National Geographic Kids 2014 Almanac {Review & Giveaway 2 Winners!) Plus, Kindle Giveaway!

I have talked about my super cute little man a little bit before.  He is insanely handsome, loves jokes, creative, super sweet and really, really smart!  The kid is only 4 ½ and is already starting to read and spell.  He loves reading and loves facts.  The other day in the car I was speechless when he pointed out a bird and said “hey mom is that a peregrine falcon? When they dive they fly really super-fast….like me. “  I have a hard time finding things for him to do and read to keep his little mind learning and growing.  I really want to keep him challenged so he can continue to love learning. 

To say we have LOVED the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 would be a massive understatement. 


The latest edition of the world’s bestselling almanac for kids, the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014, makes it’s debut with tons of all new content, state of the art mobile media features for iPod Touch and smart phones that allows kids to download National Geographic videos, photo galleries and games AND eight “Homework Help” sections. Targeted to ages 8 and up, the almanac is packed with amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, robots, maps, games, activities, and helpful chapters that cover technology, countries, presidents, animals, weather, funny roadside attractions, outer space, green tips, and natural disasters, just for starters.

My 4 year old will sit and look at the wonderful, brightly colored pictures all day and we read it together all.the.time.  I don’t know why I would expect anything less from The National Geographic Society.  They have brought a wonderful book into our home that I can encourage my little man to learn from for years!  I really love that this will grow with him. The cool facts and the incredible photos are what really intrigue him now.  His favorite thing is to ask my husband and me, “mommy, daddy, did you know….” and then spout off some fact he has learned.  I am amazed how much he has learned and remembered from reading this book.   I know as he grows he will still find the facts interesting, but there are also quizzes, games and digital extras that I know he will love.  It’s so great that National Geographic has mixed so much fun with learning! Learning should be fun!


Along with the amazing and colorful pictures, there are a wide variety of topics to read about that have helped me get into learning discussions with him.  The book includes topics such as animals( the cute furry kind, the water loving kind and the ferocious kind), bugs, dinosaurs, weather, different cultures, green living, history, science, geography…seriously soooo many fun topics and facts. 

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014

I could go on and on about the amazing things in this book.  Like the page about “15 things to do before you grow up.”  Or, “All about you: what your birth order says about you. “  My husband and I have even looked through the book a few times after our little man is in bed.  There are fascinating things for EVERYONE to learn.  I wonder if I read the “6 tips for a good night’s sleep” to my 2 month old we will get more sleep. 🙂 (I’ll keep you posted on that one…… )

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If you are looking for a great book for your kids to keep their minds busy this summer, this is it! Need a birthday present for the little boy or girl in your life? This is it!  Like I said, it will grow with them and last forever!  This is an amazing book to have for the family bookshelf. 

The National Geographic Society is also celebrating their 125th year anniversary!

To celebrate The National Geographic Society is having TWO giveaways.

The first giveaway is for two copies of the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014. (US only.)

The second is a NG Kids Almanac GRAND PRIZE of a Kindle Fire ($159.99 ARV), hosted by National Geographic Kids!

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* This giveaway is hosted and administered by NG Kids and consists of a Kindle Fire ($159.99 ARV) will run from June 10 – June 14.
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About Megan

Megan loves being a stay at home mom to a busy boy Hayden (10) and sweet girl Halli (6). She has been happily married to her ridiculously good looking husband for 11 years. She also enjoys blogging, trying new recipes to cook or bake, girls nights, fashion, and reading. You can also find her on twitter and instagram @fourheartsproject


  1. Sabrina Eugene says

    I want to read my copy of the 2014 Almanac from National Geographic Kids with my four year old niece and my two year old nephew. My niece hasn’t begun pre-kindergarten yet and I feel being home all day lives her with little stimulation besides the television (I also want her to have other interests besides princesses and pink things.) My nephew is very smart probably due to him being around his sister so much, so I feel like he will gain much enjoyment from the Almanac as well.

  2. latanya says

    my son

  3. Cristine Flowers says

    My son would love this. He loves learning all about all things!!!

  4. Melinda Starnes says

    The grandchildren would love this…

  5. Sarah says

    My soon to be 6 year old! She loves the national geo kids books. She told me at the book fair she got educational books because she wanted to learn!

    Sugardipes1 at aol dot com

  6. Michelle C says

    My two little ones would enjoy this!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  7. betty says

    My nephew is enthralled with animals, primarily whether they are endangered or not and what can be done to help them

  8. Pat R says

    I would love this for my grandkids.

  9. Maryann Gates says

    Heck, I want to read it… then I might pass it along to my two daughters. :0)

  10. amy pugmire says

    I would love to read it and I know my daughter would enjoy it too!

  11. sandra davis says

    my nieces would love this

  12. EJ (Jane) says

    My four children & my husband & I. This is perfect to carry with us, always having something interesting to read.

  13. nancy says

    Our 5 children 🙂


  14. susan h says

    I would like it for my godson Riley.

  15. Claire says

    My stepdaughter is twelve and loves all things Nat Geo! She’d love this so much!

  16. Cindy B says

    Our grandson loves these and reads them to us in the car. He asks for a new one every year!

  17. darci pb says

    My son Jax would love this! He is pretty interested in anything National Geographic puts out.

  18. My boys would love to go over this together

  19. ria clarke says

    with my 7 yo son and now my 3 yo dd- they love these almanacs- and so do I!

  20. Jackie says

    I’d love to give it to my niece and nephews
    Thank you!

  21. Liz Moulton says

    Evan would love this! He is always asking questions about EVERYTHING!

  22. BeckyM says

    My 6 year old son would love this!

  23. sandra says

    my sons

  24. Donnetta says

    I want to read it with my 7 year old daughter.

  25. julie says

    my daughter:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  26. Lauren Brown says

    my 4 year old son 🙂

  27. I can picture both of my boys reading this together. They love reading fun facts like this. Thanks for the fun 🙂

  28. Jessica H. says

    My youngest daughter is OBSESSED with Nat Geo books, she looks for the yellow square every time we are looking at books and she would adore this! Thank you for the giveaway!

  29. I’d read it with my kiddos 🙂

  30. I have 2 boys that would LOVE to have this! 🙂 They are 11 and 5.

  31. Claire Rheinheimer says

    My son is 2 and my daughter is 8 days old, I’ll read it now with my son and with my daughter as she gets older.

  32. nicole says

    my daughter adores NG and would love this!

  33. Carmen says

    I want to read this with my daughter

  34. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    My nephew would love it!

  35. carla g says

    my 3 sons, especially my oldest

  36. Carol says

    My granddaughter

  37. Eloise C says

    I would love to read this with my 10 year old daughter. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!


  38. stephanie hodges says

    My daughter would love it.

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