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I buy one of these for my 4th grade classroom every year. There's a ton of interesting facts and topics in here, and they're presented with vivid photos and captions. Students "fight" over who gets to read it next!
I wanted to take one star off because of the delivery issue. My books were shoved one into another which caused the pages to wrinkle. However, the Almanac is amazing, I'm posting pictures for you, so you can see it too. It's softcover, nice quality paper, with bright beautiful detailed photos.My kids love it, they ask for it every year. Great addition to their at home library. This book covers a wide range of subjects (see the contents). Amazing pictures, full of fun facts. It has science, crafts, maps, history, space and earth facts, culture connection stories, cool technology examples, wonders of nature, quiz whiz questions, games, jokes and even a challenge. Read it with your kids, read it without them - it's really good.
This was part of a Christmas gift for a 9 year old girl. Wonderful book! I understand those who do not care for the evolution theory but it fits right with my religion and has been shown as a probable truth. National Geographic is, as always, wonderful! Wish I had another child to give more National Geographic stuff!
WE gave this to our 6 year old reluctant reader great nephew. He was not ready for the level of reading needed to get the most from this book. However, the illustrations do indeed engage him, so score! We hope it encourages him to read more, and learn more.
These are written for kids, but contain plenty of information that will be interesting to adults as well. My grandson has been reading them since he was eight and virtually memorizes all the facts. He's a real fount of information.