The cure for the common summer slide . . . new books from Barron’s

1001 + Fantastic Facts about Animals

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Explore the weird and wonderful truths about the amazing diversity of the animal kingdom. Did you know that bees communicate by dancing, polar bears have black skin, or that crocodiles cry whenever they eat? Find out about these and other animal facts. This book features:

  • Over 1001 fascinating facts that draw kids into the world of zoology
  • Fun, playful illustrations that present information in an engaging way
  • Eye-popping infographics that are informative and enjoyable

Each handy, pint-sized guide offers hours of absorbing facts—and are excellent sources of material for school projects and essays.

 

1001 + Fantastic Facts about Science

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Explore the weird, and wonderful truths about the amazing diversity of the animal kingdom. One bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 100,000 pieces of bread, humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas, and more. This book features:

  • Over 1001 fascinating facts that draw kids into the world of science
  • Fun, playful illustrations that present information in an engaging way
  • Eye-popping infographics that are informative and enjoyable

Each handy, pint-sized guide offers hours of absorbing facts—and are excellent sources of material for school projects and essays. (Ages 8 and up)

 

Math Games for clever kids

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From the bestselling, brain-training and puzzle book author! Do you know the name of the game when it comes to brains? Then get ready kids—because here’s a collection of 100 brain-busting challenges that you won’t want to miss. From times tables and shape-based search scenes to mental arithmetic conundrums and pictorial puzzles, there are so many ways to prove your Brainiac status! Packed to the brim with logic, reasoning, and problem-solving puzzles, these books are built to help kids make the most of their gray matter. Any game can be tackled on its own, but since the puzzles get harder the farther the books go, you might want to start at the front and work your way towards the back. Let the Brain Games begin! (Ages 7 and up)

 

Brain Gaming for clever kids

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From the bestselling, brain-training and puzzle book author! Do you know the name of the game when it comes to brains? Then get ready kids—because here’s a collection of 100 brain-busting challenges that you won’t want to miss. Build a pyramid, count the number of rectangles on the page, find the hidden battleship, whizz through a maze without making any mistakes, and more! Packed to the brim with logic, reasoning, and problem-solving puzzles, these books are built to help kids make the most of their gray matter. Any game can be tackled on its own, but since the puzzles get harder the farther the books go, you might want to start at the front and work your way towards the back. Let the Brain Games begin! (Ages 7 and up)

 

In Emilee’s opinion:

These four books were a perfect solution for summer boredom in my home. Each book was the perfect size and was packed full of information and activities. First, the 1001 + Fantastic facts about animals had six sections including Animal bodies, Animal habitats, On the move, Senses and Communication, Friends and Enemies, and Babies and Homes. The pictures were engaging and colorful. So, my son read that “Hummingbirds can fly backwards.” Then he heard the question on tv and was able to answer it. I loved that the books were pocket sized. I also loved reading about Zebra Stallions who neck wrestle. “When a zebra male is challenged, a battle begins” and is called a zebra combat. Did you know that Macaws live for up to 80 years? Second, the 1001 + Fantastic facts about science included information about living things, earth and space, your body, matter and reactions, inventions and discoveries and invisible science. Of course, I was most interested in the earth and space section. Did you know that, “Astronauts get taller in space. The spine expands when it’s not being pulled down by Earth’s gravity and Astronauts in orbit around Earth see a fresh sunrise every 90 minutes.” How cool is that?  There were so many interesting and fun facts about science. Third, Math Games for clever kids was perfect for my son who LOVES math. The math problems were challenging and were definitely “designed to bamboozle your brain.” Each puzzle had a space for you to write the time it took for you to complete the problem. I loved the simple illustrations. Fourth, Brain Gaming for clever kids is another fun book for kids to challenge themselves.  This book contained over 100 brain gaming puzzles such as sodoku, picture puzzles, word pyramids, grid squares and so much more. Learning is so important to me so I appreciated all of these books from Barron’s. I definitely recommend any of these four books especially when you child is bored at home. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

 

 

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