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Monday, December 13, 2010

Great Migrations

Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeasts, Butterflies, Elephants, and other Amazing Animals on the Move
     written by Elizabeth Carney

National Geographics for Kids is batting 1000, with more great books being published every day. We had many of these great books at our Fall BookFair, and you can be sure that every single one of them is being processed for our library collection!

This book has a focus on migration, and animals that must migrate in order to survive. It is directly tied to the global television 7 event series that began recently on the Nat Geo cable channel named after the book...or is the book named after the television documentary? Either way, the book, published to add to the television event was a stroke of genius, especially since I know how many of you look for books after seeing a movie or TV show that peaked your interest to learn more!

In this double page layout, you will see a two page photo of the animal species being highlighted, followed by another two page format sharing in stylized text major factoids and trivia important to know to better understand migration. Each animal species, and its need to migrate, influences the earth, the people who live in it, and most importantly impacts the delicate balance of nature that we are charged with to maintain and manage for earth's ultimate survival.

Inside the book you will read and learn more about Mali elephants, Red Crabs, Monarch Butterflies, Jellyfish, Zebra, Army Ants, Wildebeasts, and Sperm Whales.

The photography is breathtaking, and the facts presented are interesting, new, and thought-provoking.

Don't stop with the book.
Be sure to check out online:

Nat Geo site:

Nat Geo Kids site:

See below two of the many videos from the "Nat Geo Migrations" site to give you more information and the ability to see the beauty of our earth and its creatures.

ISBN: 978-1-4263-0700-3

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