Children’s Book Review: National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2020

Published: May 7, 2019

Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books

Non-Fiction

National Geographic has been making almanacs for ten years and amazing non-fiction books for as long as I can remember. I loved them when our kids were younger and I still love reading them. I always learn something and the kids in the classroom love reading and sharing what they learned with me and their friends.

Eleven sections offer a wide variety of topics including animals, science, space, nature, history, geography, and pure fun. Since National Geographic is celebrating ten years of publishing almanacs, the book begins with a roundup of ways the world has changed in ten years, then moves into each section. My favorite is always the animal section including stories about amazing animals and their Top 20 Cutest Animals.

The Fun and Games section offers all kinds of word games and quizzes to keep kids learning. Real life explorers are also featured in each section offering kids a peek behind the scenes and a way for kids to continue to follow their interests as an adult.

Amazing photography and brief, concise bits of information to keep your kids learning for days makes this a perfect book to encourage learning during the summer break.

This year’s edition is much more interactive, launching a 20/20 Visionary Challenge. Readers are asked to imagine the world ten years from now and come up with a positive change, invention, or discovery in whatever area interests them. These ideas will be featured in the next Almanac 2021. For more fun activities or to read more about the challenge, check out their website, HERE.

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  1. bermudaonion (Kathy) on July 21, 2019 at 1:30 am

    I love this book!

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