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Weird but True Collector's Set (Boxed Set): 900 Outrageous Facts [Paperback]

National Geographic Kids
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Oct. 9 2012 Weird but True
At last, all those weird but true facts that kids love so much are collected in this fun-tastic set of three compact, easy to handle and fun to browse books. Wacky facts, fascinating information, and lively art combine to make these books irresistible brain candy for young readers. Kids will have so much fun that they won't even realize they're learning!

Did you know that peanut butter can be converted into a diamond, that a sneeze travels 100 miles an hour, or that a sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers on a hot-air balloon? The creators of National Geographic Kids, the nation's most popular kids' magazine present Weird but True, 300 wacky, wild, mind-bending facts about everything on Earth and beyond. Animals, food, science, pop culture, outer space, geography, weather,and more! Trivia that will so wow your family and friends that you won't be able to stop turning the pages of this brainteasing treat.

Did you know that you have the same number of neck bones as a giraffe, that Mount Everest is 27 times taller than the Eiffel Tower, or that rats can burp? Find wilder and wacker trivia about everything above, plus amazing feats, pets, toys, money, and more in Weird but True 2!

Did you know that dolphins sleep with one eye open, or that meteorites the size of basketballs land on Earth about once a month? Find even wilder and wackier trivia about everything above, plus crazy inventions, the human body, and more in Weird but True 3!

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The books and the sleeve are very high quality just as you would expect from NatGeo. Every page had a few interesting and fascinating facts. I'm thinking of buying more from the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Think your child can't read? Give him this book and you just might be pleasantly surprised! Oct. 14 2013
By Yogamom67 - Published on Amazon.com
Think your child can't read? Give him this book and you just might be pleasantly surprised!

My son loves these books. We started reading National Geographic Kids books when he was about six (he's nine now) and I can honestly say that these books have been instrumental in teaching him to read. His favorites are those from the "Weird, But True" series. We own the first five books in the series and have the ones not yet published on pre-order.

One weekend last spring, our son actually read one entire 300 pg. book from this series to my husband and I over the course of two days - 50 pg.s three times a day until he'd finished. I mention this because last year my son was sent to a reading specialist because his teacher was concerned that he was reading below his age-level. Although I was happy for him to receive the extra attention from the specialist, I always doubted that he had any real problems reading because he read the Nat'l Geo books to us constantly. Thankfully, I was right. He no longer sees the reading specialist, reads above his grade-level, and even reads out-loud to his classmates at lunchtime.

Why is this so important? Because kids are often labeled as poor readers when it's not that they can't read, but rather that they simply aren't interested in what they are being given to read. My teen-age step-daughter grew up thinking that she was a poor reader, too. That all changed when I gave her the Twilight Series. She read the last book, "Breaking Dawn," (756 pages) in less than 48 hours!

There are several elements that make the Nat'l Geo Weird, But True series so appealing, particularly to elementary aged boys. The layouts are very simple, not cluttered. Each fact is only one or two sentences long. The font is much larger than what you would find in a typical chapter book designed for this age group. And the visual images are excellent - exciting, funny, interesting - they immediately draw the reader in, curious to find out more.

As a parent, teacher, library volunteer, and chairperson of my son's Scholastic Book Fairs, all of the books in this series are ones that I have and will continue to recommend for children (especially boys) from pre-K through lower elementary!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun reading for kids Feb. 13 2014
By George Carpenter - Published on Amazon.com
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We got this boxed set for our 9 year old and she can't get enough of all the "cool" info contained in these books and loves to talk about the subjects she reads in them.They have plenty of great pictures and the text is large and easy to read A+++++!
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5.0 out of 5 stars easy read Aug. 26 2013
By mom007 - Published on Amazon.com
My 7 year old said it is awesome. He pick kt up to read while I was cooking dinner. Then he share the fun facts with me after dinner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great set of books for inquiring minds Aug. 8 2013
By Suzanne in The Woods - Published on Amazon.com
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My grandson and his sister loved reading these books during their stay with us. There are lots of interesting facts that will appeal to this age group 7-11 and probably even a broader age group as the grown-ups found them fascinating, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My son loves them. April 21 2013
By Ada Q - Published on Amazon.com
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My son is a big fan of Weird but true. He is in 1st grade and he finished the 3 books in a weekend. Now from time to time, he mentions things he remembers from these books. He is very proud of himself in knowing things that no one else knows in the family.
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