National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013, Canadian Edition (Paperback)
The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC is the world's best-selling Almanac for kids. The 2012 edition landed at #1 on The Globe and Mail's best seller list! In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it. Amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, funny roadside attractions, robots, outer space, green tips, natural disasters, maps, games, activities, and more are all here in one volume. The 2013 Almanac is packed with fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including animals, technology, countries, presidents, animals, and weather, just for starters. Chapters include Amazing Animals, Going Green, Geography Rocks, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure, Culture Connection, History Happens, and now a brand-new mini joke book inside. The Canadian edition features maps of the Canadian provinces, and a section on Canadian Prime Ministers and Canadian government and culture. Exciting changes for 2013 include:· Forty percent of the photos and articles will be new· A special joke section features 20 pages of hilarious jokes and funny animal photos that kids will love to share with their friends and family.· A fully updated "Your World" section, which opens the Almanac, will include all-new, up-to-the-moment content for 2013;· All-new fun facts, activities, games, and crafts· More than 500 photographs, including gorgeous new photos spreads featuring animals, adventure, nature, and more· 8 Homework Help sections· All facts, figures, and reference material will be updated;· And much more...
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(Young Adult Graphic Novel, Ages 12+) - reviewed by Isabel