National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids

About National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids, part of the National Geographic Virtual Library, is an online database housing books, videos, magazines, and pictures produced by National Geographic for children. It is searchable for report research and browsable for general interest exploration.

Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

Getting Started

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  • The complete run of National Geographic’s Kids magazine from 2009 to present, over 500 books from the National Geographic Kids Collections and Ladder Readers, 865 pictures, and 203 videos.
  • Visual interface providing intuitive point-and-click access to pictures, books, and magazines.
  • Authoritative nonfiction content in support of the Common Core State Standards.
  • Access to subject indexing and related terms making it easier for beginning searchers to refine their topic.
  • Explore Topics page featuring dedicated entry points for information about animals, environment, history, people and cultures, places, science, and tech.
  • A listen-along feature is available on every book and magazine for improved accessibility.

Available for Use On

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  • Mobile devices
  • There is no app for this resource

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