Special Offer: Spend over $100 and get the Best of National Geographic v.5 for $20!     View Details >
  1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content

Easy To Understand Books

Safari
Safari
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Safari day dawns on the Savannah. The African light gives the sky colors seen nowhere else on Earth. Soon, an amazing array of wild animals are yawning, screeching, and growling to life. Meet the elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and the laughing hyenas of the wilderness and find out who's friends with whom and why!


$3.99
National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography
National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Books/Photography

Thoroughly updated, straightforward and entertaining, this is the ultimate source for people seeking how-to advice from the editors and photographers of National Geographic.


$24.95
Fragile: The Human Condition
Fragile: The Human Condition
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Photography
i>Fragile is the documentation of life stories in sixty-five countries. It is about personal accounts, some successful, some shattering. The book is an effort to move intellectual discussions to face emotional realities. It is one man's attempt to bring this reality to those who may be motivated to affect change.

It is difficult to write a book about so much that is wrong in the world—the stark truth may cause many readers to turn away, but if stories are sugar-coated, the truth becomes distorted. There is a fine balance between suffering and solutions.


$35.00
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015 - Hardcover
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015 - Hardcover
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

The world's best-selling almanac for kids is back! This New York Times bestseller is packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating articles about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include a special section on cute animals; a Fun and Games chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; a redesigned continents of the world section; all new weird-but-true facts, crafts, and activities; updated reference material, and much more.


$21.99
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

"Out of a windless August night
A luna moth in ghostly light
Beat softly on my window screen
Tick-tick-ticking-all silver green.
She whispered secrets in my ear—
I am but a stranger here.
The stars are scrawled across the sky/By ghostwriters, the Moon and I.
You will not see me here tonight—/I have a thousand stars to write.”


$24.95
National Geographic Complete Photography
National Geographic Complete Photography
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Books/Photography

A comprehensive illustrated reference about photography and the camera, this book combines how-to advice, knowledgeable commentary, and useful tips on how to take and look at photographs. Not just a how-to book, it is a how-does-it-work book, focusing on cameras, photographs, and photographers. Throughout, voices and photographs from the greatest of National Geographic photographers add authority to these pages. Chapters build from camera basics—like how a digital camera works, what different lenses do, and the definition of exposure—to advanced and specific techniques—such as taking the best family candids, underwater photography, or techniques for capturing fireworks on film. Every chapter includes a feature called "My Perspective," highlighting a National Geographic photographer and his or her work with a personal note on photography. Every chapter ends with a feature called "What Makes This Photograph Great?"—twelve different iconic National Geographic photographs are analyzed thoroughly for their subject matter, composition, lighting, and exposure—by James P. Blair, longtime National Geographic photographer. A fascinating illustrated timeline of photography places milestone moments in the developing technology and art of photography into historic context. With something for everyone, novice and experienced amateur alike, designed in such a way that a reader can dip in and out of page after page, this complete reference will become a family favorite, to which young and old will refer over and over for years to come.


$40.00
$28.00
Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Legendary naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace once observed, "The bird of paradise really deserves its name and must be ranked as one of the most beautiful and most wonderful of living things." In this dazzling photo essay, Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes explain why, presenting gorgeous full-color photographs of all 39 species of the Birds of Paradise that highlight their unique and extraordinary plumage and mating behavior.


$50.00
National Geographic Angry Birds
National Geographic Angry Birds
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

This hilariously eye-popping book showcases real-world angry birds and 50 fantastic stories peppered with tips to avoid them, as well as fascinating facts about angry bird behavior. In addition to the funny and light-hearted real-life angry bird stories, National Geographic Angry Birds: Fed up, Feathered, and Furious tells, for the first time ever, the story of the Angry Birds we all know and love from the hit game. Angry Bird fans will finally get to learn the personality, name, and all the details of each of the iconic Angry Birds. The Angry Birds' stories have been TOP SECRET until now, and are only revealed in this book!


$13.95
Visions of Earth
Visions of Earth
(Based on 14 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

Visions of Earth raises a curtain on the wonders of the world and thrills us with nature's opulence and humanity's splendor. Each image alone exposes a nugget of our planet's magnificence; the totality of the collection goes beyond our imagination. Turning the pages, viewers are struck by the richness of life on Earth. One photograph is more awe-inspiring than the next—chosen by veteran National Geographic magazine photo editors to present what is visually incredible. The photographs are drawn from the popular "Visions of Earth" feature in the magazine, (rated Number 1 by readers), from our own storied Image Collection, and from renowned photographers throughout the world, many never-before published.


$40.00
$20.00
National Geographic Our World: A Child's First Picture Atlas
National Geographic Our World: A Child's First Picture Atlas
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

The National Geographic Society's world-renowned cartographers are proud to present a state-of-the-art world atlas for children ages three to six. This bright, beautiful atlas, chock-full of fun facts, ensures that even the youngest kids have the learning tools they need to find the answers to their questions. Lively text, pictures, and interactive activities make it easy and fun for kids to learn about and understand their world.


$17.95
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Science and Space

This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe.


$14.95
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Take trusted National Geographic along on your birding adventures. This essential guide features in-depth information on every bird officially recorded in western North America. Illustrated accounts of their plumages and life stages, and hundreds of color-coded range maps.


$19.95
$14.99
National Geographic Our Fifty States
National Geographic Our Fifty States
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Overflowing with beautiful illustrations, specially designed maps, and concise essays written and reviewed by members of the Society's Geographic Alliance Program, this authoritative guide stands alone in the children's reference category. From Maine to Hawaii, kids will discover fascinating details behind each state's unique history. Our Fifty States is a superior volume so chock-full of engaging information and stunning visuals, youngsters will never run out of things to learn. Foreword by Former President Jimmy Carter.


$24.95
The Biblical World
The Biblical World
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

Casting the tumultuous history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam against the rich canvas of the Near East, The Biblical World reveals how three great religions emerged from the same cradle. Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts employs a non-denominational perspective and a wide range of sources—from ancient hieroglyphic texts to the latest scientific findings—to place Bible stories in the framework of history.


$40.00
National Geographic Book of Peoples of the World
National Geographic Book of Peoples of the World
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

A global tour of beliefs and traditions, this book will sweep you into more than 200 different cultures, showing you the remarkable diversity of humanity and our shared experiences. Spectacular photos and maps show how different cultures evolved, and examine the challenges they face.


$40.00
National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers, 3rd Edition
National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers, 3rd Edition
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

The latest edition of this award–winning title features all new photographs, maps, and graphics. And now, for the first time ever, the National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers goes interactive! The 3rd edition is full of bright, bold icons that allows kids to go beyond the printed page and experience online the sights, sounds, and movements of the world's people, places, and animals.


$24.95
National Geographic Encyclopedia of Animals
National Geographic Encyclopedia of Animals
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Get ready to take a walk on the wild side! National Geographic Children's Books' reference work provides families and children with everything they need to know about the animal kingdom.


$24.95
The Ultimate Dinopedia
The Ultimate Dinopedia
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Among an overwhelming selection of dinosaur books, this is the very first to offer children ages 7 to 10 complete coverage of all the known dinosaurs. Don Lessem, author of more than 60 books—most of them about dinosaurs—teams up with Franco Tempesta, a talented illustrator with a fresh and appealing style. The exciting result is an accessible, visually stunning book that's packed with facts that kids can use to impress their friends and families.


$24.95
The Knowledge Book
The Knowledge Book
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Best Sellers

Indispensable for every home, library, and office, The Knowledge Book distills thousands of years of humankind's most significant ideas and achievements, explains how they are linked and why they are important, and packs everything into a single, irresistibly readable volume. The richly illustrated pages burst with essential facts from all major fields of knowledge including science, technology, philosophy, art, religion, and economics.


$35.00
National Geographic Answer Book - Hardcover
National Geographic Answer Book - Hardcover
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

A multifaceted reference book for the 21st century, the Answer Book will fascinate with up-to-date, authoritative, and endlessly interesting information about the world today. From earth sciences to astronomy, from climate and habitats to human arts and cultures, from ancient history to cutting-edge technology, and including brief descriptions, flags, and statistics of all the countries of the world, it delivers exactly the kind of quick-dip information that modern readers crave. Maps, charts, diagrams, graphs, photographs, illustrations—some 600 pictures in all—combine with hundreds of fast facts and short pieces on the people, places, wildlife, weather, history, and current events that matter in our world today. National Geographic Answer Book is a vital reference for school, a handy resource at the office, and a fabulous pick-up-and browse companion at home.


$40.00
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything)
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything)
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Presenting the next must-have, fun-filled gift book from the team that created Ultimate Weird But True, 5,000 Awesome Facts About Everything treats kids to brain candy and eye candy all rolled into one treasure trove of high-interest fascinating facts. Lively and information-packed, this book is busting its covers with fascinating, fun-tastic facts on super, sensational topics that kids love.


$19.95
The World Is Waiting For You
The World Is Waiting For You
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Culture

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is a question kids get asked over and over. But very few connections are made for kids between the present and the future. This book shows kids a pathway from their current interests and talents to a future career or interest. And in so doing, it also encourages adventure, exploration, and discovery, three core principles of National Geographic's mission. It's a celebration of possibility—so simple and so profound.


$17.95
Race Day!
Race Day!
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! The driver zips up her jumpsuit and squeezes through her racecar window. Engines rev. Tires SCREECH and SQUEAL...and they're off! Around and around the cars go VVVRRRROMMMMM! Pit stops! CRASHES! POPPED tires! Race to the finish line...and the checkered flag SNAPS down. Race day roars into life in this breathless book.


$3.99
$1.39
Weird But True 2
Weird But True 2
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas? That meteorites the size of basketballs land on Earth about once a month? Kids will devour more than 300 wacky facts in Weird but True! 2—the second installment in a lively new spin-off series from the award-winning National Geographic Kids magazine.


Straight from the pages of the magazine's top-scoring feature, this little book is chock-full of tremendous fun. It's packed with even more of the wild-n-wacky facts, whimsical designs, and all-out reading fun that made the first Weird but True volume an early success.


$6.95
I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Climb aboard a helicopter with National Geographic photographer Robert Haas and journey all over the world in search of wild animals and exotic places. Cruise over the savanna grasslands of Africa and watch from above as lions hunt buffalos, one of the few "fair fights" in the African wilderness. Enjoy the spectacle as brilliant pink flamingos run faster and faster along the surface of the water before taking off and landing to form the perfect shape of a huge flamingo. Track muddy footprints across a rain-drenched salt pan to find a lone wildebeest that joins a herd of zebras. Even catch a glimpse of a large group of sharks that glide silently through shallow water in search of their next meal.


$17.95
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Captivating critters, eye-grabbing pictures, weird and freaky facts—what better way for kids to learn geography! In this child-friendly atlas, stunning animal photos combine with colorful, easily accessible maps to teach young readers about geography through the wild creatures that fascinate them. Each world region includes a "spotlight" on animals in the area. Thematic spreads deliver the facts about habitats, endangered species, and more. Careful research and all-around kid appeal make this a must-have children’s atlas for home and school.


$18.95
Flora Mirabilis
Flora Mirabilis
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

A sumptuous showcase of superb illustrations paired with fascinating stories of botanical exploration and trade through the ages, this book will be an evergreen delight.


$35.00
The Making of America, Revised Edition
The Making of America, Revised Edition
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Trace 500 years of American history in this fascinating family reference—now updated to include the most significant developments of our time. You’ll pore over landmark events, intriguing facts, and compelling biographies. Period art and photography bring past events to life. Maps detail the course of wars, migration, and expansion. Illustrated time lines present history at a glance.


$29.95
SuperStars
SuperStars
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Science and Space

Everyone knows that those bright, white dots in the night sky are stars; but how many of us really know what stars are, how they are born, how their lives affect ours, and how they die. SuperStars! is a book to expand the knowledge and fire the imaginations of stargazers everywhere. Expert David Aguilar guides young readers through a galaxy of stars, including the biggest, wariest, and most explosive, not to mention star daycares and "diamonds in the sky". SuperStars! is a title that will intrigue kids and bring all those mesmerizing little dots of light in the night sky to life.


$16.95
Animal Pop!
Animal Pop!
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

You've never seen a pop-out book like this! In the premier volume of an exciting new series from National Geographic, children get as close as possible to five of their favorite animals—presented life-size through the magic of today's most advanced pop-out technology.


$14.95