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Weird But True Collector's Set
Weird But True Collector's Set
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At last, all those weird but true facts that kids love so much are collected in this fun-tastic set of three compact, easy to handle and fun to browse books. Wacky facts, fascinating information, and lively art combine to make these books irresistible brain candy for young readers. Kids will have so much fun that they won't even realize they're learning!


$23.95
Weird But True 2
Weird But True 2
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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
Weird But True 3
Weird But True 3
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Did you know that a lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away? That an astronaut's heartbeat slows down in space? That about $50 billion of Monopoly money is printed each year? Three hundred wacky facts pop from the colorful, compact pages of Weird but True! 3, an irresistible trove of facts and fun, based on the top-scoring feature in the country's premier children's magazine—National Geographic Kids. Brain-bending information entertains as it educates, covering topics such as science, animals, food, pop culture, weather, geography, and everything else under the sun. Plus, for the first time, this edition contains fun facts generated by readers! The third edition explodes with all-new facts, whimsical design, and even more eye-popping features that kids will love.


$6.95
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 Our Fifty States
National Geographic Our Fifty States
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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
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012 - Softcover
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012 - Softcover
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In the lively style of National Geographic Kids magazine, this colorful page-turner excites young people about their world and everything in it. The National Geographic Kids 2012 Almanac is packed with fun-to-browse features, useful reference material, homework help developed by educators, and the kind of quirky facts that kids adore. Amazing animals, cool inventions, funny roadside attractions, outer space, green living, natural disasters, maps, puzzles—it's all here in one irresistible volume.


$13.99
$3.99
Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
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Bee participants, hopefuls, and anyone else interested in geography will find a wealth of essential facts about each of the world's 192 independent countries. Each features a National Geographic–prepared country map listing major cities, rivers, mountains, and other features, as well as the names of bordering countries.


$12.95
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 2012 - Hardcover
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012 - Hardcover
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In the lively style of National Geographic Kids magazine, this colorful page-turner excites young people about their world and everything in it. The National Geographic Kids 2012 Almanac is packed with fun-to-browse features, useful reference material, homework help developed by educators, and the kind of quirky facts that kids adore. Amazing animals, cool inventions, funny roadside attractions, outer space, green living, natural disasters, maps, puzzles—it's all here in one irresistible volume.


$21.95
$18.50
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
How to Ace the National Geographic Bee: Study Guide, 4th Edition
How to Ace the National Geographic Bee: Study Guide, 4th Edition
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How to Win the National Geographic Bee aims to help kids in grades four through eight prepare to compete in the Society's annual geography competition. Featuring maps, photos, graphs, a variety of questions actually used in past bees, plus an extensive resource section, the guide not only reviews geographic facts but also helps readers recognize themes, identify relationships, and understand how geographers think. In the 4th edition all statistics have been revised to reflect the most up-to-date figures, new question rounds have been added as well as new tips on how to study from Bee winners, and resources have been reviewed to ensure the most current offerings.


$9.95
US Atlas for Young Explorers - Revised 3rd Ed
US Atlas for Young Explorers - Revised 3rd Ed
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It's the U.S. atlas every young explorer needs. And now it allows kids to explore both on its beautiful pages and interactively.


$24.95
National Geographic Visual Encyclopedia of Earth
National Geographic Visual Encyclopedia of Earth
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The definitive guide to our incredible, ever-changing world, this is the single-volume reference every library should have.


$24.95
Ultimate Globetrotting World Atlas
Ultimate Globetrotting World Atlas
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Discovering the world and all that's in it will take on a whole new level of excitement for kids with this bold and vibrant world atlas. It's full of fun facts, fascinating information, easy-to-read maps, lots of games, and vibrant pictures of everything from wacky hotels around the world to natural and man made wonders. Kids will be presented with people, places, and animals that span the globe while being enganged and entertained.


$13.99
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 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 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 Animal Encyclopedia
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia
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Hey, why is that funny-looking monkey on TV hanging upside down? Is that fuzzy, chubby guy in the back yard a woodchuck or a groundhog? Now you can find answers to these and hundreds more questions and curiosities right at your fingertips! Featuring 2,500 species and packed with stunning color photographs, amazing animal facts, maps, and more, the new National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive resource of its kind available today, amazing and entertaining readers while providing them with authoritative information about the animal kingdom.


$24.95
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
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas
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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
National Geographic Beginner's United States Atlas
National Geographic Beginner's United States Atlas
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In this brand new atlas, National Geographic's world-renowned cartographers have created an engaging book with fact-filled essays and spectacular photographs that will catch the curiosity of young readers.


$18.95
National Geographic Our World: A Child's First Picture Atlas
National Geographic Our World: A Child's First Picture Atlas
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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 World Atlas for Young Explorers, 3rd Edition
National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers, 3rd Edition
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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 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
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything)
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything)
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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
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
Ultimate Weird But True
Ultimate Weird But True
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Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas, that it can really rain frogs, or that some people can hear their eyeballs moving? Ultimate Weird But True is packed with wacky facts and snack-size stories that prove truth really is stranger than fiction. With a bold, colorful design and a heavy dose of visual humor, this book will give kids a winning combination of smarts and fun. This large-format hardcover boasts 1,000 cool facts, 500 photos, CGI-style illustrations, funny infographics, and the bold design that only National Geographic Kids can deliver.


$19.95
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