WASHINGTON (April 26, 2011)—The National Geographic Kids Almanac is the fastest-selling kids’ reference and the world’s best-selling kids’ almanac, with more than 350,000 books sold. This May, the fully updated and highly anticipated 2012 edition hits the shelves, with new mobile media features making it the only interactive kids’ almanac. Now, for the first time, at the beginning of each chapter kids will find a code they can scan with a smart phone that will give them access to extra content, including video, fun facts, games and slideshows. Throughout the book, a virtual pet, Zipper the dog, alerts readers to cool clicks and Web links to help kids learn even more.
“The almanac is under-the-covers, flashlight-worthy reading and is perfect for summer camps and vacations,” said Nancy Feresten, senior vice president and editor-in-chief of National Geographic Children’s Books.
Overflowing with extras and in full color, the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012 (National Geographic Kids Books, ISBN 978-1-4263-0783-6; on-sale date May 24, 2011; $13.99, ages 8-12) features timely (as well as timeless) information on popular subjects such as amazing animals, cool inventions, world cultures, science, sports, technology, history and more. Supersized new sections deliver hours of fun with games, weird-but-true trivia and facts on newly discovered dinosaurs. More than 500 incredible photographs, 20 full-color maps and 350 easy-to-read pages jam-packed with fun lure kids into learning. Homework Help sections and project ideas make this a book kids will return to again and again throughout the year. The almanac is available for purchase at www.Kids.NationalGeographic.com and wherever books are sold.
-Your World 2012—What’s hot and what’s ahead for 2012
-Going Green—Eco-lingo and tips for green living
-Amazing Animals— From alligator to zorse (half zebra, half horse) and everything in between, tons of fascinating facts about where animals live and what they do
-Culture Connection—Food, currency, literature and lots more from around the world
-Super Science—Space, future world and cool inventions
-The Little Big Book of Fun—Supersized section of puzzles, games and silly trivia
-Wonders of Nature—Turbulent earth and weather, water, oceans, rocks and minerals
-Awesome Adventures—Exciting places to explore around the world
-History Happens—Kids’ favorite perennial topics of ancient Egypt and China, life in the past, United States presidents and international conflicts
-Geography Rocks—Maps, travel, famous landmarks and more
About the National Geographic Society:
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 9,600 scientific research projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2012
May 2011/Ages 8-12/$13.99