It’s the 10th anniversary of the world’s best-selling almanac for kids! I got an advance copy free for this post, and it is great! This post contains affiliate links. This year’s Almanac features all-new content and interviews with explorers in each chapter. Kids get a special look at what was going on in the world when the first National Geographic Kids Almanac came out 10 years ago! It also has the results of the 2019 Almanac Challenge and a new Challenge for kids who want to get involved with helping our planet! If you purchase any book for your child this year, it’s got to be this number one new release! It will keep them entertained for hours!
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS BEST-SELLING ALMANAC CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY IN 2019
May 7, 2019
Photos, facts, crafts and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, conservation and more fill this year’s almanac.
For book lovers and reluctant readers alike, the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 is a compelling and balanced combination of:
- Fun and games, including activities, jokes, quizzes and comics
- Practical resources, including homework help and fast facts and maps of every country
- Exciting sections on pop culture, cool technology, extreme exploration and more
- Lighthearted favorites like the “Cutest Animals of 2020!”
The National Geographic Kids Almanac inspires young readers to be the change they want to see in the world around them, and it encourages them to become more involved environmentally, socially and in other ways.
Real-life National Geographic explorers
Your kids will be inspired by learning from these real-life explorers! I love the variety of jobs these explorers hold. This shows kids that a job in “science” isn’t just about science, so no matter what they love, they can find a job helping the world!
- Christine Chen: geologist and climate scientist
- Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey: anthropologist and filmmaker
- Guillermo de Anda: underwater archaeologist
- Enric Sala: marine ecologist
- Katey Walter Anthony: aquatic ecosystem ecologist
- Kakani Katija: bioengineer
- Krithi Karanth: conservation scientist
- Barrington Irving: pilot
- Brian Skerry: underwater photographer
This year’s challenge
In this year’s edition, National Geographic Kids launches the 20/20 Visionary Challenge, asking readers to imagine the world 10 years from now and to picture a positive change, invention or discovery they’d like to see become reality, in whatever area interests them: animals, people, places, science, technology or beyond — the sky’s the limit! Kids will be able to read some of their great ideas in next year’s Almanac 2021.
Inspiration and information on how to submit 20/20 Visionary Challenge entries, as well as other digital extras, can be found at natgeokids.com/almanac.
National Geographic Kids Amazing Awesome Almanac Game Show Tour
In May, National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 is hitting the road with the National Geographic Kids Amazing Awesome Almanac Game Show, an interactive, multimedia traveling quiz show based on the all-new 2020 edition.
“We wanted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the almanac in a unique and exciting way, which led to the creation of the Amazing Awesome Almanac Game Show. We can’t wait to bring learning to life for kids around the country on the national tour,” said Rebecca Baines, VP and editorial director of National Geographic Kids Books. Tour cities include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston and the northern New Jersey metro area.