Tuesday, November 27, 2018

National Geographic Kids Weird But True! Books Will Fill Your Kids With Interesting, Fun Facts (Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway)

I think it's safe to say that we are all a little bit weird... some of us weirder than others!  Am I right?  Here’s a very weird, but completely true fact... 99% of people can’t lick their elbows — but 90% of people who read this will try!  

As a matter of fact, when I read that to my daughter, son, and my son's girlfriend... all 3 of them tried - and failed!  That is one of the reasons why I love the National Geographic Kids Weird But True! books so much.  These books make kids (kids of all ages - including adults) think, try something weird, and they learn something new!  Plus, they are learning --- and that's a win at any age!


Entertaining and brain bending facts like that, coupled with visually stunning and eye popping photos and graphics, are the reason why the 35+ titles in the National Geographic Kids Weird But True! book franchise are considered the gold standard in educational, entertaining books for kids.  With over 5 million copies sold, published in over 15 different languages, and featuring a broad range of topics from science to food to pop culture, Weird But True! books nab kids’ attention and get them reading.  

I've always encouraged my children to look at books and read, even when they were toddlers.  Books let their imaginations run free and take them to places unknown.  Books also fill their minds with knowledge and facts that will fuel them for life!

Did you know that Virga is rain that evaporates before it hits the ground, that plants can get fevers, or that the average tornado is only on the ground for 5 minutes?  These are just a few of the Weird But True! facts that you and your kids can read about!

Now, with the release of the 10th book in the Weird But True! main series, things just got WEIRDER and it’s time to celebrate!

Here is a brief description of the books that you have a chance to WIN:

Weird But True! 10 (ages 8-12, $8.99) is the latest release in the main Weird But True! series and books 1-9 has been refreshed and expanded to include 50 MORE facts than the original releases (that’s 350 facts per book if you are counting!)!  Did you know that ears are self-cleaning, or that itching is contagious? It's all totally weird ... but true!  Each of the ten books of this main series contains 350 surprising and amazing facts about topics like science, space, weather, geography, food, pop culture, and just about everything else under the sun, presented with fascinating photos and illustrations.  

Weird But True! Know-It-All Greek Mythology (ages 8-12, $12.99) - The newest in the WBT book family, WBT Know-It-All focuses on a specific topics structured into profiles. Weird But True!  Know-It-All Greek Mythology includes everything kids need to know about all their favorite Greek gods, heroes, monsters, quests, muses, and famous philosophers. From who gave mankind fire to famous fatal flaws to who stood guard at the Underworld, this book includes all the iconic Greek myths and key characters  and then goes one wonderfully weird step beyond.

Weird But True! Cool and Crazy Sticker Doodle Book (ages 8-12, $12.99) - Get ready for even more DO-IT-YOURSELF weirdness in the latest Weird But True! Sticker Doodle title. With each turn of the page kids learn new information and get to try new wacky activities, from doodling prompts to crosswords, mazes to picture puzzles. This book unleashes kids' creativity in a uniquely Nat Geo Kids way. Discover amazing weird facts and then doodle, draw, or color away right on the page. Did you know that some American soldiers once rode camels instead of horses? Draw some other unexpected animal mounts! Did you know that some ice-cream trucks serve scoops just for dogs? Create some other gourmet masterpieces for your canine companion. Enhance your wacky masterpieces with 150 fun stickers included in the book. Let your kids’ creativity run wild for hours on end in this perfect boredom-buster for rainy days, car rides, or any time.

Weird But True! Christmas ages (8-12, $8.99) - A bit different than the main Weird But True! series, this title is focused on one theme — spreading holiday cheer with festive far-out facts about Christmas!  Makes a terrific stocking stuffer.

As I've said many times before, I just LOVE National Geographic Kids books!  Both of my kids get books for Christmas every year, I also give my nieces and nephews books as part of their Birthday and Christmas gifts as well.  National Geographic Kids has a wide variety of books that kids are sure to enjoy!  I love the fact that their books are both educational and fun.  They are also bright and bold... they grab your child's attention and pull them in!

However, don't let their mane fool you.  These books aren't just for kids - adults enjoy reading them too.  Trust me!

~*~ Win It ~*~

One of Being Frugal and Making It Work’s Readers will WIN a 
National Geographic Kids Weird But True! Mega Prize Pack  

This mega prize pack consists of a total of THIRTEEN books and a tote bag (ARV $130):  Weird But True! books 1-10Weird But True! Know-It-All Greek Mythology;  Weird But True!  Cool and Crazy Sticker Doodle Book;  Weird But True! Christmas and a handy Weird But True! bag to carry groceries, toys, or this big haul of books!

This giveaway will end December 13th at Midnight EST.

*Mandatory entry must be completed before other entries will count*

The giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old or older.  The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your e-mail, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: The Being Frugal and Making it Work family received a complimentary National Geographic Kids Weird But True! Mega Prize Pack for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I would use personally and/or believe will be a good fit for my readers.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are based purely by our own experiences.  No monetary compensation was received.  Results may vary.  

**Being Frugal and Making it Work is not responsible for prize shipment.



Unknown said...

I learned cheetahs can change direction mid air! That's awesome!

Tracie Brown said...

I honestly just learned national geographic made kids books! I knew about the magazines, but no clue about books!

BrettBMartin said...

My littlest had a few of these on her book fair wish list. I wonder if she knows it’s on tv sometimes! We will have to watch together. She wanted some journal or planner they make too.

Anonymous said...

These books are amazing! Books are the perfect gift!

Abigail said...

I loved seeing that the sloth is one of their "trending animals"!!! Sloths are my favorites!!

Stephanie Grant said...

I learned that Warthogs can run as fast as 30 miles (48 kilometers) an hour.

Tyler G said...

the first stop signs were black and white

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