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Get Birthday Ready with Birthday Gift Essentials Pack from National Geographic Kids #review, #giveaway

Thank you to National Geographic Kids for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.

This fantastic Birthday Essentials Pack from National Geographic Kids came at just the perfect time to use for Aiden's birthday!  We enjoyed looking through our box of goodies. We love National Geographic Kids and this did not disappoint.
We have been enjoying all the many books from National Geographic Kids for years and have loved all our new books.  Aiden has spent time looking at them and now I am so excited to be able to take them to my classroom to share with my school kids as well.  Aiden's favorite from our books was definitely the Chomp book.  He loves anything about sharks and snakes and this book was full of animals of that nature.  That's one he can enjoy on his own.  I don't even like to look at the pictures of those.  I think I will stick with the Cat Tales.  I thumbed through it and love the pictures.  I can't wait until I have time to sit down and read the stories because they look really good.  We both enjoyed the Thank You book. I am very big on being grateful and thanking people for what they do for you.  I mail thank you cards a lot because I am truly thankful when someone does something for me and I hope I am instilling in Aiden the importance of being grateful.  This book helped Aiden on his level understand what it means to be grateful and thankful.  It had animal themed thank you post cards and they had the cutest sayings on them that had us chuckling as we read them.  Aiden enjoyed going through them and picking out which one went to which friend for his birthday gifts.  The other goodies in our box was post card stamps which we used to mail his thank you post cards, some really cute gift bags and tissue paper.  What a fun filled box for kids of all ages!

We enjoyed looking through this one and picking out special post cards for special friends.

Aiden writing his thank you notes.

Aren't these just the cutest?

The back of the post card.

This was a great book to thumb through, too.  

Can't wait to read through this one.

Aiden's favorite.

I found this one really interesting.

Aiden loves space and planets, so will enjoy this.

White tissue paper to use in these cute gift bags.

We have a birthday party this weekend and using the cute pink bag for the gift.

We even got stamps that Aiden was able to use to mail his Thank You Post Cards.

100 Things to Be When You Grow Up (ages 8-12, $9.99) - No better time to think about all the possibilities the future holds than a birthday!  From beekeeper to ice-cream taster, forensic psychologist to Hollywood animal trainer, conservation biologist to Chief Happiness Officer, this book features 100 of the coolest, wackiest and most amazing jobs out there (greeting card maker?? Yes, you can!).  Hands-on projects, advice from National Geographic explorers, interviews with experts, weird-but-true facts and tips for aligning your interests and personality to your job and more, this new book in the popular "100 Things" series is a great way to get kids thinking creatively about what their exciting future has in store for them.

Cat Tales:  True Stories of Kindness and Companionship with Kitties (ages 9+, $12.99) features cats from around the world, each one with an amazing story to tell about their compassion, ingenuity and bravery. “Ask an Expert” sections throughout the book offer insight into understanding the curious world of cat behavior, ways to keep your favorite feline happy both mentally and physically and even the trick to taking great cat photos (because the Internet does not have nearly enough!:)). And are you curious as to why we love those cute cat videos?  Page 57 explains the science behind the obsession.

Ultimate Space Atlas (ages 8-12, $12.99) — Attention Space Lovers! Blast into space to explore our solar system and beyond. This out-of-this-world atlas takes readers through maps of the solar system, the Milky Way, and deep space, giving them a close look at and locations of planets, supernovas, and other universes. Sky maps will help kids spot these objects in the night sky and maps of planets and our solar system give the kind of incredible detail that National Geographic is known for. It's the perfect book for space fans and budding astronauts.

Chomp! (ages 7-10, $12.99) - National Geographic Explorer and snake wrangler Dr. Brady Barr has been bitten by a lot of creatures over the years. So this book is born from first hand – er, tooth – experience of getting close to some of the biggest biters in the animal kingdom.  It turns out that there's a lot more to biting than meets the eye. Physical features and the how (and when and why) an animal bites reveals much about the animal itself. Chomp! highlights an array of awesome creatures with a diversity of chomp styles – from shredders and slicers to grippers and gulpers. Then it shows how tooth type, bite force, jaw shape, and food source all come to together to make each an incredible member of the animal bite force!

Awesome 8 Extreme (ages 8-12, $12.99) — Got a kiddo in mind that always wants to know the who/what/where of the coolest things on the planet? Check out the Top 8 lists in the latest Awesome 8! This lively book features 50 different topics with dazzling photo, such as the 8 most awesome Monster Fish, Dressed Up Dogs, Super size Sculptures, Rad Replicas, Coolest Pools, Serious Stadium Snacks, Thrilling Theaters, Dazzling but Deadly, Hair Through History, Volcanoes We Lava, and so much more. It's so graphically engrossing, you truly have to see it to believe it!

National Geographic Kids Thank You Cards (ages 6-9, $9.99) — Pay it forward with this big book of gratitude, filled with 30 cool pull-out thank you postcards and fun themed content. Adorable animal photos paired with heartfelt and funny captions show how much we have to be grateful for in our wondrous world. Each card leaves plenty of room for kids to craft their own messages to show friends and family how much they care. Content includes tips and tricks for writing sincere, well-crafted, and properly formatted thank you notes, as well as more cute creature pictures to spread that warm, fuzzy feeling far and wide.

Want it?  Buy it!
Head on over to the National Geographic Kids webpage to check out all the great books and activities for your kids that they have available.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Want it?  Win it!
We're excited to give our readers a chance to win a Birthday Gift Essentials Prize Pack from National Geographic Kids! There will be one lucky winner. Giveaway is open to US residents, 18+. Use the RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment. See our policies for details.

Special thanks to my friends at National Geographic Kids for this amazing package of goodies and for offering a great giveaway for our readers!

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  1. Yes, my kids and I enjoy National Geographic Kids books. We like to look through them and learn new things.

  2. We all enjoy National Geographic Kids books, and it's great to see more of these cool books!

  3. We do really enjoy them. They always have great info presented in a fun way.

  4. I've only read a few with my son, but we've really enjoyed the ones we've read!

  5. We love checking their books out at the library!


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