Monday, June 20, 2016

Awesome 8 from National Geographic Kids

Welcome to Middle Grade Monday! Today I am looking at one of my favs- National Geographic Kids. They have a new release for youngsters out called Awesome 8. My 10 year old spent two hours looking at this book instead of being bored at his brother's high school graduation. Score!

 Awesome 8 is actually a colorful picture filled book about the weirdest and coolest stuff in the world. It is designed so that each topic has only eight things listed, so a child is not overwhelmed. You do not have to read it in any order, so a child can turn to the things they think are cool and delve in. There are so many different topics, things kids might never think of, and all shown in full color and detail.

There are fifty top 8 lists for kids to choose from, including Eight Remarkable Ruins, Eight Funky Treehouses, Eight Deadly Dinos and Eight Robots That Rock. They will not get bored. Non fiction at its best. They'll be visually stimulated and their brains will love the facts that are given. Plus, you'll find full page coverage of some items, like Meet a Volcanologist for Extreme Occupations or learning about Death Valley in the Eight Wackiest Weather Events.

Kids will LOVE it! 5 stars.


  1. I loved this one, too. Great for kids who don't like to read a book in order.

  2. Love National Graphic books for kids. Haven't seen this copy. Great review!

  3. Thank you. I love National Geographic.

  4. Engaging cover and photographs. The format looks perfect. This book will appeal to all ages.

  5. I just love all the NatGeo books for kids. Thanks for the post.