Britannica All New Kids' Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don't Hardcover – Illustrated, 13 October 2020
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"A book of wonders and a wonderful book!" - Anthony Horowitz
"Well-illustrated and info-packed, this is a wonderful encyclopedia for the curious kids in all our lives." - Mary Pope Osborne
"An amazing, colourful collection of fantastic facts." - Jacqueline Wilson
"A refreshing transparency distinguishes Britannica's All New Kids' Encyclopedia, from the ultrasmart subtitle to the mini profiles of its experts. Visually driven, with factoids, lists, infographics, even quizzes." - The New York Times, Holiday Gift Guide 2020
"This exciting single-volume compendium ranges across time and space, and it's packed with pictures." - Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal
"Tech-free educational fun." - Asia McLain, BuzzFeed
"This book can be used for fun information learning but could also be a great resource for a homeschooling parent for unit studies. The book can be used for readers as young as 10 years old and can easily be enjoyed by adults." - Youth Services Book Review
About the Author
Christopher Lloyd graduated with a double-first class degree in history from Cambridge University. Christopher became Technology Editor with The Sunday Times newspaper in London and is now a bestselling author of more than fifteen books on world history including What on Earth Happened? (Bloomsbury), the series of What on Earth Timeline Wallbooks, Absolutely Everything! and more. He is in great demand as a lecturer and public speaker throughout the world, including at TEDx talks, conferences, educational seminars, museums, festivals and schools. Christopher Lloyd lives in Tonbridge, UK.
J. E. Luebering is Executive Editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica and he lives in Chicago, Illinois.
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To make matters worse, the blurbs that are included are often misleading or heavily biased. For example, in the blurb on the Cuban Revolution, it describes Batista as a “dictator” (which he was before being overthrown) while Castro is referred to as a “leader” with “widespread support from the Cuban population.” And that’s where the blurb ends - it mentions nothing of the consequences of the Cuban Revolution. As a matter-of-fact, no where on the two-page spread concerning communism, which includes the previously discussed blurb, does it ever mention any negative results from communist revolutions or rule. Similar biases are present throughout the book. Is it too much to ask that a children’s “encyclopedia” be better balanced? Can the Holocaust get more than 3 sentences and a tiny box? Colin Kaepernick gets a bigger box for taking a knee!
We’re planning on returning the book as there seems to be better options out there.
I would say it is more for a very good eight-year-old reader and up. However, it is excellent for an adult to read to a youngster. I enjoyed it. Recommended for kids and even for adults who like to learn something new.