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  • National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears

    Laura Marsh

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, April 9, 2013)
    With their beautiful white fur and powerful presence, polar bears rule the Arctic. These majestic giants swim from iceberg to iceberg in chilling waters, care for their adorable cubs, and are threatened by global warming. In this level 1 reader you'll learn all you ever wanted to know about polar bears and so much more. Complete with fascinating facts and beautiful images, National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears can't miss.
  • National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales

    Laura Marsh

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, Oct. 12, 2010)
    Over the course of their 70-year lifespan, sperm whales will easily travel the circumference of the Earth in search of food and the need to breed and find a mate. Males will travel as far north as the Bering Sea and as far south as Antarctica in order to find enough food to sustain their ways of live鈥攗p to 700 squid a day! Along the way, these massive beasts battle 30-feet-long giant squids, and each other, to sustain their ways of life.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit for more information.
  • National Geographic Readers: Titanic

    Melissa Stewart

    Single Issue Magazine (National Geographic Children's Books, March 27, 2012)
    Get kids reading with cool information about the subjects that interest them the most. National Geographic Readers are high-interest, exciting, and easy to read. The latest in the series, Titanic is no exception. Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Olympic-class passenger liner's ill-fated journey, this title is replete with brilliant photographs and exclusive in-depth coverage including Bob Ballard's 1985 discovery. Brought to you only as National Geographic can, the industrial feat of the powerful ship, the tragedy of the wreckage, and the fascinating stories of survival bring the historical significance of the Titanic to a new audience in this level 3 reader.
  • National Geographic Kids: Ultimate Weird but True - 1,000 Wild & Wacky Facts and Photos

    National Geographic

    Hardcover (National Geographic Children's Books, Sept. 13, 2011)
    Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas, that you drink the same water as the dinosaurs did, or that there鈥檚 a car that drives underwater? This supersized, hardcover addition to the blockbuster Weird But True series, Ultimate Weird But True is packed 1,000 amazing facts and eye-popping photos that prove truth really is stranger than fiction. With a colorful, metallic cover, a kid-friendly design, and a wacky sense of humor, this stunning book will give kids a winning combination of smarts and fun. Flip through these boldly-designed pages and you鈥檒l find hundreds of snack-size stories about weird animals, space vacations, wacky inventions, freaky weather, amazing feats, wild extreme sports, and more. You鈥檒l discover: 路 A real-life Spider-Man man who scales skyscrapers with his bare hands 路 A fish that plays soccer 路 A $150,000 diamond-studded cupcake 路 A man who makes himself invisible 路 An upside-down house 路 A hotel shaped like a giant beagle 路 Tornadoes of fire 路 A mouse that hitched a ride on a frog鈥檚 back 路 A dog that can read 路 A motorcycle shaped like hamburger 路 A 13-foot-tall pink poodle 路 Millions of red crabs 路 A white alligator 路 A robot that can do your grocery shopping, and much more鈥 路 Plus, cool illustrations, and "Ultimate Secret Revealed" features that explain the strange truth behind the most mind-bending facts, such as how it鈥檚 possible to convert peanut butter into a diamond and how frogs can fall from the sky
  • National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies

    Laura Marsh

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, Oct. 12, 2010)
    The monarch butterfly, one of the most seemingly delicate of all of nature鈥檚 animals, proves to be one of the toughest in this reader. Making the yearly trip from the Northern United States and Canada to the Oyamel forest of Mexico is no easy task, and it takes five generations of butterflies in order to do so. Battling cold temperatures and the threat of starvation, these beautiful insects complete an almost 3,000 mile journey over the course of two months, only to have to turn and around and head back home.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit for more information.
  • National Geographic Readers: Bats

    Elizabeth Carney

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, Sept. 14, 2010)
    They live in spooky caves, in forests, even in the dark reaches of ordinary attics and bridges. They flock by the hundreds, and they sleep while hanging upside down! In this beautifully photographed Level 2 Reader, kids learn about one of the most interesting creatures around鈥攁nd discover the bat鈥檚 unique place in the wild and in the world. The high-interest topic, expertly written text, and bonus learning activity lay the groundwork for a successful and rewarding reading experience.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit for more information.
  • National Geographic Kids World Atlas

    National Geographic Kids

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, July 10, 2018)
    The world has changed and this new atlas from the map experts at National Geographic captures the state of the planet with completely updated maps, stats, and fun facts--the perfect hardcover reference for curious kids and students.Learn all about the people, places, trends, and developments of our world in the fifth edition of this acclaimed atlas. It's got a fresh, kid-friendly design and all the latest, greatest geographic and political information that make this such a valuable resource. New features include a thematic map on endangered species, a map about the region of Central Africa, and an expanded Antarctica section that introduces kids to the important research that is happening there. It's the perfect reference for kids to learn about lands close to home or oceans away--ideal for classroom use, homework help, and armchair exploration.
  • National Geographic Readers: Trains

    Amy Shields

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, April 12, 2011)
    Choo Choo! Kids love trains! Especially the old-timey steam engines found in amusement parks and zoos. But what about a super-speeder in Japan that zooms on the track at 361 miles per hour? Or the world's longest freight train, stretching on for a whopping 4.6 miles? Or futuristic railways in the sky? In this level 1 reader, young readers will discover a whole new way of looking at trains!National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit for more information.
  • National Geographic Readers: Owls

    Laura Marsh

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, July 8, 2014)
    In this level 1 reader, young readers will explore the feathery world of adorable owls. Follow these curious-looking creatures through their wooded habitats, and learn how owls raise their young, hunt, and protect themselves. Beautiful photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud or for independent reading.
  • National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs

    Elizabeth Carney

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, Jan. 11, 2011)
    Chocolate or vanilla? Creamy peanut butter or crunchy? Cats or dogs? On some matters in life, every kid must take a stance. Ever since the first youngster in history had a pet, cats vs. dogs has been a hotly debated issue at recesses and lunch tables worldwide. Which one's better? Smarter? This reader presents the facts in fun and informative fashion. Kids will love the stimulating Level 3 text as they decide the answer to this question for themselves.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit for more information.
  • National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Things That Go

    Karen de Seve

    Hardcover (National Geographic Children's Books, July 11, 2017)
    This charming reference book takes a closer look at the different ways people move from place to place, whether it is in a car, subway, hang glider, or submarine. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with age-appropriate text that explains how racecars, bicycles, rockets, and so many other modes of transportation work. This book inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them.
  • Angry Birds Playground: Dinosaurs: A Prehistoric Adventure!

    Jill Esbaum, Franco Tempesta

    eBook (National Geographic Children's Books, Jan. 28, 2014)
    It's an extraordinary day on Piggy Island because the Angry Birds haven't lost their eggs, they've found something amazing: a bone! Not a plain old bone鈥攁 huge and very old bone. What kind of giant creature could this bone have come from? That's a question for Mighty Eagle鈥攖he wisest bird they know. Join the Angry Birds on their imaginary trip through time to discover the most awesome animals ever to roam this planet: the dinosaurs! But why do the Angry Birds feel such a special bond with the ancient beasts? Maybe Mighty Eagle knows the answer!