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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

"Summer on the Go" with Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2020 Giveaway and Life's A Beach Hop

If you have young children, you've probably run across the National Geographic Kids books. If you haven't yet... here's the chance to start. They're a great addition to any child's library. Now's your chance to win the latest Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2020, along with a whole Summer on the Go prize pack. And, there is a second multi-blog giveaway in here for a Go Pro from National Geographic. And... this is part of the Life's A Beach Blog Hop, meaning you have easy access to even more giveaways from other bloggers.

Hailed by School Library Journal as “one of the leaders in the world of almanacs” this year’s edition features all-new content, interviews with renowned National Geographic explorers in each chapter, a special look at what was going on in the world when the first National Geographic Kids Almanac came out 10 years ago, plus the results of the 2019 Almanac Challenge — Lions Forever Poster Contest — and a new challenge for kids who want to get involved with helping our planet.

The best-selling kids’ almanac ON THE PLANET is packed with hundreds of photos and facts, crafts and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, conservation and more. 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!”
However, in addition to not only being fun and educational, the National Geographic Kids Almanac is also designed to inspire young readers to be the change they want to see in the world around them, encouraging them to become more involved environmentally, socially and in other ways. 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.

Another source of inspiration? The real-life National Geographic explorers who are the cornerstone of National Georgraphic’s philosophy and mission. The 2020 edition highlights many of them including Christine Chen, a geologist and climate scientist; Katey Walter Anthony, an aquatic ecosystem ecologist; and Kakani Katija, a bioengineer to name just a few profiled.

Information on how to submit 20/20 Visionary Challenge entries, as well as other digital extras, can be found at
Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2020 Review

The Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2020 book is a great book for the right audience. With a twelve year old, we're starting to age out of these books. National Geographic targets them for the 8-12 market. Your child won't immediately lose interest in the book once they hit twelve, but the books seem more for picking up for short stints of reading, than something like a chapter book.

The information in the books is amazing. You get everything from animals to space, history to travel, and much more. And, beyond just the information sharing of the almanac, Nat Geo includes a ton of fun and game activities to keep the child interested and help them to retain some information. There are even crafting activities from around the world.

As a parent, you'll love these books for your child/children. The photography and graphics throughout the book are superb, as one would expect from National Geographic. The illustration credits are actually four pages long. The newest feature for their almanac is explorer interviews. I suspect with some of those explorer jobs, the interviews just might spark an interest in a child for that particular field.

Neither you nor your child (children) will be disappointed with this title. It's a bit early for the "2020" edition to come out in my view, but apart from that, we love the title and look forward to seeing other Nat Geo Kids books.
Before getting to our own giveaway, it is important to mention that this giveaway is part of the Life's a Beach Blog Hop, hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island. Beyond the giveaway form for the Summer on the Go prize pack is a list of other bloggers whose giveaways you can enter. They all end on 6/4 like this one.
The bonus giveaway here is from National Geographic. They're giving away a GoPro Hero7 Silver camera along with a copy of the Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2020. Their giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada and ends on 6/30/19.
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And, now for our own giveaway.  The winner gets a Summer on the Go Prize Pack which includes all the essentials to keep kids (and you!) organized, entertained and going strong this summer, including:
  • A copy of the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020
  • An insulated stainless steel 17 oz water bottle
  • A set of gel pens for the Puzzles and Games section in the Almanac
  • A drawstring backpack for easy “grab and go” and to hold the almanac pens and water bottle
  • A handy, durable and smartly designed backseat car organizer that holds books, snacks and toys, a water bottle, a tablet and even has a hanging tissue box (it’s got it all!).
The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, excluding Quebec, who are 18+ and ends at 11:59pm EDT on 6/4/19. For more complete rules see Giveaway Rules. This is for the Summer on the Go Prize Pack.
"Summer on the Go" with Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2020 Giveaway
And now the Life's a Beach Hop

Disclosure: Java John Z's received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. Java John Z's and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
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  1. "What are your summer travel plans?" Weeding the darn weeds in the darn garden!

  2. No summer travel plans at the moment. Maybe a last minute trip to the beach at some point.

  3. Mine are just going to my local beach as much as possible! - Sandra Preti

  4. We are going to try and make a couple of day trips to the lake.

  5. We are headed to Hawaii next week to ssee my sister and her kids.

  6. We do not have any summer travel plans this year.

  7. I am planning a trip to san diego

  8. We are headed to NC this weekend.

  9. We do not have any big plans right now, we are typically Stay-Cation kind of people

  10. just spending time with family!


  11. We do not have summer travel plans.

  12. No plans to travel; just plan to complete some projects

  13. We are planning on camping. Thank you

  14. We're planning a camping and float trip.

  15. We will be visiting family this summer.

  16. visiting family, water parks, relaxing

  17. We will be going to ocean city MD for vacation this year and my niece's upcoming wedding this summer too.

  18. No summer travel plans here, just doing fun things around town.

  19. No travel plans, just staying in, trying to keep cool.

  20. I'm taking all of my granddaughters camping at the beach for a week.

  21. Our summer plans are pretty much going to place close to us. We will go to the beach, zoo, Discovery Center and the park.