Saturday, November 9, 2019

Gift Ideas for Curious Kids from National Geographic Kids + Giveaway

The holidays  are RIGHT around the corner and although pumpkins may still be on the front porch, it's time to figure out what will go under the tree and next to the menorah (and don't forget gifts for the teachers).  

Books make the best gifts -- a thoughtfully selected book will hold a child's interest long after the new toys have been tossed aside.  National Geographic Kids Books is featuring several new titles that are perfect for gift giving.  From big, bold and beautiful hardcovers to fun stocking stuffers, these titles cater to book enthusiasts and reluctant readers alike; and are fun, inspiring AND educational (but don't tell kids that last part!).  Here's a brief rundown of each title:

The Book of Bling: Ritzy Rocks, Extravagant Animals, Sparkling Science and More! (ages 8-12, $19.99) 



From upscale splurges to flashy fun in nature, this treasure trove is filled with wonders that will dazzle and delight. Read about how nature struts its stuff with tantalizing tidbits about animals, including a few that literally glitter with iridescence to confuse predators. Or maybe you'll strike it rich after reading about Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, U.S.A., where anyone can go hunt for sparkling gems. Dig into info about the world's mysterious minerals, gorgeous geodes, and ritzy rocks. Discover extravagant expenditures like Canada's million-dollar solid gold coin. Learn all about the splendid science of diamonds that rain from the sky in space. Get the secret behind glowing bio luminescence. And go back in time to uncover palatial palaces, the riches of royalty, and other ancient treasures.  To show off the lush content in proper fashion, readers will be dazzled by hundreds of fun flashy photos throughout.

Nerd A to Z: Your Reference to Literally Figuratively Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know (ages 8-12, $14.99)



This superstuffed alphabetical compendium of must-know facts from science, pop culture, history, and more is perfect for kids who already know the names of every single dinosaur or want to understand exactly how the Millennium Falcon works. It's a book for grammar gurus, science snobs, music geeks, and history buffs. In short, it's a book for nerds. Inside, you'll find browsable, info-packed blurbs that'll give you the lowdown on everything from augmented reality to zydeco, with larger features that dive deep into fascinating topics like UFOs, pirates, artificial intelligence, and daring circus acts. And you'll hear from the world's most notable (and quotable) Nerds of Note from history and today.

Treasury of Bible Stories: written by Donna Jo Napoli, illustrated by Christina Balit (ages 8-12, HC, $24.99)



Noah's Ark, Moses, David and Goliath, the ten plagues, Daniel and the lions' den, Jonah and the giant fish, and many more of the Bible's most powerful stories — 27 in all — are compellingly retold in this beautifully illustrated treasury. Readers will be fascinated by the ancient people and events they encounter, surprised by some of the lesser known accounts revealed, and inspired by the lessons these tales impart. Stories cover important ground beyond religion, such as culture, history, and geography, and they touch on issues that remain relevant today--faith, loyalty, kindness, violence, generosity, greed, jealousy, and more. These accessible, readable stories give kids a rich picture of biblical times, which encourages them to think about our role in the world and to learn more.

Dream Journal: by Dr. Allan Peterkin (ages 8-12, $12.99 )



This stocking stuffer is what dreams are made of — literally!  Professor of Psychiatry Dr.Allan Peterkin helps readers uncover the power of their dreams and better understand the science of sleep. With lively text, vibrant imagery, and plenty of space for writing, it's the perfect tool to help kids remember, record, and reflect on their nighttime adventures.  Catching Z's has never been so much fun!

Brain Candy: Seriously Sweet Facts to Satisfy Your Curiosity - (ages 8-12, $8.99) 



This offbeat, "stocking-sized" book is like a sweet treat that will satisfy any reader's fun fact cravings. Cranium “cavities” will be filled to the brim with 500 fascinating knowledge nuggets about numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics.  With features that dive into why potatoes and tomatoes are a dynamic duo, amazing animal tongues and how they are used to ”lick” their competition and dental care through the ages, Brain Candy is a tasty approach to feeding kids tantalizing tidbits about the world. 

Giveaway

One lucky reader will win all of the books listed above! This giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+ and ends on 11/25/19. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!



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31 comments:

  1. The Curious Kids books look great. My daughter would like the Big Book of Bling the most.

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  2. My daughter would definitely like the Bling book! She's a girly girl! She might also like the dream journal too. My son would like brain candy!

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  3. National geographic is the best and this collection is no exception. I remember sitting with my mom to read national geographic books and magazines and I love doing it with mine.

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  4. I think it is so cool!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  5. This prize pack looks amazing. Books make the best gifts.

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  6. These books look cool, my son would love them

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  7. I think these books would be great for a curious boy like my Grandson is! They look awesome!

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  8. We love Nat Geo Kids books! This looks like a fun selection.

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  9. I love this selectionn of books. I think the kids will enjoy it and it will get them learning and to use their imaginations

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  10. Great selection! My kids would love them!

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  11. I think this is a great selection for kids, it covers so many areas.
    Theresa N
    weceno at yahoo dot com

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  12. Great books. Rather than have to pick just one, I'll give this whole bag of books to my niece & nephew.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  13. I think the National Geographic Kids Prize Pack looks perfect for the holidays, The dream journal looks fun.

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  14. Each of these books looks cool, fun, and interesting!

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  15. I think my niece and nephew would love these books. Such fun ways to learn new things.

    -Lauren

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  16. My kids would love these! Perfect for the holidays!

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  17. I think it looks really cute, and fun for kids! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

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  18. I think this is a great way to get kids interesting in learning some fun facts.

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  19. I think my daughter would love it.

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  20. The Curious Kids books looks like a nice selection of books that my grand daughter would really enjoy!

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  21. I think it's awesome! My daughter loves Nat Geo books and I have not seen these yet.

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  22. My son loves all Nat Geo Kids books. I would love to add these to his collection as a Xmas gift!. Thank you for the chance.

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  23. i think this is great..looks entertaining even for me! excited

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  24. My daughter will love the nerd book!

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  25. Perfect- gift idea for my oldest daughter.

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  26. I think these are a perfect gift idea for my grandson 🤗

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  27. My 6 year old daughter LOVES National Geographic kids books, so this giveaway is perfect for her. I would love to give this to her for Christmas. She doesn't have any of these particular books.

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  28. great prize for the kids

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  29. Oh these are great! What a wonderful way to NOT give tech!

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