Giveaway: The World Almanac for Kids, 2013
This easy-breezy compendium of trivia and useful facts about the world intrigued my young teens and preteens the minute it came into our house as a review item. Whether you need to know the population of Senegal, a brief history of ancient Asia, Justin Beiber’s birthday, or all the NASCAR champions since 1985, this book will fill you in. Every page is loaded with pictures in a magazine-style format, drawing kids in quickly and enticing them to turn the pages to learn more, and more, and more. I’m thinking about purchasing more copies as Christmas gifts — judging by my kids’ interest, they’d be a hit with some of my nieces and nephews.
If you’d like to win a copy of your own, comment below and tell me your go-to reference materials as a kid– how do they compare to what your kids have today? I still think there’s something to be said for good old encyclopedias, at least for initial research on historical topics. No need for ‘safe search’, for one thing, and most likely you’ll get a fairly unbiased take on the subject.
I’ll choose one winner early next week. Enjoy your weekend!