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Monday, April 18, 2016

Celebrate National Parks Week with National Geographic


Timed to the 100th anniversary of the National Parks in 2016 and National Parks Week April 16-24, 2016, National Geographic celebrates “The Year of the Parks” with four new children’s books designed to introduce young readers to the wonder and beauty of our nation’s parks.
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. takes kids on a journey to National Parks across the United States, divided neatly by region: East, West, Southwest, and Midwest. Each region is broken down park-by-park with maps showing visitor centers and other attractions, lists of must-do activities, fun facts, and more – the perfect road trip companion. Young explorers will especially delight in the parks of special interest, such as “spooky” sites like Alcatraz or Great Sand Dunes National Park, known for its UFO sightings. The guide also aims to raise preservation awareness, offering conservation tips and detailing the best parks in which to spot endangered species like gray wolves and California condors. Color photographs, packing checklists, and suggested bicycling and spelunking excursions round out this comprehensive guide.

Junior Ranger Activity Book will keep kids entertained on the road to the nearest National Park with games, trivia, and jokes inspired by the National Parks Junior Ranger Program. The jam-packed book also enriches their experience with engaging facts and photos featuring local wildlife from each park. 

Funny Fill-In: My National Parks Adventure also makes a great car ride companion with over 20 hilarious fill-ins, colorful artwork, and wacky bonus facts.

Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure by Ilona E. Holland invites young readers to follow curious twins Elena and Christopher on a wild adventure through Yellowstone Park alongside Buddy Bison, Elena’s stuffed animal who has magically come to life. The story is set against gorgeous photographs and sprinkled with weird facts and helpful hints about the park, as well as an educational afterword on the history of Yellowstone and ways kids can help preserve its unique majesty.

These new titles are part of a yearlong exploration of the power of parks that also includes magazine features, special television programming, up-to-the-minute National Park Trail Maps, biodiversity-themed outdoor festivals at parks in all 50 states, and more across all of National Geographic’s platforms.

About National Geographic Children’s Books
National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, website, apps, games, toys, television series and events and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core. National Geographic Kids (10 issues per year) and Little Kids (6 issues per year) are photo-driven publications and are available on newsstands or by subscription in print and on tablets. The award-winning website excites kids about the planet through games, videos, contests, photos, quizzes, and blogs about cultures, animals and destinations. National Geographic Kids Books publishes as many as 100 nonfiction titles each year and teaches the youngest readers why the world is a weird, fascinating and fun place. National Geographic Kids Entertainment brings the renowned National Geographic brand to quality animated and live-action, entertainment-driven television, home video and online programming.

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