Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Old Farmers Almanac 2012 (and Kids version!)

I'll never forget how much my grandmother loved to read and refer to The Old Farmers Almanac. It was always somewhere in plain sight at her house like on the kitchen table or the side table right beside her rocking chair. It was her go-to spot to check the weather each day.
I grew up hearing tidbits of information or interesting facts from it, and would always make sure that I had enough money to buy her a new one each Christmas. I always knew that it was be well received and so appreciated. But Grama passed on, and i grew up leaving behind the Almanac tradition.


When i received one in the mail to review, I was instantly brought back, and flooded with memories seeing that old familiar cover. I immediately started flipping through it, and found a recipe for Dark Chocolate Chile Balls(omg. YES!), and the weather forecast for winter and summer(famous for 80% accuracy!), fell in LOVE the astronomy section, and was pleased to see a gardening section(i need all the help i can get here!!). There is SO much information to be read! I was also REALLY happy to see a page with a 'Table of Measures' and Metric Conversion(I need lots of help with this too!).

About: Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has spoken to all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who don't like the question of weather left up in the air.

Highlights:
- Long range weather forecasts
- Home remedies that work
- Astronomical Data
- Gardening Advice
- Wit, Wisdom, Folklore, and more!
- only $5.99


Both my girls were also the lucky recipients of:

Honored with five International Book Awards—Best Children’s Book Series, Best Children’s Educational, Best Children’s Nonfiction, Best Young Adult Educational, and Best Young Adult Nonfiction.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids keeps youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and easy (and educational!) projects and activities such as:

Calendar: famous 13ths of the month
Weather: wacky ways to predict the weather
Gardening: how-to-grow for peas, tomatoes, and “alligator pears” (avocados!), and a cucumber in a bottle
Crafts: 12 easy projects to foster kids’ creativity—and fun!
Nature: how leaves change color, advice on poison ivy, and all about grasshoppers and birds and much, much more!

Kids can’t put it down!
Parents can’t wait to pick it up!
Teachers give it high marks!

* Here's a shot of my youngest daughter 'Orangie'(7 yr) reading her Kids Almanac on a car trip. I cannot believe how big of a hit this book is with her!  I honestly thought it would be more her big sisters 'thing', but she spent an hour and a half reading off cool things she found to us! It's a BIG hit! *

And don't forget to connect with The Old Farmer’s Almanac on Facebook, and Twitter!

The O.F.A for Kids also has a FANTASTIC website for kids! Click here to check it out!

GIVEAWAY TIME!
ONE lucky reader will win a copy of The Old Farmers Almanac, AND a copy of The Old Farmers Almanac for Kids!
Just enter below on the Rafflecopter form(if it's not there, click on 'read more')

* Disclosure: I received these books in exchange for my honest review. Your opinion may differ. *




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31 comments:

  1. I did grow up with it, my parents would read it! I'd love to win this because I know my children would LOVE it!

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  2. I didn't grow up with the Farmer's Almanac but it would be neat to know the long-range weather forcasts and see how accurate they are.

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  3. I want to win this because I find the Old Farmers Almanac very interesting and would like to own it. I didn't grow up with the Farmers Almanac.

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  4. I'd love to win this, I almost bought one at Canadian Tire the other day... I didn't know they had a kids version, I'm sure my girls would love it!

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  5. You sold me! I used to get it for my grandma too. Visiting from Thursday hop.

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  6. You sold me! I used to buy it for my grandma too. Visiting from Thursday blog hop.

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  7. No i did not grow up with it but i would love to win because i know my daughter would find the kids version very interesting and i would enjoy it too
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I grew up with it - being a grandaughter/daughter of farmers, it was interesting how accurate this really is. I used it in 2002 to choose my wedding date (no rain predicted - super sunny) and they were right.

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  9. I grew up with the Old Farmers Almanac and my family always marvelled at its accuracy in predicting weather.

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  10. I didn't grow up with the it but would love it for my 8 yr old daughter who loves interesting fact.
    shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

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  11. I di not grow up reading this, although I remember it was always on the coffee table at my grandparents! i love to read and am drawn to this book brecause it is so full of info!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  12. My parents always bought it every year and the kids version would be so cool for my daughter.

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  13. My mom always had a copy I would love to share this with my kids

    Robin Blankenship

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  14. I did not grow up with it and until my husband bought me one several years ago I really had no idea what they were.

    My kids would love the kids edition!

    momsbookshelfandmore@yahoo.com

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  15. I grew up with my mom and great-aunt consulting theirs as well!
    ahayden926 at gmail dot com

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  16. I grew up with my mom and great aunt consult theirs!

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  17. Ours always hung in the kitchen, used many times each year.

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  18. always gre up with it - parents and grandparents would plant/garden according to it :)
    tristazmail yahoo com

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  19. I grew up seeing them, but never read them. I am trying to establish a good garden now that we finally have our own home and think this would come in handy and I think my daughters would find it fascinating :)
    alklong at hotmail dot com

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  20. I have never read an almanac... how sad is that lol. But I think that this would be a great read and I think my nieces would really love it

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  21. I didn't grow up with this and I'd like to win because I'm curious about it.

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  22. I grew up with the Farmers Almanac and I still like to read it from time to time especially if I am planning on gardening. I want to win it for my mum though. She still likes to get one every year. The kids copy would be great for my best nephew.
    Vicki Vix
    fromfurrin at gmail dot com

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  23. My mom always had one,
    I think the kids book is a great idea!
    Thank u
    natbelinsky@verizon.net

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  24. I would love to win for my daughters classroom at school
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  25. I did grow up with it and still refer to it today! I would love to own my own copy :)

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  26. Yes I grew up with Farmer's Almanac, my dad bought one faithfully every year

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  27. yes I grew up with one
    sarah hinhart

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  28. I did not grow up with it, but I know my son would find it very interesting.

    jenny_anwar at yahoo.com

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  29. No, I didn't grow up with it :( So I'd like to give it a try!

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  30. I didn't but my husband did and loves it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I remember my grandpa having these when I was a kid do I would love to win this.
    beckeesdeals at gmail dot com

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