by National Geographic Kids
With beautiful photos and maps, this book gives a quick look into fascinating places, amazing explorers, strange animals, and dazzling planets and stars all over the galaxy.
I especially loved the section about history that features short bios and photos of influential and celebrated people from world history, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Sacagawea, and Lucille Ball.
There is a comprehensive list of the world’s countries and continents, featuring stats about mountains, oceans, deserts, and other fun facts.
There is even a page about the myth of Atlantis, and the secrets of Stonehenge!
It took me forever to read this book because I kept stopping to look up more information on some subjects that really interested me! The little tidbits of info in this book tantalized me to learn more and explore for myself further into the subject. I looked up stats about the dwarf planets of Makemake and Haumea. I googled pictures of the mysterious temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
And I looked up the difference between magma and lava, and what makes hot springs and geysers work.
I loved that there even a few quizzes and activity pages! The book would be a useful tool for school, since it has “Homework Help” pages with tips on how to write an essay, how to write a letter of protest, how to join a science fair, how to read latitude and longitude, how to give a fantastic oral report, and how to research a new culture.
As always, I am very impressed with Nat Geo’s beautiful photos and colorful pages! This is a must-read for any kid who is curious and loves to learn.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.