Do you have a child in your life that is always asking, “Why?” and “How?” Then these great books for kids are for you. Kora & Logan are always asking questions like that and the both love to learn. They are fascinated by facts and trivia.
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That’s why we were excited about these books from Time and Sports Illustrated Kids. These are fantastic books so full of information and fun facts they are sure to keep the inquiring mind of any interested child entertained for quite awhile.
As soon as they arrived Kora & Logan opened them up and started reading
They were so excited they even took them in the car when we headed out for dinner that evening.
The car trip was peppered with questions like:
- “Why do people snore?”
- “Where were LEGO bricks first invented?”
- “How many pounds does the Stanley Cup weigh?”
- “Can sharks walk?”
- “What is a Spinosaurus?”
Dave and I enjoyed listening to the kids read the questions and then we tried to answer them ourselves. We often had to guess and it turned out we were wrong most of the time. We all learned a lot and it was a fun way to pass the time in the car. The books aren’t all filled with questions but also contain informative paragraphs, vocabulary, descriptions, timelines, and more. So there is a lot to learn between all five. Here’s a breakdown of each book.
Time For Kids Big Book of Why: Crazy, Cool, & Outrageous
This is Kora’s favorite book. She loves learning all of the facts about the human body including, “Why does my foot fall asleep?” “Why do I have nightmares?” and more. There are also chapters filled with info on Animals, Nature, Earth, Space, Science, Technology, Transportation, U.S. History, World History, World Culture, and Sports & Games. There really is something for every child to learn in this Big Book of Why and it’s presented in such a fun way that kids who love learning random facts are sure to soak up the info.
Time For Kids Big Book of Where: 801 Facts Kids Want To Know
This is one of Logan’s favorite books. His favorite chapter is right in the beginning of the book and it’s about Home. The chapter is filled with pictures showing all kinds of different homes, it talks about where electricity comes from and how we get it into our houses, it discusses germs and where they hide out as well as trash and where it goes, and more. Other chapters are divided into continents and answer questions like:
- Where was the first basketball game played?
- Where was the phrase “rock and roll” first used?
- Where can you find the world’s largest natural mirror?
- Where did the roller coaster get it’s start?
- Where is the longest railroad int eh world?
- Where are the most pyramids?
- Where can you see caves lit by thousands of glowworms?
The Big Book of Where is a fantastic book full of information that kids, and adults, will be interested to learn. The photos and maps draw you into the facts and help make them more memorable and fun.
Time For Kids Dinosaurs 3D
If you have a child in your life who loves dinosaurs than be sure to add this book to their wish list. What makes this book stand out is that it’s in 3D. There are two pairs of 3D glasses provided, one for the reader and another for a friend. Every page has 3D images that emphasize the facts surrounding them. There is a lot of intriguing information in this book that dinosaur fans will love including how they lived, the time of the dinosaurs, types of dinosaurs, fossil info, and a nice Q & A section as well as an in-depth glossary. Any dino fan is sure to love Dinosaurs 3D and be in awe at the 3D images.
Sharkopedia: The Complete Guide To Everything Shark With More Than 400 Photos
This book is a treasure trove of shark facts, trivia, and images. Many kids love learning about underwater creatures and thanks to Shark Week, sharks a big favorite for kids and adults alike. This book has it all covered with up close photographs of all kinds of sharks including some I’d never heard of like Whitetip Sharks, Angelsharks, Wobbegongs, Chain Catsharks, Epaulette Sharks, Salmon Sharks, and more. There is lots of info on shark habitats, anatomy, fossils, feeding habits, life cycle, conservation, and record breakers. Sharkopedia is a wonderful book that shark lovers of any age will enjoy.
Sports Illustrated Kids Stats! The Greatest Numbers In Sports
I can see this book being well loved here in our house. Both Kora & Logan enjoy sports and fun facts and this is the perfect combination Now that Logan is playing flag football and basketball he always wants to learn more. This book contains intriguing chapters filled with many unbelievable sports stats.
The chapters have catchy titles and exemplify well what you’ll find on the pages in between including: Unbreakable Records, Amazing Feats, Champions, Fast and Furious, and Odd Numbers. Kids can learn how many points Wilt Chamberlain scored in a game against the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962. Or how many consecutive games in which Joe DiMaggio had a hit in 1941. Or how many consecutive matches beach volleyball players Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won from 2007 – 2008. Or how many times sisters Serena and Venus Williams have played each other in a Grand Slam final.
Stats! is a book so full of facts, numbers, and sports history that I can see it sitting on Logan’s nightstand well thumbed threw in the years to come.
These books are all fantastic, fun, and educational. They have become fast favorites in our house and we recommend them to anyone looking for great books for kids.