Birthdays are fun but trying to figure out the perfect gift for child or their friends can be an expensive and time consuming guessing game. National Geographic Kids Books has several new titles that make gift giving easy. Here are short descriptions of these gift-worthy books that open their minds and will hold their interest.
100 Things to Be When You Grow Up – 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 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 — 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! – 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 — 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!
National Geographic Kids Thank You Cards — 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.
Enter to win a Birthday Gift Essentials Giveaway Prize Package: all 6 books listed above, assorted gift bags and tissue paper, and a sheet of postcard stamps to mail the postcards from the Thank You Cards book
Ends August 23, 2017 at 11:59pm est
Open to US
Winner is Nicole L.
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Jan Lee says
I think they would want to read 100 Things to be When You Grow Up 🙂
Rania R says
My son would love to read Cat Tales. He loves cats.
Julia Cosgrove says
I think the first one they would read would be Chomp.
Tami Vollenweider says
My grand son would probably like Chomp.he loves animals!
Anita Kennett says
100 Things To Be When You Grow Up,would be my grandsons first,Thank You,?
Angelica Dimeo says
I want my child to read Cat Tales first or Space Atlas
Peggy Nunn says
I would want them to read 100 Things to Be When You Grow Up first.
Wendy McBride says
I’m sure they would love to read “CHOMP” first! It is interesting because it tells all the reasons why.
Stephanie H. says
That would be a toss up between Ultimate Space Atlas and the Cat Tale books. She would absolutely love reading all these National Geographic books.
Candace Galan says
I think my son would want to read Cat Tales first
Katie Bellamy says
My kids would want to read Cat Tales first!
Danielle Jones says
I think my nephew would love to read Chomp first. He is all boy and into the dangerous wild animals.
Julie Lundstrom says
My son would love the Space Atlas one first.
Richard Brandt says
Cat Tales – we’re big fans of cats (the non-scary kind).
John Smith says
We would all try “Cat Tales” first, I imagine!
Nicole Sender says
My grandson would love Cat Tales.
Terri S. says
I think my granddaughter would read the Ultimate Space Atlas first. She has been interested in learning about the exploration of space.
Christina Graham says
We have 5 cats and volunteer for a local cat rescue so they would definitely want to read Cat Tales first.
LeAnn Harbert says
My granddaughters would like reading Cat Tales.
Ashley Chassereau Parks says
I would want my kids to read Cat Tales first because they love cats!! They would love all of these books though!
Dandi D says
My son would go for the Ulitmate Space Atlas!
Darcy Koch says
I would like them to read Thank You Cards. I encourage them to do this after receiving gifts.
amy guillaume linderman says
my kids would love to read the Cat Tales first…we have 5 cats
Definitely the kitty book!
MY daughter would like the Ultimate Space Atlas
Cynthia R says
I think they would scoop up the Ultimate Space Atlas, they have anything space related.
My grandson would love 100 Things To Be When You Grow Up. He would enjoy that.
The Cat Tales.
Sarah W says
My daughter would love the Cat Tales book. She absolutely LOVES kitties!
Marilyn Nawara says
I’m positive that my granddaughter would read… Ulitmate Space Atlas first. She loves everything about space!
Danelle T says
My daughter would love to read the cat tales book first
Terra Heck says
Sh’d probably first read Ultimate Space Atlas, although she’d be interested in all the books. Thanks.
My son would like to read the Space Atlas.
Denise B. says
I daughter would probably like the “Awesome 8 Extreme” to best.
Margot C says
I think that Alysia might like Awesome 8 Extreme.
We’d like Chomp!
Jana Leah says
My nephew would read Chomp first.
Jeanna Massman says
My grandson would love the book Chomp!
Shane A says
She’d absolutely reading or being read the Cate Tales book. She just got a new kitten and is so excited!
We would read cat tales first.
Jennifer H. says
I would say CHOMP!
Nicole Lancaster says
My child would read the Ultimate Space Atlas book first.
I want my daughter to win the Cat Tales book first! She loves cats.
My daughter would want to read Ultimate Space Atlas first.