National Geographic Kids Weird But True – A Perfect Christmas Gift

I received product from Moms Meet for consideration here. My opinion is my own. 

National Geographic Kids Weird But True! is a series of books tailor-made to get kids excited about learning. As you all know, I love to give gifts that promote learning for birthdays and holidays. Whether books, games, or puzzles; I’m always on the lookout for gifts that make learning fun and exciting. That’s why I love the National Geographic Kids Weird But True! series. Their books are full of fun facts that get kids excited about learning and exploring. They make a perfect gift for the holidays or birthdays.


Why I love National Geographic Kids Weird But True

For years I have been mailing my youngest nephews a subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine.

They love it and it’s an educational gift that keeps on giving all year round. I mean what child can resist getting something in the mail addressed to them?

Several years ago my kids discovered National Geographic Weird But True books. For years my older daughter took these everywhere and memorized a zillion quirky facts.

National Geographic Weird But True never gets old. I’ve been giving Nat Geo Kids products to my oldest nephew since he was old enough to sit and read with his mom or dad. Now, at age 10, he still loves to learn. He devours trivia, and he loves to surprise me with trivia questions whenever I see him. Along that same line, both of my kids – one who is just about to graduate and another who is into her teens – STILL flip through these books every so often. Even I look through them on occasion. They are quite simply a lot of fun.


As my youngest niece and her two brothers have grown, they have become voracious little readers. My own girls have been reading independently for well over a decade. Both often received these Nat Geo Weird But True books for Christmas and for summer months too. We always learned something new every time we read one.


Now my girls often sit and read in both French and English with their cousins when they visit us. Slowly and progressively over time, we have watched Taiga and Hannah grow so much more confident in their independent reading. The youngest Kaz is getting there. But he’s five and working on three different languages – English, French and Japanese – so he’s got a lot going on. It’s pretty exciting to see my youngest niece and her brothers falling in love with books.

About two weeks ago I was in Toronto for work and had a chance to stay over at my brother’s house. From the moment I arrived the kids peppered me with trivia and oddball facts. “Auntie Paula, did you know…?” In fact, I was amazed how much they knew. So, these National Geographic Weird But True! Books are going straight to them this Christmas.


The Tenth Anniversary

In honor of Weird But True! turning 10, here are a couple facts regarding this series (and one fact about me too):

  • Canada was the first country to get its very own Weird But True! book in March 2018.
  • Nat Geo Kids has published more than 15,000 Weird But True! Facts and counting
  • Weird But True! started in Nat Geo Kids magazine back in 2004 and it’s been the most popular feature ever since.
  • More than a third of all Weird But True! facts are about animals.
  • This Werid But True! series is now up to 32 books with more than 7 million copies in print around the world.
  • This series and my blog BOTH turned 10 this year.

Win Weird But True

Right now, National Geographic Kids Weird But True! has a fun contest going for kids, aged 6 to 14. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, they’re hosting a contest that allows kids to find their own verifiable facts about Canada.

Kids are encouraged to find weird facts about their town, province, or country and mail it to National Geographic by May 1, 2019. If their fact is featured in next May on the National Geographic Kids website, they’ll win two books: Weird But True! Canada and Weird But True! 10.

Give the Gift of Weird

National Geographic Weird But True! is a wonderful series promoting reading, exploration, and a general love of learning. With so many exciting facts to be found. This series is the perfect gift for any child on any holiday. Check out this series for yourself, and you’ll quickly see what I’m talking about.

I received product from Moms Meet in exchange for an honest review here. My opinion is all my own and it is also truthful. 

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.