Don’t Forget About National Geographic Kids for the Holidays! #NatGeoKidsBooks

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Don’t get me wrong, my kids love toys and of course feel as if they never have enough. I will say though that as they get older, they are appreciating books more. This year both of my boys actually asked for books on their Christmas lists. To say I am overjoyed would be an understatement. I am and have always been a huge book lover. While my boys, not so much.

The types of books my kids go for the most though are non-fiction books. They love flipping through books that are jam packed with facts or about specific topics. I love that they are reading about facts and soaking it all in.

Well just in time for the holidays, National Geographic Kids, the #1 publisher of nonfiction books for kids, has some awesome books that would make great gifts.



Big, Gifty & Glitzy: 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 3

Find fascinating knowledge nuggets on all kinds of cool topics, from bubble gum and ice cream to the outer space and the North Pole! This book offers hours of unplugged fun for curious kids who love to be the trivia expert in the family. (Ages 8-12)

This is a big hardcover book that contains a little of everything, from food to transportation to animals to tv – there is seriously a little everything in here. It is sure to appeal to everyone as we could all learn something from this book. Heck, I learned something from reading page 1! I think its neat too how on the bottom of each page, if you have read every single fact up to that point on the pages, it tells you how many facts you will have learned. For example once you get to page 15, “You have learned 226 facts.” Pretty cool. I think this would make a great coffee table book as well as its so interesting and there are so many eye-catching pictures throughout it. It is a book too that will never be obsolete as it contains facts!


Best Gift Book for the New Year: National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017

Get inspired for the year ahead with the most popular kids’ almanac on the planet! It features 350+ pages of incredible photos, fun facts, news, activities, and features about animals, science, exploration, technology, culture, and more. (Ages 8-12)

This is a paperback book about the size of an adult hardcover novel. It contains everything you always wanted to know about everything – so basically a little of everything. There is even a Fun and Games section in the middle of the book where there are activities to complete and fill-in! This would make a great gift for any child (heck, I love it as well) who is curious or just loves facts. It has pictures on every page and is broken down into categories so they can easily flip to sections they want to read more on. I can see why it would be a New York Times Bestseller. This book would be perfect for on-the-go fun reading due to its size and being paperback. Don’t let its size fool you though, there is a lot to be learned throughout it!


Something a Little Weird: Weird but True 8

Kids love Weird But True! The latest, greatest in this endlessly fascinating series – now with more than 20 titles — is full of 300 all-new wild and wacky facts and pictures. (Ages 8-12)

This is a smaller paperback book – about the size of a two cellphones next to each other. It is not as overwhelming as the other books as it contains a picture on each page and big font with the facts. There are only 300 facts in this book but they are all outrageous and silly ones. All the facts in this book make you go “Wow!” Due to its smaller size, it is perfect for carrying around or even keeping in the car. We have even kept it at the dinner table for fun conversations, taking turns reading facts. My kids love them and understand them all, especially thanks to the pictures.


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Speak Your Mind



  1. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I think she would enjoy the Weird but True book the most.

  2. I think my sons fav would be weird but true.

  3. vicki lorenz says:

    Wierd but true facts

  4. I think he would like Weird but True the best!

  5. wow-Merry Christmas

  6. Brooke Allen says:

    I think that my boy would like 5,000 Awesome Facts the best.

  7. I think Alysia would like the 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) Book!

  8. She would like the Weird but True

  9. Michelle Robinson says:

    All my kids would love the “Weird, But True” book.

  10. EMMA L HORTON says:


  11. Cynthia Mercado says:

    My son would love the Weird but true book

  12. My kids would enjoy the Weird but True! 8 book the most.

  13. probably the 5000 facts

  14. I think my grandson would enjoy the Weird But True book the most.

  15. Denise B. says:

    “5,000 Awesome Facts” would be our daughter’s favorite.

  16. crystle tellerday says:

    weird but true

  17. Michelle Hill says:

    Weird but True would be their favorite.

  18. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My sons would love the 5000 facts! What a cool collection!

  19. Janet Woodling says:

    5000 Awesome Facts

  20. Susan Smith says:

    My children would like Something a Little Weird: Weird but True the best.

  21. Mary Gardner says:

    My child’s favorite would be the Nat Geo Kid’s Almanac. She asks for one every year.

  22. Debra Gifford says:

    I have 2 grandsons who are age 8 & 10. My 8 year old would enjoy the ‘5000 Facts’ & my 10 year old would like ‘The Almanac 2017’.

  23. Perry Lowe says:

    I think the Almanac 2017

  24. I think my oldest son would love any of them. The Almanac would probably be his favorite though.

  25. My kids would love the Weird But True book!

  26. Emily Reas says:

    My kids would love the Weird But True book!

  27. Emily Reas says:

    My kids would love the Weird But True book!

  28. Emily Reas says:

    My kids would love the Weird But True book!

  29. Emily Reas says:

    My kids would love the Weird But True book!

  30. I think he would really enjoy the Almanac 2017 book.

  31. I think my grandkids the book Something a Little Weird: Weird but True the best.

  32. Alison King says:

    I think Weird but True would be the favorite.

  33. Robin Creager says:

    I think my grandson would love the “5,000 Awesome Facts”. He loves learning new and interesting things.

  34. casey everidge says:

    my kids would love the 5000 awesome facts book

  35. My daughter would love to go through the 5,000 awesome facts.

  36. Darcy Koch says:

    My child would like the Awesome Facts book. Then he would drive me crazy telling me all of them-lol.

  37. Cynthia R says:

    I think the 5000 awesome facts would be their favorite and they would probably teach everyone in the family what facts they learned from this book.

  38. Bettina Strouble says:

    My grand daughters would love this, they are interested in so many things! I would love to surprise them with this, can you imagine the new things that they read about and maybe get ideas, they can actually do something with.

  39. Probably the 2017 almanac.

  40. DAWN SCHMIDT says:

    I think they would like Weird but true 8

  41. I think the Weird But True book would be my son’s favorite!

  42. Terra Heck says:

    I think she’d most like the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017. Thanks.

  43. vickie couturier says:

    my grandsons would like the Weird but true book

  44. 5000 Awesome Facts.

  45. I think the 5,000 awesome facts would be their favorite.

  46. My son would love the Weird but True

  47. Michelle C says:

    I think my daughter would like ‘5,000 Interesting Facts’ most of all!

  48. John Smith says:

    They all look super-interesting. I think the numerous-facts book might be most interesting!

  49. I am pretty sure that our grandson would really like this book a lot; National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017-

  50. Renee Walters says:

    My son would like the 5000 Awesome Facts!

  51. Lana simanovicki says:

    Weird but true would be their favorite

  52. I think the Weird but True book would be my daughter’s favorite book!

  53. Michelle S says:

    My daughter would love them all but I think she would read the Almanac first.

  54. I think my great niece and great nephew would like Weird but True 🙂

  55. I think my granddaughter would like the 5000 awesome facts the best.

  56. My kids would love the 2017 almanac

  57. Weird But True would be my son’s favorite.