“In a world of fake news, learning how to trust information and determine the truth is more vital than ever for children. This encyclopedia is written and designed in a way to engage young people – and it gives them an overview of all the expert knowledge that they won’t always get from looking things up piecemeal.”
In the article Christopher Lloyd highlights how the printed Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopedia provides children with the opportunity to learn about lots of different topics which are connected in a more organic way than traditional A-Z encyclopedias or schoolbooks divided into subjects. This helps children to feed their curiosity, learning independently in a fun and accessible way without being distracted by digital media.
Crucially, every page of the encyclopedia is backed up by experts in their fields at Britannica Encyclopaedia which means that the book, the first Britannica children’s encyclopedia published since 1984, is therefore an up-to-date, trustworthy learning resource for children. Lloyd emphasises how important the release of this printed encyclopedia is when we cannot always trust what we read online.