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My Savvy Review Of National Geographic “Back To School” Book Collection!

There is nothing more that I love, and that my kids love… than reading educational books form National Geographic. I loved reading their books as a kid and I have passed down that love of educational books to my own kids. I am excited to share 4 fabulous books form National Geographic that are perfect for Back To Schoo, air anytime. Let’s take a look at the collection starting off with my favorite….

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters

I have always loved mythology so this book was made for me. This book my favorite of all of these books reviewed ere BUT they are all fabulous. This is the School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 Eureka and more!This is a beautifully illustrated new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology that offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. This book is brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children’s imaginations.

I especially love all that this book contains as National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake!

This book makes the perfect gift for anyone on your gift giving list.

I love this book as will… as I love animals and just love to learn about them all. This book helps me to do just that. With this book you will discover the thousands of animals that call Earth home in this new edition of National Geographic’s best-selling Animal Encyclopedia! This one is updated and reviewed by experts in the field for the most accurate, up-to-date information and this comprehensive reference book features 2,500 species, 1,000 stunning photos, and more than a dozen engaging maps! It’s jam-packed with fun facts–such as the world’s tallest animal, the longest living animal on Earth, and even the smelliest. It also contains new, exclusive “From the Field” reports highlighting National Geographic explorers working around the world to study and protect every kind of animal, from giraffes to penguins and sharks to snails. Kids will totally love diving into topics like animal homes and habitats, migration, life cycles and babies, conservation and more! This must-have encyclopedia for all animal lovers also includes an extensive listing of animal species with basic facts and figures, and a comprehensive glossary and index.

The National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia is perfect for reading for fun or researching for school, or for use in the classroom, this second edition provides an excellent overview of the diversity of animals that live on this planet and why each one is so unique in its own way. 

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2023

My daughter loves the 2023 National Geographic Kids Almanac and it is the biggest edition yet! This is the perfect way for anyone to get ready for 2023 with all the latest and greatest information on animals, science, nature, technology, conservation, and more in this worldwide best-selling almanac. This fabulous book is packed with incredible photos and fascinating stories, this new edition features:

*BONUS SECTION: 20 Things to Make You Happy

*NEW trends and news for the year ahead

*NEW photo feature showcasing wonders from around the world

*NEW Almanac Challenge, plus the results of the 2022 Almanac Challenge

*NEW incredible animal stories

*NEW weird-but-true facts

*NEW amazing inventions

*NEW interviews with National Geographic Explorers

*NEW games, activities, jokes, and comics

*UPDATED reference material, including fast facts and maps of every country


5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!)

The 5000 Awesome Extra Facts (About Everything!) is a must have for your Childs personal book collection. This book is the next must-have, fun-filled gift book from the team that created Ultimate Weird But True, 5,000 Cool Facts About Everything. This book treats kids to brain candy and eye candy all rolled into one treasure trove of high-interest fascinating facts.

Lively and information-packed, this book is literally busting its covers with fascinating, fun-tastic facts on super, sensational topics that kids love. Who knew that there were so many sweet things to learn about chocolate or that a dozen delicious details about peanut butter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our appetites? Keep turning and a terrifyingly toothy shark tells you all about himself, while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys and games, mysteries of history, robots and reptiles, sports and spies, wacky words, and so much more! A visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design, this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed.

Deliciously savvy received product and/or compensation in exchange for an honest and unbiased review post and all opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links and I may make a small commission used to support this blog at no cost to you if the item are ordered via the links in this post. Thank you for stopping by!


  • Nancy

    National Geographic Kids books are well written, and have wonderful graphics, illustrations, and photographs. They are fun and informative to read and are a super addition to any home library!

  • Tia Wallner

    These National Geographic books look amazing! I’m most excited about the Treasury of Greek Mythology book as I have always loved greek mythology. Thank you for this informative review 🙂

  • Elaine Lund

    Love National Geographic books! Excellent quality and information! I never knew they had a book on Greek mythology! Thanks for the review!

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