Gift Ideas For Young Readers

Gift Ideas for Young Readers

National Geographic is one of the best-known names in exploration and discovery. We are big fans of National Geographic and love their books because they are both entertaining and educational. Here are a few that we think will make great gifts for the young explorers on your list.

ella the elephant book cover

This book from the Wild Tales series of books will make sure that kids are anxious to read to the end of the book, with their photographs and striking drawings. Kids also enjoy lifting up the flaps to see what is underneath them, either with mom and dad or on their own. This book, Ella’s Bath, is about Ella the Elephant taking a bath with her mother.

Ye Olde Weird But True book cover

The popular Weird But True series of books is a favorite of young readers, and one of the newest additions to the series is Ye Olde Weird But True. It makes the perfect educational gift for kids aged 6 or over who love history and features 300 strange and wacky facts to amuse and delight them.

The book’s content is entirely new, and these wacky and zany facts will appeal to any young history fan. This latest addition to the popular series is sure to be one of the most popular gifts for kids this year.

Animal Creativity Book Cover

If you are a parent trying to find an educational gift that is fun at the same time, this book makes a perfect gift. Kids who enjoy finding out about animals will love the Animal Creativity Book, and it has all the trivia, puzzles, games, photographs, cutouts and photographs you could possibly want. This is one of the best gifts for kids who are interested in animals, combining the respected photography of National Geographic with a striking and funky design that will appeal to kids.

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Treasury of Egyptian Mythology book cover

Anyone interested in discovering more about ancient Egypt will love receiving the Treasury of Egyptian Mythology from National Geographic. Award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli brings to life the world of ancient Egypt and its kings, pharaohs, the Sphinx and other legendary animals, and the Gods such as Ra the sun God. The writing is complemented by the beautiful illustrations.

Readers who are interested in finding out more about ancient Egypt can do so by using the book’s resource notes, while the enjoyment and learning experience is made more enjoyable with the sidebars. These highlight some of the most important cultural, geographic and historical points and a mapping feature helps to put it all in perspective.

Ultimate Weird But True 2 book cover

There is even more fun to be found in between the covers of the second edition of Ultimate Weird But True, than the first. The book is sure to be just as popular as gifts for kids the first one was, with its great looking design and features that appeal to kids.

Some of the all-new intriguing facts that can be found inside include duck fashion models, the largest chocolate sculpture and the most expensive hamburger in the world. Can you believe it costs $295?

Full Disclosure: I am a National Geographic Kids Insider. National Geographic sent us copies of all books listed above for our review.

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Gift Ideas For Young Readers

by Diane time to read: 2 min