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  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books; Box Pck Pa edition (Oct. 9 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142631194X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426311949
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 4.9 x 16.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My daughters LOVE these books!!! and I love that they read them and come to me with different facts "Mom did you know" "Mom did you know"
Great way to get your kids interested in reading!
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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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By Jeri on Oct. 20 2014
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It will be a Christmas gift but my son has been talking about wanting them so that's exciting
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By lia on Dec 27 2014
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excellent
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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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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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What beats an 11 year old glued to these books?? Feb. 17 2013
By Brenda Salem - Published on Amazon.com
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My son was introduced to these book in his classroom. He was constantly coming home asking me if I knew this...and that. I inquired about what he was reading, and after his teacher told me about these "Weird but True" books I immediately went to Amazon. This set is full of very interesting facts. Many very weird, but.....TRUE~! I love how the facts are short and sweet, not paragraphs of info for a younger reader to become lost and bored with. Many of the facts offer a few pictures too. With all the exposure to technology and my son's love of it all, it thrilled me to see him sit at the table for a few hours with his nose in these books. Great find!!
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A mom's review: we love fact books Feb. 5 2015
By M. Heiss - Published on Amazon.com
These are great fact books. These are perfect for long car rides or long waits -- just smidgens of information. They are interesting for the whole family. Recommended.

This boxed set has three softcover books. There's a second set, as wellWeird but True! Collector's Set 2 (Boxed Set): 900 Outrageous Facts


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