National Geographic Kids

The National Geographic Virtual Library collection now includes National Geographic Kids!

Engage young students and broaden their horizons with reputable, authoritative, and age-appropriate content that brings them the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

Fuel your students’ natural curiosity with National Geographic Kids. Excite them to learn and dare them to explore more!

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National Geographic Kids includes

  • National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present (3 month embargo)
  • 200 National Geographic Kids books
  • 500 kid-friendly, downloadable images

Detailed Overview — Magazine

Introduce kids to the amazing, compelling, and surprising with National Geographic Kids magazine. Geared toward 6-14 year olds, this magazine offers endless opportunities for kids to explore their world and instills a love of learning, nature, and other cultures.

Detailed Overview — Books

Designed with children's interests specifically in mind ... reference books entertain and teach, featuring National Geographic's award-winning photos and maps. National Geographic Readers include oceanic animals, African wildlife, and other amazing topics. Other books feature sports, adventure, and exploration.

Books on Animals

coverExamples include:

  • Baby Mammoth Mummy Frozen In Time! A Prehistoric Animal's Journey Into The 21st Century
  • Deadliest Animals
  • Everything Sharks
  • Face to Face With Cheetahs
  • Great Migrations: Whales
  • Penguins!
  • Sea Turtles

Books on Environment

coverExamples include:

  • Earthquakes: Witness to Disaster
  • Human Footprint: Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy, and Throw Out in Your Lifetime
  • National Geographic Investigates: Not a Drop to Drink—Water for a Thirsty World
  • Storms
  • Volcanoes!

Books on Places

coverExamples include:

  • Beginner's World Atlas
  • Countries of the World: Afghanistan
  • Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas: Earth's Astonishing Animals and Where They Live
  • National Geographic KIDS World Atlas for Young Explorers, Third Edition

Books on History

coverExamples include:

  • Hero of the High Seas: John Paul Jones and the American Revolution
  • She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader
  • Stolen Into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man
  • Summer’s Bloodiest Days: The Battle of Gettysburg as Told From All Sides
  • Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
  • Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
  • Young Abe Lincoln: The Frontier Days, 1809-1837

Books on Peoples and Cultures

coverExamples include:

  • Celebrate Chinese New Year with Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns
  • Celebrate Passover with Matzah, Maror, and Memories
  • Countries of the World: Guatemala
  • Countries of the World: South Africa
  • National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Maya — Archeology Unlocks the Secrets of the Maya’s Past

Books on Science and Technology

coverExamples include:

  • 13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System
  • Caterpillar to Butterfly
  • National Geographic Investigates: Genetics—From DNA to Designer Dogs
  • Planes
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Science Fair Winners—Experiences To Do On Your Family

Detailed Overview — Images

500 images can be downloaded for educational purposes—perfect for classroom use and student assignments. Examples of images from around the world include:

  • Mammals, fish, reptiles, and insects.
  • Physical features such as icebergs, deserts, mountains, and forests
  • Peoples and cultures, especially children, from countries such as Denmark
  • History and science & technology subjects
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