I always loved getting the kids' almanacs when I was younger and though, as an adult, I don't really enjoy adult almanacs, I still love the one's geared to the younger age groups! Go figure...anyhow, this week's Non-Fiction Monday selection would make an excellent holiday gift and would be a great circulator at libraries.
TIME for Kids Almanac 2009 is out just in time for the holiday gift-giving season (how many of you remember getting books like this for Christmas??) and I think this year's edition is one of the best yet. It is filled with educational facts and statistics on topics ranging anywhere from states countries, and animals to news releases on subjects such as the race for the Democratic slot in the Presidential election, the newest list of endangered animals, must read books of the year, new issues in energy and the environment, and of course, the all important celebrity info. There is also a cool question and answer section, trivia, games and a place for "lifestyle news."
The photographs and other graphics are bold and eye-catching and the facts are written in a manner that middle graders and teens will easily understand and actually find interesting. Ever-so important. It's a very fun, engaging, and educational book that will keep kids busy for a long time. A Christmas gift that has a long-lasting appeal! YAY!
For more info on the TIME for Kids Almanac 2009 or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.