National Geographic Children’s Books + Birthdays = Smiles! @NGKidsBooks

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This past school year my kindergartner was invited to a total of seven birthday parties, and there might have actually been a few more I am forgetting about. It seemed like every other weekend there was a birthday party for a classmate. After numerous friend parties with my boys, I knew I wanted to be creative with gifts and I knew the parents would appreciate something other than toys. Sure gift cards and “experiences” are nice gifts but something a little easier and one that will probably be cherished daily is a book. My three kids are not big readers but they love books of facts and basically non-fiction titles.

National Geographic has a a whole bunch of amazing books that would make amazing gifts! I actually gave one last year to my son’s 9-year-old friend and he still thanks me for it! They are such amazing books that kids want to pick up and read and they can read even if they are not the best reader. My boys love that they can pick up a book anytime and read about a fact or subject and then put the book down.

Some fun National Geographic Kids Books are:

100 Things to Be When You Grow Up (ages 8-12, $9.99) – No better time to think about all the possibilities the future holds than a birthday! From beekeeper to ice-cream taster, forensic psychologist to Hollywood animal trainer, conservation biologist to Chief Happiness Officer, this book features 100 of the coolest, wackiest and most amazing jobs out there (greeting card maker?? Yes, you can!). Hands-on projects, advice from National Geographic explorers, interviews with experts, weird-but-true facts and tips for aligning your interests and personality to your job and more, this new book in the popular “100 Things” series is a great way to get kids thinking creatively about what their exciting future has in store for them.

Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship with Kitties (ages 9+, $12.99) features cats from around the world, each one with an amazing story to tell about their compassion, ingenuity, and bravery. “Ask an Expert” sections throughout the book offer insight into understanding the curious world of cat behavior, ways to keep your favorite feline happy both mentally and physically and even the trick to taking great cat photos (because the internet does not have nearly enough!:)). And are you curious as to why we love those cute cat videos? Page 57 explains the science behind the obsession.

Ultimate Space Atlas (ages 8-12, $12.99) — Attention Space Lovers! Blast into space to explore our solar system and beyond. This out-of-this-world atlas takes readers through maps of the solar system, the Milky Way, and deep space, giving them a close look at and locations of planets, supernovas, and other universes. Sky maps will help kids spot these objects in the night sky and maps of planets and our solar system give the kind of incredible detail that National Geographic is known for. It’s the perfect book for space fans and budding astronauts.

Chomp! (ages 7-10, $12.99) – National Geographic Explorer and snake wrangler Dr. Brady Barr has been bitten by a lot of creatures over the years. So this book is born from first hand – er, tooth – experience of getting close to some of the biggest biters in the animal kingdom. It turns out that there’s a lot more to biting than meets the eye. Physical features and the how (and when and why) an animal bites reveals much about the animal itself. Chomp! highlights an array of awesome creatures with a diversity of chomp styles – from shredders and slicers to grippers and gulpers. Then it shows how tooth type, bite force, jaw shape, and food source all come to together to make each an incredible member of the animal bite force!

Awesome 8 Extreme (ages 8-12, $12.99) — Got a kiddo in mind that always wants to know the who/what/where of the coolest things on the planet? Check out the Top 8 lists in the latest Awesome 8! This lively book features 50 different topics with dazzling photo, such as the 8 most awesome Monster Fish, Dressed Up Dogs, Supersize Sculptures, Rad Replicas, Coolest Pools, Serious Stadium Snacks, Thrilling Theaters, Dazzling but Deadly, Hair Through History, Volcanoes We Lava, and so much more. It’s so graphically engrossing, you truly have to see it to believe it!

And, not only does Nat Geo have books for giving — they have a new book that is PERFECT for the birthday boy or girl to use to show their gratitude for al the presents they received:

National Geographic Kids Thank You Cards (ages 6-9, $9.99) — Pay it forward with this big book of gratitude, filled with 30 cool pull-out thank you postcards and fun themed content. Adorable animal photos paired with heartfelt and funny captions show how much we have to be grateful for in our wondrous world. Each card leaves plenty of room for kids to craft their own messages to show friends and family how much they care. Content includes tips and tricks for writing sincere, well-crafted, and properly formatted thank you notes, as well as more cute creature pictures to spread that warm, fuzzy feeling far and wide.

This book is probably my favorite! It is so cute because it is not only fun facts but also 30 postcards perfect for sending as thank you cards!

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Speak Your Mind



  1. ultimate space atlas looks good

  2. Ultimate Space Atlas is my favorite

  3. The Ultimate space atlas would be my 11 year olds favorite especially after todays solar eclipse.

  4. Kristin C says:

    My kids would love the chomp book!

  5. The Ultimate Space Atlas

  6. Cat Tales would be my families favorite.

  7. My daughter would love the Cat Tales one. She absolutely loves cats!

  8. I like 100 Things to Be When You Grow Up

  9. Krystal Dunlap says:

    I think my kids would love Cat Tales the most.

  10. My grandsons would love CAT Tales

  11. Jennifer Oppel says:

    The awesome 8 is very cute! My son loves animals

  12. I would like Cat Tales.

  13. Marcia Goss says:

    “Chomp” would be my grandson’s favorite!

  14. Meredith Brooks says:

    I can’t decide between “Chomp” or “Cat Tales”. They all look great & more importantly educational.

  15. We would really like the Cat Tales!

  16. I think she’d really enjoy the Chomp and Cattales books.

  17. Linda Madden says:

    Awesome 8 Extreme would be my son’s favorite.

  18. Jana Leah says:

    100 Things to Be When You Grow Up would be perfect for my nephew.

  19. Susan Smith says:

    My kids would the book Awesome 8 Extreme.

  20. Pam Flynn says:

    100 Things to Be When You Grow Up would be a super book for my 7 yr. old curious as a cat granddaughter.

  21. I think he would most enjoy Awesome Extreme 8

  22. I’m a cat person, so I think the Cat Tales book would be my favorite. This would make a great gift for my middle nephew. Thank you for the chance to win.

  23. My kids would love National Geographic Kids Thank You Cards book

  24. Awesome 8 Extreme would be a favorite.

  25. My grandkids would like all the books but especially Ultimate Space Atlas.

  26. Theresa Jenkins says:

    I love all the books…with 5 grandkids, they all like something different…my middle grandson would pick CHOMP! and my youngest granddaughter would pick Cat Tails for sure

  27. Julie Terry says:

    Cat tails as my daughters both love anything about any kind of cats.

  28. Jessica Cox says:

    Cat tails my daughters love all animals .

  29. My kids would love Awesome 8 Extreme!

  30. The Space Atlas

  31. Terra Heck says:

    I think she’d like them all, most especially Ultimate Space Atlas. Thanks.

  32. I love this magazine

  33. My son would probably like the Ultimate Space Atlas the best.

  34. Kassey Lewis says:


  35. space atlas

  36. My favorite book is ‘100 things to be when I grow up”, as I think it may give my grandchildren some great ideas~

  37. Definitely Cat Tales for my feline-loving boy!

  38. vickie couturier says:

    i think they would enjoy Cat Tales

  39. Kimberly O says:

    Chomp! would be my favorite. Thanks!

  40. Denise B. says:

    Anything with koala bears would be our favorite.

  41. Rachael Cowell says:

    I think 100 Things To Be When You Grow Up would be inspiring for my nieces!

  42. Anita Kennett says:

    My grandson would love the Cat Tales,Thanks

  43. Cynthia C says:

    My nieces would love Cat Tales.

  44. Cynthia R says:

    I think his favorite would be Awesome 8 Extreme, I can imagine a lot of how cool comments.

  45. Hard to choose… cat tales or 100 things want to be when grow up.

  46. The ultimate space atlas

  47. I think that Cat Tales would be a favorite.

  48. Michelle S says:

    My daughter would love the Cat Tales book.

  49. Jennifer Tilson says:

    My son would love the Ultimate Space Atlas.

  50. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Cat Tales!

  51. Kathy Stevenson says:

    Cat tales would be my favorite.

  52. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I think my grandson would like the Chomp book the best. He loves to find out new things about animals.

  53. Sheila K. says:

    I think Cat Tales would be a real favorite in this house!

  54. I like their book: 100 Things to Be When You Grow Up.

  55. My grandson would love Awesome 8 Extreme

  56. Victoria Scott says:

    Oh my daughter would love the Cat Tales very much 🙂

  57. The Ultimate Space Atlas.

  58. I think 100 Things to be When You Grow Up would be a favorite when they read that book 🙂

  59. LeAnn Harbert says:

    My granddaughters would like Cat Tales.

  60. John Smith says:

    “Leave a blog post comment on which book from above would be a favorite!” They all look great! I like every one for different reasons, but I know they’re all fun and interesting!

  61. The Cat Tales book would be a favorite to share with my granddaughter.

  62. Julie Lundstrom says:

    My kids would like the Space book the best. We love going to night walks and look at the stars.

  63. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    National Geographic is great for kids. I love the articles and all the beautiful pictures. Thank you so much for sharing this. God Bless

  64. My boys would love the space Atlas. With the meteor shower next week and the solar eclipse right around the corner, they are developing a love for astronomy.

  65. Cat Tales looks super cute! We’re big cat lovers 🙂