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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why

Amy Shields SKU: 9781426307928
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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why

Amy Shields
Date: May 10, 2011

Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature
Juvenile Nonfiction / Curiosities & Wonders
Juvenile Nonfiction / Curiosities & Wonders
Ages 3 to 5, Grades K And Under
128 pages


Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, the Big Book of Why delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? An essential parent reference, The Big Book of Why invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way—the very best way to foster learning at this age, according to research. Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration.

Contributor Bio(s)

Amy Shields is a longtime editor of National Geographic books who is known for her work in children's literature. She has written several popular titles, including Little Kids First Big Book of Why and numerous installments for the National Geographic Readers series. Shields lives in upstate New York with her beloved dogs, Jenny and Toby.

Key Points

  • An essential parent reference--helps answer the questions kids ask time and time again with level-appropriate, accurate, and engaging responses.
  • Helps prepare preschoolers for school in an engaging interactive way--the best way to foster learning at this age level, research shows.
  • Launched in 2007 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LITTLE KIDS Magazine was an immediate success, and is the winner of the Association of Educational Publisher's coveted Golden Lamp Award, AEP Periodical of the Year, and a Parents' Choice Award. It has reached a circulation of 327,000. This book is tailor-made for those readers and their families.
  • Clear branding connection to the magazine, including its signature square design and yellow border. Cross-promotional opportunities.
  • An absolute must for travel, this book will keep preschoolers entertained for hours.


“Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration and will make long car rides seem like a quick trip around the corner!” –Woman of Many Roles blog

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