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Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia

Written by Christopher Lloyd

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Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia Review

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Guaranteed to inspire curiosity and the joy of learning

Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2022 Information Books 3-14

If ever there was a book to inspire curiosity and the joy of learning, it is this sparkling new edition of that old stalwart, the Encyclopedia Britannica. Thoroughly updated for the 21st century and making a welcome return to print, it has been edited by Christopher Lloyd of What On Earth Wallbooks fame and his delight in discovery and knowledge infuses every one of its 400+ pages.  It is divided into eight sections covering life on earth, from the formation of the universe to the development of man through to peeks into our future, and each of these sections includes hundreds of different topics, the information carefully and thoughtfully presented through clear text panels supported by colour images, photos and diagrams. All of the information comes from named experts, who are not above confessing when they’re not sure of something or acknowledging ‘known unknowns’, and in another clever touch, there are Q&A features with some of these at the end of each section, where they explain how their passion for their subjects began. The book is fabulous to look at and, whether you are dipping in to follow a particular thread or reading through it from beginning to end, it will answer thousands of questions while sparking thousands more, just as the very best sources of information always do. Highly recommended.

Andrea Reece

Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia Synopsis

In keeping with Britannica's reputation for expert involvement, each spread include a credit to the expert involved with its creation, and special features highlight some of the most intriguing unsolved puzzles in science, archaeology, history, and engineering.

Chapter subjects include Universe, Earth, Material World, Living World, Being Human, Ancient Civilizations, Medieval to Modern, and Today's World and Beyond.

Visually stunning, sturdy and perfect for giving as a gift, Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia: What We Know and What We Don’t will bring home the joy of learning to every family. Beyond providing a wellrounded and fascinating overview of what’s known about each topic, its cutting-edge new approach also emphasises those aspects that are not yet known. These are the mysteries that the readers of this book may go on to solve.

Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia Press Reviews

This is a highly recommendable gift for children and an essential for KS2 classrooms or primary school libraries. While it may initially appeal as a fact-finder or a reference book, it will quickly charm its readers into enjoying the quest for knowledge as a pleasure pursuit and will become a popular choice for browsing, flicking through, dipping into and pondering deeply at knowns and known unknowns alike. -- Books for Topics

An enticing window onto a wonderful world of ideas to explore ... I didn't know how much I had missed browsing through a good encyclopedia until I picked up this one. -- Mike Davies, Teach Primary

Knowledge is organised through patterns and connections, and brains love to connect things. This new encyclopedia helps to make these connections which in turn leads to more questions opening more pathways, more curiosity and more learning. - The West Australian

What on Earth has reported 'astonishing demand' for its first collaboration with Britannica Inc, the Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don't. The book sold 6,000 copies in its first week on sale. In the US, forward orders ahead of publication on 13 October are more than 21,000 copies. In Australia, where What on Earth's titles are distributed by Walker Books, there are orders for 5,000 copies. Reprints are in hand: 20,000 copies for the US and 15,000 for the UK. - BookBrunch

Clearly labelled diagrams adorn every page which is split up into short bursts of knowledge organised in an intriguing not overwhelming fashion. One of my favourite features is towards the end of each chapter. The 'Ask the Experts!' followed by the quiz. - Mister Bodd blog

The Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia is divided into eight chapters that take readers on a journey. - iNews

The thinking parent's children's Christmas present for 2020. - The School Reading List

This book helps educate children to be critical, confident, and independent-minded thinkers. - The School Reading List

Simply bursting with facts and fun, the Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia offers home learning for all the family to enjoy. - Lancaster Guardian

This is a triumph of nonfiction publishing for children which sets a gold standard. -- Nikki Gamble, Director, Just Imagine - Exploring Children's Literature

The book is a cornucopia of the wonderous. It's authoritative and appealing in its text, illustration and design. -- Nikki Gamble, Director, Just Imagine - Exploring Children's Literature

The Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia brings a world of knowledge right to your fingertips. - National Geographic Kids Magazine

A cartwheeling compendium of interconnected facts, questions, answers and not-sures, taking the reader from the Big Bang to the future of thought-controlled body parts, and bursting with colourful visuals and snappy paragraphs. A fantastic new voyage through world history. - The Telegraph

The pages are visually stunning with incredible illustrations, diagrams and maps ...This is a superb text that is deserving of its place in any primary school classroom and library, as well as on home bookshelves for pleasure and fun. Well designed and pleasing to hold and read, it is an incredible book. Up-to-date information will aid research and knowledge and enable children to quench their thirst for facts and knowledge. -

A book of wonders and a wonderful book! -- Anthony Horowitz

An amazing, colourful collection of fantastic facts. -- Jacqueline Wilson 

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ISBN: 9781912920471
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Publisher: Britannica Books an imprint of What on Earth Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912920471
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Publisher: Britannica Books an imprint of What on Earth Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 424 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Encyclopaedias, Non-Fiction, People / Places, Reference Books
Collections: 85 Great Non-Fiction Books, Our favourite children's books of 2020,

About Christopher Lloyd

Christopher graduated with a double first in history from Cambridge in 1990 and went on to become the Technology Editor for The Sunday Times. He left in 2000 to become CEO of Immersive Education in Oxford before becoming an author in 2006. His best selling history of the world, called What on Earth Happened? (Bloomsbury 2008) is now in 15 languages and has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. He established his own publishing house What on Earth Publishing in Spring 2010 and has published a series of timelines in collaboration with illustrator Andy Forshaw covering history, nature, science, sport, Shakespeare and Magna Carta. Christopher is now ...

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