Curious Kids Stocking Stuffers From National Geographic Kids

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I love finding gifts that inspire my kids' imaginations or spark their curiosity. You've probably saw the posts on social media with the idea to gift wrap 25 books to open one each day leading up to Christmas. I love that idea, and I'm thinking of doing my own version of book advent this year.  National Geographic Kids has the perfect book ideas stuffed with awesome animal facts to stuff in your small explorer's stocking! Check out these latest titles and shop National Geographic Kids books to check off your holiday shopping list this holiday season. 

Ultimate Weird But True (ages 8-12, hardcover, 192 pages) - Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas, that you drink the same water as the dinosaurs did, or that there’s a car that drives underwater? A supersized, hardcover addition to the blockbuster Weird But True series, Ultimate Weird But True is packed with 1,000 amazing facts and eye-popping photos that prove truth really is stranger than fiction. With a colorful, metallic cover, a kid-friendly design, and a wacky sense of humor, this stunning book delivers a winning combination of smarts and fun.  Plus, there are cool illustrations, and "Ultimate Secret Revealed" features that explain the strange truth behind the most mind-bending facts, such as how it’s possible to convert peanut butter into a diamond and how frogs can fall from the sky.

Photo Ark ABC: An Animal Alphabet in Poetry and Pictures (ages 3-7, hardcover, 48 pages) - From armadillo to zebra, this enchanting picture book pairs the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with playful poems by New York Times best-selling author Debbie Levy to represent the letters of the alphabet and celebrate the diversity of the animal world. 

NG Kids Animal Encyclopedia (ages 8-12, hardcover, 304 pgs) - Discover the thousands of animals that call Earth home in this new edition of National Geographic's best-selling Animal Encyclopedia.  Updated and reviewed by experts in the field for the most accurate, up-to-date information, this comprehensive reference book features 2,500 species, 1,000 stunning photos, and more than a dozen engaging maps. Jam-packed with fun facts -- such as the world's tallest animal, the longest living animal on Earth, and even the smelliest -- it also contains new, exclusive "From the Field" reports highlighting National Geographic explorers working around the world to study and protect every kind of animal, from giraffes to penguins and sharks to snails. 

Treasury of Magical Tales from Around the World (ages 8-12, hardcover, 208 pages) - A flower-spouting princess, gobbling prince, emerald-winged fairy, foolish giants, fearsome ogres, and talking frog and fish are just a few of the captivating characters found in this anthology of beloved stories from 29 places around the world, from the Arctic to Africa to Asia to Australia to Europe to the Americas.  Donna Jo Napoli’s powerful storytelling makes these stories fresh and fun, and Christina Balit’s dazzling illustrations make this book a true treasure―a very special gift and a must-have for family bookshelves.

Brain Candy 3 (ages 8-12, paperback, 208 pages) -  Stocking stuffer alert! Elephants have thick skin, but just how thick? Turns out it's 50 times thicker than human skin and can add as much as 2,000 pounds (900kg) to the weight of this massive animal! Earth's smaller animals offer some sweet surprises, too. Hop on a honeybee to discover just how hardworking these fast-flying insects are. They beat their wings 200 times a second as they fly about. And no wonder they're so busy -- they need to pollinate two million flowers to make just one pound of honey. If you like seeing far-out facts in a new light, the third book in the series takes a deep (and delicious) dive into numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics. It's a novel approach to feeding kids smart snackable bites about the world and is sure to be an addictive addition to bookshelves and backpacks.  

Go Wild! Pandas (hardcover, ages 4-8, 48 pages) - Welcome to the wild world of pandas! In this intro to the species, youngsters discover where on Earth these animals live, what they eat, how big they grow, and how they communicate. Cool photos of all the different kinds of panda relatives and just-born panda babies bring the creatures into full focus. After learning the basics, young readers will discover why pandas need our help and what people around the world are doing to help save them. Filled with fun facts, games, and an activity focused on making a difference in the panda world, this book will inspire kids to care about these amazing animals. 

Giveaway Time! 
One lucky entrant selected by the entry form will receive the National Geographic Kids Holiday Prize Package! (ARV $114) Open to the US, 18 years and older. Sorry No PO boxes. Open for entry from 11/09/2021 - 11/30/2021 at 11:59 pm EST. The selected winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim this prize or a new winner will be selected. Once you've entered for our grand prize scroll down for more fabulous events to enter! 

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  1. I would love to check out the 1,111 Answers to Everything book!

  2. The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids: 500 Wild Facts!

  3. Ooh, what an amazing idea gifting one book each day until Christmas? I might do that next year!
    Also, can't go wrong with National Geographic books. Great post!

  4. I really love all of NG's books! As a mother of ten and grandmother of eighteen and counting, I see so many great gift ideas here. One book in particular that caught my eye was National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space

  5. I would love to look through the Guiness Book of World Records 2022! After a pandemic I am very curious to see what is in there now!

  6. The 10 Best of Everything National Parks.

  7. Love all their books but their atlas is particularly interesting to me.

  8. My grandson would love 5000 Awesome Facts!

  9. I like the 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids)

  10. My girls would love the Animal Encylopedia!


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