summer read to learn

All summer I’ll be sharing books for kids of all ages on topics that will interest them or offer them a new interest to learn about. Most of the time these will be nonfiction books, but sometimes we can learn from fictional stories too. I frequently learn from books sent during a historical period because usually the fictional story is based on real events.

So, I hope you will stay tuned to these posts. They will always have Summer Read-to-Learn in the title and in the tags. There will be books from some of my favorite publishers like National Geographic, Phaidon, Chronicle Kids, Prestel, and many others.

To see all the posts from my Summer Read-to-Learn series, click HERE.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2024


Published: May 2, 2023

Publisher: National Geographic Kids


When I was in school, I loved reading almanacs and atlases, world record books, and other kinds of books loaded with facts. So, it is a dream that I can share these books with you now for YOUR kids. I recently shared about this book as a giveaway and if you didn’t win, I highly recommend you purchase it for your kids or your child’s classroom. These are always the first types of books taken from my special book bag when I teach, and the kids love reading them!

These almanacs are so full of really cool facts, kids will want to keep turning the pages to see what amazing things they will learn on the next page. The ALMANAC 2024 covers topics from all over the world related to animals, space, exploration, cultures, science, technology, geography, history, and facts about our amazing planet. Don’t worry, there are also lots of fun and games as well as jokes and riddles spread throughout all the facts. Of course, the book is full all the amazing photography National Geographic is known for.

The book is very current with new research like a new secret about giraffe’s evolution that has been discovered. You won’t want to miss the calendar section to make special dates of celebration including International Orangutan Day on August 19, 2024. Maybe after reading about a volcanologist, your child will want to become one. Would you try deep-fried tarantulas? You’ll have to go to Cambodia to do so. How about French Fry-Flavored soda in Japan?

As you can imagine, this book is full of awesome learning for kids in elementary through middle school. Even I enjoyed reading through it!

To purchase a copy of ALMANAC 2024, click the photo below:


Thanks to the publisher for sending a copy of this book 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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