Today it’s my stop on the blog tour to celebrate National Non-Fiction November and I’m delighted to share with you the, ‘Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopedia,’ edited by Christopher Lloyd. This comprehensive collection features information gathered from over 100 experts in their fields, including Space, Animal, Wars, Mummies, Brain Science and many, many more.
Each stunning spread is filled with fascinating facts from each of the experts and combines beautiful illustrations and photography to highlight the information. It forms links with other related areas of the book allowing the children to further their knowledge and invite them to understand how fields relate to each other.
It uses engaging features such as ‘FACTastic,’ which highlight the really fun facts that you can use to wow your friends and family. Discovering that the golden frog can kill up to 10 people despite only being 5cm long is not only terrifying but for children hugely entertaining in the most gruesome of ways.
Children can travel across the world and discover new places and even venture out into space to explore the moon and crater, wondering if it will ever be possible for them to live on the Moon in the distant future.
They can travel back to time and meet the dinosaurs or even just to the 1950s and find out how children where given toys to play with that they use to make nuclear reactions. Imagine finding out how different (and possibly dangerous) life was just 70 years ago.
I can’t imagine reading a book that would be more satisfying to a child with a insatiable appetite for facts and finding out. The clear index makes it easy for children to navigate independently and it is definitely one of those books that you could spend hours pouring over, dipping in and out of on a regular basis. Brilliantly produced this is a superb addition to any home, school library or classroom.
National Non-Fiction November is an annual celebration of non-fiction for children and young people organized by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups. Visit their website for more information, ideas and resources www.fcbg.org.uk/national-non-fiction-november-2020
Thank you to Chris at FCBG for inviting me to join in with the blog tour and to What On Earth Books for sending me a gifted copy of this encyclopedia. You can buy a copy online now or from any good bookshop. If you can please support your local independent bookshop you can find your nearest one here.