Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Find Last Minute Gifts with National Geographic Kids {+ Win a Grand Prize Pack Giveaway!} @mediamastersbks

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

Christmas is less than 2 weeks away...can you believe it? 

This year, it seems like the month has gone by so very quickly! Normally by this time, I am either finished with my holiday shopping and planning, or at the very least just finishing up. This year? I feel like my to-do has barely been touched at all! 

Are you in the same boat--- finding yourself trying to find the perfect last minute gifts for the kids on your list? Thankfully, no matter their interest--- this year, National Geographic Kids has you covered!! 

 For the Dinosaur Obsessed: 

We all know that one kid that loves all thing dinosaur, right? And honestly, what's not to love! They're big, perhaps a little scary and oh so much fun! There ae many great National Geographic books that talk are perfect for the dinosaur obsessed and the 
National Geographic Kids Dinosaur Atlas is a perfect choice for all! We love this huge book with all it's facts and entertainment! Take your gift to the next level by adding some cute plastic dinosaurs or a National Geographic fossil kit! 

This is a gift that kids can really sink their teeth into!  
With more than 75 prehistoric creatures featured, the National Geographic Kids Dinosaur Atlas (Hardcover, ages 7-10, $24.99) takes readers on a tour of every dinosaur-inhabited continent, from Pangea to the modern day, revealing which creatures lived there, what their habitats were like and where dinosaur bones are being found today. Special sections introducing the dinosaur family tree, a prehistoric era timeline, the geography of the prehistoric globe, what happened to the dinosaurs, and a dinosaur dictionary (with phonetic pronunciations) are also included.  Readers will find inspiration from profiles of diverse paleontologists from around the world. The oversized hardcover format showcases stunning, full color dinosaur illustrations on every page and the custom-made, kid-friendly maps were created by National Geographic's legendary cartography and exploration experts. Vetted and curated by Dr. Steve Brusatte -- a paleontologist on faculty at the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburg, a PhD recipient from Columbia University, and the science consultant for the Jurassic World franchise -- this atlas contains the most detailed and accurate information not only about dino "fan favorites" but also about the most recent dinosaur discoveries from less explored dig sites around the world.  

For the Animal Lover: 

Next up on the list--- the animal lover. This is again one of those themes that so many kids love... and kids of all ages too! My daughter is certainly among them! Plush toys with their favorite animals can be a fun gift, but these great books from National Geographic Kids will help them learn AND be entertained all that the same time: 
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Animals) and Little Kids First Big Book of Baby Animals. 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Animals) is just what the name suggests, making it perfect for the fact lovers like my daughter as well.. This is great for older kids who love their animals. For the younger audience, Little Kids First Big Book of Baby Animals is a super cute option as well. 

 Awesome Facts (About Animals
) (Hardcover, ages 8-12, $19.99)  "well suited for trivia buffs......Lively and full of interest." - Kirkus Reviews

Ever wonder how smart a chicken is? Why a tiny island is home to thousands of venomous snakes? What sound a rhino makes when it’s happy?
 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Animals)  -- a big, beautiful and gift worthy book for animal lovers and the fact-obsessed -- l
eaves no habitat unexplored or unusual animal ability unmentioned.  

For Fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series:

Have a kid who enjoys Percy Jackson and wants to explore more about Greek Mythology? 
 Zeus the Mighty: The Epic Escape from the Underworld tells the fictional tale of an adorable hamster and other animal friends. This one is going to be a LOT of fun, but they'll end up learning some things too! 

"Great characters, action, adventure, and lots of humor" 
- School Library Connection
"A treat for proto–Percy Jackson fans.”  Kirkus Reviews

Attention greek mythology lovers! The highly anticipated next installment in the critically acclaimed fiction series
 Zeus the Mighty is here! In The Epic Escape from the Underworld(Hardcover, ages 8-,12, $12.99), join Zeus the overconfident hamster, Athena the wise cat, Ares the treat-loving pug, Poseidon the proud pufferfish, Demeter the loyal grasshopper, and Hermes the daring chicken at the Mount Olympus Pet Center in Athens, GA on another laugh-out-loud adventure through Greek mythology. 
Check out the Zeus the Mighty website for videos, printables, games, fun Greek facts and episodes of the award winning podcast "Greeking Out." 

For the Armchair Traveler:

Have a kid who dreams of seeing the world... but whose allowance won't quite cover the travel bill? The Big Book of W.O.W. (Wonders of Our World) is the perfect book for them. With all the beautiful, colorful photographs, they'll feel like they are right there every step of the way! 

(Hardcover, ages 8-12, $19.99) Join the exploration experts at National Geographic Kids on a globe-trotting adventure through what’s most spectacular in our universe. 
Embrace your inner adventurer as you explore the most incredible and inspiring wonders of our world. Roam through the breathtaking sand dunes in Namibia’s Namib Desert. Marvel at Mexico’s axolotl, an animal that can regrow almost any body part. Plunge into a mysterious underwater forest in Kazakhstan. As you race from one amazing wonder to the next, you’ll take in gorgeous photography and mind-boggling facts that reveal the truth, history, and scientific explanation behind all that’s cool and wow-worthy in our universe. It's an epic journey around the globe―and beyond!  

For Those Who Dream About What Tomorrow Might Look Like: 

If you have a little one who loves movies about the future and all things space-living and robots, the Ultimate Book of the Future
 is going to make such a fun gift! It is so packed for all kinds of fun facts, and is really quite unique from other books in our collection. 

(Hardcover, ages 8-12, $19.99) Robot dogs! Jet packs! Cyborgs! Super-sleek space suits! It’s not science fiction, it’s science reality. And soon, it may be part
 of everyday life. This book is a jam-packed collection of the coolest tech and wildest ideas that are shaping the world of tomorrow.  With chapters on future cities, space travel, high-tech entertainment, and even saving the world, Ultimate Book of the Future is a thorough, fun compendium of high-tech gadgets being built today and the coolest stuff tomorrow has to offer, plus the amazing dreamers making it all happen. Special “Could It Happen?” features tackle kids” burning hypothetical questions, like whether Jurassic Park could really exist, or whether a robot could become president. Each chapter also includes a “Future Fail!” that profiles one thing we thought we'd have by now, but don't (like everything from The Jetsons.) And kids will see where they might fit into the picture through the “Jobs of Tomorrow” profiled in each chapter. (Job titles include mind reader, space pilot, and robot-human communicator. Seriously!)

STOCKING STUFFERS -- sized and priced just right!:
For the Screen-Obsessed: 

Kids sure do love their devices, don't they? If you're looking for a fun gft for the kid who loves their screen time, Critter Chat can being the fun of screen time... without the actual screen! My daughter absolutely adored this cute little book... just the right size to fill a stocking! 

What if animals were on social media?
 Critter Chat (Paperback, ages 8-12, $9.99)  is a fresh, funny and completely unique premise that presents facts, stats and jokes about the coolest animals on the planet in a way that tech-savvy kids like to consume information. Check out a funny (and informative!) group text thread between a tern and his friends -- a narwhal, a musk ox and an arctic fox.  "Dolphinstagram" treats readers to fascinating images and spot-on hashtags. "Llamazon" is the "beast" place to shop and the animals aren't shy about posting their product reviews! Critter Chat is lighthearted fun packed with cool animal info. 

For the Littlest of Hands: 

Getting kids to fall in love with reading and learning starts at an early age... and for that board books are perfect. They hold up better to the wear and tear that little hands tend to bring. Little Kids First Board Book: African Animals is one that's perfect for a toddler's stocking. 

(Board Book, ages 0-2, $7.99)  
Little learners are invited to start counting from 1 to 10 on this fun-packed tour through the savanna and jungles of Africa. Each spread introduces a new number and corresponding images of amazing African animals along with super-simple facts. Toddlers will be delighted by the variety of wild creatures featured, inlcuding lions, elephants, meerkats and more. With its square shape, bright and playful design, awesome photography, clear text, and cues to encourage interactive learning, the Little Kids First Board Book takes a fresh new approach to excite a baby's sense of wonder and make learning about nature and science fun.

Looking for more great National Geographic Kids products and ideas? Check them out on social below: 

  • National Geographic Kids Books twitter - @NGKidsBks
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Which of these books (or others from National Geographic Kids) would your little one love? 

One very lucky reader is going to win a  7-book "National Geographic Kids Holiday Grand Prize Giveaway" with a value of $116! Open to US residents only. (Prize will not be received before Christmas!) Enter using the giveaway form below.

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