2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – National Geographic Kids Books

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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MOM KNOWS IT ALL 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - National Geographic Kids Books

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Do you have a little animal lover on your hands who wants to know everything there is to know about cats, dogs, and other favorite pets? National Geographic has you covered with its pet-focused books for kids ages 4 to 12. New this fall is a brand new series written for dog lovers with each book following the real stories and day-to-day activities of incredible dogs, like Tiger, a police dog, and Stella, a search and rescue dog. Your child will learn all about what these amazing dogs do each day, how hard they have to train, and how they help keep our families and communities safe.

Whether your little one is a budding reader or reading independently, they’re sure to love the vivid photos of adorable kittens, hard-working pups, and cuddly bunnies, plus all the fun facts about their favorite critters. Reading is a valuable skill that will help kids learn and develop by boosting their comprehension, focus, and language skills. Give them something to read that they love to learn about – like animals! – and you’re likely setting them on the path to becoming lovers of reading.

National Geographic Kids Books

MOM KNOWS IT ALL 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - National Geographic Kids Books

MOM KNOWS IT ALL 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - National Geographic Kids Books

Doggy Defenders Series (ages 4-8)

Calling Paw Patrol fans and all dog lovers! Doggy Defenders is a brand new picture book series debuting with four titles: Dolley the Fire Dog, Stella the Search Dog, Tiger the Police Dog and Willow the Therapy Dog. In each book, kids can follow the real-life adventures of dogs with jobs as they help their communities and save the day.

Doggy Defenders: Willow the Therapy Dog

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Series: Doggy Defenders
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (August 13, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426334478
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426334474

Calling Paw Patrol fans and all dog lovers! Follow the real-life adventures of dogs with jobs as they help their communities and save the day.

In this endearing read-aloud picture book, readers meet helping hound Willow, and follow her as she spends an exciting day at work. Gorgeous photography brings to life the true stories of sweet Willow’s role as a therapy dog in Washington, D.C. Simple, lyrical text lets readers journey along as Willow visits patients at a hospital, helps children read at a library pajama party, and brings smiles to people who need them. Young readers will fall for this witty and daring tale of heroism, along with aww-worthy photographs. Good dog, Willow!

Doggy Defenders: Tiger the Police Dog

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Series: Doggy Defenders
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books; edition edition (August 13, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426332971
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426332975

Calling Paw Patrol fans and all dog lovers: follow the real life adventures of dogs with jobs as they help their communities and save the day.

In this endearing read-aloud picture book, readers meet courageous canine Tiger and follow him as he spends an exciting day with the police in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Gorgeous photography depicts brave Tiger’s role as a police dog, and simple, lyrical text lets readers journey along as Tiger visits a police academy, trains to sniff out important items, patrols famous landmarks, and keeps us all safe. Young readers will fall in love with the witty tale, daring story of heroism, and aww-worthy photographs. Good dog, Tiger!

Doggy Defenders: Stella the Search Dog

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Series: Doggy Defenders
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (August 13, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426334494
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426334498

Calling Paw Patrol fans and all dog lovers! Follow the real-life adventures of dogs with jobs as they help their communities and save the day.

In this endearing read-aloud picture book, meet courageous canine Stella and follow along as she spends an exciting day at work with the police department. Gorgeous photography brings to life the true stories of brave Stella’s role as a search dog in Virginia. Simple, lyrical text lets readers journey along as Stella trains to track scent trails, rides in a helicopter, and saves a lost hiker. Young readers will fall for this witty and daring tale of heroism, along with aww-some photographs. Good dog, Stella!

Doggy Defenders: Dolley the Fire Dog

  • Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Series: Doggy Defenders
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books; edition edition (August 13, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426332998
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426332999

Calling Paw Patrol fans and all dog lovers! Follow the real life adventures of dogs with jobs as they help their communities and save the day.

In this endearing read-aloud picture book, readers meet courageous canine Dolley, and follow her as she spends an exciting day at work with the fire department. Gorgeous photography brings to life Dolley’s role as a fire dog in Loudoun County, Virginia, U.S.A. Simple, lyrical text lets readers journey along as Dolley visits the site of a fire, trains to sniff out flammable items, and teaches kids about fire safety. Young readers will fall for this witty and daring tale of heroism, along with aww-worthy photographs. Good dog, Dolley!

MOM KNOWS IT ALL 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - National Geographic Kids Books

MOM KNOWS IT ALL 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - National Geographic Kids Books

Little Kids Big Book of Pets (ages 4-8)

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Series: National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (July 9, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426334702
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426334702

In the next book in the hit Little Kids First Big Book series, readers learn all about pets with fur, feathers, fins, scales, and shells–and how to find and care for the perfect pet for their family.From cats to dogs to guinea pigs to birds to fish to snakes and more, this reference book introduces kids to a wide variety of family-friendly pets. Readers learn which kinds of animals make good pets and which ones are better off staying in the wild, along with how each type of pet eats, sleeps, and plays. Packed with more than 200 colorful photos, the book also provides information on animal breeds, characteristics, and behavior and includes tips for training pets. Filled with fun facts and designed for interactive learning. Purchase here.

Cat Science Unleashed: Fun Activities to Do With Your Feline Friend (ages 8-12)

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (August 27, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426334419
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426334412

Part of the hugely successful Hands-On Science line, Cat Science Unleashed contains 22 safe and cat-friendly activities that let you work alongside your cat to discover how your amazing feline friend thinks, moves, drinks, stays warm, gets clean, cools off, and more. Step-by-step instructions, clear and interesting scientific explanations, and cool photographs shot specifically for this book reveal how catnip affects your kitty, how she can see so well in the dark, why she always lands on all fours and techniques for testing her vitals and tracking her fitness. Also includes a behind-the-scenes look at current feline research. Purchase here.

MOM KNOWS IT ALL 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - National Geographic Kids Books

Dog Breed Guide: A Complete Reference to Your Best Friend Fur-Ever (ages 8-12)

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (September 3, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426334451
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426334450From dachshunds to Dalmatians and poodles to pugs, this comprehensive guide gives an overview of more than 400 different dog breeds. Each profile includes the breed’s “dog stats”: country of origin, size, coat color and pattern, grooming difficulty, exercise needs, and “K-9 qualities.” With the help of veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman and dog behaviorist Amanda Kowalski, kids will also learn how to choose the right dog for them, how to take care of their new furry friend, and how to understand their behavior. Fantastic feature spreads cover dogs in popular culture, dog ancestry, how to prepare for your perfect pooch, and so much more. Purchase here.

Cat Breed Guide: A Complete Reference to Your Purr-Fect Best Friend (ages 8-12)

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (September 3, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426334397
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426334399

From Russian Blues and Munchkins to Maine Coons and Persians, this comprehensive guide gives an overview of 71 different cat breeds. Each profile includes the breed’s “cat stats”: country of origin, size, coat color and pattern, grooming difficulty, and cat-titude. With the help of veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman and cat behaviorist Mieshelle Nagelschneider, kids will also learn how to choose the right cat for them, how to take care of their new feline friend, and how to understand its behavior. Fun feature spreads cover cats in popular culture, prehistoric cats, and the house cat’s wild cousins. Purchase here.

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You can find the all-new Doggy Defender series on the National Geographic Kids website. Other titles are available on Amazon by clicking on the links above.

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