National Geographic Has Gift-Worthy Books for Kids

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For years, I tucked a $20 bill inside a great book for my nieces and nephews on gift-giving occasions.  My children usually request a title or two for their own gifts.  You don’t have to be a language arts teacher, or even a bookworm, to find fabulous gift-worthy books!

Many of my students have told me that they received a book from a relative as a gift, and it became a favorite.  Wouldn’t it be an honor to be the one to gift that beloved book?
When we opened this box from National Geographic, my kids swooped on the titles.  My daughter, a self-proclaimed Cat Lady, wanted to take the book Cat Tales as her very own.  She loved reading these stories about amazing cats.  It made us cherish our own little felines even more! The pictures in the book are so adorable, and I liked that they were authentic to the story. Each “chapter” narrates a different cat’s tale, as well as some extra features such as a Q&A or facts about the breed. This would be a fun alternative to the traditional bedtime story!

Awesome 8 Extreme takes lists to a kids’ level.  The photos are the real star of the show in this book.  Vivid, energetic pictures turn facts into amazing conversation starters. My favorites were the photos of natural wonders such as tulips growing in Holland, inside the Earth’s crust, and waterfalls that are nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty.  This book is a trivia lover’s dream!

Space is a topic that kids never seem to tire of, so don’t miss the Ultimate Space Atlas.  This is a top-notch science book for kids who want more than the basics.  There’s a lot of reading, but it’s the fun kind.  An interesting array of text features such as captions, sidebars, and word play makes this book an exciting read.  Readers also use skills such as interpreting a map of the sky (complete with a map key).  I can’t wait to see my students enjoy this book!

It’s never too early to introduce career ideas to kids!  The colorful book  100 Things to Be When You Grow Up makes me want to rethink retiring in a few years.  I loved the fabulous variety of suggestions, too.  Have you ever heard of a “snake milker” or an “iceberg tracker,” for example?  This book is perfect for that child who declares, “I don’t know what I want to be.”  Why wait for a birthday to share this one?

Animal lovers will be thrilled with Chomp. This book details the marvel of mighty teeth in the animal kingdom. It’s perfect for that kid who seems to know everything! It goes beyond the obvious animals (such as sharks and wolves) to obscure creatures I’d never heard of. Even familiar animals like the crocodile get one-upped by relatives like the gharial. Chomp also explores the idea that size doesn’t always matter when it comes to a bite potential.  Wouldn’t this be a fun book for the Tooth Fairy to deliver under a pillow, along with a dollar bill?

My kids are forced strongly encouraged to write thank-you notes when they receive gifts.  It’s funny because they often ask, “Why don’t I ever get mail?”  I tried to explain that you usually have to send mail to get any back.  This book of Thank You Cards makes it fun to send a card.  In the sidebars, interesting facts inspire writing topics. For example, on the page above, you’ll find ways to say “thank you” in a variety of languages.

One lucky reader will win a Birthday Essentials box that will have you ready for the next gift-giving occasion.   The prize package contains National Geographic gift-worthy books, assorted gift bags and tissue, and a sheet of postcard stamps (total value is approximately $84). The giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+.   Void where prohibited by law. Enter on the form below. Good luck!

Thanks to National Geographic for sending us this amazing package.

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  1. my niece is just learning to read and she loves animals these would be great for her

  2. My kids would love these especially the Things to be when you grow up book.

  3. I’d love to win this for my daughter. She LOVES Nat Geo Kids books!

  4. Ashley Chassereau Parks says:

    I would love to win to surprise both my daughters! I love National Geographic books because the pictures are so clear and vivid! I think the kids would the most excited about the Cat Tales book because they are so obsessed with cats! Lol

  5. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I’d love to win to surprise my grandson with these! He’s moving here,they have been gone for 6 years and I can’t wait to have them here! I think his favorite and mine would be Chomp,he’s a animal lover and would love this one!

  6. I’d like to win these fun reads for my boys. Thanks for the chance!

  7. I would give these books to my nephew because he enjoys animals.

  8. I want to win these for my niece. She’d love to look at the pictures as I read it to her. The cat tales book would surely be the most interesting to her.

  9. stacey mccrary says:

    I would to win this for my daughters class. If I win I plan on donating these books to her class. She’s in second grade.

  10. I’d like to win these for my nieces and nephews; I think my older nieces would especially love Chomp!

  11. Id love theses for my kids! My daughter would LOVE the Cat Tales book and I think Chomp would be my son’s favorite

  12. heather kaufman says:

    I would love these books for my kids.

  13. Robin Blankenship says:

    I would love to win these for my daughter she likes Nat Geo books and I like them cause they are educational. I think we would love the Cat Tales book the most

  14. John Smith says:

    All the books look interesting and fun! It would be great to send the postcards!

  15. Deborah W. says:

    I would love these for my granddaughter. She is very inquisitive. I think she’d love the Cat Tales book the best.

  16. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I would love these books for my nephew!

  17. Katrina Brockavich says:

    My kids would love these books. They love learning about animals and my 9 year old would especially love the space book!

  18. I would give these to my kids.

  19. Susan Smith says:

    Id love theses for my kids! These books are not only educational but they are entertaining too.

  20. My kids love animals and space and these books are designed so the kids are have fun while their learning. I love the thank you note book because it too has fun learning facts with topics the kids can use on the thank you cards

  21. I would like to win this for my daughter, to get her reading more. The Chomp! book sounds the best.

  22. Katie Bellamy says:

    My son is all into this stuff. He would love this!

  23. These books will go to a needy local library.

  24. amy stonger says:

    I’d like to win for my son. He loves reading these types of books. I think he would like the Ultimate Space Atlas most.

  25. amy stonger says:

    I’d like to win for my son. He loves reading these types of books and is fascinated with science. I think he would like the Ultimate Space Atlas the most.

  26. Renee Rousseau says:

    I would gift these wonderful Nation Geographic books to my granddaughter Remy who has a unquenchable interest in Science and Nature. The Space Atlas is a particularly timely read on this eve of an Eclipse.

  27. janetfaye says:

    I would like to win and gift these boos to my grandson.

  28. I would love to win this for my grandson. He loves the National Geographic books and loves to read!

  29. Who knew Snake Milker is a profession? I have a bone to pick with my high school guidance counselor.

  30. Amber Hites says:

    My son would love these books!

  31. wen budro says:

    I would love to win this for my niece’s little boy. The Chomp book would be a big hit with my kids. National Geographic makes wonderful books.

  32. amanda whitley says:

    i would like to win because my son loves reading about animals and these would go to him. i think he would like the cat one because we have 4 kitties.

  33. Erin Madigan says:

    I want to win this for my nephew. He loves to read. I think he would like the space book.

  34. I’d love to win this for all of my kids.
    I think they’d love the Ultimate Space Atlas the best.

  35. Sarah Oswald says:

    My nephews would love these so I would give them to them thanks for the chance.

  36. I’d love to win for my kids. They love national geographic books and reading about animals.

  37. Danielle Papsis says:

    I’d love to win these for my daughter. The Ultimate Space Atlas sounds interesting.

  38. Dawn Ballo says:

    I would love to win these for my grandkids. They both love reading & animals. Chomp looks really good.

  39. My grandson would love these books!

  40. Teresa A Thompson says:

    My granddaughters love books and would enjoy these.

  41. My niece & nephew would love these books.
    Thanks for the contest.

  42. My great grandchildren would love these books. My oldest great grandson loves the National Geographic books. He got a couple for Christmas last year and he is still checking them out!!

  43. Terra Heck says:

    All of the books sound interesting, most especially Awesome 8 Extreme. My nieces would love reading these. Thanks.

  44. golden storm says:

    i would give these to my grandkids if i won,,i think my grandson wouuld love to space atlas

  45. Heather B says:

    I would love to win these books for my 3 children. I think there is something here each one of them would enjoy.

  46. Carly Daring says:

    I want to win for my son! He is just starting to like books and I want him to have a lot of choices. Right now he loves animals so I think he would love the Cat tails book!

  47. Heather D says:

    I would like to win because one of my littles has an upcoming birthday. We are big into animals. She loves cats and I love sharks in particular.

  48. Jeanna Massman says:

    My grandson would love this prize. I think he would especially love the book Chomp.

  49. I would like to win this for my niece and nephew.. I have to admit Cat Tales would be mine though, if I can get it away from the niece.

  50. Jana Leah says:

    So many great books. Chomp would be perfect for my nephew.

  51. wanna win for my nephew!

  52. Carol Luciano says:

    My grandchildren I’ve National Geographic. I think they would love Ultimate Space Atlas and Extreme 8. I’d give it the grandkids if I won. Thanks for giveaway.

  53. Jenny Stanek says:

    I want to win these because they sound like great books and I would love to give them to my kids. I think my son Spencer especially would like the Extreme book!

  54. Cynthia R says:

    I would give these books to my niece and nephew. I think the space atlas books sound the most interesting.

  55. Karen Raider says:

    I want to win for my nieces. They would love Cat Tales the most as we are all animal lovers.

  56. I would love to win these for my nephews. They both love reading and National Geographic books are great.

  57. Melina Ramirez says:

    I would like to win this prize for my son and daughter. I think that they would like the cat tales book.

  58. Francine Anchondo says:

    My kids love to read

  59. Klydra Pugh says:

    I’d like to win for my kids who are fans of these books and magazines.
    Thanks for the chance.

  60. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Would like to win these books for my sons. They would enjoy the ultimate space atlas.

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