These Big Book of Why options are terrific for kids who love trivia and learning facts about sports, science and nature: one for ages 3-7, and one for ages 8-12.
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $8.52)
Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac, to a new audience: preschoolers!
Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child’s immediate world, the Big Book of Why delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more.
What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat?
An essential parent reference, The Big Book of Why invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way—the very best way to foster learning at this age, according to research. Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration.
TIME for Kids The Big Book of Why: 1,001 Facts Kids Want to Know (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.99)
Why do we have eyebrows? What’s a black hole, and what happens if you fall into one? What’s the fastest a human is capable of running? Why do wet fingers stick to metal in the freezer? Where is the deepest point on Earth?
Divided by subject area–humans, animals, environment/nature, technology, and space–and written in an upbeat manner, each answer is accompanied by either a photo or an illustration to show the reasons why.
Of course, TIME for Kids Big Book of Why goes beyond answering the question by dipping into the science or history to further explain the answer in an easy-to-follow, straightforward manner.
This is a must-have book to satisfy the most curious of kids and provokes a great way to encourage interest and knowledge about a wide range of subjects, as well as to stimulate reading.
Kids will be thrilled to share what they’ve learned with their parents, teachers, and friends…and anyone else who will listen!
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