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Get Back To School with National Geographic Kids in the Old School Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Old School Giveaway Hop, hosted by MamatheFox!

From now through August 31, hop along to all participating blogs to enter to win some great prizes perfect for back to school and beyond. There is no limit to how many you can win, so hop along and enter them all!! Good luck! 

**Books received for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

The kids are back to school, so what better way to celebrate than with a fantastic new selection of educational and entertaining reads from National Geographic!? I certainly cannot think of anything better. Take a look:

 Animal Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps and More!
 (ages 8-12, hardcover, $24.99)
Discover the thousands of animals that call Earth home in this big and beautiful edition of National Geographic's best-selling Animal Encyclopedia.   Updated and reviewed by experts in the field for the most accurate, up-to-date information, this comprehensive reference  features 2,500 species, 1,000 stunning photos, and more than a dozen engaging maps. Jam-packed with info about animal homes and habitats, migration, life cycles and babies, the book also contains new, exclusive "From the Field" reports highlighting National Geographic explorers working around the world to study and protect every kind of animal, from giraffes to penguins and sharks to snails.  Perfect for reading for fun, researching for school, or for use in the classroom, Animal Encyclopedia provides an excellent overview of the diversity of animals that live on this planet and why each one is so unique in its own way.

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters
 by Donna Jo Napoli, art by Chritina Balit (ages 8-12, hard cover, $24.95)
      * A School Library Journal Best Book * Eureka! Silver Honor Book 
        * A Capitol Choices Selection of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens * An ALSC Notable 
Is your child learning about Greek mythology this year?  Give them a leg up with the beautifully written and lushly illustrated National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology that offers timeless tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa.  National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. 

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!)
 (ages 8-12, hardcover, $19.99) 
Shake off the summer brain "fog" with this Amazon bestseller that is a treasure trove of high-interest, fascinating facts. Who knew that there were so many sweet things to learn about chocolate or that a dozen delicious details about peanut butter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our appetites? Keep turning the pages and a terrifyingly toothy shark tells you all about himself, while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys, inventions, mysteries of history, robots, reptiles, sports, spies, wacky words, and much more.

NG Kids Almanac 2023
 (ages 8-12, paperback, $15.99)
                                        * The #1 selling kids almanac on the planet * A New York Times Bestseller 
Get ready for 2023 with all the latest and greatest information on animals, science, nature, technology, conservation, and more in this biggest edition ever.  This new edition features:

BONUS SECTION: 20 Things to Make You Happy
NEW trends and news for the year ahead
NEW photo feature showcasing wonders from around the world
NEW Almanac Challenge, plus the results of the 2022 Almanac Challenge
NEW incredible animal stories
NEW weird-but-true facts
NEW amazing inventions
NEW interviews with National Geographic Explorers
NEW games, activities, jokes, and comics
UPDATED reference material -- including fast facts and maps of every country -- and helpful homework help tipsWhether you’re looking for homework help, want to learn more about another country, or just need a cute animal fix, the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2023 has you covered.

National Geographic Kids books are always favorites in my household, and we were beyond excited to check these out. 

First up, Animal Encyclopedia. If you have a child who loves all things animals, this is an absolute must. It is packed full of information and vivid images that kids cannot help but be drawn to. My daughter is certainly an animal lover, so this really was right up her alley. While she enjoys browsing through it for fun, I can definitely see this being a great reference for any potential animal related school assignments too. There is so much to read and learn!

Next, Treasury of Greek Mythology. We have a ton of National Geographic books in our home library, and while they all have new and useful information, there are often some similarities between some of them. We have many books about animals---whether that be ocean animals, pets, dinosaurs or anything in between. With all those books though, this one is definitely not like any of the others. I have always found Greek mythology very interesting, so this was a really fun addition to our collection. I'm not sure it will be all that helpful for homework assistance quite just yet, but an entertaining read nonetheless! 

My daughter is all about the facts, so 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) was certainly a hit. We loved that each page had a great variety of facts about a wide variety of topics. These quick facts are fun to read and perfect for zapping boredom. Be warned though, you might just find your child constantly sharing all the new and interesting facts they have learned--- just as my daughter has. 

And finally, the NG Kids Almanac 2023. We have gotten these almanacs for every-or nearly every- year for the last 6 or so years. Every year they are loaded with new and interesting information waiting to be discovered. And each year, my kids go absolutely crazy for them. These are definitely among a favorite here. Again, there is just so much information packed into the pages, but they are written and laid out in a way that kids cannot help but love. They ae learning something new each time they pick it up... and having a blast doing so. 

Whether you are a homeschooling parent looking for extra resources or just looking for fun, educational reads to keep the kids learning and growing beyond the classroom, these books are sure to be an absolute hit. 

And as part of the Old School Giveaway Hop, one very lucky reader is going to win a Back To School Prize Pack that consists of all four must-have books above (ARV $85). Enter using the giveaway form below. 

National Geographic Kids Back to School Giveaway

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.


  1. National Geographic Kids books are wonderful additions to any library!

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  2. The kids would so love these books.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

  3. My grandson and I love National Geographic kids books.


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