National Geographic Kids: Look & Learn Series #Giveaway

by Dawn

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nat_geo_board_books_450x300Board books introduce our youngest children to the world of reading- a world filled with captivating images and fun words to be read aloud. Providing babies and toddlers with sturdy books that they can explore both independently and with their caregivers leads children down the path of becoming readers. With the National Geographic Kids Look & Learn series of board books, toddlers and preschoolers can explore a variety of concepts and topics with just the level of high-quality photographs that we’ve come to expect from National Geographic.

I received copies of the six titles in this fun series shown above:

When the two-year-old daughter of a friend came over next, I stood up all six books on a raised surface in my living room, and my toddler pal immediately went over to check them out. We spent a while that morning reading one after another. The pictures definitely kept her interested, and the interactive nature of the text– asking young readers to make matches, point out differences, and count along, for example– allowed for extended conversation beyond just reading the words on the pages.

Each of the books also features side bubbles titled “Guess what?” with quick facts related to its theme, offering up tidbits most appropriate and best understood by children on the older end of age range for the series. I have found that my own kindergarten-aged son, a newly independent reader, has enjoyed reading these books to our young friend, and those facts are the very things that he has most delighted in sharing.

Board books are meant to be read again and again, and these haven’t lost their luster with my toddler pal, and they provide a fun intro to concepts we teach young children, complete with bright, colorful, and crisp images.

Enter to Win

Interested in adding all six of these cool board books to your child’s collection? Enter to win the Look & Learn Prize Pack by following the directions below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, please.



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When she's not reviewing books, 5 Minutes for Books contributor Dawn (and her online alter ego, morninglight mama) can be found blogging at my thoughts exactly and contributing to The DC Moms.

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1 Alison April 7, 2014 at 9:46 am

These books look like they’re a great extension of the wildlife in your backyard as well as a trip to the zoo.

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2 anne April 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm

These books would be wonderful for my grandson. So enjoyable.

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3 Amyc April 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm

I would share with my 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son

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4 Mickie April 7, 2014 at 7:39 pm

My son would love reading these to his little sister. They love animals & he loves all those little “did you know” kind of facts!

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5 Michelle H April 7, 2014 at 7:45 pm

My 8 month old daughter has been more and more interested in books and has been looking at her brother’s books. It would be nice for her to have some of her own.

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6 Heather B April 8, 2014 at 8:54 am

I would love these board books for my 2 year old son

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7 Kristie April 8, 2014 at 11:03 am

I’d love them for my little niece/nephew that is on the way! :-)

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8 Stephanie Grant April 8, 2014 at 2:56 pm

I would love to win these for my son!

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9 Nancy April 8, 2014 at 7:53 pm

If I won, I’d share these books with our grandchild.

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10 Nancy April 8, 2014 at 7:54 pm

I entered the giveaway for the book The House At the End of Hope Street.

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11 Nicole Sender April 9, 2014 at 2:31 am

I would share these books with my grandson!

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12 Alvina Castro April 9, 2014 at 2:55 am

I would share them with my munchkin

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13 Sheila K. April 9, 2014 at 8:11 am

I’ll share them with my niece!

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14 anna April 9, 2014 at 10:02 am

my daughter and I would read them

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15 staceyk April 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm

definitely my children

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16 Terra Heck April 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm

I”d like to share these with my 2 yoa niece. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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17 Patricia April 9, 2014 at 11:27 pm

My nephew and niece—they are crazy about all animals.

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18 Charlene S. April 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm

My niece, she would really enjoy them :)

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19 Kathy Pease April 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I would love these for a friends child

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20 Gianna April 12, 2014 at 12:57 am

All of my kids.

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21 Gianna April 12, 2014 at 12:58 am
22 Janice Crespo April 13, 2014 at 1:35 pm

I want to share these with my grandson Carter

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23 Wehaf April 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm

I would share these with my nieces and nephews.

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24 Jessica April 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm

I have good friends who are due any day and I would share these with them.

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25 sarah t April 13, 2014 at 5:03 pm

I would share these with my sons

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26 Sarah April 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

My friend is expecting and these would be a wonderful welcome baby gift!

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27 Tatiana Bartlett April 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm

These would be for my kids, ages 3 and 1.

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28 Teresa Thompson April 14, 2014 at 2:05 pm

My granddaughters would love these.

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29 Pamela j April 16, 2014 at 2:22 am

I know some kiddos that would love these.

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30 Amelia Drew April 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm

I would share this with my son~

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31 Amy Stonger April 17, 2014 at 11:54 am

I want to share these books with my two small children and my two nieces!

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32 Jana Brantley April 18, 2014 at 11:30 pm

I would love to share these wonderful books with my grand daughter Keylee. She is in kindergarden, and loves to read about animals! Thanks for the chance!

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33 Marilyn Nawara April 19, 2014 at 12:57 am

I would share the books with my granddaughter — she would love these!

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34 Taryn T. April 19, 2014 at 8:12 am

I would share these with my daughter. I love the bright and colorful photographs. I realized, after seeing these books, she does not have a lot of non-fiction books! She needs these.

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35 Katherine Donovan April 19, 2014 at 8:35 am

I would share these books with my grandson. National Geographic has always done a wonderful job capturing incredible pictures.

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36 DianaHatch April 19, 2014 at 9:16 am

I would love for my granddaughters

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37 Marcia Goss April 19, 2014 at 10:06 am

I would share with my grandson.

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38 Marcia Goss April 19, 2014 at 10:08 am

I would share these books with my grandson.

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39 mary j April 19, 2014 at 10:45 am

My friend’s just had a baby and these would be perfect for future use.

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40 Summer D April 19, 2014 at 11:15 am

These would be for my son.

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41 Teresa April 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm

I’d be thrilled to read them to my sweet nephew.

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42 1955nurse April 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm

My 2 Grands, they would love them! TY4 the chance….

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43 courtney hennagir April 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm

I would love these for my daughter! Such cool books!

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44 Karen Propes April 19, 2014 at 4:10 pm

I want to give these books to my Granddaughter. After her trip to the zoo all she can do is talk about animals, so we are trying to introduce her to animal types and what they do and where they live. All the books with animals she will sit and talk about the animal or have us look it up for her to learn about it.
Thanks for the chance.
ncjeepster@aol.com

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45 Darlene Owen April 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

i would share these with my granddaughter.

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46 Sara P. ( April 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

I’d share with my kiddos!

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