2018 has been a great year for children’s books, with familiar authors and newcomers alike exploring topics and themes with style, wit, and sensibility that resonate far longer after the last page is reached. Below are our favorite children’s books of the year so far; aimed at kids from 2-7 years old. These are books that made us and our kids laugh, think, dream, wonder, feel calm, and forget about the real world for a time. Take a look.
{"description": {},"productinfo": {"age_range": "4 to 8","amazonbullet1": "Officially Licensed National Geographic product.","amazoncat": "Books","ISBN": "9781426302862"},"shipping": {"days": "This item ships within 1 business day."},"shipsto": {"country": "This item ships to the USA , Canada, Antigua West Indies, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Belize, Switzerland, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Germany, Denmark, Ecuador, Spain, Finland, France, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom."},"sku": {"parent": "NGOGEOKBNGRSH"},"pre_order": false
{"description": {},"productinfo": {"age_range": "9 to 12","amazonbullet1": "Officially Licensed National Geographic product.","amazoncat": "Books","ISBN": "9781426329975"},"shipping": {"days": "This item ships within 1 business day."},"shipsto": {"country": "This item ships to the USA , Canada, Antigua West Indies, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Belize, Switzerland, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Germany, Denmark, Ecuador, Spain, Finland, France, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom."},"sku": {"parent": "NGOGEOKB1BET"},"pre_order": false

National Geographic only requires personal information necessary to complete the credit card transaction and supply you with the Genographic Project Public Participation Kit. During your online order processing, National Geographic will ask for your name, address, credit card information, phone number, and e-mail address. This information will be used to process your order and will assist us in getting back in touch with you regarding your order. When you provide the DNA sample to the Genographic Project, it will be identified by the Genographic Project password provided to you in the kit. You must retain this password in order to access your genetic migratory profile. We will not know the password enclosed in the kit sent to you. The purchase of a Genographic Project Public Participation Kit is governed by the nationalgeographic.com Privacy Policy and any Terms of Service posted on nationalgeographic.com, as those policies are supplemented here. We encourage you to read our complete Privacy Policy and any Terms of Service.
The Genographic Project began in 2005 and is a research project carried out by the National Geographic Society’s scientific team to reveal patterns of human migration. The project is carried out in partnership with National Geographic Partners, LLC, whose activities include managing the sale of the Geno 2.0 Next Gen Helix Product and operation of the genographic.com website. National Geographic Partners, LLC is a joint venture of the National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox. Throughout this document, the terms “National Geographic,” “we” or “our” or “us” refers to National Geographic Society and National Geographic Partners, LLC collectively.
Peter Reynold’s story of Jerome, a logophiliac young man, is one of the few books out there that delights in language. Though many children’s books are written beautifully, relatively few are about words themselves. (A major wonderful exception is 2014’s The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus.)  In Reynolds’s story,  however, Jerome collects scraps with words on them, finding joy in each syllable and multi-syllable word. He is a reader reading and his pleasure in words is mirrored by those who read of his vocabularistic adventure.
From picture books to graphic novels, fantasy to family fun, these must-read books have the power to hook both boys and girls. Some are cultural touchstones that belong in every kid's library. Others open kids' minds to cultures beyond their own. And some are modern releases that have the timeless quality of classics -- the kinds that get handed down to siblings and passed around classrooms. Whether you have a reluctant reader or budding bookworm, check out these surefire, kid-tested titles. (We've included a few rated best for 12 and up for the precocious readers out there!)
{"id":543425298481,"title":"National Geographic Kids Cutest Animals Sticker Activity Book","handle":"national-geographic-kids-cutest-animals-sticker-activity-book","truncated_description":"\u003cp\u003eKids will love these fun-packed pages loaded with 1,000 stickers of cute animals such as pandas, koalas, rabbits, kittens, puppies, and much more. Perfect for road trips, plane rides, rainy afternoons, or just to keep in the backpack for sticker sharing with friends, kids won't be able to get enough of this sticker books! Packed with interactive games, spelling and pattern activities, drawing games, and more, parents will love this fun book that keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning.\u003cbr\u003eForty pages of activities pair with 16 pages of 1,000 incredible animal stickers to bring kids an exciting, interactive experience with the coolest animals on the planet. Kids can use their stickers to add little fish prey for the great white shark's lunch, to show orangutans swinging from trees, and to camouflage cheetahs in the savanna. Each spread merges vibrant artwork with real wild animal photographs and an array of fun and informative activities.\u003c\/p\u003e","description":"Kids will love these fun-packed pages loaded with 1,000 stickers of cute animals such as pandas, koalas, rabbits, kittens, puppies, and much more. Perfect for road trips, plane rides, rainy afternoons, or just to keep in the backpack for sticker sharing with friends, kids won't be able to get enough of this sticker books! Packed with interactive games, spelling and pattern activities, drawing games, and more, parents will love this fun book that keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning.\u003cbr\u003eForty pages of activities pair with 16 pages of 1,000 incredible animal stickers to bring kids an exciting, interactive experience with the coolest animals on the planet. Kids can use their stickers to add little fish prey for the great white shark's lunch, to show orangutans swinging from trees, and to camouflage cheetahs in the savanna. Each spread merges vibrant artwork with real wild animal photographs and an array of fun and informative activities.","published_at":"2018-03-13T20:00:00-04:00","created_at":"2018-03-14T14:38:37-04:00","vendor":"National Geographic Books","type":"Kids Books","tags":["4 to 8","ALLOWDISCOUNT","For Kids: Sticker Books","Kids Books","National Geographic","Under $10"],"price":699,"price_min":699,"price_max":699,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":7290059620401,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"NGOGEOKBSTKCUT","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"National Geographic Kids Cutest Animals Sticker Activity Book","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":699,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbstkcut_3f2331d6-d70a-4a19-90eb-a95262293b0e.jpg?v=1529566896","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbstkcut_1_5f4b9bb6-a028-47f4-8102-f5d04646dc16.jpg?v=1529566896","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbstkcut_2_292e33b5-3f46-4e58-94cc-327aa4b5e7be.jpg?v=1529566896","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbstkcut_3_fa65db5a-9c8b-433d-ad8b-8e30bf2deb83.jpg?v=1529566896"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbstkcut_3f2331d6-d70a-4a19-90eb-a95262293b0e.jpg?v=1529566896","options":["Title"],"content":"Kids will love these fun-packed pages loaded with 1,000 stickers of cute animals such as pandas, koalas, rabbits, kittens, puppies, and much more. Perfect for road trips, plane rides, rainy afternoons, or just to keep in the backpack for sticker sharing with friends, kids won't be able to get enough of this sticker books! Packed with interactive games, spelling and pattern activities, drawing games, and more, parents will love this fun book that keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning.\u003cbr\u003eForty pages of activities pair with 16 pages of 1,000 incredible animal stickers to bring kids an exciting, interactive experience with the coolest animals on the planet. Kids can use their stickers to add little fish prey for the great white shark's lunch, to show orangutans swinging from trees, and to camouflage cheetahs in the savanna. Each spread merges vibrant artwork with real wild animal photographs and an array of fun and informative activities."}
Crane, Dozer, and Digger are the anthropomorphized construction equipment of this story but Digger is the only one with a thumping heart. It is he who stumbles upon a single blue flower growing on the last bare patch of land in the city and subsequently saves it from harm before nurturing it back to life. It’s a spare story about protecting nature told without much humor but instead, like its main character, a lot of heart and compassion.

When you purchase the Geno 2.0 Next Gen Helix Product, you will receive a saliva collection kit from our partner Helix. When you return your saliva sample to Helix, Helix will sequence your DNA. That sequence is your “Genetic Information.” Helix will share with National Geographic the portion of your Genetic Information needed by National Geographic to provide you with your deep ancestry insights (we’re calling this your “Genographic Genetic Information”). We will use this Genographic Genetic Information to produce your Geno 2.0 Next Gen Helix Product results.
National Geographic provides the Product from the United States of America. National Geographic does not represent that the Product is appropriate (or, in some cases, available) for use in other locations. If you use the Product from a jurisdiction other than the United States, you agree that you do so of your own initiative, and you are responsible for complying with local laws as applicable to your use of the Product.
{"description": {},"productinfo": {"age_range": "9 to 12","amazonbullet1": "Officially Licensed National Geographic product.","amazoncat": "Books","ISBN": "9781426320705"},"shipping": {},"shipsto": {"country": "This item ships to the USA , Canada, Antigua West Indies, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Belize, Switzerland, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Germany, Denmark, Ecuador, Spain, Finland, France, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom."},"sku": {"parent": "NGOGEOKBBRNGM"},"pre_order": false
6 years & up. Chandra and Deena's family have a smoky oil lamp at home, which makes their baby brother cough. One day at the market, the sisters spot a man selling lamps that are powered by the sun -- and would be healthier for their brother! How will they afford to buy one of the "magic" lamps? Book includes facts about Nepal and instructions for making a solar-powered oven. Paperback. 40 pages.
Our Children's eBooks store has a large selection of bestselling Kindle books for children, from picture books for toddlers and preschoolers to leveled readers and chapter books for beginning readers and early readers to unforgettable fiction and nonfiction for middle graders. You can shop by age, format, and Lexile reading level, or find fun stories for kids on subjects including bedtime stories, books about trucks and trains, fairy tales, and short stories. Explore our full selection of children books online, including Caldecott and Newbery award winners and classics for young bookworms. We have new and popular authors, characters, and series such as Dr. Seuss, Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Percy Jackson, and more.
Our Children's eBooks store has a large selection of bestselling Kindle books for children, from picture books for toddlers and preschoolers to leveled readers and chapter books for beginning readers and early readers to unforgettable fiction and nonfiction for middle graders. You can shop by age, format, and Lexile reading level, or find fun stories for kids on subjects including bedtime stories, books about trucks and trains, fairy tales, and short stories. Explore our full selection of children books online, including Caldecott and Newbery award winners and classics for young bookworms. We have new and popular authors, characters, and series such as Dr. Seuss, Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Percy Jackson, and more.

We take a number of commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical steps to safeguard information in our possession from loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and therefore we cannot warrant or guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used or released in a manner that is inconsistent with the applicable privacy policy.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCT, AND ANY INFORMATION TRANSMITTED OR RECEIVED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAY NOT BE SECURE AND MAY BE INTERCEPTED BY UNAUTHORIZED PARTIES. YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ENTIRE COST OF ANY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION TO PROPERTY OR RECOVERY OR RECONSTRUCTION OF LOST DATA NECESSITATED BY YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCT.
{"id":543174492209,"title":"National Geographic Kids Cool Animals Sticker Activity Book","handle":"national-geographic-kids-cool-animals-sticker-activity-book","truncated_description":"\u003cp\u003eKids will love these fun-packed pages loaded with 1,000 stickers of cool animals such as lizards, sharks, tigers, and creepy crawlers. Perfect for road trips, plane rides, rainy afternoons, or just to keep in the backpack for sticker sharing with friends, kids won't be able to get enough of this sticker books! Packed with interactive games, spelling and pattern activities, drawing games, and more, parents will love this fun book that keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning.\u003cbr\u003eForty pages of activities pair with 16 pages of 1,000 incredible animal stickers to bring kids an exciting, interactive experience with the coolest animals on the planet. Kids can use their stickers to add little fish prey for the great white shark's lunch, to show orangutans swinging from trees, and to camouflage cheetahs in the savanna. Each spread merges vibrant artwork with real wild animal photographs and an array of fun and informative activities.\u003c\/p\u003e","description":"Kids will love these fun-packed pages loaded with 1,000 stickers of cool animals such as lizards, sharks, tigers, and creepy crawlers. Perfect for road trips, plane rides, rainy afternoons, or just to keep in the backpack for sticker sharing with friends, kids won't be able to get enough of this sticker books! Packed with interactive games, spelling and pattern activities, drawing games, and more, parents will love this fun book that keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning.\u003cbr\u003eForty pages of activities pair with 16 pages of 1,000 incredible animal stickers to bring kids an exciting, interactive experience with the coolest animals on the planet. Kids can use their stickers to add little fish prey for the great white shark's lunch, to show orangutans swinging from trees, and to camouflage cheetahs in the savanna. Each spread merges vibrant artwork with real wild animal photographs and an array of fun and informative activities.","published_at":"2018-03-13T20:00:00-04:00","created_at":"2018-03-14T03:42:56-04:00","vendor":"National Geographic Books","type":"Kids Books","tags":["4 to 8","ALLOWDISCOUNT","For Kids: Sticker Books","Kids Books","National Geographic","Under $10"],"price":699,"price_min":699,"price_max":699,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":7287458594865,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"NGOGEOKBSTKCA","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"National Geographic Kids Cool Animals Sticker Activity Book","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":699,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbstkca.jpg?v=1529566890","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbstkca_1.jpg?v=1529566890","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbstkca_2.jpg?v=1529566890","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbstkca_3.jpg?v=1529566890"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbstkca.jpg?v=1529566890","options":["Title"],"content":"Kids will love these fun-packed pages loaded with 1,000 stickers of cool animals such as lizards, sharks, tigers, and creepy crawlers. Perfect for road trips, plane rides, rainy afternoons, or just to keep in the backpack for sticker sharing with friends, kids won't be able to get enough of this sticker books! Packed with interactive games, spelling and pattern activities, drawing games, and more, parents will love this fun book that keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning.\u003cbr\u003eForty pages of activities pair with 16 pages of 1,000 incredible animal stickers to bring kids an exciting, interactive experience with the coolest animals on the planet. Kids can use their stickers to add little fish prey for the great white shark's lunch, to show orangutans swinging from trees, and to camouflage cheetahs in the savanna. Each spread merges vibrant artwork with real wild animal photographs and an array of fun and informative activities."}
{"id":543177539633,"title":"Little Kids First Big Book Collector's Set","handle":"little-kids-first-big-book-collectors-set","truncated_description":"\u003cp\u003eThis collector's set includes three volumes -- \u003ci\u003eAnimals,A Dinosaurs\u003c\/i\u003e, andA \u003ci\u003eWhy?\u003c\/i\u003e, providing fascinating, level-appropriate facts alongside bright and colorful photographs and illustrations. Inspired by the award-winningA \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Little Kids\u003c\/i\u003e magazine, theA \u003ci\u003eLittle Kids First Big Book Collector's Set\u003c\/i\u003eA is a visually compelling and approachable set of first reference books for 4- to 8-year-olds.A Each book encourages interactivity, satisfies curiosity, and launches kids into a lifetime of exploration!\u003c\/p\u003e","description":"This collector's set includes three volumes -- \u003ci\u003eAnimals,A Dinosaurs\u003c\/i\u003e, andA \u003ci\u003eWhy?\u003c\/i\u003e, providing fascinating, level-appropriate facts alongside bright and colorful photographs and illustrations. Inspired by the award-winningA \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Little Kids\u003c\/i\u003e magazine, theA \u003ci\u003eLittle Kids First Big Book Collector's Set\u003c\/i\u003eA is a visually compelling and approachable set of first reference books for 4- to 8-year-olds.A Each book encourages interactivity, satisfies curiosity, and launches kids into a lifetime of exploration!","published_at":"2018-03-13T20:00:00-04:00","created_at":"2018-03-14T03:43:19-04:00","vendor":"National Geographic Books","type":"Kids Books","tags":["$20 - $35","4 to 8","ALLOWDISCOUNT","Dinosaurs","Educational","For Kids: First Big Books","Kids Books","National Geographic"],"price":2399,"price_min":2399,"price_max":2399,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":7287462002737,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"NGOGEOKBLKFBB","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Little Kids First Big Book Collector's Set","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":2399,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokblkfbb.jpg?v=1524988056"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokblkfbb.jpg?v=1524988056","options":["Title"],"content":"This collector's set includes three volumes -- \u003ci\u003eAnimals,A Dinosaurs\u003c\/i\u003e, andA \u003ci\u003eWhy?\u003c\/i\u003e, providing fascinating, level-appropriate facts alongside bright and colorful photographs and illustrations. Inspired by the award-winningA \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Little Kids\u003c\/i\u003e magazine, theA \u003ci\u003eLittle Kids First Big Book Collector's Set\u003c\/i\u003eA is a visually compelling and approachable set of first reference books for 4- to 8-year-olds.A Each book encourages interactivity, satisfies curiosity, and launches kids into a lifetime of exploration!"}
(5) You and the National Geographic acknowledge and agree to abide by the following rules for arbitration: (a) YOU AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS, REPRESENTATIVE OR MULTI-CLAIMANT PROCEEDING, AND THE ARBITRATOR SHALL HAVE NO POWER TO AWARD CLASS-WIDE RELIEF; (b) the National Geographic will pay arbitration costs as required by the JAMS Consumer Arbitration Minimum Standards and consistent with paragraph 6 below; (c) the arbitrator may award any individual relief or individual remedies that are permitted by applicable law; and (d) each side pays his, her or its own attorneys' fees, except as otherwise provided in paragraph 8 below.
These lap size board books are perfect for sharing and entertaining small groups of infants, toddlers and twos as well as with individual children that might have visual impairments. Designed for the younger child, these books are similar to big books for 3-5 year olds. These oversized board books also have larger pictures and larger print. A lap-sized books measures approx. 10" x 9" as opposed to the traditional size of 5" x 5".
×