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Great Animal Books for Kids

National Geographic Encyclopedia of Animals
National Geographic Encyclopedia of Animals
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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
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
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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
Animal Pop!
Animal Pop!
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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
National Geographic Kids Mission: Wolf Rescue
National Geographic Kids Mission: Wolf Rescue
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Inspiring young animal lovers to get up close to roaring lions and the real-life challenges they face is what Mission: Wolf Rescue is all about. With fun and amazing adventure stories, gorgeous photography, hands-on activities, fascinating information, and more, this book taps into kids' interest in animals and their passion for saving them. Meet real-life wolves and learn about their habitats, challenges, and successes, plus learn how you can take action and save these amazing endangered creatures.


$12.99
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015 - Hardcover
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015 - Hardcover
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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
Great Migrations Children's Book
Great Migrations Children's Book
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Great herds of zebra thundering across the African plain... fragile butterflies traveling unbelievable distances... family groups of whales coursing through the waves. Many kinds of animals make annual migrations, and their stories reveal incredible strength and will to survive. These treks are magnificently documented in Great Migrations, the children's illustrated companion to the 7-hour National Geographic television special of the same name.


$17.95
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations: Butterflies
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations: Butterflies
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The monarch butterfly, one of the most seemingly delicate of all of nature's animals, proves to be one of the toughest in this reader. Making the yearly trip from the Northern United States and Canada to the Oyamel forest of Mexico is no easy task, and it takes five generations of butterflies in order to do so. Battling cold temperatures and the threat of starvation, these beautiful insects complete an almost 3,000 mile journey over the course of two months, only to have to turn and around and head back home.


$3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations: Elephants
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations: Elephants
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This exciting reader follows the story of the longest and the most demanding elephant migration on the planet. Living at the furthest corners of the hot and dry Sahara Desert, the very margins of where elephants can survive, hundreds of these great creatures make a dangerous but necessary journey as their main source of food and water dries up and they must go in search of more. Battling 120-degree heat, sandstorms, and fierce thunderstorms, these amazing animals travel 35 miles a day in a race against time in search of the bare essentials of life.


$3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations: Whales
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations: Whales
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Over the course of their 70-year lifespan, sperm whales will easily travel the circumference of the Earth in search of food and the need to breed and find a mate. Males will travel as far north as the Bering Sea and as far south as Antarctica in order to find enough food to sustain their ways of live—up to 700 squid a day! Along the way, these massive beasts battle 30-feet-long giant squids, and each other, to sustain their ways of life.


$3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations: Amazing Animal Journeys
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations: Amazing Animal Journeys
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Every year like clockwork, animals both big and small are driven by a natural instinct to move, in order to survive. On both land and sea, they fight the odds and the forces of nature to breed, feed, or lead and carry on for future generations. This reader is an introduction to the treacherous trek of the zebra, walrus, and Christmas Island red crab to overcome obstacles that include hungry cheetahs, stinging yellow crazy ants, and even their fellow species to make the often impossible journey of their lives.


$3.99
I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
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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
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Who could resist celebrating sea turtles? They may seem like lazy ocean reptiles drifting with the oceans’ currents, but they are actually long-distance swimmers that spend their entire lives searching for food and a mate. What’s more, they come with their own built-in GPS, returning to the exact beach where they were born to lay their own eggs. Kids will learn all about these tranquil and mysterious animals through brilliant photography and illustrations, plus the trusted and distinctive content you love from NG Kids!


$3.99
The Ultimate Dinopedia
The Ultimate Dinopedia
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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
National Geographic Readers: Weather
National Geographic Readers: Weather
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

What causes thunder and lightning? How do different clouds form? What makes a tornado twist? Kids will discover the answers to these questons and more in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will learn what causes the weather they experience every day. This Level 1 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the meteorologists of tomorrow!


$3.99
The Dinosaur Museum
The Dinosaur Museum
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Young, eager paleontologists wanted. Apply within. We need your expertise, so step inside The Dinosaur Museum, the book where kids get to act like paleontologists. Kids get a behind-the-scenes, interactive peek at a natural history museum in a room-by-room tour of the most fun-packed museum you can imagine.


$19.95
$7.99
Mysteries in Our National Parks: Night of the Black Bear
Mysteries in Our National Parks: Night of the Black Bear
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Something very strange is going on in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A teenage girl is the latest victim in a growing number of bear attacks. Officials must figure out what's causing the bizarre bear behavior or close the park. Can the Landons help?


$4.99