truth really is stranger than fiction.

  • Going to Extremes
  • Seeing is Believing
  • Who’s Counting
  • On the Move
  • Freaks of Nature
  • Claim to Fame
  • What on Earth
  • Wild & Wacky
  • Intelligent Life

Secret code: Moon Spirit. With a colorful, metallic cover, a kid-friendly design, and a wacky sense of humor, this stunning book delivers a winning combination of smarts and fun.  Plus, there are cool illustrations, and “Ultimate Secret Revealed” features that explain the strange truth behind the most mind-bending facts, such as how it’s possible to convert peanut butter into a diamond and how frogs can fall from the sky. Did you know that Axolotls can regrow their legs and tails? What’s the connection between a chicken and a T-Rex? Did you know that is a bathroom-themed restaurant in Taiwan? Toilets double as chairs and food is served in toilet-shaped dishes! Ages 8-12

Photo Ark ABC: An Animal Alphabet in Poetry and Pictures 

National Geographic Kids Photo Ark ABC: An Animal Alphabet in Poetry and Pictures

ABC books teach toddlers so much from letters to colors to words to animals. In this stunning book, kids will engage in learning about a plethora of adorable animals. From armadillo to zebra, this enchanting picture book pairs the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with playful poems by New York Times best-selling author Debbie Levy to represent the letters of the alphabet and celebrate the diversity of the animal world. Ages 3-7


Treasury of Magical Tales from Around the World

National Geographic Kids Treasury of Magical Tales from Around the World

The Treasure of Magical Tales from Around the World is filled with captivating once-upon-a-time stories that will fill kids with enchanting wonder and wishful dreams. A flower-spouting princess, gobbling prince, emerald-winged fairy, foolish giants, fearsome ogres, and talking frog and fish are just a few of the captivating characters found in this anthology of beloved stories from 29 places around the world, from the Arctic to Africa to Asia to Australia to Europe to the Americas.  Donna Jo Napoli’s powerful storytelling makes these stories fresh and fun, and Christina Balit’s dazzling illustrations make this book a true treasure―a very special gift and a must-have for family bookshelves. Ages 8-12

Brain Candy, Seriously Sweet Facts

National Geographic Kids Brain Candy, Seriously Sweet  Facts

Got kids who love fun facts and cool trivia? The NG Brain Candy book is bursting with super juicy weird, wacky and wonderful tidbits kids will gobble up. Elephants have thick skin, but just how thick? Turns out it’s 50 times thicker than human skin and can add as much as 2,000 pounds (900kg) to the weight of this massive animal! Earth’s smaller animals offer some sweet surprises, too. Hop on a honeybee to discover just how hardworking these fast-flying insects are. They beat their wings 200 times a second as they fly about. And no wonder they’re so busy — they need to pollinate two million flowers to make just one pound of honey. If you like seeing far-out facts in a new light, the third book in the series takes a deep (and delicious) dive into numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics. It’s a novel approach to feeding kids smart snackable bites about the world and is sure to be an addictive addition to bookshelves and backpacks. Ages 8-12

Go Wild! Pandas

National Geographic Kids Go Wild! Pandas

Who doesn’t love the cute and cuddle Panda Bears? Welcome to the wild world of pandas! In this intro to the species, youngsters discover where on Earth these animals live, what they eat, how big they grow, and how they communicate. Cool photos of all the different kinds of panda relatives and just-born panda babies bring the creatures into full focus. After learning the basics, young readers will discover why pandas need our help and what people around the world are doing to help save them. Filled with fun facts, games, and an activity focused on making a difference in the panda world, this book will inspire kids to care about these amazing animals. Ages 4-8

Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.

102 Comments

    1. I would absolutely love to win this for my babygirl Mia!! She’s 2 1/2 years old, so I think these would be great/educational for her

    1. I would love to win these for my sister. She is in 5th grade and is very into animals. I remember getting these [well similar) books as a kid.

  1. I would love to win this educational National Geographic book prize to enjoy reading with my grandson.

  2. My youngest loves to learn about everything, she would love read these!!! I read National geographic as a kid, unfortunately we did not have the kids ones back then.

  3. I would like to win this for my granddaughter, she loves her animals and she would love the animal books, plus it would be fun reading the Ultimate Weird But True

  4. Would love to win the prize to share with my nephews when they visit. They are sooo full of curiosity about the world.

  5. I love National Geographic for children. I gave the books my daughters. Then my grandchildren and now children I tutor. Hopefully, my great-grandchildren in the near future.

  6. I’d love to win this for my daughter, who is a teacher. These books would be a great addition to her classroom library.
    Thank you!

  7. I’d love these for my grandson. I used to read National Geographic when I was younger and really enjoyed it

  8. love to win to add to our children’s library. When the grandkids or other family kids visit we love to read!

  9. We love to read National Geographic Kid’s books and love to collect them. My daughter loves to learn from these National Geographic Kid’s books too.

  10. I would love this for my granddaughters, they are both sisters and would enjoy it very much. Especially the youngest one. She love animals so much!

  11. I’d love to win this so that I can read them with my grandchildren. They are so eager to learn, and reading is our favourite thing to do.

  12. I would like to win this prize as my oldest granddaughter is obsessed with pandas and would love this.

  13. I would love to win for my grandson. He loves animals and National Geographic makes learning fun. These books would definitely keep his interest and attention.

  14. love to win this educational National Geographic book prize to help my grandchildren know the world. Perfect family read.

  15. My granddaughter would love to read all the information they provide and my grandson would love to look at the pictures.

  16. My grandchildren are all big readers and as Nation Geographic is my favorite I know they will be wonderful books for kids

  17. My granddaughters love new books as they both read so much and would enjoy National Geographic books as they are delightful.

  18. My youngest child would love to add these to their library, they love learning about animals, oddities etc

  19. These are really cute books and would be really educational for my nephew who is doing online/homeschooling right now!

  20. I would use this gift set as a way to keep my kids minds learning and not losing skills they have learned this school year. The more reading and things you learn the better off your future!

  21. I would love to win this selection of books/magazines for my grandkids who are 7 and 9 and would love these stories and pictures that we could enjoy together. I have babysat them since their birth and we have an amazing and loving relationship. I have read to them many times and still do when they are with me for sleepovers.

  22. My son loves to read anytime, anywhere, to anyone. He also uses reading as a self regulations tool ❤️

  23. I want to win this prize because my niece and nephew would absolutely love it. My 3 yo nephew knows the word bioluminescence and he learnt in via national geographic. I want to continue to give them the gift of learning and my nieces bday is soon. They love nat geo.

  24. We love books in this house (I’m a teacher-librarian)! You can never have too many books. I’d love to win these for my kids because they are great quality reads. Educational and entertaining.

  25. My son is a HUGE Nat Geo fan – he wants to become an animal conservationist when he grows up, lol!! He loves reading books about animal facts, crazy but true stories and jokes. He would LOVE to win this fabulous giveaway!

  26. I have 3 grandsons & they love animals, they all love to read & be creative. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  27. Because of covid I have been looking after my great niece and nephew while their parents are working (both are first responders.) The younger of the two has some learning challenges and is now starting to read better, which is amazing!
    Both kids love learning about animals and nature and these books would be a treasure for them. I absolutely loved National Geographic when I was growing up (and still do!) so the idea of the kids sharing that joy is a great one!!

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