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Monday, February 10, 2020

Awesome New Books from Nat Geo Kids


Today I'm sharing some wonderful new books, from National Geographic Kids and Society, that celebrate women, cute furry babies, and music...


By Jill Esbaum 
12/31/19 
Nat Geo Society 

A wonderfully playful picture book showcasing adorable baby animals and celebrating their glorious diversity, from "paws and claws and little flippers" to "feet that look like fuzzy slippers!" 

This hilarious picture book with rollicking, rhyming text reads like a crowd-pleasing call, pumping up readers' excitement for the cutest baby animals ever. Illustrated with lively National Geographic photography, We Love Babies! presents furred, feathered, and finned baby animals of all shapes and sizes. Whimsical cartoon cheerleaders add to the fun, popping up throughout the book to lead fans in the irresistible refrain: "We love babies, yes we do, we love babies, how about you?" 

“an adorable and rollicking read-aloud… Bouncy rhymes and spot-on rhythms will delight little ears…. An eye-catching way to introduce older toddlers and preschoolers to the babies of our world.” - Kirkus 

With fun, lyrical rhymes and the most adorable, squee-worthy pictures of baby animals, little readers will be absolutely charmed by We Love Babies! and want to read it again and again!


By Sue Macy 
2/4/20 
Nat Geo Society 

Award-winning author Sue Macy offers a fresh and timely account of women in sports in the 1920s, and how their determination, talent, and defiance in the face of criticism promoted women's rights, redefined femininity, and changed the course of history. 

Macy offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into the journey of women's rights through the lens of women in sports during the pivotal decade of the 1920s. With elegant prose, poignant wit, and fascinating primary sources, Macy explores the many hurdles presented to female athletes as they stormed the field, stepped up to bat, and won the right to compete in sports. Featuring bold and talented heroines, this book documents how the social issues and morals of the decade--from politics to segregation to the media--helped shape the changing narratives around women and alter the course of history entirely. It is a fascinating window into a rich and seldom explored history, and also a topical reminder of the many discussions surrounding femininity and the role of women that continue today. 

Starred Review – “Macy writes perceptively about the history of American women’s sports.” - Booklist 
 "Art deco page designs, colorized archival photos, and reprinted news articles bring readers into the Roaring '20s,… A recommended introduction to an often overlooked aspect of feminist history.” -- Kirkus Reviews 
 "The content is direct and precise, its perspectives treated with nuance and care. Breaking Through is a stirring saga that uses excellent visual storytelling to capture a unique time in women’s athletic history." — Foreward 

Beautifully designed, inside and out, with fascinating, well-researched and presented information, this book is a captivating page-turner!


By Kitson Jazynka 
12/1/19 
Nat Geo Kids 

Meet one of the most important figures in women's and U.S. history. Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment giving U.S. women the right to vote, learn about Susan B. Anthony's remarkable life, from her childhood to her groundbreaking work. 

National Geographic Kids Readers have been a hit in the beginning reader category, and this book builds upon that success with a new approach--parents and children reading together. With the same combination of careful text, brilliant photographs, and fun approach to high-interest subjects that has proved to be a winning formula with kids, National Geographic Co-readers provide one page of adult read-aloud and one page of kid read-aloud text on each spread, building toward a collaborative reading experience. 

By Barbara Kramer 
1/1/20 
Nat Geo Kids 

Find out about the life of Harriet Tubman and how her brave actions working to "conduct" the Underground Railroad helped the Union Army in the Civil War lead more than 700 slaves to freedom. 

Learn about Harriet Tubman's life, achievements, and the challenges she faced along the way. The Level 2 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging information for independent readers. 

National Geographic Readers have been a hit in the competitive beginning reader category, and this book builds on that success with the same careful text, brilliant photographs, and fun approach to high-interest biographies of fascinating people such as Harriet Tubman, has proved to be a winning formula with kids. 

With a fun layout, easily understood information, neat photographs and illustrations, and fun extras, these leveled reading books are perfect read-alouds to educate and entertain!


A Pitch-Perfect History of Music That Rocked The World 
12/17/19 
Nat Geo Kids 

From classical to country, blues to rock, hip-hop to pop, crank up the volume and get ready to rock out with a comprehensive record of music through the ages. 

The high notes and biggest moments in music history are covered in this fun compendium. You'll learn about the world's most famous musicians through the eras, from Bach to the Beatles to Beyonce -- and beyond. Many major music genres are playfully explained, from tribal, classical, jazz, folk, rock ... all the way to today's modern forms, such as k-pop, hip-hop, and rap. Instruments and sounds are explored, along with places and events in history that inspired the evolution of music. Kids will also get a sense of music theory, instrumentation, and the artistry of distinctive musical styles. Song recommendations help readers open their ears to what they've learned. Add to that amazing images, a rockin' glossary of musical terms, and a timeline that plots each genre on its path from ancient history to today, and this book is bound to top the charts! 

This engaging book, with its cool, boldly colored design, super interesting information, and great photographs is an excellent and comprehensive look at the history of music!




**Disclaimer: I received copies of the titles above for review/feature purposes Al thoughts, opinions, and reviews are my own.




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