Published: May 8, 2018

Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books



My eight-year-old self would have never believed that I would get National Geographic books sent to me in the mail for free and I get to read and review them, telling other kids about them. I loved reading these as a child either getting them from my town or school library or ordering them through school book orders. These almanacs were my favorite. They were always so jammed-packed with all kinds of neat facts, fabulous photos, and interesting information. Nothing has changed. These books are still just as amazing as I remember as a child.

Some of the categories include Amazing Animals, Space and Earth, Fun and Games, Wonders of Nature, and Geography Rocks. All 300+ pages are completely full of all kinds of neat stuff. My favorite was the 19 Cutest Animals of 2019. Of course my favorite animal, a lamb made the list. I was also fascinated by the smart soles that vibrate when you need to turn by using a specific map app on your phone. These would be great to have if you are walking at Disney or New York City. The book also includes brain tests and fun quizzes. In the Green Living section, the fact that glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled an endless number of times shocked me. The company that picks up our recycling doesn’t take glass which is frustrating.

The book features a whole-page-spread of the Grand Prismatic Springs in Yellowstone. It’s one of my favorite Wonders of Nature and the photo is vivid and breathtaking. This is just one example of the amazing photography also included in the book.

If your child likes facts or learning about the fascinating world around us, this is the book for them. National Geographic never disappoints and this is one to add to your shelves or gift it to your child’s teacher or library.

All summer I’ll be sharing books for children and youths that are great choices to keep your children interested in reading and learning. These may be books that encourage reading, play, and kindness as well as keeping kids interested in science and history all while continuing to read. The summer slide is real and teachers will appreciate kids that continue to keep their minds active along with their bodies. See all the Summer Read-to-Learn books, HERE.

I will be linking up this review on Booking Mama’s regular Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. This is a place for bloggers to share posts related to children’s and YA books. You will find spotlights, reviews, and sometimes even giveaways by clicking HERE, every Saturday.


Other National Geographic books you may like:

History’s Mysteries

Bet You Didn’t Know

Just Joking Jumbo

Almanac 2018


Thanks to the publisher for providing copies of this book for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. If you choose to purchase the book through the above link, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase


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