Friday, December 9, 2016

#MMBBR #Reviews @NGKids #Christmas #Gifts #5Stars

Ever wanted to take apart the microwave to see how it works? Crack open your computer and peek inside? Intrigued by how things work? So are we! That's why we're dissecting all kinds of things from rubber erasers to tractor beams! Read along as National Geographic Kids unplugs, unravels, and reveals how things do what they do. Complete with "Tales from the Lab," true stories, biographies of real scientists and engineers, exciting diagrams and illustrations, accessible explanations, trivia, and fun features, this cool book explains it all!

This book is amazing for anyone who loves to discover what is contained within the things we use, see and experience all the time.  There is so much to read about and learn. You can explore and read your way through or chose to read the chapters and/or areas of interest one at a time. The chapters include: Beam Me Up, Home is Where the Fridge Is, School of Cool, Extreme Fun, Here to There and Even More. I have been reading this book for a while now and every time I read it I learn a bit more. I just love how well organized this book is. There is a well detailed glossary and an index, that allows the reader to easily find areas of interest. There are tidbits of information for quick reference too, which is great for creating talking points with the kids.  I love this book so much and I cannot wait to use this book over the winter with my kids and to teach them all about the science contained in this awesome book.  Just because we are stuck inside does not mean we need to be bored! 

Food chemistry, atom crashing, wave power, food chemistry, and robots! These are just a few of the topics covered in this fantastic new science encyclopedia, which presents a comprehensive overview of physical and life sciences from A to Z. Super smart and kid-friendly, it’s packed with full-color photographs, weird but true facts, amazing statistics, do-it-yourself experiments, plus profiles of scientists and National Geographic's explorers who rock the world of science. Keep up with the changes happening all around us with this stellar science reference book.


This book is one of the BEST I have seen! It is awesome how it is laid out!!! It is like a vision sensation! There is so much to look at and read! I am sure that you could read this over and over and over and learn something new. Here is a fun tidbit:  In 2013, scientists discovered fossils of a new species of human relatives in a cave in Africa.  Learn about this and so many more awesome and wacky facts in this book! It is jam packed with things that I find fun, interesting and oh so interesting! My kids are going to love this book so much too.

This fun book of quirky failures and famous flops will keep kids laughing while they learn the importance of messing up in order to get it right.  Science, architecture, technology, entertainment -- there are epic fails and hilarious goof-ups from every important field. Silly side features help to analyze the failures: "Lesson Learned," "It Could be Worse!," "Losing Combinations," and a "Fail Scale" help readers navigate the different kinds and scopes of the mistakes made. Read to learn what went wrong, what went right, and what kids can learn from each failed attempt.


This book is FANTASTIC. I could not stop reading it and both my boys thought is was super cool too! This book is filled with mistakes, mishaps and blunders that ultimately teach us about success.  It is a great twist on a book topic and it is so very fascinating.  This book has all the things that I love about National Geographic...the amazing photos, great tidbits and facts, as well as the well written index and answer key located in the back of the book.  

Everybody needs a role model! Discover the true stories of superheroes, rebels, world leaders, action heroes, sports legends, and many more daring dudes, all of whom played their part to make their mark, make a contribution, and make the world a better place. 

From Abraham Lincoln to Sitting Bull, Stephen Hawking to Galileo, these cool guys had the boldness, bravery, and brains to meet the challenges of their day. With a fun design, engaging text, and high-quality photographs, this is ultimate hero guide and keepsake for 21st century kids.

What a great book.  It captures what it means to be a hero and that there are many ways to become one.  The chapters include Leading Men, Legendary Lads, Game Changers, Heroes for Hire, Peace Heroes, Action Heroes, Inspiring Minds and Outstanding Animals.  This book doesn't just cover stories about heroes in action, but what makes a hero.  This book is an important read for all kids to read because to focuses on the goodness in the world and the things that have made the world better.  It is filled with pictures, tidbits, facts and outstanding animals that have also done amazing things.  I adore this book and I have been making my way through it and have a rejuvenated sense of what I love about the world and the people contained within it. 

Everybody needs a role model! Discover true stories of superstars, war heroes, world leaders, gusty gals, and everyday women who changed the world. From Sacagawea to Mother Teresa, Annie Oakley to Malala Yousafzai, these famous women hiked up their pants and petticoats and charged full-speed ahead to prove girls are just as tough as boys...maybe even tougher. Complete with amazing images and a fun design, this is the book that every kid with a goal, hope, or dream will want to own.

I am a proud woman and want my boys to understand that there are woman in this world that are critical to the foundation of this country and world abound.  This book is filled with pictures and facts about the woman that helped form and build the country that I so much love.  It is great to see what woman have accomplished and continue to accomplish.  They have and continue to pave the way for greatness for all the woman that continue to do great things in this world.  The chapters include:  Leading Ladies, Gritty Girls, Heroines on the Job, Legendary Ladies, Daring Dames, Peace Heroines, Ladies in Lab Coats and Outstanding Animals.  This is a must read for all kids that thing that they can do something then in turn set out and DO IT!  It is a stunning book that is a necessary read!!! 

From tsunamis and sea turtles to riptides and reefs, learn all about the creatures, science, and ecology of our oceans, which cover more of the planet than all the continents and are just as important! Travel through all parts of the ocean to learn how it affects of our world, including storms and climate. 

Amazing facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams are found throughout this book, along with conservation tips, weird-but-true facts, and a mini ocean atlas. Challenges to the health of our ocean and its creatures are also presented along with what people are doing to keep it pristine for generations to come.

This book is quite speculator! Within this amazing book there are hundreads of photos of some of the coolest things contained in the oceans. In addition to all the fabulous photos, there are facts and tidbits galore. While you peruse the book you can look through the chapters and read things that interest you the most. The chapters are: Ocean, Ocean Life, Ocean in Motion, Wild Weather, Underwater Exploration, Along the Coast and When Nature and Oceans Meet. When this book arrived my son was instantly reading it bouncing from topic to topic...all I heard was "Did you know that...." followed by some amazing factoids and "Wow, look at this..." followed by me looking at some crazy cool things. These are the type of books that capture the attention of young readers because they have amazing vibrant photos and fun facts.  I love that I can trust that my child will be learning interesting and important facts and that their attention will be captured over the winter with this book. Every time you open it up you read you learn something new. This will be a staple read for my boys over the winter! 


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