Each year, I can’t wait to check out National Geographic Kids’ Almanac. These books are jam-packed with everything you could imagine and the 2012 edition is no different.
Young readers will be fascinated to learn that in the summer of 2012, London will become the only city to host the Olympics three times; a colossal crater sits right in the middle of a city street in Guatemala City; floating homes are a growing trend; dog poop can double as an energy source; and the biggest snow sculpture in the world can weigh up to 100 tons!
Young readers can dive into different sections such as art, culture, dinosaurs, animals, etc… and there are even homework help sections where you can learn how to write the perfect letter, biography, essay and more. What’s even cooler is that the 2012 edition now features digital extras. Just scan bar codes with your smart phone to see free National Geographic animal videos, photo galleries, and trivia quizzes.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (May 24, 2011)
Source of review copy: publicist