Summer Reading with National Geographic Kids Giveaway

With summer in full swing here in the south, I am trying to fill my daughter’s time with any safely available camps and activities.  One of our favorite pastimes has always been reading.  National Geographic Kids Books has some amazing offerings for summer reading for your kids.

My daughter has always loved the kids almanac and the latest version is very informative and engaging!


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Check out some of these latest offerings:

National Geographic Little Kids Big Book of Why (ages 3-7, $15) – What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? An essential parent reference, The Big Book of Why invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. This book helps parents share fascinating, accurate answers, and inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them. Games and parent tips encourage interactivity and extend the experience of the book beyond its pages. Highly photographic and playful, this big, sturdy book is an adventure in exploration.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2021 (ages 8-12, $15) – The latest installment of the New York Times best-selling almanac features amazing animal stories, explorer profiles, and outrageous attractions, plus more of the incredible inventions, awesome games, and fresh challenges for curious kids who want to learn all about the world and everything that’s in it!  Tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, conservation, and more is why this is the number one selling kids almanac on the planet.  There’s a whole chapter full of fun and games, including activities, jokes, and comics and the colorful compilation also includes an Almanac Challenge 2021 — which inspires kids to reduce their plastic waste and encourage others to do the same — and also highlights the winner of the 2020 Almanac Challenge.

The Explorer Academy series by Trudi Trueit (ages 8-12, $17 each) —  Adventure, danger, and a thrilling global mission await Cruz Coronado at the elite Explorer Academy, where he and 23 other kids from around the globe  train with the world’s leading scientists to become the next generation of great explorers. But for Cruz, there’s more at stake. No sooner has he arrived at the Academy than he discovers that his family has a mysterious past with the organization that could jeopardize his future. In the midst of codebreaking and cool classes, new friends and augmented reality expeditions, Cruz must tackle the biggest question of all: Who is out to get him, and why?  Deemed “captivating” by the editors at and “exciting, fast-paced” by Booklist, the series is filled with thrilling adventures, high-tech cadets, cool science, far-away lands, and codes to crack.

With four critically acclaimed titles in this series now available, two companion nonfiction activity books and literally hours and hours of videos, games, and info on real-life explorers at, Explorer Academy is the perfect way to keep kids learning, reading and engaged this summer.
* Explorer Academy website (videos, games, “truth behind the fiction” features and more):

* An illustrated spread from the newest book in Explorer Academy series,  The Star Dunes can be viewed here and the first chapter from The Star Dunes can be read here

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One US reader will win these great set of books!  Lucky you!  To enter, simply fill out the form below.
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Disclosure: Thank you to National Geographic Kids for supplying the books for review and giveaway!