Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Celebrate International Dinosaur Day with a National Geographic Kids #DinoMAYnia Giveaway {Giveaway Hop Event}


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From now through May 31, you can 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 be sure to hop along and enter them all. 

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

Happy International Dinosaur Day! 

Yes, it's a day to celebrate all things dinosaurs! We love dinosaurs in my house, so this seems like a fun day worth celebrating! And what better way to celebrate than with a Dinosaur MAYnia prize pack from Nation Geographic Kids!? Check it out:

How to Survive in the Age of Dinosaurs (paperback, ages 8-12, $9.99) --  Boom, boom, BOOM … Look out! That’s a T. rex coming your way!? You’ve been transported back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. What do you do?!

Test your chops and discover if you have what it takes to survive at a time when Earth looked, well, 
a tad different in this ultimate survival guide to the prehistoric age.

Find out how to make it through exploding volcanoes and mega monsoons—while dodging giant Permian bugs! See how to fend off an angry pterosaur and learn what to do if you’re caught in a stampede of enormous titanosaurs. Discover what you could eat (spoiler alert: You better like the taste of insects!), and find out which hungry creatures just might try to eat you!

Packed with tips, tricks, and helpful maps, this is the ultimate handbook for dinosaur fans who want to know what life on Earth was 
really like when dinos ruled. Could you survive in the age of dinosaurs?

This was such a fun addition to our National Geographic collection, and unlike anything else we have… while still having that bold NGK style that we absolutely love (vibrant images and fun facts galore). While I certainly hope we never need any of these survival skills taught in the book, it most certainly does make for an entertaining and unique read! This was definitely a favorite here! 

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. 

"Unusually well organized, with plenty of appeal for both casual and confirmed dinophiles" -- Kirkus

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.  

This book was a little more like what we’re used to in our National Geographic books— it was packed full of all kinds of interesting facts and the images certainly capture a child’s interest! This one is definitely an ultimate must have for the dinosaur fanatic with its wealth of information.

Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (hardcover, ages 4-8, 128 pages, $14.95) - A #1 best seller on Amazon! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations. Bursting with fun facts and age-appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity included in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers' experience beyond the page.

Don’t let the name fool you! This book may be called Little Kids and aimed at a younger audience, but it is no less packed full of fun information that even bigger kids can enjoy and learn from. My daughter is 9 going on 10, and she still really enjoys these books too!

Weird But True! Dinosaurs (paperback, ages 8-12, 208 pages, $8.99) - 300 dino-mite facts to sink your teeth into! Perfectly sized for back seat boredom busting, this addition to the wildly popular WBT series is taking on the jaws and claws that ruled the Mesozoic world.  Calling all dino dynamos!  Did you know that the T. rex had vision 13 times better than the average humans? Or that people collect fossilized dino poop? And get this: There's a dinosaur named after Hogwarts--Harry Potter's wizarding school! Get ready to meet dinosaurs with horns and feathers, razor-sharp claws and gigantic teeth. You'll encounter the places they lived, the bizarre art they inspired, and the amazing paleontologists who discovered them.

My daughter absolutely, positively adores Weird But True! books. Out of all of our wide variety of NGK books, these are by far her favorite. She is constantly reading them, and relaying all the interesting things that she has learned from them. A Weird But True book that was just about dinosaurs!? She LOVED it. These books are great boredom busters too, because you don’t have to sit down and read them from cover to cover, and can just pick up and read a few facts when you need a little something to do!

You Can Be a Paleontologist! with Dr. Scott (hardcover, ages 4-8, $16.99) - Ever wondered how to find a dinosaur? Paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson, host of Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids, tells kids how! How do paleontologists find dinosaur bones? How do they know what dinosaurs ate or looked like? And what is paleontology, anyway? Dr. Scott tackles all these questions and more while inspiring kids to go out and make the next big dino discovery! 

This was another really fun and unique addition to our collection. I love how this shows kids what it’s like to be the person behind the dinosaur discoveries and research. We have so many books about dinosaurs— different species, facts, timelines, etc… but I do believe this might be our only one that looks at the scientists behind all that… and is a super fun way to encourage kids to consider jobs in science too!

National Geographic Reader: Dinosaurs  (Paperback, ages 3-6. $4.50) Perfect for parents and kids to read together.  Learn all about the giants that once roamed the Earth—maybe even as close as their own backyard! National Geographic Readers’ combination of expert-vetted text, brilliant images, and a fun approach to reading have proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators. This level 1 text provides accessible information for kids just beginning to read on their own, perfect to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow. 

To be honest, my daughter has outgrown this particular book as it’s a level 1 reader for early readers… but  I still can’t recommend these books enough for those children who ARE just starting to read independently. They’re still as fun and informative as any other NGK book, just something that newer readers can enjoy on their own. 

National Geographic Kids has an amazing DinoMAYnia website packed full of games, video shorts, facts, and even a dinosaur personality quiz! Check it out here: natgeokids.com/dinomania

You can also check out this DinoMAYnia video featuring Nat Geo Explorer Nizar Ibrahim: https://youtu.be/C1aQVApevDM

Check out all these great dinosaur titles and more here: https://books.disney.com/dinomaynia

And as part of  the Moms Rock Giveaway Hop, one very lucky reader is going to win a Dino MAYnia prize pack featuring all 6 books for themselves. This is an ARV $83.00, US and Canada only. Enter using the giveaway form below. If the form does not load, click here to enter.

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  1. This is a great collection of books. They would be a great addition to the family library!

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  2. They are beautiful books. My grandchildren would really enjoy these.

  3. This kids would so love these thanks for the chance these are so amazing.
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  4. These are such great books for kids. Learning made fun.

  5. My grandson and I love National Geographic Books.


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