The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 5 - Old Farmer's Almanac

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 5

By Old Farmer's Almanac

  • Release Date: 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Reference


Kids can’t put it down! Parents can’t wait to pick it up! Teachers give it high marks! Created for kids ages 8 and up, The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids features fascinating stories, fun facts, and activities that provide hours of edu-tainment. This brand-new edition in the biannual series includes chapters on . . .• Astronomy: with Moon tales and trivia; telling time by the stars; a visit to Venus• Calendar: unusual celebrations for every month (Limerick Day, Happy Cat Month, National Chemistry Week), with related activities to try anytime• Weather: what happens in a hurricane; a buganado blitz and other weird weather; a chilling peek at the South Pole• Food: the a-peel (get it?) and quirky uses of bananas (Sri Lankans use the stems to make shoe soles); a twisted history of pretzels• Nature: the world is alive with swamp creatures, howling wolves, cockroaches, and reindeer—oh, my!• In the Garden: advice for a fairy-tale garden of cabbages, pumpkins, and beans; a salsa princess; ideas for hosting a garden party• On the Farm: everything you didn’t know about oats; quacky facts about ducks; Pennsylvania Dutch "sign language"• Sports: Old Home Day games; kids who joined the circus; how to get the knack of the hacky sack; ways to walk