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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*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. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Lauralee Hensley says

    I think a so cool book would be great on Condors. I believe that is what the birds are called in Peru. I think little Olivia would be most interested in the Panda because after all they are cute. The boys Liam, Logan, Cooper, Brendon, and Brody would be most interested in the Shark.

  2. Shirley Emitt says

    So Cool! Sharks is the book our grandchild would be most excited about/

  3. I think my nephew would most like the Shark book. I would like to see an Eagle So Cool book.

  4. My two Grands would love both books They would trade them back and forth because they are avid new readers. Nat Geo makes great books for kids!

  5. DEBRA HALL says

    I think my grandson would love the shark book

  6. My daughter would love the panda plush and book.

  7. Kim Pincombe-Cole says

    These are both so cute! I’d love either for my grandson, but I’m partial to the shark as a marine biologist…

  8. Vicki Wurgler says

    my granddaughter would enjoy the panda book

  9. My son would love the shark book! He loves to be read to and he loves stuffed animals so this is right up his alley!

  10. My son would enjoy both books, because he’s intrigued with the ocean, enjoys watching and reading about pandas. 🙂

  11. I’d like to see a book about penguins.

  12. My 6 year old daughter loves to read National Geographic kids books. She would love the book about the pandas. Also, she would love a book about dogs.

  13. laura bernard says

    My daughter loves the shark book!

  14. Kristen Joiner says

    I’d love to see them do a book about turtles, my niece has an obsession with turtles.

  15. My daughter would be the most excited about the Panda book.

  16. I’d love to see one with a parrot.

  17. bet my nephew would like sharks

  18. Dana Rodriguez says

    I think our grandson would LOVE the So Cool Shark book!

  19. Otters are the cutest animals so they should make a So Cute otter book next

  20. Like to see a starfish.

  21. Tami Vollenweider says

    I’d like to see koala bears made into a book!

  22. Teresa D Kunberger says

    We would love a lion one! Or even an owl!!! These are so cool!