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Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia Hardcover – August 30, 2000

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Helicopters and hibernation, Nelson Mandela and Medieval Europe, the sun and the Supreme Court. Discover something about everything in the fully revised Dorling Kindersley Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia, featuring more than 4,500 photos and illustrations (that's 1,000 more than the previous edition!), more than 500 alphabetical entries (including 100 new full-page entries), and 2,000 additional subentries on a wide range of topics. In addition, education experts have revised the text to complement the curriculum for 8- to 11-year-olds at Key Stage 2. Web site links, cross-references, digital maps, and up-to-the-minute coverage of world events ensure that children are well equipped to face the 21st century. The text is lucid and packed with relevant, scrupulously researched information. Special features include a "path of discovery" method of cross-referencing, which includes "find out more" boxes, guiding readers to related topics and Web sites. Look up lasers and be pointed to gas, gems and jewelry, light, shops and shopping, and sound recording. Check out Brazil and soon you'll be seeking information on festivals and feasts, forest wildlife, rivers, soccer, and South America. A 30-page "Fact Finder" reference section provides still more detailed information about a variety of subjects, including astronomy, global communications, plant and animal classifications, and J. K. Rowling! This is a superb resource for school and home, worthy of browsing any time. (Ages 8 and older) --Emilie Coulter
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Hardcover: 800 pages
  • Publisher: DK Children; 3 Revised edition (September 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789464985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789464989
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 2.4 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #683,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on February 5, 2001
As a librarian I see lots of Encyclopedias. I was very impressed with this one in particular because it is full of color photos, and children always like pictures with their text. I ordered three copies for my library which have become so popular that I plan to order two more to keep up with the demand. My next goal is to try to get one into each of the seven classrooms in my school!
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I bought this with idea of giving it to a 5 year old. Upon arrival, it seemed much too advanced. You have 4 to 8 years. I checked the DK website and they indicated age 8+. The book is great and will go to an older child. This book is so well put together that an adult would benefit by having it for a reference.
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By A Customer on September 2, 2002
So many questions were hard to answer when my 2 1/2 year old son started asking me (why do crickets make that noise? etc.) so, I bought this as a reference. Now, we read a section every night and he has so much knowledge from this book. It is very easy to read and has many detailed and colorful pictures (even boring subjects hold your interest!). My son, who is now 3 1/2 tells everyone how the noise is made by crickets rubbing their legs together. I've even learned a few things myself.
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We got this book because our oldest daughter is always asking questions and we wanted to have a way for her to get accurate information by herself. It is still a bit beyond her reading level (she's five), but so far we have found it to be a great source of information. We even sat around with a group of adults and asked each other trivia questions out of it. The illustrations are excellent and the information all seems accurate to us, at least so far. We will enjoy this book for many years and through many children.
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