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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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Weird but True Collector's Set (Boxed Set): 900 Outrageous Facts + Weird but True! 4: 300 Outrageous Facts + Weird but True! 5: 300 Outrageous Facts
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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 Jokergeorge - 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 Class loved it! June 5 2014
By Adina sauer - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a 2nd grade teacher. I bought this set of Weird but True books for the last few weeks of school. My students were happily engaged in reading and sharing facts all day, every day (at the end of the year)!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book May 14 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Great book. The students love these books. They always get inline to read these books when we have reading time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun facts April 27 2014
By Lee - Published on Amazon.com
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This makes a great gift or classroom resource. It is probably best suited to the 8-12 age range, although all ages can really enjoy it - from experience, I can say that adults and younger kids definitely enjoy the facts as well. This makes for quick, fun, and informative reading - with great photos. A really fun set and well worth the money.
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