From School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—Tackling everything from the seven continents and the night sky to creatures great and small and important inventors, this is a compendium of information ideal for younger elementary students interested in, well, just about everything! Not in-depth about any particular subject, this page-turner provides just enough blurbs and colorful photos to pique childrens curiosity on subjects as varied as history, biology, geography, astronomy, meteorology, and more. Who doesnt want to know what the tallest buildings in the world are or the differences among various dinosaur species (and how to pronounce their very long names)? VERDICT This book wont be useful for writing papers or doing exhaustive research. Rather, consider it a browsing title for young and inquiring minds and a springboard to more comprehensive works, once the little ones are hooked.—Sharon Verbeten, Brown County Library, Green Bay, WI
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the worlds leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children.
DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DKs aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.
Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books.
DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiots Guides series.