Britannica All New Kids’ Encyclopedia

What We Know & What We Don’t! An amazing 424-page compendium of knowledge to satisfy all curious minds! Packed full of incredible facts you can trust, this All New Kids’ Encyclopedia celebrates Britannica’s return to printed books.

Earth? Space? Animals? History? STEM?

The Britannica All New Kids’ Encyclopedia has them all.

Telling the story of the world from the beginning of time to the present day, this book is a must-have addition to every family bookshelf and library collection! This beautifully illustrated, 424-page compendium of amazing facts you can trust provides hundreds of hours of fun learning for curious children and their families.

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With 100+ experts from around the world, and 1000+ images including specially commissioned illustrations and photos, this single-volume Kids’ Encyclopedia takes Britannica’s reputation for authentic, trustworthy information and brings it to a whole new audience.

With all new material, the Encyclopedia also has many exciting new features:

Known Unknowns

We realise that when you find an answer, it often sparks many more questions!  These Known Unknowns delve into the many things that are waiting to be discovered, and highlight some of the most intriguing unsolved puzzles in science, archaeology, history and engineering


Through these engaging lists, you can learn a fantastic amount of information and understand different topics in surprising new ways!  


Incredible facts with which you can WOW your relatives, teachers or classmates! Spread throughout the book, the facts are explained within the context of each topic

Game Changers – Our own list of V.I.Ps, who changed the course of history or science with their actions and discoveries

Note from the Experts – Get to know the people behind the facts! There is an expert behind every page of this encyclopedia

Ask the ExpertsAt the end of every chapter there is an interview with three different experts, explaining what they love about their job and what they are working to discover at the moment

Quiz – Check out the multiple-choice quiz at the end of each chapter. All the answers can be found somewhere in the chapter, so this is the perfect way to find out what you know and what you don’t!

Connecting Knowledge – At the bottom of every page there is a list of connected topics, so that you can find out more about the things that interest you.

Also new: a unique narrative overview of our planet and its history

Unlike old encyclopedias that are structured from A-Z, this Encyclopedia has a narrative arc, telling the story of the world from the beginning of time to the present day, and even into the future! The Encyclopedia explores a wide range of topics and is divided into eight chapters by subject: Universe, Earth, Matter, Life, Humans, Ancient & Medieval Times, Modern Times, and Today & Tomorrow

Have a browse through a few pages of the Encyclopedia!

Foreword by: J.E. Luebering

(Editorial Director of Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Editor: Christopher Lloyd

(Author and CEO of What on Earth Publishing)

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Britannica Books (October 13, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1912920484
  • ISBN-13: 978-1912920488


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“Full of photographs, bright colors and a large index. So much information to explore!”

Editor's Note, Booklaunch

“A stunningly designed 424-page compendium of over 1,000 powerful photos and explanatory illustrations, all with the visual punch of an Avengers movie, plus bite-size chunks of information, delivered in appealing formats including lists, quizzes, knowledge connectors and unusual facts.”


“You will learn about science, Earth, revolutions, wars, technology, ancient times, money, law, and so many things our curiosity will embrace. In an era where facts are fictionalized and fiction or opinion are taken as fact, it is refreshing to see this book. Encyclopedia Britannica has been a trusted name for over two centuries.”


“This stunningly illustrated kids’ encyclopedia covers more than 170 topics, with insight from over 100 experts. It is chock full of fun and fascinating facts and brimming with explanations. This is a gift that will be a lifelong treasure for the curious kid in your life.”

Youth Services Book Review

“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.”

Ramshackle Glam

“424 pages of gorgeously illustrated information on everything from rainforests, electricity and, genetics to wars, volcanoes, and climate change.”

Robin Brooks, GeekDad

"An updated classic."

Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal

"This exciting single-volume compendium ranges across time and space, and it's packed with pictures."

Asia McLain, BuzzFeed

“Tech-free educational fun.”

Angela Reynolds, @annavalley, Twitter

"Gorgeously illustrated, filled with information and NOT Eurocentric. Touches on plenty of learning styles and even includes a quiz for each chapter. Well done. Excellent gift choice for curious kids & families."

Heidi K. Rojek, City Book Review

“This book of amazing facts you can trust will provide hundreds of hours of fun learning for curious children and their families.”

The New York Times, Holiday Gift Guide 2020

"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."


"Just to say my order - the Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia - arrived today. It is excellent, very well presented and accessible information. Thank you very much for getting it sent out this week, perfect timing for our granddaughter's birthday! She will be delighted."


"What on Earth has reported 'astonishing demand' for its first collaboration with Britannica Inc, the Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don't. The book sold 6,000 copies in its first week on sale. In the US, forward orders ahead of publication on 13 October are more than 21,000 copies. In Australia, where What on Earth's titles are distributed by Walker Books, there are orders for 5,000 copies. Reprints are in hand: 20,000 copies for the US and 15,000 for the UK."

ANB Media

“True to Britannica’s rigorous approach, every page has been verified by an expert consultant from a group of more than 100 specialists in their fields. This volume features over 1,000 stunning photographs and illustrations and hundreds of astonishing facts to captivate even the most digitally dependent children.”

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