Day Four of 20 Gifts in 20 Days

Day Four of 20 Gifts in 20 Days

What will kids remember most about 2012? From the release of The Hunger Games film to the United States debut of boy band One Direction, from quarterback Eli Manning to pop icon Justin Bieber, The World Almanac® for Kids 2013 (ages 8 and up; $13.99) chronicles the most notable people, places, and events of 2012 alongside plenty of new, fascinating facts. On sale nationwide August 14, this annual bestseller is a homework helper, reference book, and entertaining read all in one.

This year, a trio of top stars appears on the cover of The World Almanac® for Kids, including music sensation Justin Bieber, Super Bowl-winning New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, and The Hunger Games breakout star, Jennifer Lawrence.

Fully updated with a fresh, new look, The World Almanac® for Kids 2013 is packed with new features on topics such as presidential trivia and the 2012 election, “Must-Have Fashions,” the “World’s Youngest Billionaires,” “Viral Video Stars,” and much more. The book is also a valuable educational source, featuring tips on test prep, Internet research, and even cloud computing. Meanwhile, vivid photos showcase the year’s most memorable headlines in sports, movies, music, and other must-know news.

“We pride ourselves on keeping The World Almanac® for Kids colorful, fun, and current for today’s young, digitally savvy generation,” said Sarah Janssen, senior editor of The World Almanac®. “Our mission has always been to both entertain as well as educate our readers to get them excited about learning and interested in the world. With society changing at a faster pace than ever, we hope to make it both easy and engaging for kids to stay in the know.”

Notable features in The World Almanac® for Kids 2013 include:

Faces and Places: Full pages of vivid photographs showcase the year’s most talked-about events in movies, music, sports, news, and much more.

Animals: This section includes brand-new features on zoos, animals at work, and preventing species extinction. Readers can also explore animals on a scientific level—from endangered species to the biggest, smallest, fastest, and even grossest creatures in the world.

Energy and Environment: Learn more about the energy used every day, from diesel engines and hybrid cars, to nuclear energy and the definition of “fracking.” Key issues are illuminated by features on oceans, biomes, and climate change, while the “Living Green” section shows how small, practical changes can make a big difference.

Fashion: Side-by-side with today’s biggest trends, a brand-new feature on fashion, “Blasts from the Past,” makes even the biggest fashionistas grateful for today’s simple jeans and T-shirts. The section also reveals what it’s really like to work in the fashion industry day-to-day and includes profiles of renowned fashion designers.

Games: Check out the best-selling video games of all time as well as today’s top sellers, and get a sneak preview of the latest installments of some old favorites.

Homework Help: From easy Internet research guides to quick tips for test preparation, The World Almanac® for Kids is a go-to source that helps students get to the head of the class.

Money: Take a look at what’s new in U.S. and world currency, including how currency designers are outsmarting today’s counterfeiters. Also find out information about the world’s youngest billionaires and how they made their fortunes.

Nations: The World Almanac® for Kids 2013 boasts up-to-date details about the world’s newest nation, South Sudan. Meanwhile, interesting trivia about every country makes the world feel a little smaller, alongside maps and flags of more than 190 nations!

Population: Learn about the changing face of the United States with brand-new information on where Americans come from, including new features on Asian and Hispanic Americans. Also, take a global look at population growth and the world’s mega-cities.

Sports: From Super Bowl Sunday and the Final Four to the NBA Finals and the Indy 500, get information on kids’ favorite teams, pro athletes, and sports. This edition also includes expanded auto racing and soccer coverage, as well as fun facts about the Olympic Games.

United States: New features on subjects from presidential trivia to the 2012 election complement the latest information about the 50 states, while brand-new timelines demonstrate key events in American history.

The World Almanac® for Kids 2013 is available for purchase at

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Authored by: Cindy Donnelly

Cindy has worked for What's Up for Kids for over 19 years and is thrilled to take over as owner/publisher. She loves helping South Bay parents connect with resources and working with camps, schools and other businesses to get the word out about their quality programs and services for families. For marketing information you can contact her at

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