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"About as close to a single-volume guide to everything as you'll ever find. Packed with information, it presents its facts with all the excitement of a game show." --Family Fun Magaine

"Up to date and colorful enough for even the most TV- and Web-savvy kids." --Associated Press

"Buying The World Almanac for Kids is quite possibly the best investment you'll make all year." --Children's Digest

About the Author

Sarah Janssen is the editor of The World Almanac and Book of Facts and other diverse titles. She is also the coauthor of Under the Covers and Between the Sheets. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: World Almanac for Kids
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: World Almanac (August 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600571530
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600571534
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #785,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rosebud Book Reviews on October 31, 2011
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I've raised two kids and this is not the kind of book I would have given either for Christmas or for getting a "B" in high school geometry. It is the kind of book I would buy and put on the back of the toilet, to be sampled a little each day by everyone in the family. And I'm not sure a year of doing that wouldn't generate a better education than any school could offer. This is a colorful, fun presentation of statistics, facts and stories that covers everything from vertebrates to who was the youngest Academy Awards host to a short history of tall buildings.

For those of us who like to skim and scan, this is paradise. I revisited fashion in the `70's, found out why the Dept of Agriculture scrapped the food pyramid and even learned that racquetball burns twice as many calories per minute than bicycling. Did you know that the smallest bones in the human body are found in the ear or that the fastest insect is the dragonfly (at 35 miles per hour)? The most useful info for kids are the pages that outline what some professionals do during their work day: a veterinarian, fashion designer, systems engineer. No one asked, but a book reviewer spends a lot of time reading on the toilet (where do you think that second sentence in the first paragraph above came from?).

John Lehman, Rosebud Book Reviews.com
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If you have young readers up to tweens that are not really big on reading, but you want them to read more, this is a nice choice. Rather than having to read a whole, long book that might not grab their attention, this has small articles about current events around the world and a lot of pop culture. They can easily read a few pages a night and not feel bogged down by reading. It is full of nice color photos to. Reads more like a magazine than a book.
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I bought this as a gift for a ten year old. It arrived on time, in new condition of course, and has been well received by the recipient. Amazon has always been so excellent to deal with. I highly recommend anything they sell.
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By Icebergtech on March 21, 2012
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This Book is very informative and fun to read with full color photos, has many different topics and subjects which can increase your knowledge.
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