Some of my favorite nonfiction books for young readers are the National Geographic Kids' Weird But True Series. Weird but True! 3: 300 Outrageous Facts is the third installment and just as fun as the first two.
Young readers will be fascinated by such outrageous facts like kangaroos can jump more than 30 feet in one hop. That's the length of 12 skateboards! Also, a baby humpback whale drinks up to 130 gallons of milk each day; warthogs don't have warts; and at a restaurant in Michigan, you can order a supersize hamburger that weighs as much as a grown man!
You can't make this stuff up! These books are irresistible with their easy to read design, vibrant photos and wacky facts. I know I can't wait to check out the Ultimate version, NG Kids Ultimate Weird but True: 1,000 Wild & Wacky Facts and Photos (National Geographic), which will be released in September!
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books; Original edition (June 14, 2011)
Source of review copy: publicist