One thing I would always find under the tree as a tween was the latest annuals. I loved reading, still do and annuals were as much a part of Christmas as the turkey and tinsel was. I would read them from cover to cover and then start again!
My older two are not prolific readers like I was, smartphones and ipads seem to have replaced books for my two which makes me sad. No matter what I did they just haven’t yet found a love of reading. As a former English teacher you can only imagine how frustrating I find this! When Dylan was younger he liked fact books and it seems he is not alone, books based on small snippets and facts are always popular.
Erin though loves reading, she enjoys the classics, fiction, and non-fiction. She is currently reading the Narnia books at home. Apparently, at school, they all fight over the Guinness Book of Records! Therefore I knew that she would also enjoy the Weird But True! 2018 book. This is an annual compendium bursting with some of the weirdest and awe-inspiring facts from around the world.
It is based on the popular National Geographic Weird but True! Series, this new annual pairs the planet’s quirkiest, wackiest facts with the coolest and strangest true stories. Ranging from geographical curiosity to animal wonders, gross inventions to weird food, the Weird but True! Annual 2018 sparks children’s natural curiosity about the world around them.
Erin has a thirst for this type of knowledge, she loves retelling the facts. Her memory is second to none, for example, despite never trying to learn them she surprised me recently by announcing she knows her whole classes birthday. She also told me my mobile number despite only writing it down once some six months before! I have no idea how she recalls these snippets but she does.
Therefore if your child would love to know ‘9 unusual things that have been sent into space including Luke Skywalkers lightsaber or spiders to see if they can make webs in space, they can!’ This is the book for them.
The National Geographic Kids website has recently launched and I am pleased to say that I have a great discount code that will get you 50% off the range of titles to use over Christmas.
The code to use is: 50OFF and the website can be accessed here. This discount will run through Christmas and into the New Year so if the children are looking where to spend there Christmas money you can still take advantage of the offer.