National Geographic Kids 5,000 Awesome Facts & That’s Gross Book Review

My entire family is huge fans of National Geographic and my kids especially enjoy reading all of the National Geographic Kids books. They were very excited to explore the newest releases from National Geographic Kids and these entertaining, fact filled books didn’t disappoint and in fact were a huge hit!

Did you know that “The human brain can detect more than 10,000 different smells” or that “Giant Sea Spiders the size of dinner plates crawl in the icy water off Antarctica” (eek)? My seven year old son reads National Geographic Kids 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (SRP $19.95) every night before bed and then he loves to tell us tons of interesting facts at the breakfast table. From “75 Spectacular Facts About National Parks” to “35 Facts That Will Rock Our World”, this beautifully photographed picture book is sure to entertain kids and even adults. This hardback book is entertaining enough for a fun coffee table book too and is sure to get the kids talking about all sorts of fascinating topics.

At the top of his favorite’s book list is That’s Gross: Icky Facts that Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor (SRP $12.95) by National Geographic Kids. These “foul” facts will test your child’s squeamish factor with yucky tidbits of things that are sure to have them shouting, “Yuck, that’s so gross!” From facts about vomit, gross bugs, sickening boogers and so much more, all three of my children love to listen to their older brother reading the fun, gross out facts. Prepare for your skin to crawl while the children are captivated by slimy scenarios. I love that while they are having a blast reading these fun facts they are also learning scientific facts and history coupled with amazing photographs.

We are never disappointed with our selections from the National Geographic Kids series. If you are looking for an engaging and entertaining educational book series for children then I highly recommend 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) and That’s Gross: Icky Facts that Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor. These are educational books that your children are going to want to read again and again!

*I received a copy of these books to review but was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading these books*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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