WASHINGTON (May 26, 2009)—National Geographic Children’s Books announces the launch of its first ever kids’ almanac, where kids can discover everything from how to survive adrift at sea to the secrets of the sunken city of Atlantis to ways you can volunteer in your community. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2010 (ISBN: 978-1-4263-0501-6; May 26, 2009; $12.99; ages 8-12) grabs readers’ attention with more than 500 stunning photographs and over 300 pages bursting with fast facts, true stories, fun activities and interesting articles on every subject under the sun (and beyond!).
With content that will make any kid go “wow!,” “ew!” and “cool!”, this backpack-sized reference book is sure to keep kids occupied during even the longest trips and is a sure-fire hit to include in camp care packages. Crafts, games, jokes, recipes and a “virtual pet” named Zimmer are just a few of the unusual and creative features that make the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2010 unique, engaging and FUN!
With full-color design and an easy-to-read format, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2010 delivers chapter after chapter of fun factoids:
- Your World 2010 — What’s hot and what’s ahead for 2010
- Awesome Adventure — Modern-day adventurers, survival techniques and true stories of harrowing escapes
- Amazing Animals — More than 75 pages devoted to animals, their habitats and what makes each one unique
- Culture Connection — Food, currency, literature and lots more from around the world
- Geography Rocks — Maps, travel and famous or unusual landmarks — like a sculpture in Joshua Tree, Calif., made entirely of toilets
- Going Green — Eco-lingo, our threatened planet and steps we can take to help save it
- History Happens — Mummies! Wars! American heroes! Secret spies! The people, places, governments and events that make us who we are today.
- Wonders of Nature — From the highest mountains to the depths of the ocean floor — and everything in between.
- Super Science — Space, health and the human body, our future world and cool inventions
About Melina Gerosa Bellows:
Melina Bellows is executive vice president of National Geographic Children’s Publishing and editor in chief of National Geographic Kids and Little Kids magazines.
About 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 works to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 360 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 9,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com.
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