Wednesday, May 25, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Mastermind by National Geographic Kids

Welcome to Stop #3 on the National Geographic Kids Mastermind Blog Tour!

This summer, National Geographic Kids Books is inviting kids to "Unleash Their Inner Genius" with the release of Mastermind (May 2016, ages 8-12).  In this fun, interactive book, kids learn what type of thinker they are and are given the chance to exercise different parts of their brains with games, tests and puzzles. 

Each stop on the National Geographic Kids Mastermind Blog Tour will bring you one step closer to becoming a Certified Mastermind. 

Be sure to stop by each stop on the tour and challenge yourself to unleash your inner genius with fun quizzes, optical illusions, and brain teasers, and learn tips and tricks for improving brainpower and explanations for the science behind navigating your mental map. 

Are you ready to test your sense of touch? Check out below and be sure to tweet your results using #Mastermind!

Stop by Mrs. Mommy Book Nerd’s Book Reviews tomorrow for a HERCULEAN puzzler!

Blog Tour Schedule:
5/25 – Geo Librarian
5/31 - Mundie Kids


The cheeky narrator and self-proclaimed "Mastermind" Ima Genius and her talking dog, Atom, guide the reader through short and snappy explanations of the science behind why the brain does what it does and how it affects the senses, spatial reasoning, language, memory and problem solving. As kids work their way through the book completing experiments, brain teasers, mazes, quizzes and games, their efforts (and smarts!) are rewarded with a Certificate of Mental Achievement declaring them as a Certified Mastermind.  Or, in the words of Ima Genius:

"When I'm finished with you, your brain will be so huge that your average-size neck will no longer be able to support your massive noggin.  Ha!  I kid.  That's only happened once."


I really enjoy this kind of book.  Not only is this book full of interesting facts (ex. scientists don't agree on how many senses humans have) but there are puzzles and games and tests galore.  More than enough to keep young readers engaged for hours.  And not only are the readers having a good time, but they are learning too.  The book includes the following sections:  Vision, Senses, Hearing, Movement, Spatial Reasoning, Language, Memory and Problem-Solving. This is a great book for browsing or reading straight through.  A great addition to personal or public libraries.


National Geographic


Twitter hastag: #mastermind
Twitter: @NGKidsBooks

1 comment:

  1. National Geographic is so great at creating books full of stuff kids love to do--like their recent Brain Games book. I loved getting a peek into this one!


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