Thursday, July 21, 2016

National Geographic Kids - National Parks Edition / Book Reviews

Hit the road this summer with National Geographic Kids and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. What's more exciting than taking a road trip to a National Park. We love adventure, and visiting some of our countries National Parks have been our most memorable trips. There's so much to see and do at any one of our vast National Parks. To help young readers get excited about our National Parks, National Geographic Kids has the perfect books for you to pick up.

National Geographic Kids: National Parks Guide USA (Centennial Edition): The Most Amazing Sights, Scenes, and Cool Activities from Coast to Coast!

By: National Geographic Kids
Published by: National Geographic
Released on: February 9th, 2016 
Purchase from: National GeographicAmazon | B&N
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Happy 100th Birthday, National Parks! Join the centennial celebration by reading all about these greatest of American treasures - from Acadia to Zion, in preparation for a parks visit sometime soon. Filled with color photos, information on animals, fascinating lists, fun facts, maps, cool things to do, conservation tips, and much more. Think of this book as your trusted guide to these most majestic of places. 

This is a book for all ages! No matter what part of the country you're in, this book covers all the national parks our country has to offer. From beautiful pictures, to information about the park, and a map showing where the park is located, and what you can except to find and do there. Broken up by regions, i.e. The Northwest, Southwest etc, this book is a must have for all adventurers, both young and old. This book is a great way to get your kids excited about visiting / learning more about our National Parks.

National Geographic Kids, Junior Ranger Activity Book: Puzzles, Games Facts and Tons More Fun Inspired by The U.S. National Parks!

By: National Geographic Kids
Published by: National Geographic
Released on: February 9th, 2016 
Purchase from: National Geographic | Amazon 
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Calling all explores and nature lovers! From Acadia to Zion, discover all 59 of the United States' amazing National Parks in this jam packed books of games, trivia, jokes, fun facts and so much more, all inspired by the National Parks outdoor based Junior Ranger Program. Great for pre-trip excitement, long car rides, poking around historical sites, or general learning, these fun and sometimes silly activities will entertain while they draw kids into the majestic and historic importance of America's national parks. Check out the most amazing park habitats, plus awesome sights and animals you might see, from birds to bears. Fun facts are jam-packed onto every page, so kids learn something amazing about each cool park.

Great for hitting the road, this book is packed with fun facts, games, puzzles, and tons of fun. Inspired by the U.S. National Parks, this book will not only keep kids entertained on the road (or in flight), this book makes learning fun. Kids will learn about each park, it's history, the animals there, and so much more. This is a great book to pick up before you hit the open road. 

National Geographic Kids: Funny Fill-In My National Parks Adventure

By: National Geographic Kids
Published by: National Geographic
Released on: February 9th, 2016 
Purchase from: National Geographic | Amazon | B&N
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Visiting a National Park is a lot of fun. A great way to remember the fun you had at each park or on the way to the park, is with this Funny Fill-In, My National Parks Adventure book. Similar to MadLips, this age appropriate book for kids is one that features each park, and is a fun way for them remember to all their experienced during their visit. 

Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure

By: Ilona E. Holland
Published by: National Geographic Kids
Released on: February 9th, 2016 
Purchase from: National Geographic | Amazon 
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Twins Elena and Christopher are visiting Yellowstone National Park with their Aunt Rosa, a park ranger, when she gets an emergency call. Instead of waiting patiently, Christopher wanders off. That's when Buddy Bison, the adorable toy clipped to Elena's backpack, suddenly comes to life. As soon as Buddy leads Elena safely to her twin, her new oversize pal disappears. What happened to Buddy Bison? Did Elena imagine him or does he really exist? 

Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure offers breathtaking photographs and a charming story as well as an afterword with a short history of the park, a detailed map, and fun facts about wildlife, conservation and more.

If you're heading to Yellowstone this summer, be sure to check out Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure. 

This is a fun story for young readers to learn more about Yellowstone. With it's blend of character illustrations featured over breathtaking pictures of Yellowstone, readers will follow twins, Christopher and Elena, on their Yellowstone adventure with their Aunt, along with their plush animal, Buddy the Bison. Elena's in for a real surprise when she can't find her brother, and Buddy himself comes to life to help her. As they look for Christopher, Elena learns a lot more about Yellowstone, all thanks to Buddy and the adventure he takes her on. 

Buddy Bison, who is also the mascot for the National Park Trust, loves to teach kids all about the park they're visiting as well as the importance of being a great park visitor. In this story, Buddy comes to life and teaches Elena about Yellowstone, including about the geysers (old Faithful), bison and more. At the end of this book, readers will find fun facts about Yellowstone, a brief history of the park, a map of the park, and pictures.

* Each of these books reviewed, were received from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review. Each book reviewed 5 owls, and are books I'd highly recommend picking up!

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