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Hop Into Spring with National Geographic Kids {A Rain Drops on Roses Giveaway Hop}


Welcome to the Rain Drops on Roses Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaTheFox!

From now through April 30, hop along to all participating blogs for the chance to win some great prizes. There is no limit to how many you can win, so hop along and enter them all. 

**I received complimentary copies for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

Spring has arrived, and we all know what that means--- April showers! 

When the weather keeps us inside, we need a great way to keep the kids entertained... and for that National Geographic Kids is the perfect solution. Take a look at these fantastic books, perfect for those rainy spring days:

Did you know that a giraffe’s eye is as big as a Ping-Pong ball? Or that about 19 million hot dogs are sold at major league baseball games every year? Or that there is only one bone in your body that’s not connected to another one?  This book is chock-full of fascinating facts, silly stats, and catchy little knowledge nuggets in all kinds of awesome categories, from amphibians to black holes to the gold rush.
Special features include Extreme Weirdness, Strange Places, What's the Difference, and more. Bold, colorful photographs in a supersize format and spectacular information create a winning combination for curious kids who can't wait to learn more about the world.
Little Kids First Board Book: Becoming a Butterfly  (Board Book, $7.99) Follow one of nature's most fascinating creatures from egg to caterpillar to butterfly in this vibrantly illustrated board book that introduces babies and toddlers to these incredible insects.
Bursting with vivid photos and featuring super-simple facts, this charming board book explores how a butterfly becomes a butterfly.  Little readers will be dazzled by the variety of colorful butterflies they meet as they learn how these beloved insects develop from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to an adult ready to spread its wings and fly.
Little Kids First Big Book of Sports (Hardcover, $14.99, ages 4-8, 128 pgs)
Climb, dive, skare and race into the wide world of sports! This lively reference book, co-branded with ESPN, introduces young readers to a variety of sports from across the globe and explores how they are played.
Whether a sport needs a ball or a stick, a pool or a field, a racquet or a ski pole, young readers can explore each sport’s history and the rules and skills that make that sport unique. From basketball to soccer, lacrosse to cricket, archery to diving, bowling to skateboarding, snowboarding to playground games, this lively reference book covers a variety of team and individual sports. Special sections look at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.Whether you’re interested in team sports, solo sports, or watching from the stands, this book has something for everyone. Let’s play!Features include:
  • Age-appropriate descriptions of dozens of sports, and the rules and skills that make each sport unique
  • Activities that encourage interactive learning and exercise
  • Simple text for reading aloud or for beginning readers
  • Fun facts on every spread
  • More than 200 incredible photos
  • Parent tips that extend the experience beyond the book
Zeus the Mighty: The Voyage on the Oddest Sea (Hardcover, $12.99, ages 8-12, 192 pgs)
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 on another laugh-out-loud adventure through Greek mythology.
Plunge into stormy waters with Zeus the hamster and his gaggle of gods as they meet a shape-shifting soothsayer and uncover the mysteries of the deep in the spellbinding fifth book in this hilarious romp through Greek mythology.
After an earthquake rocks the Aegean Sea, Zeus and Demeter set sail in a not-so-seaworthy vessel to find out what really happened. When their ship is capsized by a slithering sea monster, the duo find themselves trapped in a mystifying underwater realm. The other Olympians mount a rescue mission, only to encounter enchanting mermaidlike creatures with hypnotic songs and a tentacled shape-shifter who tells tales of the future. His uncanny abilities make the Olympians question themselves―and each other. Can the god squad stick together, or will the strange currents of this underwater world tear them apart? www.zeusthemighty.com
5-Minute Baby Animal Stories (Hardcover, $14.99, ages 6-8, 208 pgs)
If baby animals make you go aww, this collection of stories is the book for you!  Curl up with 12 true tales about some of the most adorable baby animals on the planet.  Each story is the ideal length to be read aloud in five minutes, perfect for bedtime, story time, or anytime.
From inspiring tales of baby manatee and baby wombat rescues to irresistible stories of how panda cubs, penguin chicks, and more babies grow up, this nonfiction 5-minute storybook will engage and enchant animal lovers of all ages. Illustrated with colorful photographs, these true stories are perfect for any time you need a little boost of cute!
My Favorite Animals Super Sticker Activity Book  (Paperback, $12.99, ages 4-8, 112 pgs)
Chock-full of kids' favorite animals: dogs, cats, bunnies, hamsters, birds, cows, sheep, pigs, and many more! With a colorful design and loaded with tons of games and activities--such as mazes, matching, drawing, and counting -- kids are sure to love these pages of 2,000 stickers!

First up, That's Factastic! My daughter's favorite type of National Geographic books are those that are filled with all types of facts like this one. These are truly ideal boredom busters because you can open them up for quick bites of reading whenever you need it. Out of all of the books in this particular prize pack, this is definitely my daughter’s favorite. 

Next up, is the Becoming a Butterfly Board Book. My daughter is a little bit old for board books now... but these Nat Geo board books are so perfect for the youngest of readers. We loved these when she was younger, thanks to their beautiful photography and how they introduced learning in a way that made sense to little kids and made it fun. I think when we start learning so little, it makes it more fun for them later! 

If you have a kid that likes sports, the Little Kids First Big Book of Sports is a great addition to their home library. Admittedly, we're not the biggest sports fans in our household... but we still found this to be a fun book! It's packed full of all kinds of fun sports facts and details that even us non-sports fans can appreciate. I know that those who DO enjoy sports will appreciate it all that much more!

For the older kids, Zeus the Mighty is a great chapter book series that blends Greek mythology and history with fictional fun.  While it's certainly a fictional series, kids are still going to walk away having learned something new--- just as we've come to expect from National Geographic. 

My daughter loves animals... and even more so, she loves baby animals. As such, 5-Minute Baby Animal Stories is another one that she can really enjoy. As the name suggests, each sorry is short and sweet, making it great for bedtime reading or just on those occasions when you need a shorter read. This is definitely an adorable addition o our collection. 

The final book is another one ideal for animal fans- My Favorite Animals Super Sticker Activity Book. What kid doesn't love stickers!? My daughter always gets super excited for a new sticker books, and these ones are ideal because again they have all kinds of fun facts and activities throughout as well. 

Whether you have a kid who likes sports, animals, facts in general, or ALL of the above, this prize pack has a little something for everyone! You can learn more about National Geographic Kids here:  http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

As part of the Rain Drops on Roses Giveaway Hop, one very lucky reader is going to win a "Hop Into Spring Giveaway" prize pack for themselves. This prize pack includes all 6 books mentioned in this post, with an ARV of $76! Open to the US only. Enter using the giveaway form below. (If the form fails to load, click here to enter.)

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Now that you've entered my giveaway, hop along to the other participating blogs for more great chances to win! 

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  1. National Geographic Kids books are always wonderful. I think we would especially enjoy the 5 Minute Baby Animal Stories.

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  2. Love this giveaway! National Geographic Books are great!


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