It’s National Geographic Day and so it’s the perfect day to share two books from National Geographic Kids.

National Geographic Day is observed every year on January 27 all across the nation. It is a day to pay homage to the “National Geographic Magazine” that has been up and running for over 100 years. Covering a wide array of topics from science, geography, history, and world culture, National Geographic has endlessly catered to every audience member and deserves a day to be recognized for the massive role it plays in our society. 

Source: National Today

As a child, I begged my mom to order all the National Geographic books from the Scholastic Book order at school. I loved reading our encyclopedias and the National Geographic books over and over again. I still have to pinch myself now as an adult that I am getting their books in the mail to review! ME! Wow!

Today I have two Level 3 Fact Reader books that are written for Fluent Readers. These are written for kids who are reading on their own with ease and ready for a more challenging vocabulary. Don’t worry, you still get plenty of amazing photography and fun facts that you are used to with National Geographic, but you just get it in a more specific topic and in a smaller, paperback book. You can also download Super Reader Activities to go along with these books and others by clicking, HERE.


100 Fun Facts about Real Animals and the Myths They Inspire

By: Stephanie Warren Drimmer

Published: January 4, 2022

Publisher: National Geographic Kids


Many animals have been mistaken for mythical beasts. A narwhal for a unicorn, a manatee for a mermaid, and a giant squid for a sea monster, but historians and scientists explain their similarities and differences along with photos to introduce kids to the idea of imagination.

Some creatures are so strange you won’t believe they are real but they are. Have you ever heard of a nudibranch? What about an okapi or an axolotl? These creatures are real and I think kids will find them fascinating.

Throughout this short book, bursts of facts, detailed photos, and a bit of history will engage your child and offer just enough information to make them want to research more into their favorite mythical beast. The book begins and ends with 25 facts that kids might want to keep in their back pocket for the next circle time sharing at school or for their turn sharing at the dinner table.


100 Fun Facts about Rocks and Gems

By: Emma Carlson Berne

Published: January 4, 2022

Publisher: National Geographic Kids


From volcanos to fossils to malachite to calcite your child will be introduced to all kinds of rocks and minerals on and under the earth’s surface. This book may just encourage them to be an archeologist or a geologist after reading about some of the amazing gems that can be found all over the world.

As a child, I loved looking for geodes along the river behind my parent’s house. My mom recently found one on one of her walks. As the river rises and falls, new rocks and minerals are constantly being driven to the surface for us to find.

This introduction to rocks, minerals, and gemstones beginning with 25 fun facts at the front and back of the book might just get your child interested in exploring rocks in your home area. Who knows? Depending on where you live, you might find lava rock, a geode, or a fossil.

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