National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012

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Ever since we discovered National Geographic Kids some four years ago, my daughter has been in love. The pictures are amazing, the facts entertaining, and I like the fact that the numerous activities keep her busy! Put all that goodness together in one book and you have the National Geographic Kids Almanac.

We were so thrilled with the release last year but National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012 just hit shelves last week. It does not disappoint! My daughter was glued to the pages for days. We finally got her to take a break but she bookmarked her place to continue next time.

So much rich content is included. My daughter is always surprising me with new facts and fun trivia. I had no idea about Fathead Sculpin Fish – weird! After you are done learning about Mr. Blobby (pictured below) you can discover a new feature included in this edition. Each chapter has a code that can be scanned by your smartphone to uncover more fun. Your child will enjoy the extra videos, facts, games and more.

Fortunately, everything is sorted by category/subject. The almanac includes such topics as Amazing Animals, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, and Awesome Adventure. As always, the photos are amazing. There’s even a whole section dedicated to games.

For those that already subscribe to the magazine, you may find some duplicate articles and games. Yet, so much new information is contained that you’ll barely notice. Also, my daughter (who has an impeccable memory when it comes to stuff like this) did notice about three pages that were in the 2011 edition too. With all that in mind my daughter still enjoys this one and adopted it into her library.

So no matter what your plans are this summer, pick this one up to keep those little minds active! Trust me, you won’t be hearing ‘I’m bored’ for quite a while after getting this book in your kids’ hands.

Giveaway closed, winners announced here!

Two readers will each receive a National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012.

To enter (mandatory):
Tell me who you would give this to if you won.

For additional entries leave a comment for each you do:

“#Win a newly released National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012 (2 winners) @cookiesANDclogs Ends 6/26 #giveaway”

Giveaway ends 6/26/11 at 11:59 PST. Open to US residents only. Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

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TerriAnn van Gosliga is the main writer at Cookies & Clogs and Driving Mamas. Born & raised in the SF Bay Area but loves to travel. She's been married to her best friend for 15 years, homeschools her 14-year-old daughter, and has an accident-prone lab mix dog.


  1. I would give this to my 7 year old son. He’s a big fan of all things NationalGeo!

  2. My son and I home school together and he loves almanacs and other “fact” books so we will use it together!

    Thank you for your blog and the opportunity to participate in your contest. Always fun to connect with another homeschooling mom. Linda from

  3. What a great resource! My 8 year old twins will love this! They are at the stage where they like to read about facts regarding nature, animals, countries, etc.

  4. I’d like to win this for my cousin’s kids! It would keep them learning over the summer while they’re out of school!

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