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Back-to-School with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

 

It’s back to school time. Some kids in the United States have already returned to school. Most are doing a hybrid form of schooling which includes both online and in person classes.

My school district goes back to school on September 8, 2020. They are doing split classes (AM and PM), as well as hybrid online/in person classes.

I work in the school district for an after school program. I am curious to see how it’s all going to work out. I’m also a bit scared seeing as how I am considered “high risk” and I’m a bit worried about my health.

If you have a child who is starting school for the first time, or a child/teen returning to school, you might be interested in some of these great back to school books from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

A School-Bus Shaped Crayola Board Book 

I’M FEELING SCHOOL BUS YELLOW!

By Tina Gallo, Illustrated by Clair Rossiter

8/18/20 | ISBN 9781534464339 | Ages 2-5

Celebrate the back-to-school season with fantastic Crayola colors in this adorable board book that’s shaped like a school bus with foil on the cover.

Picture Books celebrating Learning, Teachers, and the First Day of School

OUR FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR

By A.E. Alli, Illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell

6/30/20 | ISBN 9781481485630 | Ages 4-8

A heartwarming picture book following a group of boys from different backgrounds throughout the school year as they become the best of friends.

RESCUING MRS. BIRDLEY

By Aaron Reynolds, Illustrated by Emma Reynolds

6/30/20 | ISBN 9781534427044 | Ages 4-8

In this wildly charming and fantastically imaginative story by the New York Times bestselling author of Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear, a young animal expert knows just what to do when she spots her teacher in the wild.

HARLEM GROWN

By Tony Hillery, Illustrated by Jessie Hartland

8/18/20 | ISBN 9781534402317 | Ages 4-8

Harlem Grown tells the inspiring true story of how Tony Hillery invited students from an underfunded school in Harlem to turn a vacant lot into a farm. These kids turned an abandoned space into something beautiful and useful while learning about healthy, sustainable eating and collaboration. 

Favorite Characters Heading to School

DANIEL’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

By Alexandra Cassel Schwartz, Illustrated by Jason Fruchter

6/30/20 | ISBN 9781534463066 | Ages 3-7

It’s Daniel Tiger’s first day of school in this adorable 8×8 storybook based on an episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! This storybook includes a sheet of unbelievably cute stickers.

SNOOPY GOES TO SCHOOL

By Charles M. Schulz, Illustrated by Robert Pope

6/30/20 | ISBN 9781534464568 | Ages 3-7

Celebrate the back-to-school season with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this 8×8 storybook.

Learn to Read with these Schooltime Stories

ROCKING THE TIDE

By Jane Yolen, Illustrated by Mike Moran

6/30/20 | ISBN 9781534453074 | Ages 4-6

From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes a colorful Level 1 Ready-to-Read story all about a school music concert.

MAX & MO’S SCIENCE FAIR SURPRISE

By Patricia Lakin, Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

5/5/20 | ISBN 9781534463226 | Ages 4-6

Award-winning author Patricia Lakin is back with a Level 1 Ready-to-Read about the adorable hamsters, Max and Mo. Join Max and Mo as they participate in an exciting science fair.

OPERATION LIBRARY

By Tina Gallo

5/5/20 | ISBN 9781534464209 | Ages 4-6

Boss Baby fights for babies’ right to story time in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read based on The Boss Baby: Back in Business, the hit series currently streaming on Netflix.

Chapter Books about Extracurricular Activities 

MINDY KIM, CLASS PRESIDENT

By Lyla Lee, Illustrated by Dung Ho

9/15/20 | ISBN 9781534440173 | Ages 6-9

Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in the adorable chapter book series following Mindy Kim, a young Asian American Girl—in this fourth novel, Mindy runs for class president.

HEIDI HECKELBECK FOR CLASS PRESIDENT

By Wanda Coven, Illustrated by Patricia Burris

8/25/20 | ISBN 9781534461307 | Ages 5-9

When Heidi’s class needs a new president, Heidi throws her witch’s hat into the ring! Now there are so many Heidi needs to do to prepare for the election. She has to make posters. She has to give a speech. And hopefully along the way she will figure out what being class president really means. Does Heidi have the magic it takes to win the vote?

BEWARE OF THE GIANT BRAIN!

By Mark Young, Illustrated by Mariano Epelbaum

7/21/20 | ISBN 9781481491396 | Ages 8-12

Newton Warp’s classmate, Odifin Pinkwad, exists as a brain in a jar, and cooks up a dangerous plan to win a school Trivia Night, in the fourth book in Franken-Sci High, the wacky series created with The Jim Henson Company.

MIA MAYHEM STEALS THE SHOW!

By Kara West, Illustrated by Leeza Hernandez

7/14/20 | ISBN 9781534467231 | Ages 5-9

Mia plays a superhero in a school play in this eighth adventure of the Mia Mayhem chapter book series.

Middle Grade Navigating Complicated Social Situations

IT’S GIRLS LIKE YOU, MICKEY

By Patti Kim

6/30/20 | ISBN 9781534443457 | Ages 10 and up

Mickey navigates the pitfalls, heartbreaks, and triumphs of seventh grade in this uplifting companion to I’m Ok, which award-winning author Gene Luen Yang praised as “funny and heartfelt.”

POPULARITY CODE

By Stephanie Faris

4/28/20 | ISBN 9781534445192 | Ages 9-13

Mean Girls meets The Clique in this relatable M!X novel that tackles the effects of online bullying.

Teen Reads with School Settings

DON’T ASK ME WHERE I’M FROM

By Jennifer De Leon, Illustrated by Elena Garnu

8/18/20 | ISBN 9781534438248 | Ages 14 and up

First-generation American LatinX Liliana Cruz does what it takes to fit in at her new nearly all-white school. But when family secrets spill out and racism at school ramps up, she must decide what she believes in and take a stand.

TODAY TONIGHT TOMORROW

By Rachel Lynn Solomon

7/28/20 | ISBN 9781534440241 | Ages 12 and up

The Hating Game meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by way of Morgan Matson in this unforgettable romantic comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours.

See more of our Fall 2020 titles here.

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the benefit and enjoyment of site readers. 

The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot

 

Coming to a book store near you (and on e-book) is a new book for children (ages 8-12), called The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot. It’s written by Josh Gottsengen. I’m an adult (most of the time, ha ha), and I think this book is terrific. I was sent the book to review, and I have been reading it here and there and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

The book has 236 pages and is broken up into 33 chapters (chapters are only a few pages). I appreciate that the book is broken up into chapters. Completing at least one chapter today is my goal, but I have read past a chapter each time, because I am enjoying the story.

As a young chipmunk, shy, bookish Rockford T. Honeypot had dreams of thrilling adventures across the forest. However, timid of danger and germs, his only adventures were found in books and his imagination. When his family abandons him after a mistake that destroys their hazelnut business, Rockford sets off on a legendary journey beyond his wildest dreams. From exploring cuisines with a famous chef, training with ancient warrior monks, flying on giant hawks, finding true love, and much more, Rockford recounts his epic origin story of hardship, perseverance, and fortune.

The author, Josh Gottsegen, is a native of Los Angeles. He has a background in filmmaking and digital media. Gottsegen is also the author of the book series Joosh’s Juice Bar, which is an early elementary school children’s book series that encourages healthy eating habits through vivid illustrations and Dr. Seussian-style rhymes.

From what I have read so far (I’m on chapter 11), I really like this book. I find it very engaging and well written. I like the character (Rockford), and I can see this book becoming a series too. I would love to see Rockford go on more adventures.

This book is written so that both boys and girls alike will enjoy it. It is filled with thrilling, comedic, and sometimes harrowing tales to help children understand the importance of not giving up on their dreams, even when faced with adversity. I love it when children’s books are not only entertaining, but also have some kind of a teachable moment in them.

I know that a lot of children are required to read during summer vacation. This would be the perfect book to read over the summer months, as well as traveling for vacation.

The book is available for pre-order through Amazon and iBooks. It will be released on June 23, 2020.

To get you excited about the book’s release, below you will find some coloring pages that you can download and print out to enjoy with your child/children. Simply click on the link (below) to download them and/or print them out. I’ve also added some yummy recipes too.

If you would like to learn more about the book and the author, visit the official website, RockfordHoneypot.com. You can also follow the book and author on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The official hashtag is #RockfordHoneypot.

Rockford Honeypot Coloring Pages (link)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly

*I received a free copy of the book to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

The Little Book of Big Feelings: An Illustrated Exploration of Life’s Many Emotions

 

 

How are you?

Whenever someone asks you that question, how do you respond? Most people (myself included) respond “fine.” But are you REALLY fine? What emotion is “fine?”

I have discussed this with my husband many times over the years. I tell him how I would very much love to respond to that question with how I REALLY feel, or come up with some silly response.

Why do we shy away from how we are truly feeling? Are we afraid of being judged? Are we afraid the other person won’t understand how you are really feeling at that moment in time? There could be several reasons why we don’t respond with the answer that expresses our true feelings.

There is a new book by author Maureen “Marzi” Wilson called The Little Book of Big Feelings: An Illustrated Exploration of Life’s Many Emotions, that tackles the idea of emotions, and takes the reader on a journey of self-acceptance and acknowledgement. After all, as humans we have a complex set of emotions such as fear, sadness, happiness, apprehension, anxiety and joy. In this book, Marzi shows readers how to embrace each of these emotions.

This is not a “self help” book, per say, even if it comes across as one. It’s more of a lighthearted look at the complex emotions that we all feel from throughout the day.

The Little Book of Big Feelings: An Illustrated Exploration of Life’s Many Emotions is part book, part “comic” book, featuring adorable doodles that touch upon the various emotions. Here are just a few examples to give you an idea of what the interior of this book looks like.

Are you can see, this is not your typical “self help” book filled with big words and scientific mumbo jumbo. This is ones person’s insight on the various emotions and how they make her feel, which many people can certainly relate to.

The book’s table of contents show that it includes little tid bits about pretty much every emotion you would possibly feet.

I love her section on curiosity. I am probably one of the most curious persons out of my entire family and friends. Just like in the book, I will lose sleep at night because I can’t turn off my brain and I am constantly wondering about things. I literally have to take medication to help “turn off” my brain at night.

Like in the book, I always Google and read up on things that I am most curious about. I have been known to Google things I hear on the news because something about it I find curious.

I found this book to be very funny and entertaining. I especially love some of the ideas Marzi writes in the book, like why are croutons not called “toast babies” and an egg called “bird seed” (think about the last one – ha ha). There is also an entry where she asks why there isn’t a backpack that turns into a bed simply by pulling a string, so that the moment you walk in the door you can lie in a bed (I NEED something like that in my life).

Overall I enjoyed the book. As I said, it is very entertaining and the doodles (illustrations) are charming.

This book would be a great book for children as well (yes, this is actually a book for adults). It’s a nice way to introduce them to the various types of emotions, and to let them know it’s OK to feel all of them and that they never have to shy away from how they feel, or push their emotions down just because they don’t think they are acceptable.

After reading this book, I think the next time someone asks me “How are you?” I will respond with how I really feel (I just won’t go into great detail of course).

The Little Book of Big Feelings: An Illustrated Exploration of Life’s Many Emotions is available where ever books are sold, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Kimberly

*I received a free copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Gift some fun and educational books from National Geographic Kids this holiday season

 

Are you still looking for gifts for your child?

I know that many parents try and get the “it” toys of the season for their child (or grandchild). That is fine and all, but there is a type of gift that is ideal for gift giving, whether it’s for the holidays, a birthday, or “just because” – BOOKS!

When I was a child I LOVED books. I could not get enough of them. I loved receiving books as a gift. I amassed a nice collection of books, many of which I still have. I kept a lot of my favorite books from my youth to share with my own children, and someday, my future grandchildren.

I loved to read all types of books – fiction, non-fiction, horror, comedy, drama, book series – you name it. I even enjoyed reading educational books. One of my favorite types of books to read were encyclopedias. I know that might sound a bit unusual, but I honestly enjoyed it.

Educational books are not boring. It just depends in the book that you read. Take for example National Geographic Kids books. I have been a fan of their books for many years. Not only are they filled with a lot of great information and facts about just about everything on Earth (and even space), but they are also filled with a lot of great facts.

I’m a smart person. I do very well when we watch Jeporady. That is because I know a little bit about a lot of things. Many National Geographic Kids books are a great way to let your child learn a little bit about a lot of things (that is a GOOD thing).

If you are considering gifting a child books this holiday season, here are some suggestions from National Geographic and National Geographic Kids.

I was sent a few of these books to review.

Nerd A to Z: Your Reference to Literally Figuratively Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know (ages 8-12, $14.99)

“You don’t have to be a nerd to be captivated by this combination of Guinness Book of World Records, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and short form encyclopedia…..the info blurbs are fun to know and in many instances educational.  A bushel of inviting, idiosyncratic subjects” – Kirkus

“VERDICT A treat for visually oriented and information-hungry browsers.” – School Library Journal

This super-stuffed alphabetical compendium of must-know facts from science, pop culture, history, and more is perfect for kids who already know the names of every single dinosaur or want to understand exactly how the Millennium Falcon works. It’s a book for grammar gurus, science snobs, music geeks, and history buffs. In short, it’s a book for nerds. Inside, you’ll find browsable, info-packed blurbs that’ll give you the lowdown on everything from augmented reality to zydeco, with larger features that dive deep into fascinating topics like UFOs, pirates, artificial intelligence, and daring circus acts. And you’ll hear from the world’s most notable (and quotable) Nerds of Note from history and today.

As I mentioned earlier, I know a lot about a lot of things. This book is the prime example of ways your child can be the same way.

This book covers a huge assortment of topics on just about everything you can possibly think of.

There are even fun tests you can take to find out what kind of “nerd” you really are.

I’m an adult, and I found this book extremely interesting. I learned a lot from it myself.

The book is filled with colorful photos and illustrations that bring this book to life.

The Book of Bling: Ritzy Rocks, Extravagant Animals, Sparkling Science and More! (ages 8-12, $19.99)

“Bling is all around us,” the author writes. Maybe so…but rarely is the razzle-dazzle this cranked up. Should come with a cautionary note: sunglasses a must!” – Kirkus

From upscale splurges to flashy fun in nature, this treasure trove is filled with wonders that will dazzle and delight. Read about how nature struts its stuff with tantalizing tidbits about animals, including a few that literally glitter with iridescence to confuse predators. Or maybe you’ll strike it rich after reading about Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, U.S.A., where anyone can go hunt for sparkling gems. Dig into info about the world’s mysterious minerals, gorgeous geodes, and ritzy rocks. Discover extravagant expenditures like Canada’s million-dollar solid gold coin. Learn all about the splendid science of diamonds that rain from the sky in space. Get the secret behind glowing bio-luminescence. And go back in time to uncover palatial palaces, the riches of royalty, and other ancient treasures. To show off the lush content in proper fashion, readers will be dazzled by hundreds of fun flashy photos throughout.

This is a fun book about everything that glitters, shines and costs $$$.

I love the sections on the world’s richest animals, as well as the section on “cursed” jewelry that you should never touch. The section on gems and jewelry is pretty extensive.

The cat, “Grumpy Cat,” made it into the book as one of the world’s richest animals.

I like that angle this book takes. Would would have thought about writing a book all about rich, fancy, sparkly things around the world.

Treasury of Bible Stories written by Donna Jo Napoli, illustrated by Christina Balit (ages 8-12, HC, $24.99)

“Napoli brings her literary eye to yet another ancient tradition.  Balit’s bold illustrations accompany each tale and feature a diversity of skin tone that reflects the many lands from northeast Africa to the Middle East where the drama unfolds… Sidebars throughout add historical and scientific context to the stories presented while backmatter includes maps, timelines, and brief biographies of the major players. A worthy cultural treasury with appeal to both the faithful and irreligious.” — Kirkus

Noah’s Ark, Moses, David and Goliath, the ten plagues, Daniel and the lions’ den, Jonah and the giant fish, and many more of the Bible’s most powerful stories — 27 in all — are compellingly retold in this beautifully illustrated treasury. Readers will be fascinated by the ancient people and events they encounter, surprised by some of the lesser known accounts revealed, and inspired by the lessons these tales impart. Stories cover important ground beyond religion, such as culture, history, and geography, and they touch on issues that remain relevant today–faith, loyalty, kindness, violence, generosity, greed, jealousy, and more. These accessible, readible stories give kids a rich picture of biblical times, which encourages them to think about our role in the world and to learn more.

Dream Journal by Dr. Allan Peterkin (ages 8-12, $12.99 )

This stocking stuffer is what dreams are made of — literally!  Professor of Psychiatry Dr.Allan Peterkin helps readers uncover the power of their dreams and better understand the science of sleep. With lively text, vibrant imagery, and plenty of space for writing, it’s the perfect tool to help kids remember, record, and reflect on their nighttime adventures.  Catching Z’s has never been so much fun!

Brain Candy: Seriously Sweet Facts to Satisfy Your Curiosity – (ages 8-12, $8.99)

This offbeat, “stocking-sized” book is like a sweet treat that will satisfy any reader’s fun fact cravings. Cranium “cavities” will be filled to the brim with 500 fascinating knowledge nuggets about numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics.  With features that dive into why potatoes and tomatoes are a dynamic duo, amazing animal tongues and how they are used to ”lick” their competition and dental care through the ages, Brain Candy is a tasty approach to feeding kids tantalizing tidbits about the world.

This is another fascinating book filled with interesting facts.

I like how the facts are grouped by subject, such as size, heat, speed, numbers and more.

As with all National Geographic books, this book is overflowing with interesting and useful information, as well as beautiful, colorful photos and illustrations.

Any of these books would make a great gift for that special child in your life. To be honest, I think even grown-ups would appreciate these awesome books.

You can find these great books and more on the Shop National Geographic website. You can also find these books at book retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Does your child/grandchild own any National Geographic and/or National Geographic Kids books?

Do you think your child/grandchild would like any of the books mentioned above? If so, which one(s)?

Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Holiday gifts from Highlights

 

Are you familiar with Highlights? Highlights is a kid’s magazine that has been around for as long as I can remember.

Going to the pediatrician is never fun for a kid, however, I didn’t mind going because the waiting room had Highlights magazines in it. Often my doctor would let me take some of the older issues home with me. It was like getting a “gift” every time I went to see him. For that reason, I didn’t mind going.

My most favorite thing from the magazine is the search and fine puzzles. Those were always a lot of fun. Actually, all of the activities in the magazine were fun.

I loved Highlights magazine as a kid. As an adult, I can still appreciate this quality children’s magazine. I used to subscribe to it for my kids when they were little.

Highlights has not changed since when I was a child, which is a good thing. The brand has also gone on to create many wonderful Highlights books – both reading books as well as puzzle and game books.

I was sent to review a few Highlights books, all of which are great for the holiday season and beyond.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

 

Families will start a new holiday tradition with this special Hidden Pictures edition of the beloved holiday poem, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”—the debut title in the HighlightsTM Hidden Pictures® Storybooks series.

MSRP: $12.99

Age: 4 to 8 years

This is such an adorable book! The illustrations are darling!

The front and back cover of the book have glitter on it, to bring the “snow” to life. That was such a creative idea.

This is the classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas story, but with a twist. Each set of pages is a a “find the hidden picture” page. One side features part of the story, as well as illustrations of the items you need to find. On the other page is a scene from the story with the hidden pictures somewhere inside of it.

This book is geared towards children 4-8 years old, but I must say, there were a few times I was stumped as to where the hidden item was hiding. Some are not as easy to find as others.

This is a fun book for children to read on their own, or if they just want to try and find the hidden objects without reading the story.

60 Second Puzzles

The Fun to Go books are ideal for busy kids—they fit easily into backpacks for travel, waiting time, or any “I’m bored” moment.

MSRP: $6.99

Ages 6 to 9

This is a small book that comes with an sand timer. The sand runs out in 60 seconds. The idea of the book is to see if you can complete a puzzle in one minute, before the timer runs out.

There is a nice variety of puzzles in this book, from mazes to find the hidden objects. I find that the mazes were a bit easier to do in the time frame than the find the hidden objects puzzles.

Each set of puzzles gives you four tries to complete them. I like that you get more than one chance. You can also do different puzzles each time, then go back to the ones you want to try over again.

This book is small (think), but it’s ideal for tucking into a backpack or luggage when traveling. You can even tuck it in your purse or tote bag to take with you to keep your child occupied and entertained while at a restaurant or waiting at a doctor’s office.

Jumbo Pad of Word Puzzles

This 256-page pad of word puzzles joins our successful, best-selling collection of jumbo books. It’s jam-packed with word searches, crosswords, riddles, codes, and logic puzzles, with removable sheets that are easy to share.

MSRP: $12.99

Ages 6 to 9

There are over 125+ puzzles in this jumbo pad. There is a nice assortment/variety.

Even though this is geared towards children, I found some of the puzzles to be fun to do myself.

You can work directly in the pad, or tear out pages if you want to share them among children (in case you have more than one child/grandchild who wants to use the pad).

The nice thing is that the backside of each page features the solution to the puzzle, so you can easily check your answers.

All of these books are “budget friendly.” They are available on the Highlights website, as well as on Amazon and other retail locations.

These not only make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers, but they are also great gifts for year round gifting.

For more information about these and other Highlights products, visit Highlights.com. The brand can also be found on social media. Their links are found on the bottom of their website.

A Highlights magazine subscription also makes a great gift.

Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

National Geographic Kids Books new book series – So Cool! So Cute! (giveaway ends 10/12/19)

 

I’ve always been an avid reader. Sadly, I have been too busy over the years to read as much as I’d like to. I have a nice collection of books I’ve been meaning to get to. Someday…

As a child, I would read all kinds of books. I especially loved books that were educational. Yes… it’s true. I would read educational books. I would grab an encyclopedia (remember those?) and literally read through it from beginning to end. How nerdy was that? It’s true. I think that is why I am so good at answering questions on Jeopardy. I love it when “I” know the answer and the smart people on the show don’t.

I loved reading books about animals, ancient Egypt (I loved to learn about mummies), and other far away places.

If your child/grandchild love animals, and they love to read up about the various species, you should check out a new book series from National Geographic Kids Books called So Cool! So Cute!

So Cool! So Cute! books are filled with fun facts about the specific species. Each page features beautiful, colorful, photography of the species to help bring it all alive.

The first two books in the series are So Cool! Sharks and So Cute! Pandas. I was sent both books to review, along with adorable plush animals.

These books are geared towards kids 3-7 year olds (preschool to second grade). I’m an adult and I think these books are great. I even learned a thing or two that I didn’t know about sharks and pandas.

So Cool! Sharks

Sharks are among the world’s top predators, but that’s just ONE reason why they are SO COOL. So who wouldn’t want to hang out with them to learn more! These books blend awesome animal photos with silly quips and info that will delight young readers and animal enthusiasts. For example, kids can catch the hunting habits of a great white shark while learning that its true nature is as chill as a frozen fish stick. This is the perfect little reader to get their brain buzzing and keep them laughing during downtime, bedtime, or anytime.

I have always found sharks to be fascinating creatures. One of the things on my “Bucket List” is to cage dive off the Australian coast and see a Great White shark up close. I know, I know… sounds crazy. But I am really interested in doing something like that. I know it will never happen (we don’t have that kind of money), but it’s fun to dream about it at least.

I know a lot of people are into sharks. That is why “Shark Week” has become so popular over the years. Admittedly I watch some of the programs that come on that week. That’s because I find sharks so cool, just like the books.

This book is a great starter book for young children to learn about these fascinating creatures. You can read it to them, or they could read it themselves. These are easy readers.

The other book in the series has to do with Pandas. Who doesn’t love Pandas? They are SO CUTE! I especially love how they act. They are very silly. I love how they roll around.

I first fell in love with pandas when I saw the famous Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., when I was a young girl. It was back in the late 70’s or early 80’s if I recall correctly. Sadly, those Pandas died many years ago.

I also received the So Cute! Pandas book as well as an adorable plush panda.

So Cute! Pandas

Get ready for cute overload, panda style. And the funny thing is, this panda isn’t just cute. It’s got attitude! You’ll flip over the adorable photos and be equally charmed by what this sassy little panda is thinking on every page. Introducing the brand-new series from National Geographic Kids that combines two wonderful things: super cute photos of all your favorite fluffy animals and silly text that will have the whole family laughing. Add to that some great nonfiction content that gets kids learning, and, what can we say? This series is just so cute!

Admittedly, I didn’t know as much about pandas as I did sharks. That is because there is no such thing as “Panda Week” on television. There should be. Pandas are fascinating creatures too.

Both of these books would make a great addition to any family library.

If you are interested in learning more about these and other National Geographic Kids Books, visit the National Geographic store (linked here).

I have both books and the plush animals to give to a lucky reader.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on October 12, 2019. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. The sponsor will be providing the prize package.