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My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures

Written by DK

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A sparky fact-filled compendium of explorers, adventurers and thinkers through time and across the globe

September 2020 Book of the Month

Viking voyagers. Arctic adventurers. Female fossil-hunters. A professional pirate queen - this inspirational encyclopaedia is a feast of facts for inquisitive 5+ year-olds. Divided into sections covering explorers and discoverers, scientists and inventors, trailblazers and pioneers, builders, creators and thinkers, and daredevils and risk-takers, this covers all corners of the globe through history. What’s more, the appealing visuals (a mix of photos, drawings and funky graphics) draw young readers in and will surely spark plenty of off-the-page exploring.


There’s excellent coverage of inspirational female and BAME trailblazers, from 16-year-old Idris Galcia Welsh who embarked on an epic round-the-world driving trip in 1922, to Emily Roebling, who completed the construction of New York’s Brooklyn Bridge in the late 1800s. Then there’s Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist and political activist who risked her life helping slaves flee their owners, and dare-devil pilot Bessie Coleman, who made history when she became the first African American – male or female – to gain a pilot’s licence in 1921. All in all, this is a great gift that will keep on giving.

Joanne Owen

Other Info

Part of a series that includes;

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things 

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs 

My Very Important World

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sports

You can find out more about all the books in the series here!

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My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures Synopsis

An exciting introduction to the awesome adventures of the eager explorers, dynamic daredevils, imaginative inventors, and other pioneers who shaped the world.

Take a dive into the great unknown and go on a daring journey across land, sea and sky - exploring everywhere from the highest mountains to the deepest ocean. In addition, visit the workshops, labs, and studios of history's most important minds and meet inventors, explorers, pirates, daredevils, and more.

Read about the pioneers who dared to go where nobody had been before, archaeologists who made startling discoveries, and all of the exciting adventures they had along the way.

Packed with fun facts and colourful illustrations My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures that will feed your imagination and quench your thirst for knowledge.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

I loved this fun, bright and interesting book! Set out like a scrapbook of exciting events through world history, it is filled with incredible adventurers, scientists and daredevils. It made me want to keep reading and then go out and have adventures of my own! Full review

Emily Welbourn (Age 9)

Great encyclopedia about all sorts of adventurous topics. Full of colour and information, it would make a great Christmas present for older primary school children. Full review

Joshua Bertenshaw (Age 8)

Fascinating and compelling with so much to read and learn. We loved reading this together as a family! Full review

Aidan & Milo Jones (Age 8 and 5)

Crammed full of facts, lots of amazing pictures and fantastic adventure. Full review

Samuel Killen (Age 5)

This factual book is jam-packed full of fun facts and interesting discoveries. It includes lots of colourful illustrations, details about people and buildings and quirky facts. Full review

Daniel Smith (Age 9)

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ISBN: 9780241427811
Publication date: 03/09/2020
Publisher: DK Children an imprint of Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241427811
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: DK
Publisher: DK Children an imprint of Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Atlases / Maps, Encyclopaedias, General Non-Fiction, People / Places, Reference Books
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Reviewed by Children
Collections: 85 Great Non-Fiction Books,

About DK

Beautifully designed and illustrated, DK’s award-winning and best-selling children's books appeal to kids of all ages. DK’s fun and factual kids books cover everything from a child’s first words to the human body learning to count, space, dinosaurs, animals, craft activities and cookery. Our education list offers a number of titles with eye-opening homework help for kids including DK Children's Eyewitness series and Carol Vorderman’s workbooks. DK’s books for kids also put the fun into facts through well-known and well-loved brands and characters including LEGO®, Star Wars™, Disney, ...

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