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National Geographic Kids World Atlas
National Geographic Kids World Atlas
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In the new, compact-sized edition of National Geographic's award-winning World Atlas for Young Explorers, we've punched up the content with the very latest maps, data, and essays about the world and all that is in it. More than 200 color images transport kids to intriguing places, and 115 pages of full-size National Geographic maps help them locate countries, cities, regions, and more.


$12.95
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
National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas
National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas
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Keeping kids entertained while on a long drive can be a challenge, but the National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Atlas can help. This book includes easy-to-read, simple road maps of each state and Washington, D.C., and a map of the United States. State symbols, cool things to do, boredom busters, fun facts, wacky roadside attractions, and games accompany the maps and provide engaging information with stunning photographs that will keep kids engaged for hours. In the back matter, a comprehensive index makes it easy for kids to look up names and places. To top it all off, everything is presented in colorful NG Kids style, allowing kids to learn as they ride and have a blast doing it!


$5.99
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.
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More than two hundred million people visited our national parks in 2009. National parks are some of America's most treasured places, and the National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. is the perfect way to bring the fun and amazement of these majestic places to kids. Divided by region, (Northeast & Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West), this guide is both accessible and tons of fun. Full-color photographs and layering of information make facts jump off the page. Features include tips on exploration, information about animals, sidebars, checklists, fun facts, maps, cool things to do, and much more. Conservation information, a "find out more" section, glossary, and index add ample back matter to round out this book.


$14.95
National Geographic Bee Ultimate Fact Book: Countries A to Z
National Geographic Bee Ultimate Fact Book: Countries A to Z
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In this easy-to-use book, kids will find all the facts they need to know to be a geography expert. Created by a National Geographic Bee winner, this is the perfect tool for kids to use to help them prepare for a competition, study for a test, or fill their hunger for learning facts and figures about the countries of the world. This book is also the perfect companion to the National Geographic Bee Official Study Guide. The National Geographic Ultimate Fact Book provides the building blocks to geographic knowledge and will change the way kids look at the world.


$12.95
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
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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 Kids Almanac 2014 - Hardcover
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 - Hardcover
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The world's best-selling almanac for kids is packed with amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, robots, maps, games, activities, and more all in one "fun-tastic" volume. In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it, so it's no surprise that the 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Times best seller list! The 2014 almanac features fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including technology, countries, presidents, animals, weather, funny roadside attractions, outer space, green tips, and natural disasters, just for starters. Chapters include Amazing Animals, Going Green, Geography Rocks, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure, Culture Connection, History Happens, and an interactive Fun and Games chapter. Exciting changes for 2014 include:

  • Forty percent NEW content, including photos and articles
  • Mobile media features in every chapter that readers can download to an iPod Touch® or smartphone, including National Geographic animal videos, photo galleries, and interactive games
  • A brand new special section on cute animals
  • A fully revamped continents of the world section
  • A special Fun and Games chapter featuring all-new jokes, games, and comics, featuring funny animal photos and colorful illustrations
  • A fully updated "Your World" section, which opens the Almanac, will include all-new, up-to-the-moment content
  • All-new fun facts, activities, games, and crafts
  • More than 500 photographs, including incredible gorgeous new photo spreads featuring animals, adventure, nature, and more
  • Eight Homework Help sections


$21.95
Little Kids First Big Book Collector's Set
Little Kids First Big Book Collector's Set
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

This collector's set includes three volumes—Animals, Dinosaurs, and Why?, providing fascinating, level-appropriate facts alongside bright and colorful photographs and illustrations. Inspired by the award-winning National Geographic Little Kids magazine, the Little Kids First Big Book Collector's Set is a visually compelling and approachable set of first reference books for 4- to 8-year-olds. Each book encourages interactivity, satisfies curiosity, and launches kids into a lifetime of exploration!


$44.85
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals
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The National Geographic Little Kids Big Book of Animals is an adorable animal reference sure to be welcomed by parents and librarians alike. Filled with fluffy and scaly creatures big and small, this appealing book introduces the youngest explorers to the world of wildlife, using a child-friendly format inspired by the blockbuster National Geographic Little Kids magazine. This exciting new reference for the very young mirrors the magazine's square shape, readable fonts, and fun content, to keep little ones thrilled with every colorful page.


$14.95
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why
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Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac, to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, the Big Book of Why delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? An essential parent reference, The Big Book of Why invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way—the very best way to foster learning at this age, according to research. Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration.


$14.95
National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas, 3rd Edition
National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas, 3rd Edition
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Jam-packed with the latest data, bright, bold images, large maps, a brand-new design, and lively information about the world’s land, people, and animals, the third edition Beginner’s World Atlas is the most up-to-date world reference for kids ages 5 through 8. True to National Geographic’s reputation and legacy, we’ve created this atlas with the same care and attention to detail as our renowned adult atlases. “No one does maps or atlases with as much panache and knowledge as National Geographic,” said the Washington Post.


$18.95
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013 - Softcover
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013 - Softcover
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The National Geographic Kids Almanac is the world's best-selling Almanac for kids. The 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it. Amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, funny roadside attractions, robots, outer space, green tips, natural disasters, maps, games, activities, and more are all here in one volume. The 2013 Almanac is packed with fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including animals, technology, countries, presidents, animals, and weather, just for starters.


$12.99
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013 - Hardcover
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013 - Hardcover
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The National Geographic Kids Almanac is the world's best-selling Almanac for kids. The 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it. Amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, funny roadside attractions, robots, outer space, green tips, natural disasters, maps, games, activities, and more are all here in one volume. The 2013 Almanac is packed with fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including animals, technology, countries, presidents, animals, and weather, just for starters.


$21.95
National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 2
National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 2
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Trivia competition? What could be more fun! The second installment in this popular series gives fact-hungry kids more of what they love. Kids love to quiz friends and family and show off newfound knowledge. Packed with photos, and with a colorful, high-energy design, National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 2 is perfect for the backseat, the waiting room, and around the lunch table at school.


$9.99
National Geographic Kids First Big Book of the Ocean
National Geographic Kids First Big Book of the Ocean
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National Geographic Kids First Big Book of the Ocean is an adorable animal reference that includes the kids' favorite sea animals, such as dolphins, sharks, sea otters, and penguins, and introduces kids to some of its lesser-known creatures too. More than 100 charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any other time.


$14.95
National Geographic Kids World Atlas, 4th Edition - Softcover
National Geographic Kids World Atlas, 4th Edition - Softcover
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National Geographic's classic atlas for kids is now fully revised and updated, in a smaller size that makes it easy to carry and easy to browse. Complete with geo-themed games, crosswords, picture puzzles, and more, this is the atlas for today's young explorers, as well as the perfect homework reference source.


$14.99
National Geographic Kids World Atlas, 4th Edition - Hardcover
National Geographic Kids World Atlas, 4th Edition - Hardcover
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National Geographic's classic atlas for kids is now fully revised and updated, with a reduced trim that makes it easy to carry and easy to browse. Complete with geo-themed games, crosswords, picture puzzles and more, this is the atlas for today's young explorers, as well as the perfect homework reference source.


$24.99
National Geographic Kids United States Atlas
National Geographic Kids United States Atlas
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The award-winning National Geographic Kids United States Atlas features lively maps, and graphics; updated essays and statistics; eight thematic map spreads on topics such as immigration, natural hazards, the water crisis, and the "greening" of America; same-size physical and political maps for each region for easy comparison; vibrant photo essays on each region and state; more than 350 full-color illustrations; 80-plus pages of National Geographic maps; 50-plus info graphics; updated state fact boxes; geo-whiz facts; state flags, birds, and flowers; comprehensive place-name index with coordinates for easy reference; and glossary of geographic terms.


$12.95
National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz
National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz
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How hot is lightning?
A. as hot as a microwave on high
B. as hot as the sun's surface
C. five times hotter than the sun's surface
D. as hot as lava
(Correct answer: C)


$9.95
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America
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Featuring 100 species of birds from coast to coast this colorful guide helps kids identify and understand birds. The National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America is both accessible and tons of fun. Fifty of the country's most popular birds are laid out in stunning two-page spreads that include information such as their range, the sounds they make, and the food they like to eat. Each profile also includes a cool or weird fun fact, and a feature called "A Closer Look," which digs deeper into one aspect of the bird's life (eating habits, birdsongs, etc.). Each profile also displays a fact box with the bird's scientific name, weight, length, and wingspan.


$15.95
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 - Softcover
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 - Softcover
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

The world's best-selling almanac for kids is packed with amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, robots, maps, games, activities, and more all in one "fun-tastic" volume. In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it, so it's no surprise that the 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Times best seller list! The 2014 almanac features fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including technology, countries, presidents, animals, weather, funny roadside attractions, outer space, green tips, and natural disasters, just for starters. Chapters include Amazing Animals, Going Green, Geography Rocks, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure, Culture Connection, History Happens, and an interactive Fun and Games chapter. Exciting changes for 2014 include:

  • Forty percent NEW content, including photos and articles
  • Mobile media features in every chapter that readers can download to an iPod Touch® or smartphone, including National Geographic animal videos, photo galleries, and interactive games
  • A brand new special section on cute animals
  • A fully revamped continents of the world section
  • A special Fun and Games chapter featuring all-new jokes, games, and comics, featuring funny animal photos and colorful illustrations
  • A fully updated "Your World" section, which opens the Almanac, will include all-new, up-to-the-moment content
  • All-new fun facts, activities, games, and crafts
  • More than 500 photographs, including incredible gorgeous new photo spreads featuring animals, adventure, nature, and more
  • Eight Homework Help sections


$14.99
National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: Patterns!
National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: Patterns!
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In this 24-page board book, young children are able to learn important skills such as naming, sorting, rhyming, counting, matching, and finding through fun, interactive games and activities. Children will also learn the basic understanding of simple patterns and how to identify them. Through photography, colorful designs, and simple text children are able to learn quickly with this exciting and approachable tool. Parents are also able to become involved within the learning process as they guide their toddlers through the book, and proudly watch them evolve and absorb new concepts.


$6.99
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 - International Edition
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 - International Edition
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The world's best-selling almanac for kids is packed with amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, robots, maps, games, activities, and more all in one "fun-tastic" volume. In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it, so it's no surprise that the 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Times best seller list! The 2014 almanac features fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including technology, countries, presidents, animals, weather, funny roadside attractions, outer space, green tips, and natural disasters, just for starters. Chapters include Amazing Animals, Going Green, Geography Rocks, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure, Culture Connection, History Happens, and an interactive Fun and Games chapter. Exciting changes for 2014 include:

  • Forty percent NEW content, including photos and articles
  • Mobile media features in every chapter that readers can download to an iPod Touch® or smartphone, including National Geographic animal videos, photo galleries, and interactive games
  • A brand new special section on cute animals
  • A fully revamped continents of the world section
  • A special Fun and Games chapter featuring all-new jokes, games, and comics, featuring funny animal photos and colorful illustrations
  • A fully updated "Your World" section, which opens the Almanac, will include all-new, up-to-the-moment content
  • All-new fun facts, activities, games, and crafts
  • More than 500 photographs, including incredible gorgeous new photo spreads featuring animals, adventure, nature, and more
  • Eight Homework Help sections


$13.99
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 - Canadian Edition
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 - Canadian Edition
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The world's best-selling almanac for kids is packed with amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, robots, maps, games, activities, and more all in one "fun-tastic" volume. In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it, so it's no surprise that the 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Times best seller list! The 2014 almanac features fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including technology, countries, presidents, animals, weather, funny roadside attractions, outer space, green tips, and natural disasters, just for starters. Chapters include Amazing Animals, Going Green, Geography Rocks, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure, Culture Connection, History Happens, and an interactive Fun and Games chapter. Exciting changes for 2014 include:

  • Forty percent NEW content, including photos and articles
  • Mobile media features in every chapter that readers can download to an iPod Touch® or smartphone, including National Geographic animal videos, photo galleries, and interactive games
  • A brand new special section on cute animals
  • A fully revamped continents of the world section
  • A special Fun and Games chapter featuring all-new jokes, games, and comics, featuring funny animal photos and colorful illustrations
  • A fully updated "Your World" section, which opens the Almanac, will include all-new, up-to-the-moment content
  • All-new fun facts, activities, games, and crafts
  • More than 500 photographs, including incredible gorgeous new photo spreads featuring animals, adventure, nature, and more
  • Eight Homework Help sections


$13.99
National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 3
National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 3
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You'll find 1,000 more fun, fascinating, and funny quiz questions in National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 3. Packed with fantastic photos and a dynamic design, kids will have a blast quizzing themselves and their families on tons of fun trivia! This compact book is just the right size to pass the time on family road trips or to take to camp and quiz fellow campers.


$9.99
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015 - Hardcover
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015 - Hardcover
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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 Kids Student World Atlas, 4th Edition
National Geographic Kids Student World Atlas, 4th Edition
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The new fourth edition of National Geographic's award-winning Student Atlas of the World is more fascinating and fact-filled than ever, and has gone interactive with new digital extras, including scannable pages that link to photo galleries and quizzes. Dynamic, user-friendly content includes photos, facts, charts, graphics, and full-color political, physical, and thematic maps on important topics. From the cartographic experts at National Geographic comes the latest edition of its award-winning student atlas, with everything kids want and need to know about our changing world.


$12.95
National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 4
National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 4
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Discover 1,000 more fun, fascinating, and funny quiz questions in the latest book in this popular series, with all-new content and photos. Packed with fantastic photos and a dynamic design, kids will have a blast quizzing themselves, friends, and family members on tons of fun trivia. They'll love fun new chapters, such as "On Safari," "Heroes and Villians," and "Earthly Extremes."


$9.99
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

The experts at National Geographic present a delightful reference that introduces young children to bugs of all kinds: big and small, jumping and crawling, colorful and creepy. This charming book explores backyard favorites, such as ladybugs and lightning bugs, and introduces kids to more exotic species that inhabit rain forests and deserts around the world. Colorful photos are paired with profiles of each insect, along with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at story time, bedtime, and any other time.


$14.99
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013 - Canadian Edition
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013 - Canadian Edition
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The National Geographic Kids Almanac is the world's best-selling Almanac for kids. The 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it. Amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, funny roadside attractions, robots, outer space, green tips, natural disasters, maps, games, activities, and more are all here in one volume. The 2013 Almanac is packed with fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including animals, technology, countries, presidents, animals, and weather, just for starters.


$12.99
$2.99