My book review of 'Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia' by Christopher Lloyd

Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia

by Christopher Lloyd
Recommended age: g
Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia
by Christopher Lloyd

When we're told that everyone uses the internet these days to look up the answers they need to life's puzzles and problems, it's been great to see this book prove a shock bestseller - released last month, it quickly went out of stock with the publishers rushing to make more copies available.

Almost 500 pages full of stunning photography and bold illustrations, it provides a colourful and lively collection of fascinating facts, grouped thematically. Unlike old encyclopedias that are structured from A to Z, this book takes you on a journey from the beginning of time and into the future. There are eight subject headings - Universe, Earth, Matter, Life, Humans, Ancient & Medieval Times, Modern Times, and Today & Tomorrow.

It's perfect for dipping into or poring over for hours, and will appeal to any child from 7 to 70 (cliché, I know, but this really is a fabulous book, full of surprises!).

Review date: November 2020
Publication date: 1st October 2020