National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More!

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 5Grades 4 - 10Rn/an/a
Hey, why is that funny-looking monkey on TV hanging upside down? Is that fuzzy, chubby guy in the back yard a woodchuck or a groundhog? Now you can find answers to these and hundreds more questions and curiosities right at your fingertips! Featuring 2,500 species and packed with stunning color photographs, amazing animal facts, maps, and more, the new National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive on the market today, amazing and entertaining readers, while providing them with authoritative information about the animal kingdom. Kids love to look at animals and this book showcases more than 1,000 gorgeous color photographs as only National Geographic--the leader in wildlife photography--can. Thematic spreads take readers through animal homes and habitats, senses and communication, life cycle and babies, movement and migration, defenses, camouflage, and adaptation, and endangered animals and conservation. Special features in each section include ANIMAL PROFILES spreads that focus in-depth on a particular animal and ANIMAL RECORDS spreads that highlight superlatives such as fastest, tallest, smallest, etc. Exclusive FROM-THE-FIELD reports, that focus on National Geographic explorers and their stories about the animals they study, can only be found in this animal encyclopedia, adding to its entertainment and educational value.

Animals are organized by taxonomy within each section (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates), accompanied by common and scientific name, fact boxes (featuring lifespan, habitat, and size) and text describing diet, special features, and any other pertinent information. Symbols representing conservation and habitat status highlight a high-interest topic for kids, while color-coding on each section provides for ease of navigation. Backmatter will include a listing of animal species along with basic information including name (scientific and common), lifespan, diet, size, and habitat. A comprehensive glossary, index, and "find out more" section round out this must-have resource.


Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1023-2 , $33.90/$39.00 Can
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on October 23, 2012 by National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN-10: 1426310226
ISBN-13: 9781426310225
6 Book Reviews
  • golu2721
    golu2721over 2 years
    I want to read it
    • truesunshine
      truesunshinealmost 4 years55 starsFeatured
      Oh my gosh. This book is SO amazing! It is full of tons and tons and TONS of animals that you would probably never imagine that existed! If you are a animal lover, this book is 100% for you! I learned so much from this book, and a lot about my favorite animal- the beluga whale! The colors in this book also make it pop and for me at least make me want to read it more- which is why I love National Geographic. And it's details are great! I feel that I know almost every animal ever now! (Not really, there is only 2,500 animals in the book and I can tell you right now there is way way way way more animals then that, and of course it's really hard to fit every single animal in the world into one book, it would be bigger then an adult!) This book is definitley on my list of favorite books, and i'm sure if you read it- it'll be on there too!
      • mckenzi3
        mckenzi3over 6 years
        I want to read this book because I love animals. The cover is cute. I want to see photos of the cutest animals ever.
        • rose_24
          rose_24over 7 years
          I can learn more about animals YAY!!!!!
          • frankiebaby
            frankiebabyover 7 years
            wow
            • mahd20
              mahd20about 9 years55 stars
              really good book totally reccomend it