Do you have kids that just love to soak up information and facts? I do, but the problem is always finding books for them because of their ages being on the younger side, 8 and 6 years old. There are just usually some adult topics or records or tidbits of information that would not be appropriate and they miss out on learning all sorts of cool and nifty facts. Well no more, because we were introduced to The World Almanac for Kids 2013 which gives our kids that age appropriate level of awesome facts. You can read about the features below, which include faces and places, animals, energy and environment, fashion, games, homework help, money, movies and tv, music and dance, nations, population, sports, technology and computers, and last but not least United States.
The full color almanac not only has color pictures, but also makes great use of different formatting to make the information pop out at you and give you an enjoyable reading experience. My 8-year-old is absolutely enthralled by the information and the best part about a book like this is even after he went through it from cover to cover, he still goes back and picks it up everyday to revisit some of the facts. This is one of those books that does not just get a single read, your child will open the covers many times to remind themself of that one fact, or even to look something up. He is really into presidents and having all the presidents with fun facts and pictures is something he is studying (even in the summer!). I found the short history sections to be fun to read as well as the provided refresher I needed in American History.
I found myself as a parent reading this book as well and for anyone that wants to stay in touch with their kids and what is going on in their world and culture, you could not ask for a better resource. You might even learn a few things yourself. You can find out how to enter the contest below and even if you are not a winner, I suggest you go and purchase this book for your kids, and yourself.
How To Enter:
This is a perfect book to get your kids back into the school year, so to win a copy you need to send an email with your name and shipping information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make the title Almanac so we know which contest you are entering. If you follow us on Twitter (@BSCkids) or Facebook (Search BSCKids or our front page) or Google Plus (Search BSCKids or our front page) you get extra chances to win, please just make sure you include the name you follow us under in the email, if you follow us on both that will be three extra entries. We will announce two winners on September 3rd!
The World Almanac® for Kids 2013
Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, and Eli Manning Grace Cover of #1 Reference Book for Children
New York, NY — What will kids remember most about 2012? From the release of The Hunger Games film to the United States debut of boy band One Direction, from quarterback Eli Manning to pop icon Justin Bieber, The World Almanac® for Kids 2013 (ages 8 and up) chronicles the most notable people, places, and events of 2012 alongside plenty of new, fascinating facts. On sale nationwide August 14, this annual bestseller is a homework helper, reference book, and entertaining read all in one.
This year, a trio of top stars appears on the cover of The World Almanac® for Kids, including music sensation Justin Bieber, Super Bowl-winning New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, and The Hunger Games breakout star, Jennifer Lawrence.
Fully updated with a fresh, new look, The World Almanac® for Kids 2013 is packed with new features on topics such as presidential trivia and the 2012 election, “Must-Have Fashions,” the “World’s Youngest Billionaires,” “Viral Video Stars,” and much more. The book is also a valuable educational source, featuring tips on test prep, Internet research, and even cloud computing. Meanwhile, vivid photos showcase the year’s most memorable headlines in sports, movies, music, and other must-know news.
“We pride ourselves on keeping The World Almanac® for Kids colorful, fun, and current for today’s young, digitally savvy generation,” said Sarah Janssen, senior editor of The World Almanac®. “Our mission has always been to both entertain as well as educate our readers to get them excited about learning and interested in the world. With society changing at a faster pace than ever, we hope to make it both easy and engaging for kids to stay in the know.”
Notable features in The World Almanac® for Kids 2013 include:
• Faces and Places: Full pages of vivid photographs showcase the year’s most talked-about events in movies, music, sports, news, and much more.
• Animals: This section includes brand-new features on zoos, animals at work, and preventing species extinction. Readers can also explore animals on a scientific level—from endangered species to the biggest, smallest, fastest, and even grossest creatures in the world.
• Energy and Environment: Learn more about the energy used every day, from diesel engines and hybrid cars, to nuclear energy and the definition of “fracking.” Key issues are illuminated by features on oceans, biomes, and climate change, while the “Living Green” section shows how small, practical changes can make a big difference.
• Fashion: Side-by-side with today’s biggest trends, a brand-new feature on fashion, “Blasts from the Past,” makes even the biggest fashionistas grateful for today’s simple jeans and T-shirts. The section also reveals what it’s really like to work in the fashion industry day-to-day and includes profiles of renowned fashion designers.
• Games: Check out the best-selling video games of all time as well as today’s top sellers, and get a sneak preview of the latest installments of some old favorites.
• Homework Help: From easy Internet research guides to quick tips for test preparation, The World Almanac® for Kids is a go-to source that helps students get to the head of the class.
• Money: Take a look at what’s new in U.S. and world currency, including how currency designers are outsmarting today’s counterfeiters. Also find out information about the world’s youngest billionaires and how they made their fortunes.
• Movies and TV: A brand-new “Viral Video Stars” feature covers today’s most popular online shows and personalities. The section also features fun facts about this year’s most popular movies and TV shows, plus a close-up look at what’s coming up next.
• Music and Dance: Get the inside scoop on Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, and more of 2012’s hottest acts including the latest winners of American Idol and Dancing with the Stars. Then, find out about the origins of popular dances, from ballet to tango to step-dancing.
• Nations: The World Almanac® for Kids 2013 boasts up-to-date details about the world’s newest nation, South Sudan. Meanwhile, interesting trivia about every country makes the world feel a little smaller, alongside maps and flags of more than 190 nations!
• Population: Learn about the changing face of the United States with brand-new information on where Americans come from, including new features on Asian and Hispanic Americans. Also, take a global look at population growth and the world’s mega-cities.
• Sports: From Super Bowl Sunday and the Final Four to the NBA Finals and the Indy 500, get information on kids’ favorite teams, pro athletes, and sports. This edition also includes expanded auto racing and soccer coverage, as well as fun facts about the Olympic Games.
• Technology and Computers: The World Almanac® for Kids gives great advice on the best ways to avoid cyberbullying and stay safe online. Kids can also pick up quick tips for taking advantage of cloud computing.
• United States: New features on subjects from presidential trivia to the 2012 election complement the latest information about the 50 states, while brand-new timelines demonstrate key events in American history.
Note: Contest and Review Copies of The World Almanac for Kids 2013 provided by World Almanac For Kids, An Infobase Learning Company