Thursday, July 27, 2017

National Geographic Kids Almanac & Shark Toss and Catch Toy Giveaway! #SHARKWEEK

 Shark Week!!! What better way to celebrate than reading about sharks. National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018 has tons of facts all about those scary creatures of the sea! It doesn't stop there either. 12 different sections all about our world. There is even a game section. Seriously, this book is packed with entertainment. I plan on bringing it on our vacation because it is the perfect portable activity that isn't electronics. We are going to a lake in upstate NY and my plan is to unplug as much as possible.


  • More than 350 pages and 500+ amazing photos
  • Updated maps, facts and reference materials
  • Extensive digital extras at
  • NEW Almanac Newsmaker Challenge to save our sharks

Jace enjoyed reading about saving the sharks with his friend Adrian (the baby doll.) 

 My Thoughts:

I really love the style of this book. It is broken up into bite sized bits of information that is perfect for keeping small attention spans. The bright and color pictures are engaging and really draw you in. This is a wonderful addition to our summer time library. We will be studying zoology this fall and I plan to keep this book handy for reference for the Amazing Animals and Wonders of Nature chapters.

One lucky reader will win a copy of National Geographic Kids Almanac & Shark Toss and Catch Toy

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  1. I learned that kids can earn badges by being active on the website.

  2. I learned they have videos and games there also

  3. They have tons of videos, photos, games, s much fun kids can have on the site!

  4. They have a book called 1,000 Facts About the Bible.

  5. I learned that they have an area where you can tour the states!

  6. I learned they have a Science Lab section! Fun!

  7. I learned all about honey bees. The male bees are called Drones.

  8. I learned that you can buy books and DVDs.

  9. I learned that cheetahs can reach speeds of 60 or perhaps even 70 miles!

  10. Desert tortoises live in the deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. During the summer, ground temperatures in parts of their range can hit 140˚F. To beat the heat, desert tortoises use their strong forearms and tough nails to dig underground burrows where they can hide from the sun. Some of these tortoise tunnels are up to 32 feet in length. And the burrows can get pretty crowded. As many as 25 desert tortoises might bunk together in one shelter.

  11. I love that you can tour the states! My daughter has been doing that while she's waiting for our up coming roadtrip!


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