Thursday, July 12, 2018

A Perfect Summer Trip Book: National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019
Published May, 2018
by National Geographic Society
352 pages
Review copy provided by publisher

Goodreads Summary
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.

My Thoughts
As usual, this almanac is packed full of interesting information. It is organized into 11 sections like Your World 2019, Amazing Animals, Going Green, Wonders of Nature and Fun and Games. There is something for everyone. Information is presented in narratives, captions, stats, lists, charts and tables. Most sections have a quiz at the end so kids can test their knowledge. There are fun mazes, fill-ins, comics, jokes and puzzles as well. National Geographic has provided online resources such as downloads, games, and videos to accompany the almanac (I did not examine these resources). Of course, with over 500 pictures, this almanac is a visual feast for the eyes! 
I can see this book going on car trips and kids spouting off facts they learn or a funny joke they find. I would recommend this book for ages 8+. 

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