National Geographic Kids Book Club

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This ultimate survival guide transports you back in time to the golden age of pirates, when fearsome captains like Barbarossa and Blackbeard made the rules. Find out if you have what it takes to sail through this ruthless world of cutthroats and renegades—if you dare!

In this handy guide, you’ll learn how to prepare for such pitfalls—or avoid them entirely! You’ll find a rogue’s gallery to help you recognize the most fearsome pirates; maps of key pirate hideaways; tips on how to talk like a pirate; what to do if you fall overboard; and much more. This book is the ultimate resource for daring adventurers who want to know what life was really like during the golden age of piracy!

New Books (12 books)

How to Survive in the Age of Pirates: A Handy Guide to Swashbuckling Adventures, Avoiding Deadly Diseases, and Escapin G the Ruthless Renegades of the High Seas
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2025
National Geographic Kids Sharks Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 Stickers! (NG Sticker Activity Books)
Explorer Academy Vela: The Sailor Cipher (Book 1)
Ultimate Bugopedia, 2nd Edition: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever
Yes! No? Maybe So...: Amazing Answers to More Than 250 Mind-Blowing Questions
Can't Get Enough Cat Stuff: Fun Facts, Awesome Info, Cool Games, Silly Jokes, and More!
Weird but True! Know-It-All: U.S. Government
Deadliest Animals on the Planet
Weird But True! Disney: 300 Wonderful Facts to Celebrate the Magic of Disney
Ultimate Mammalpedia
The Ultimate Book of Reptiles: Your guide to the secret lives of these scaly, slithery, and spectacular creatures!

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Critter Chat: World Wild Web
Can't Get Enough Horse Stuff
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Hey! does anyone know how to change their nickname on here? I would like to, but I can't figure out how. Thanks!

I totally forgot to send my answer, sorry.😅 But here it is: Go to the top right-hand corner, tap on your profile picture, tap settings. There you can go and change your username. Hope this helps!

On the top right hand corner of your screen, you can tap “Account Settings, which should bring you to a screen where it gives you the option to change your username, password, email, etc. There should be a box titled “Username:” and you can just delete your current username and type in what you want to change it to. Press “Update Account” and you’re done! Happy to help! ;)

@book_addict, I've been forgetting to tell you, but I really like your username - A fellow always-and-forever bookworm. 🤣🤣

I know how to change your username. First, you click on your avatar on the top right corner. Then you will see some options and click on the option with account settings. When you get there, you will see your username. You can change it there. Be sure to click on the green button with update account. I hope you change your nickname!

Okay so just go to settings and there will be a section where you can change your username! 😃

Thanks everyone! I got it to work.

Hiiii there everyone!!! I just got back from my 1 week long summer camp and I met many amazing people at camp and this year is my seventh (7th) year at camp! What's up?!?!

Wow, seventh year!! That’s awesome! I got to a camp in Florida for a week in July! Pretty nervous but excited too!

Okay y’all QUIZ TIME!! Since there are quite a few new members I thought basic questions would be nice so we could all get to know each other better! 1. What was the best movie you have seen this year (2024) so far? 2. Do you enjoy listening to podcasts? If so, which ones your fav? 3. Who are some role models or people you really look up to? 4. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be? 5. What is your favorite meal of the day? 6. What are some of your favorite hobbies? MY ANSWERS: 1. Unsung Hero (so good, I really recommend it! But bring tissues! 🤧) 2. Yes and I am currently really loving Stay True with Madison Prewett Troutt 3. I really look up to Sadie Robertson Huff, Mōriah Smallbone, and Madison Prewett Troutt (plus my parents are huge role models in my life too!) 4. I kind of want to visit Nashville. I’ve gone there once but never left the freeway 5. Lunch! 6. Listening to music, hand lettering, reading, and just relaxing….I hope you all enjoyed the quiz and I look forward your answers! 😃

1. Really I've been watching Marvel movies, because when I little I thought that they would be stupid, but they're pretty well made.. 😅 2. I don't listen to podcasts, except the ones my listens to in the car 🤣 3. My mom, dad, Fr.(......) Fr.(.....) 4. PARIS 5. Lunch? Idk... 6. My music JavaScript-HTML-CSS (Coding), going on the trampoline, sports, art, hand lettering sometimes, and hanging out with my pets!

1. I'm not really sure, I'm not big on movies. 2. Yes, I really like the sports podcast Phillies Talk! 3. My parents 4. The Cayman Islands 5. Breakfast! 6. Reading, collecting baseball cards, and watching sports! Thanks for the quiz!

Ooh the Cayman Islands! That’s really cool! And breakfast is a great one after all it is the most important meal of the day! Thanks for replying!

Hi ! I am a new member and it will be great to know everyone. - MY ANSWERS: 1.The School for Good and Evil(I just watched it a few days ago). 2.Yes! Who Smarted(It is a educational podcast that you can learn science and history). 3.Not sure:) 4.Japan or Spain. 5.Lunch,too! 6.Reading,listen to music and traveling! - Those are great questions and nice to meet you!!! 😂😂😂

Okay, so, 1. I don't really watch movies, since they can be rrrrrrrrreally long sometimes so I get tired. 2. I don't listen to podcasts. 3. My mom and my dad. 4. Spain, since I have started to learn Spanish. 5. Lunch 6. Playing the piano, painting, drawing, making crafts, doing puzzles, playing games and reading.

That would be the second person to want to go to Spain! It looks like a beautiful place! I luv that you know how to play the piano, that’s really neat! Thanks for replying!

1) Possibly "Timeless Christmas" I watched a Christmas movie in May haha! 2) I don't, I never understand podcasts because I can't hear them!! 3) My mom, few of counselors at my summer camp, and few of staffs at camp! 4) Portugal or Spain! 5) Lunch (idk why) 6) maybe collecting and doing puzzles, and definitely reading!

I luv Timeless Christmas and in my opinion watching Christmas movies in May totally awesome! Visiting Portugal or Spain would be so fun! Thanks for replying!

Yeah, no problem! My family said, "Watching Christmas movies in May are very bad!!" 🤣🤣🤣

Alright! I was hoping you would do this. 1. Umm.... I haven't seen too many good movies, but I would say, Rocky or, Sight, (Warning, it may make you cry, as it did my mom.) Oh, and also, Rise of the Beasts. 2. (I don't really listen to podcasts. that much.) I could say which one me and my dad do, but I feel as though some would be offended, (Politics). 3. Role model? Rocky Balboa, as I like how he never gives up, no matter how hard it gets. 4. Umm, I have always wanted to go to Hawaii, and Universal Studios Oh, and also, do you mean Nashville Indiana about one of the places you want to go? 5. I would have to say lunch too! 6. My fav hobbies? Working out, trying to upgrade my computers with the budget of pocket fuzz and a shoe string. Putting hop up parts on my go-kart, riding my bike, and going fast. I also like restoring old rusty mowers and reselling them. (the money is saved for a car). Well, that wraps it up! Thanks for this Techfashion!

I want to watch Sight so badly!!!! And I meant Nashville Tennessee, I didn’t know there was a Nashville in Indiana! 😂Thanks for replying!

Sure! About sight, Over all, I thought it was a very good movie, but some parts of it seem a bit strung out, to make the movie longer. I really enjoyed seeing it in theaters, and I think you will too! 😄 And about Nashville (Indiana), we go hiking all every Friday there, as it is only a hour drive. I don't know where you live, so it might be a longer drive for you. If you can get to it, I really recommend it! The trails are great, and the food is amazing! There is all kinds of Ice cream shops, and oooold restaurants, like from the 1800s and somedays, I actually think that building is going to fall on my head, as it is...... wobbly? LOL I am really not that big of a fan of old villages and towns, but this one, I really like! Oh, and also, there is huge pools, biking trails, horseback riding, and ziplining! But the one big thing I like are the trails, they are amazing! they go down ravines, through small streams, and more! I really enjoy it, I wish you could get to it too!

I actually saw the trailer for it in the theaters with my mom when we went to see Unsung Hero and it looked like such a touching movie! That’s cool about Nashville! I live on the east coast so it would quite a drive but still that sounds really neat! Thanks for sharing!

The Rocky movies I like. are Rocky 3 and 4.

You guys, I'm still not on summer break 😭 it's super tragic AND I still have 3 weeks.

Well, hey! At least on the bright side, you get to start school way later than the rest of us!

Oh no! Don't worry, it'll come soon!!

Guess who just finished her first year of highschool? I missed you guys! Now what is your latest read?

Congrats! I’m currently reading the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, and I’m really enjoying it so far (I’m on the second book, Crown of Midnight)! If you ever decide to read it, I recommend reading The Assassin’s Blade before the actual first book.

Nice! My latest read is called the secrets necklace, I read the first one years ago, and I thought that I might as well finish the 2nd one

Congrats! I just finished 'Salt and Sugar' by Rebecca Carvalho. I'm starting 'I'm the Girl' by Courtney Summers. I've heard good things about it, so I'm excited!

Nicee! Tbh I'm currently not reading anything, so if yall have any recommendations, I'm all ears (just a heads up I'm kinda picky when it comes to books😅). I love fantasy like "A Throne of Glass" by Sarah J. Maas ( it's slow, but REALLY GOOD).

Fantasy is my favorite genre! I’m like 1/4 thru the second book, and it is a bit slow, but I hear it gets progressively better further on.

If you like fantasy, I would recommend the series the "Land of Stories" by Chris Colfer. It is excellent!

I LOVE the "Land of Stories" and I like fantasy,too!

I love the Land of Stories, too! It’s a really easy read, but it was my fav series for some time

I am currently reading the book "Swiss Family Robinson" by Johann David Wyss. It is kind of an adventure kind of book.

I'm picky too! I would recommend A Faraway Island... It's historical fiction, and it takes place in the summer of 1939

Okay I’m totally picky too! I would suggest “So This Is Love” by Elizabeth Lim. It’s my favorite book of all time and it’s a reimagined version of the Cinderella story! It’s SO GOOD and it kind of fantasy!

Oh I've heard of it before! I'll definitely put it on my tbr, thanks for the recommendation!!!

Nice! I am glad! Hope you did well!

Congrats!! What was it like? I'm going into highschool next, and I'm really nervous. I'm currently reading The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan!

The Red Pyramid? Is that part of the Kane Chronicles series?

Wow, congrats! I’m going to be a freshie in hs so that’s exciting! The latest book I’m planning on reading is called “Made For This Moment” by Madison Prewett Troutt. Glad you are back btw!

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