Last Minute Summer Reads for the Kids


If you’re looking for a few more books to fill the last weeks of summer, check out these two great reads from National Geographic Kids. My kids immediately picked them up and wanted to read. Great choices!

“HOOPS to HIPPOS: True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari!” by NBA Player Boris Diaw with Kitson Jazykna

A short chapter book, great for kids 8 and older, especially boys.

“NBA star Boris Diaw of the San Antonio spurs takes young readers on safari as he explores his off-court passion: wildlife photography! Join Diaw as he escapes from stampeding wildebeests, comes face-to-face with lions, and discovers why you should never come between a hippo and its watery home. Through engaging stories and photos by Diaw, readers will discover a whole new side to this basketball champ.

National Geographic Kids Chapter books pick up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off, offering young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, exciting, full-color true stories — just right to carry in backpacks, share with friends, and read under the covers at night.”

“ANIMAL RECORDS: The Biggest, Fastest, Grossest, Tiniest, Slowest, and Smelliest Creatures on the Planet” by Kathy Furgang and Sarah Wassner

Fun facts galore in this fantastic book of comparison and information. Good for animal loving kids 5 and older.

“Lively and information-packed, this book is bursting with mind-blowing animal records. The fastest, the biggest, the most poisonous–it’s all here for kids to discover. It’s a visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design — as dynamic as the animal world it celebrates.”


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