About Us

What on Earth Publishing (UK-based, founded in 2010) publishes children’s non-fiction books that engage their natural curiosity and passion for learning. We offer our readers diverse perspectives on the world and help them connect the dots to build a lifetime love of learning.

It all comes down to this:
The real world is far more amazing than anything you can make up!

Christopher Lloyd

President

Nancy Feresten

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief


Our Story

World history author Christopher Lloyd and illustrator Andy Forshaw first met working together on Lloyd’s first book What on Earth Happened? (Bloomsbury 2010) that has now sold over half a million copies and been translated into 10 languages. In the founding of What on Earth Publishing, the duo pioneered the concept of a series of fold-out timeline books to help connect the dots of history: Wallbook Timelines. Following a series of six Wallbook Timelines and the Magna Carta Chronicle commission by Sir Robert Worcester in 2015, the company expanded into the US and is now publishing 10-15 titles a year by a variety of authors and illustrators under its imprint What on Earth Books. Most recently, a second imprint, Britannica Books, has been launched in conjunction with Chicago-based Encyclopaedia Britannica to publish books you can trust in an unreliable world, with experts behind every page!