Discovery Science Encyclopedia 2015 Ed.

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The Discovery Science Encyclopedia, from the publishers of The World Book Encyclopedia, is a starter science look-up source in nine hard-cover volumes. The set is designed to be used by newly independent readers or reluctant readers ages 8-10 whose first language is English and by students ages 10-13 learning English (English as a Second Language/English as a Foreign Language—ESL/EFL). Young readers can learn about topics in physical sciences (astronomy, chemistry, geology, oceanography, physics), life sciences (biology, botany, zoology), and social sciences (relationships between and among people).

In the set are two volumes about animals, two volumes about people, and one volume each about planet Earth, matter and energy, plants, space, and technology. Inside these volumes the entries are in A-Z order. Lots of photos and diagrams and other types of illustrations help readers understand all the STEM topics! This edition includes updates about the New Horizons space probe to Pluto.

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Earth’s Changing Climate 2016 Ed.

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With exciting, eye-catching photographs and easy-to-understand sentences, World Book’s Earth’s Changing Climate series helps kids with a 3rd to 5th grade primary reading level learn about climate change. Each nonfiction book explains how climate change affects the weather, wildlife, our oceans, and the habitats of living things around the world! Explaining the possible devastating effects of climate change, the books include a helpful glossary and index that direct students to the most important terms and topics. As they read along, kids will learn how they can help fight climate change (also called global warming) by changing little things in their everyday lives.

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Enigmas of History 2016 Ed.

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Explore fascinating mysteries and secrets of history and folklore from countries and cultures around the world. Designed for students in grades 4 to 8, Enigmas of History 1 presents the most recent findings and theories of scientists, archaeologists, historians, and folklorists concerning questions that have puzzled experts for hundreds, sometimes thousands, of years. In each nonfiction book in the series, kids will find maps, diagrams, timelines, and glossaries to aid their in-depth understanding of the topic.

 

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Explore the Universe 2017 Ed.

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With vibrant imagery, World Book’s Explore the Universe 10-volume STEM-correlated set takes readers on a guided tour of the universe. From pulsars to quasars to extrasolar planets, readers will learn about the celestial wonders beyond our solar system and how human beings study them. The question-and-answer format effectively draws readers into the material.

 

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Famous Myths & Legends of the World 2016 Ed.

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World Book’s series Famous Myths and Legends of the World collects many famous stories from around the world. The stories are written in a creative way to approximate the artistry of the originals and are accompanied by colorful paintings and photographs. By providing background information on the cultures from which these stories come, the books in the series help children understand the geography, religious practices, moral codes, and important symbols of the cultures. Each volume from the 12 book set includes phonetic pronunciations and a pronunciation guide, a list of some of the cultures gods and other legendary and mythical figures, and a glossary of special terms.

 

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History Summarized 2018 Ed.

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Big events in history can sometimes seem too complex to understand. History Summarized makes some of the world’s major events and conflicts comprehensible. The central events, principal causes, main players, and lasting outcomes are described through story and facts in concise text and well-chosen illustrations. This often includes historical images, informative maps, and special features.

 

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How I Changed the World 2018 Ed.

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How I Changed the World reveals the struggles and accomplishments of individuals who made a lasting impact on history. Each volume focuses on a famous person, such as Frederick Douglass, Frida Kahlo, Mohandas Gandhi, and others. It details pivotal moments in that person’s life that led to a high-level change in thinking or action around the world.

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Library of Natural Disasters 2018 Ed.

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Earthquakes, floods, fires, and tornadoes! Library of Natural Disasters explains the causes and details the devastating effects of a variety of naturally occurring catastrophes, including hurricanes, tsunamis, pandemics and more. Maps, statistics, and features on individual disasters help readers understand the nature and scale of both historical and modern tragedies. This revised and expanded edition is up-to-date, including features on Hurricane Maria, the Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks, and dozens of other recent disasters.

 

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Natural Marvels 2017 Ed.

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With exciting, eye-catching photographs and easy-to-read sentences, World Book’s Natural Marvels series helps kids in grades 5 to 8 learn about some of Earth’s most fascinating landforms. Each book takes kids on a visual journey through canyons and caves, enchanted landscapes, and mountains of fire and helps them learn how these natural landforms were created. As they read along, kids will be able to explore nature’s skyscrapers, treasures of the oceans, and worlds beneath our feet. Each book has a helpful glossary and an index that direct students to the most important terms and topics.

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Out of this World 2017 Ed.

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In collaboration with NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, World Book has created Out of This World—an exclusive series where kids with a 6th through 8th grade primary reading level can explore the next frontiers of space. Discover alien caves; hitchhike to asteroids, and more in this easy-to-read series about complex space science topics. Stunning imagery and interactive activities round out these books that will entice and challenge readers of all ages. The Out of This World series features new NASA projects to develop bold new advances in space technology

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World Book Dictionary 2016 Ed.

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The World Book Dictionary was developed by experts to be clear, informative, and easy to understand. The last thing a dictionary needs to be is intimidating. Yet many adult dictionaries are just that. This dictionary, from the editors of the World Book Encyclopedia, combines all the features of a traditional dictionary with the readability of World Book. The result is an ideal student dictionary that can be used for a lifetime.

Words likely to be used by students are defined in a simple manner for better comprehension. The Dictionary also presents informative illustrative sentences that help clarify meanings. But this is by no means an abridged reference work. It features more than 225,000 entries, 3000 illustrations, notes on how to use prefixes, suffixes, capitalization and punctuation, pronunciation guides, and more. It’s the final word in state-of-the-art dictionaries.

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World Book Encyclopedia 2019 Ed.

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The World Book Encyclopedia, 2019, is a general A-Z look-up source in 22 hard-cover volumes full of accurate and trustworthy facts. Whether you are proving a point during a dinner-table discussion or checking a fact for a homework assignment, answers are here! Tens of thousands of index entries make it easy for you to find information wherever it is in the set. Abundant colorful photos, diagrams, charts, tables, and maps supplement the easy-to-read text. Along with the 17,000 articles is useful advice about studying and report writing for elementary through intermediate grades students.

Which South American countries were liberated by Simón Bolivar? What kind of animal is a uakari? Julia Gillard was prime minister of which country? How many kinds of trout are there in North America? Is an entrechat something to eat? School-age readers (ages 9-18) to adults: Bring your questions to The World Book Encyclopedia for answers!

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