A few weeks ago I received the National Geographic Kids 2011 Almanac *for free so that I could review it on my blog.

The 2011 Almanac is just the right size for kids (9″x6″) to carry and hold by hand or fit in Mom’s purse or a backpack.  Its  a  glossy paperback, thick with 351 pages, and full of color and fascinating facts and information. The contents are divided among such topics as Your World 2011, Amazing Animals, Going Green, Super Science, Geography Rocks, History Happens, Culture Connection, Awesome Adventure, Wonders of Nature and Future World. There are games and NG’s virtual pet, Zipper the dog,  alerts the reader to websites to help you learn more.

As a homeschooling mom I think this will be a nice tool in our educational planning. If my boys see something in there that gets their attention we can incorporate it into our studies. Which brings me to the following point. We are a bible believing/teaching family  and we stand firm on that fact that God created the world and all things therein. Of course I don’t expect the almanac to represent our biblical world view but thought I should mention that it does teach things we don’t believe in. HOWEVER, that in and of itself brings about another type of  teachable opportunity in our home.

Besides being filled with beautiful, very colorful pages and lots and lots of information the 2011 Almanac has games and activities inside!

Did you know there are 4 types of essays? Need help writing the perfect essay? The almanac will tells you what they are and how to do it in 6 steps. I like that they have information in bite sized pieces. Want to know “5 Cool Things About Elephants” , how about bats? What are “5 Things You Ought To Know About Owls”? Do you know how to tell a cat by its spots?  This and so much more is in this book!

One of you will win a copy of the National Geographic Kids 2011 Almanac for your family!

  • To enter do one of the following and leave me a comment HERE telling me which of these you did! Thats it! And {BONUS!} if you do more than one, leave a SEPARATE comment HERE telling me each thing you did (or already have done).
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Okay, so it works like this. If you decide you only want to enter once, you pick one of those 3, do it, and leave me a comment here telling me which you did.  IF you want to do all 3 so you have 3 chances to win, do each thing, come back here and leave me 3 separate comments telling me (one comment per item you did or had already done). Everyone has up to 3 chances to win!


Contest begins today Saturday, August 7 and ends August 23rd at 11:59pm. Winner to be drawn by Random.org!

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Tracy Zdelar

Owner/Editor at Hall of Fame Moms
Tracy writes about homeschooling and just about anything related to family life in Ohio. Strong honest views will surface from time to time on topics related to truth, faith and freedom.