Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: National Geographic Kids Field Guides


ABOUT THE BOOK

This fun, photo-filled, and fact-packed bird guide will make kids Stop! Look! and Listen! to find the feathered friends right in their own backyards. From ducks to hawks, sparrows to sandpipers, kids will learn how, where, and when to spot birds all over the United States. With tons of info and interactivity prompts, it's the perfect companion for backyard or field trip, camping or vacation. Durable and portable, it's just right for pocket or backpack.

REVIEW

Fields guides are intended to help observers identify specific objects.  This particular field guide is intended to help children identify birds from North America.  Each entry gives brief information about the common and scientific names of the bird, it's range, feeding habits, and specific appearance traits that make the bird easier to identify.  There are, of course, beautiful photographs as well as special features that look at specific habitats, extinct birds, and strange bird behavior.  This would make a great gift for young animal lovers who like to try to identify what they see in their own backyard.

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ABOUT THE BOOK


This fun, photo-filled, fact-packed guide to rocks and minerals will get kids outside to discover the amazing world underneath their feet. Created for the ultimate explorer, this book gives kids the knowledge and skills they need to identify just about anything they dig up and become true rock hounds. With tons of info and interactivity prompts, it's the perfect companion for backyard or field trip, camping and vacation. Durable and portable, it's just right for pocket or backpack.

REVIEW

Rock collecting is a hobby that many people enjoy, especially children.  As it is also a curricular topic, a field guide that describes some of the differences between rocks and minerals and ways to identify the different types is very useful.  This particular field guide is specifically for young readers, providing basic information about the most common rocks & minerals, their chemical makeup and features.  A fun book for children who love to browse or go out and look for the real thing.  A great resource for teachers as well.

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