Search Results: "National Geographic"


BOOK REVIEW

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS COOKBOOK by Barton Seaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Hands-on kids will find much to appreciate in this compendium of fun and food with an Earth-friendly focus. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
A month-by-month guide to seasonal cooking, green craft projects and enjoyable challenges that has something to offer even the most environmentally conscious kids. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A spectacular collection—'And,' the editor notes with remarkable understatement, 'the pictures are pretty nice too!' (Poetry. 7-12)"
Gathered by the United States children's poet laureate, 200 (mostly) lighthearted poems from the likes of Basho and Ben Franklin, Leadbelly, Jack Prelutsky and Joyce Sidman share space with eye-popping animal photographs. Read full book review >

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ALL ABOUT ME by National Geographic
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Clear nonfiction for the very young is hard to come by, and it appears that the Look & Learn series may finally be on the right track despite earlier titles that were much too conceptual for the audience. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An exploration of the human body through colorful photos. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Where the earlier work is illustrated by a pantheon of artists and included a fair degree of whimsy, this effort is solemn—each is effective in its own way, though this may work better with an older audience. (index, reading and website lists) (Informational picture book. 10-13)"
"1. All humans are born free with the same dignity and rights. / 2. Read full book review >

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COLORS! by National Geographic
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"These busy arrangements require an older audience and a different format. (Board book. 2-3)"
Though bright and bold, this exploration of color demonstrates a dreary understanding of tots' abilities. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUTSIDE by National Geographic Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A pleasant-enough exploration of the outside world. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little ones learn about their environments. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A grab bag for sure, but readers may find themselves angling to be in Budapest in April for its annual pillow fight. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Attractions—and repulsions—to stifle the next "Are we there yet?" whine from the back seat. Read full book review >

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BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW by National Geographic Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A bodacious wellspring of random knowledge. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
It's a sucker's "bet" if ever there was one, as every page of this brightly illustrated browser's delight features a multiplicity of mind-boggling facts. Read full book review >

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DOGS by National Geographic Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Young dog lovers (and vehicle aficionados in the companion title) will enjoy perusing these images again and again. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
This up-close introduction to dogs uses vivid photos as illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE SKULL IN THE ROCK by Lee R. Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"A terrific piece of paleoanthropology, with a smart blend of scientific sobriety and narrative verve. (Nonfiction enhanced e-book. 10 & up)"
Advances in paleoanthropology are given a bracing, clearsighted overview in this enhanced e-book from Berger and Aronson, based on the 2012 print book of the same name. Read full book review >

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BODY GEOGRAPHIC  by Barrie Jean Borich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"Poetic, complex and innovative."
A stunningly original memoir that explores a woman's connection to the real and imagined Midwestern landscapes that have defined her life. Read full book review >