User Heart Menu Basket Cross Plus < Minus <

Sorry, we are no longer taking orders

Our priority is to fulfil all existing orders whilst ensuring the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and customers alike. Please be assured that our warehouse team is working hard to ship all existing orders as quickly and safely as possible. Orders may take up to 7 weeks to be delivered.

Unfortunately you can no longer log into your account, but please do not worry. This does not mean your order is not being processed. You will receive a tracking email as soon as your order has been dispatched. You are still able to contact Customer Services by email at contact_centre@thebookpeople.co.uk or call 0345 602 3030 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm) for any questions you may have.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. The Book People

Read more

Explore more of the world with Book People's hand-picked selection of encylopedias for kids. Our children's encyclopedias all cover a wide range of subjects and are full of interesting information that kids will pore over for hours and hours.

Read less

Children's Encyclopedias

  • The Usborne Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

    Jane Chisholm

    Product Code: AEPCF
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a far-reaching history of Ancient Greece, from the early Minoans to the rise of Classical Greece and its conquest by the Macedonians. It includes detailed information on the key figures, battles and geography of the Ancient Greek Empire, as well as information on the day-to-day life of its citizens, including Gods and Goddesses, education and the foundation of the Olympic games. It features stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions that create a vivid picture of life in Ancient times. A comprehensive factfinder section includes a time chart, who's who and glossary, making it perfect for reference use. It is internet-linked to recommended websites to encourage further learning.
    • £11.69
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £1.30
    More info More info
  • First How Things Work Encyclopedia

    DK

    Product Code: BYHXP
    Paperback
    All the most important science topics for kids, from magnets and sound waves to flight and search engines, are simply explained in this fun and informative illustrated STEM book for children studying KS1 and KS2 subjects. First How Things Work Encyclopedia covers everything children aged 5-9 need to know. What makes rockets go? How does electricity work? Why do we sometimes see rainbows in the sky? This book follows the curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 and provides a strong foundation for science and STEM learning through the rest of the school years. This is the perfect homework help book to support children as they begin to learn about the inner workings of the world around them. It introduces exciting areas of science that will get kids hooked on learning about how things work, including levers, light bulbs, engines, and roller-coasters. This book sits in DK's popular First Reference series, which is perfect for kids who want to explore the world around them.
    • £9.59
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £0.40
    More info More info
  • Encyclopedia of World History

    Jane Bingham

    Product Code: AGHKX
    Paperback 9 years +
    The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History provides an overview of the history of the world from the prehistoric times right up to the millennium celebrations in 2000.

    It is illustrated with images that represent the key events and everyday life that occurred in times gone by.
    • £13.49
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £1.50
    More info More info
  • The New Children's Encyclopedia

    DK

    Product Code: BUIQJ
    Hardback
    When? Where? What? Why? This stimulating and comprehensive encyclopedia for children provides answers to all the questions kids love to ask. Each chapter is jam-packed with maps, charts, timelines, diagrams, beautiful images and amazing facts. Did you know, for example, that a single drop of blood contains around five million blood cells? Or that there are areas of desert in all seven of Earth's continents? Prepare to build your knowledge on a wide range of topics - including Earth and beyond, plants and animals, history and politics, science, technology, and the human body - arranged thematically with more than 9,000 indexed entries and 2,500 colourful images. Cross-reference icons encourage children to explore and discover linked information, feeding their curiosity and building their general knowledge. The New Children's Encyclopedia, which has sold almost 500,000 copies worldwide since 2009, has now been fully updated in line with the latest knowledge and research. Developed, written, and checked by experts this is the must-have reference book for every child's library.
    • £17.99
    • RRP £19.99
    • Save £2.00
    More info More info
  • Knowledge Encyclopedia

    DK

    Product Code: BQIAV
    Hardback
    Change the way you see the world with a groundbreaking visual approach to the wonders of our planet. From Viking raiders and Samurai warriors to robotics and chemical reactions, amazing animals, the human body, the marvels of history, and more are visualized in incredible detail, inside and out, providing a mind-blowing introduction to every aspect of human knowledge. You'll find yourself utterly absorbed as complex subjects become clear through engaging explanations, incredible illustrations, phenomenal photographs and jaw-dropping 3D images. This fully updated edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia will continue to fascinate young readers with its microscopic detail and amazing facts on tons of topics. Explore the universe, from the inside of an atom to enormous galaxies, then discover the explosive science behind a fireworks display. Take a look at what makes the human brain so special and find out how our bodies cells make energy. Journey through history from the earliest life forms to our hairiest ancestors and then right up to our world today.
    • £22.49
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £2.51
    More info More info
  • Pokemon: The Pokemon Encyclopedia: Official

    Pokemon

    Product Code: AWDLI
    Hardback
    Gotta catch 'em all! Become a true Pokemon master with this ultimate guide to Pokemon and the Pokemon universe. Become a true Pokemon master with this ultimate guide to all things Pokemon! This jam-packed book contains every single Pokemon and their evolutions, as well as invaluable facts and figures about them and their world. Eevee, Jigglypuff, Pikachu, Meowth, Charmander - they're all in here! Join thousands of Pokemon fans as you truly immerse yourself in the Pokemon universe and ascend the highest levels of Pokemon mastery. Gotta catch 'em all!
    • £10.49
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £0.50
    More info More info
  • The Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions

    Susan Meredith

    Product Code: AMPAG
    Paperback 7 years +
    A thought-provoking book offering a balanced exploration of the beliefs, history and customs of the major world religions and many lesser-known faiths. Beautiful photographs and engaging illustrations, maps and diagrams compliment the informative text.
    • £11.69
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £1.30
    More info More info
  • First Animal Encyclopedia Rainforests

    Anita Ganeri

    Product Code: ALJRO
    Hardback 5 years +
    An amazing introduction to jungle and rainforest life accompanied by brilliant full colour photos of a wide range of creatures in action.

    Learn how the animals that spend their lives surrounded by some of the world's biggest forests hunt for food, raise their young or hide from predators such as giant spiders, poisonous frogs, hungry jaguars and much, much more!

    Packed full of fantastic photos, this is a perfect first introduction to rainforest animals.
    • £11.69
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £1.30
    More info More info
  • WOW!

    DK

    Product Code: BYIFI
    Hardback
    No two pages look alike in this eye-popping children's encyclopedia. Exploring everything from amazing animals to art, this book is packed with fun facts for kids. With its unique visual approach, WOW! shows you a range of topics but presents them with a twist. Mingle with a bunch of snakes... on a ladder! Meet your mammal relatives in a photo album, or peek into a drawer full of prosthetic eyes to discover the science of genetics. An ice sculpture reveals the science behind states of matter, architectural marvels are displayed on a house of cards, and the story of space exploration is told through an astronaut's stamp collection. This comprehensive children's book covers technology, Earth, people, nature, history, science, the human body, and much more. With something new to discover on every page, WOW! will consistently entertain and inform. It's the ultimate children's reference book.
    • £15.99
    • RRP £19.99
    • Save £4.00
    More info More info
  • First Space Encyclopedia

    DK

    Product Code: AUCGU
    Paperback
    Zoom off into the galaxy and investigate all the planets, from Earth to Mars with First Space Encyclopedia. Packed full of stunning photography, quizzes and amazing facts, children will become space experts in no time. Covering everything from observatories and rockets, to the solar system and the death of stars, children will discover all about space and space travel. The First Space Encyclopedia is the perfect first reference book for children.
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    More info More info
  • Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia

    Product Code: AOMAB
    Hardback 7 years +
    This book explores the hidden depths of the ocean with this stunning visual encyclopedia for kids Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia reveals the secrets of the seas through stunning images and beautiful photography to engage and educate kids. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, tiny plankton to giant whales, sandy beaches to the deepest depths, Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia let's your child discover the mysterious world beneath the waves. Packed with fun facts for kids, this encyclopedia will dazzle your child covering everything from sea creatures and ocean birds to the Great Barrier Reef. Topics are presented through a combination of fun graphics, interesting fact-boxes and high-quality photographs. Look up an individual subject for school projects or curious minds can read from beginning to end!
    • £17.09
    • RRP £18.99
    • Save £1.90
    More info More info
  • Space: A Children's Encyclopedia

    Product Code: AANAW
    Hardback 9 years +
    This title offers everything you ever wanted to know about space. Take your child on a journey to space and beyond, they'll learn what space is and take a whirl around the sun, moon and stars. Packed with out-of-this-world pictures from space, kids will explore our universe as never before. Exclusive interviews, eyewitness accounts, incredible facts and more will teach them everything they need to know. It's an incredible look at the universe in which we live - perfect for space enthusiasts and budding astronomers.
    • £17.99
    • RRP £19.99
    • Save £2.00
    More info More info
  • First Animal Encyclopedia

    Product Code: AOXVT
    Paperback 5 years +
    Bursting with animal facts for kids, First Animal Encyclopedia reveals everything kids want to know about the animal kingdom. From tiny critters that live on the jungle floor to giant creatures that dwell in the depths of the ocean, First Animal Encyclopedia reveals the mysteries of the animal world. Watch animals in action, investigate their habits and find out their habitats in this first animal encyclopedia. Kids will learn all about different animal groups, including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects and fish through beautiful colour images, quirky "Did you know" fact boxes and engaging "curiosity quizzes" make learning engaging and exciting. DK's First Reference is a great for children who want to explore the world around them.
    • £9.49
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £0.50
    More info More info
  • RSPB Bird Encyclopedia

    Mike Unwin

    Product Code: ALTXS
    Hardback
    This beautiful RSPB Encyclopedia will take you on an incredible journey through the world of birds, helping you find out about the amazing feathered creatures that share our planet. From tropical parrots and toucans to sea birds and eagles, find out all about birds with this informative first guide and reference book. Packed with brilliant photography, fun facts and top bird tips, learn, explore and be amazed by birds big and small.
    • £8.39
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £0.60
    More info More info
  • Encyclopedia of the American Indian

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: CBJMK
    Hardback
    American Indian customs, stories, and history come to life in this important and authoritative reference, artfully designed and packaged for kids and students. More than 160 tribes are featured in this fantastic new encyclopaedia, which presents a comprehensive overview of the history of North America's Native peoples. From the Apache to the Zuni, readers will learn about each tribe's history, traditions, and culture, including the impact of European expansion across the land and how tribes live today. Features include maps of ancestral lands; timelines of important dates and events; fact boxes for each tribe; bios of influential American Indians such as Sitting Bull; sidebars on daily life, homes, food, clothing, jewellery, and games; Did You Know facts with photographs; and traditional Native stories. The design is compelling and colourful, packed with full-colour photographs. To help give kids the lay of the land, this reference is arranged by region, and all federally recognised tribes are included. Tribal members representing each region and experts at the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution were involved in its creation. With nothing comparable available, it is sure to be a valuable resource for kids, students, librarians, and families.
    • £17.99
    • RRP £19.99
    • Save £2.00
    More info More info
  • Encyclopedia of Animals

    Jules Howard

    Product Code: CAVMB
    Hardback
    Plunge into the diversity of the animal kingdom in this Encyclopaedia of Animals. Packed with over 500 creatures, every one is looked at in detail by a natural history expert. From the tiniest sponge to the largest elephant, all entries are gloriously illustrated in this spectacular celebration of life on Earth.
    • £13.49
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £1.50
    More info More info
  • Dinosaur Digs

    Marilyn Easton

    Product Code: BZJQZ
    Other
    Dig into the fossil science that made Jurassic Worldpossible! Includes two real fossils to uncover. In this non-fiction companion to Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, discover real fossil science, including different fossil types, how they form, what they can say about creatures that have long been extinct - and how that knowledge led Jurassic World scientists to bring dinosaurs back to life. Plus, take a closer look at fossils of dinosaurs, such as the Velociraptor, Triceratops and T. rex. Illustrated with tons of pictures from the films! Includes: two real fossils in two carving blocks digging tool brush full-colour 48-page book.
    • £12.89
    • RRP £12.99
    More info More info
  • National Geographic Kids Infopedia 2019

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: BWTIL
    Paperback
    (4)
    The world's best-selling almanac for kids is back and in demand! This year's includes the latest information about what's new and newsy in our world, special dates to anticipate, fresh features, and much more. It's packed with incredible photos; tons of fun facts, crafts, and activities; and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include an updated "Fun and Games" chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; all new weird-but-true facts, crafts, and activities; "19 Facts for 2019" feature in every chapter; updated reference material; and much more.
    • £11.69
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £1.30
    (4) More info More info
  • Knowledge Encyclopedia Science

    DK

    Product Code: BQKWW
    Hardback
    An extraordinary encyclopedia with a ground-breaking visual approach to science, using awesome illustrations to show biology, chemistry, and physics in the world around us. Incredible computer-generated images pack the pages to reveal and explain science as never before, looking inside a cell, for example, pulling apart a Formula 1 racing car, and examining the forces that hold the Universe together. Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! covers all the key core science subjects, but with an inventive visual approach to draw in curious young minds. All the essential information is there in easy-to-read text, together with additional fun facts, and brought to life with amazing 3D illustrations that look inside the anatomy of a blue whale, zoom into a molecule of water, and out of the Solar System. A perfect introduction to science for children aged 10 and over, Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! is an essential addition to every family library.
    • £18.89
    • RRP £18.99
    More info More info
  • Inventions A Children's Encyclopedia

    DK

    Product Code: BQJGI
    Hardback
    This stunning visual guide explores and explains the greatest inventions, ideas, and discoveries throughout the ages, and introduces their inventors. Discover the first inventions, from fire, stone tools, and the wheel to ploughs and paper, that shaped societies and grew mighty civilizations and empires such as those in ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and ancient China. In the centuries that followed, "Eureka" moments abounded, with James Watt's steam engine during the Industrial Revolution, Henry Ford's car assembly line at the start of the 20th century, the Wright brothers' flying machines, Thomas Edison's light bulb, John Logie Baird's television, and so much more. Read about more recent, era-defining moments during the Digital Revolution, such as the first website developed by Tim Berners-Lee, and the growth in the use of robotics in industry and at home. Inventions A Children's Encyclopedia reveals the stories behind crucial and quirky contraptions, products of the world's most brilliant minds.
    • £15.89
    • RRP £19.99
    • Save £4.10
    More info More info
  • Plantopedia

    Adrienne Barman

    Product Code: BOGIB
    Hardback
    Welcome to this collection of amazing plants from all over the world, chosen for their unique traits and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet the 'evergreens', the 'edibles' and the 'elderly' plants that have outlived the dinosaurs in this alphabetically-ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating flowers, curious crops and wonderful weeds, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours. A fantastic follow-up to smash-hit Creaturepedia.
    • £13.49
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £1.50
    More info More info
  • Atlas of Everything

    Jon Richards

    Product Code: AUWCX
    Hardback
    Navigate the world like never before. Featuring over 50 maps of the world - one on every page - this unique atlas includes facts and figures on almost everything you'd want to know. From Nobel Prize winners and popular names, to endangered species and active volcanoes, the combination of maps and infographics makes this the perfect book for children to find out information in a quick and easy way, and remember it. Includes information on the origins of humans, ancient civilisations, the fashion industry, music around the world, film, sport, art and design, politics, the natural world, architecture, animal migration, oceans, natural disasters and space, to name just a few topics in this fact-filled book.
    • £12.89
    • RRP £12.99
    More info More info
  • Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia

    DK

    Product Code: AUGZK
    Paperback
    From dinosaurs to digital technology, DK's Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia is a must-have knowledge compendium exploring more than 380 topics. Help your child find out everything they need to know about anything with this fact-packed encyclopedia. Arranged from A-Z on subjects they need to know about, all illustrated with dramatic photos, cut-aways, charts and maps. DK's Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia is written in a clear and child-friendly style and has been fully updated to include recent space missions, scientific breakthroughs and the latest political, social and cultural events, so your child can keep fully up-to-date with what has been happening in the world. Perfect for projects or just for fun, this is the ultimate illustrated children's encyclopedia.
    • £22.49
    • RRP £24.99
    • Save £2.50
    More info More info
  • Creaturepedia

    Adrienne Barman

    Product Code: AMPTC
    Hardback 7 years +
    (1)
    Welcome to this collection of best-loved animals from all over the world, chosen for their special talents and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet 'the architects', the 'noisy neighbours', the 'homebodies', the 'forever faithfuls', the 'champions of forgetfulness' and more in this alphabetically ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating facts, curious creatures and characterful cartoons, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours.
    • £13.49
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £1.50
    (1) More info More info

From books about cars to animals, Ancient Egypt, the oceans, dinosaurs, space and beyond, Book People’s range of children’s encyclopedias are full of fascinating facts that children as young as 5 years old will love to explore as they digest facts about their favourite subjects.

Every age group covered

Covering Key Stages 1 and Key Stage 2, our kids' encyclopedias are perfect for helping children with their homework and are packed with illustrations and photographs to pore over.

An enormous range

First encyclopedias, jaw-dropping fact books, accessible guides – they’re all here at Book People’s always unbelievable prices. Whatever their interest, you’re sure to find a children’s encyclopedia that will fascinate your child.

Great for homework

Whether they need help with their studies and homework, or even if they just have an interest in the subject, an children’s encyclopedia is a great way of encouraging children to learn on their own.

 2019 - The Book People Ltd. The Book People Ltd is registered in England. Company number 2290665. VAT Number: 664509028.
Registered address: The Book People Limited, Salisbury House, Weyside Park, Catteshall Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1XE.