National Geographic Kids Holiday Gift guide

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
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Learning is so important.  We start the day we are born and hopefully keep doing so until we are old.  My grandmother is 70+ and still is learning new things. (The computer is a life long lesson for her lol)
Kids though sometimes get tired of learning and don't want to do school lessons.  I found that making things fun always helps reengage them.  Homework can be tiring if all you do is sit there and go over the promblem over and over again.  We make it fun.  We sing a song or get out blocks to help us.  Some times we even draw photos.
Learning should be fun, it should never feel like a chore.
National Geographic kids books gets that, they understand that sometimes kids need learning to be fun and exciting.
Their books are colorful and fun.  The pages are set it in a way that kids will never get tired of flipping through them.
The facts are unique and things kids enjoy learning.
Now if you go to their site you are going to be blown away by the amount of books they offer.  I wanted to limit it down to the 5 I was able to review.  Please not these are only 5 of many!

This large-format hardcover has 1,000 cool facts, 500 photos, CGI-style illustrations, funny infographics, and the bold design that only National Geographic Kids can deliver. 
With its 200 themed spreads feature incredible animal antics, wacky inventions, freaky weather phenomena, stupid human tricks, nature’s most bizarre creations, and much more kids are sure to get lost for hours in this book! 

 The concept is simple. Got a question? Well now you have an answer! Well you have 1,111. 
Wondering what types of question are answered?
Want to know why your snot is yellow? Flip to the human body chapter. 
What's on the inside of a turtle shell? The animal section's got you covered. 
How deep is the ocean? Why doesn't Earth just float off into space? Check, check, and check. 
There are so many questions you are sure to find your answer!  My oldest loves finding something new then coming and asking me "Hey mom did you know...."

Okay I left this one for my boys!  Even looking a reptiles gives me goosebumps lol
 Snakey, slimey, scaley, and sensational! Welcome to the amazing world of the most popular reptiles on Earth. With colorful photographs and fun facts, this easy-to-use encyclopedia profiles snakes, lizards, amphibians, turtles and tortoises, crocodilians, and tuatara. Profiles are accompanied by Did You Know? details and fast facts including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat.

I love seeing some of my favorite classic poetry paired with works of natural art.  The illistrations were absoulty beautiful and they so fit the poems they were matched with.

Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters come to life in a stunning tableau of Norse myths, including those of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and All father Odin, and the trickster god Loki. 
Okay I feel the need to share this my son was in shook that Thor was based of a real myth.  In his mind Thor was just a made up super hero that was part of the avengers.  He had no clue that people use to actually think he was a god.
Okay and one more small truth I am addicted to Vikings so even though this book was for my boys I kind of, sort of stole it from them.  I loved learning about Norse mythology.  My kiddos love it too, even if they are in shock of Thor's real origins!

As I said before the books in this post are only a few of many.  You can spend an entire day shopping in the National Geographic Kids section.
Learning is so important and kids will enjoy with these fun fact filled books.