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National Geographic Children's Books, Fall 2019

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ABSOLUTE EXPERT
Absolute Expert: Pandas
All the Latest Facts From the Field With National Geographic Explorer Mark Brody
By (author): Ruth Strother Contributions by: Marc Brody
9781426334313 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Bears Aug 20, 2019
$19.99 CAD
Active 7.45 x 9.43 x 0.53 in 112 pages National Geographic Children's Books
From adorable giant panda cubs to saving bamboo forests in China, get the latest giant panda insights and intel straight from the field from National Geographic explorer and conservationist Marc Brody.

Ready to go on a search for giant pandas in mountainous bamboo forests? Travel to China to learn all about these black-and-white bears so YOU can become an absolute expert. Get up close with giant pandas in the wild and see where they make their home in the misty mountains. Learn about their bamboo diet and how they lumber through the mountains, searching for tasty bamboo shoots. Read about panda cubs and how their mothers take care of them. You’ll learn about the giant panda’s habitat and why preserving it is so vital for the panda’s survival. On this journey to China’s mountains, National Geographic Explorer Marc Brody will be your guide. He’ll give you all the latest facts from the field and even share what it’s like to put on a panda suit and hang out with furry panda cubs. You’ll get to know these roly-poly bears in this cool book, filled with amazing images, special features, wacky trivia, and more.

Series Overview: The Absolute Expert series dives deep into individual topics through quick facts and extended, in-depth information. This new series takes advantage of tried-and-true high-interest topics and features exclusive content from an expert currently working in the relevant field. Series now includes dolphins, volcanoes, dinos, and soccer.

KIDS LOVE PANDAS! Sales and surveys show that pandas are a high-interest animal among kids.

PERFECT BLEND OF FUN AND FASCINATING: Fun facts paired with extended information stike a balance between fast info and going deeper, extending the series beyond classic fact books.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER: Each Absolute Expert title is “hosted” by a National Geographic explorer currently doing research in the field to provide brand-new, up-to-the-minute information, taking advantage of Nat Geo’s extraordinary access and resources.

APPEALING DESIGN: Smaller, vertical trim appeals to older middle grade students.

GRABS RELUCTANT READERS INTERESTED IN PANDAS: Encourages kids interested in a single subject to read so they’ll learn more. A mix of fact lists, sidebars, and narrative running text captures reluctant readers as well as teachers looking for age-appropriate reading.

PAPER OVER BOARD HC format.

RUTH STROTHER is an experienced author and editor who has developed dozens of books about home improvement, pet care, cooking, and children’s literature.

MARC BRODY is a National Geographic grantee and conservationist who has worked for 20 years to conserve giant panda habitat in southwest China. Brody founded Panda Mountain to inspire and teach people how they can take direct action to save endangered animals through the ecological restoration of degraded habitat and ecosystems. When not helping giant pandas, he is actively restoring an oak savanna and upland prairie on his 100-plus-acre property in rural Wisconsin.

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