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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.

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Children's Encyclopedias

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.

  • INFO 9 years +

    National Geographic Infopedia 2020 (Paperback)

    National Geographic Kids

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    This special book celebrates 10 years of the National Geographic Infopedia!

    Children can learn a whole host of weird-but-true facts, read incredible animal stories and find things to do, places to see and explore ways in which they can change the world throughout the pages of this fascinating book.

    2020's edition contains all-new content including games, jokes and activities and features over 500 photographs.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • STTE 7 years +

    Starters Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

    Nick Pierce

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    Each book in this colourful collection is filled with simple text and striking illustrations that help introduce history and the natural world to young readers. They cover curriculum topics and reveal what people and animals have done over the various historical periods.

    From exotic animals in the rainforest to knights preparing for battle, these books are sure to inspire a passion for learning as children are enthralled by the informative yet fun layout of each spread. They have 'Can you find...?' sections which will encourage children to absorb the information on the pages while learning about the important concepts.

    Throughout the books there are introductory paragraphs with additional text and highlighted images around the border to encourage readers to spot specific objects within the main image. There is also a timeline, glossary and index for key terms so children can consolidate what they have learnt.

    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
    • RRP £55.92
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  • ANLB 7 years +

    The Animal Box Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    Covering living things ranging from invertebrates, fungi and plants to fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, this 10-book collection from DK will delight young nature lovers.

    These books are bursting with full-colour photographs of their subjects and easy-to-follow explanations about what each one is and their traits. There are even double-page photographs that highlight the species in their natural habitats.

    Related species are shown in proportion across the page that show children their varying sizes.
    Format: hardback
    • £14.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    KE1252 4 years +

    Disney First Reference: Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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    Young Disney fans will love joining all their favourites in this hardback picture encyclopedia. Featuring the likes of Mickey, Belle and Lightning McQueen, it's a book children will dip into time and time again.

    Inspired by the popular films, this book helps children discover how dinosaurs lived before they became extinct, explore the wonders of space and dive down to meet Nemo, Dory and friends.

    There's so much to look at and learn about with Disney's My First Picture Encyclopedia!
    • £3.49
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  • WHSD 9 years +

    What Would She Do? (Hardback)

    Kay Woodward

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    Kay Woodward's What Would She Do tells the stories of 25 women whose actions changed the world and then asks what each one would do if they were caught up in a current situation and how they would deal with each predicament.

    Compiled by an all-female team and with artwork by extremely talented illustrators, this book features the likes of Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai and explains what they did and why they have inspired so many to follow in their footsteps.

    Celebrating all of these women's achievements, this book reveals how they had to overcome issues many girls all over the world are experiencing even now: inequality, gender stereotyping, bullying and body shaming. It shows girls of all ages they can also achieve great things by following in these brilliant women's footsteps.
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  • AFDW 9 years +

    Are Coconuts More Dangerous than Sharks? (Paperback)

    Guy Campbell

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    The Actually Factually books contain a collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions and answer a number of questions everyone wants to know the answer to - e.g. are coconuts more dangerous than sharks?

    Focusing on the myths that have wrongly been considered truths, this book reveals if Mount Everest really is the world's tallest mountain and if camels actually store water in their humps...
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  • AFEL 9 years +

    Do Elephants Ever Forget? (Paperback)

    Guy Campbell

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    The Actually Factually books contain a collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions and answer a number of questions everyone wants to know the answer to - e.g. Why are yawns contagious and do elephants ever forget?

    Focusing on the myths that have wrongly been considered truths, this book reveals if there really is life on other planets...
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  • UGP2 7 years +

    The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia (Paperback)

    Gillian Doherty

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    The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia with Complete World Atlas is packed with information about the planet Earth, revealing everything from its physical characteristics to a detailed look at the people and governments of every continent.

    Fully up to date, there are some sumptuous photographs to pore over, as well as clear explanatory diagrams and comprehensive maps.
    • £7.99
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  • AWDLI

    Pokemon: The Pokemon Encyclopedia: Official (Hardback)

    Pokemon

    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!
    • £8.99
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  • ALZQS 5 years +

    The Usborne Children's Encyclopedia - New Edition (Paperback)

    This is a stimulating reference book for young readers covering a wide range of topics from art and animals to new technology. It is arranged thematically and illustrated with over 1500 photos, illustrations and diagrams. It features over 150 QR codes that allow readers to access carefully selected websites, downloadable pictures and quizzes - straight to a mobile phone or tablet. In addition, there are 750 internet links leading to a hand-picked selection of the best websites on a PC.
    • £10.39
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  • AMBVJ 7 years +

    101 Great Science Experiments (Paperback)

    Make science fun with 101 amazing step-by-step science experiments for kids that are safe and easy to do at home. Be the next Albert Einstein with these cool science experiments for kids and discover how to bend light, weigh air and even make a rainbow! 101 Great Science Experiments is bursting with fun experiments for you to try out at home revealing the secrets of science through practical and exciting projects. Find out how to use everyday objects to discover the principles of science. With 101 science experiments for kids inside covering topics such as colour, magnets, senses, electricity and much more you'll be discovering the laws of science before your eyes. See sound, build a buzzer and even make an underwater volcano! Each science project is explained simply and clearly plus specially commissioned photography shows how each project should look making the experiments clear and easy-to-follow for kids.
    • £6.39
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  • AAYZW 5 years +

    Usborne First Encyclopedia of Science (Hardback)

    Rachel Firth

    (1)
    This is an excellent reference for school projects. All major topics are explored. It includes free downloadable pictures. Why do things float? What happens to the food you eat? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this lively book that introduces young readers to the wonders of science. It comes with simple text, amazing photographs and illustrations, fun science activities and exciting recommended Web sites.
    • £7.99
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  • ABKEU 5 years +

    First Encyclopedia of the Human Body (Hardback)

    Fiona Chandler

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    This is a fantastic new edition of this bright and lively encyclopedia, introducing young readers to the wonders of the human body. Filled with information on the brain, respiration, circulation and the senses, this book answers such questions as 'Where does your food go?' 'How many bones are there in your body?' and 'What are eyelashes for?'. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.
    • £7.99
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    ADMVN 5 years +

    How Things Work Encyclopedia (Paperback)

    Discover how things are made and work with this first reference for young readers, now in paperback. Help your child take an incredible look at the way things are made and how they work with this fantastic fact-packed "How Things Work Encyclopedia", which shows and explains everything. They'll discover how the human body stays alive, what keeps a plane in the sky, why fireworks go 'bang', the amazing process that makes a plant grow, and much, much more. Full of bite-sized facts, curiosity quizzes and special weird-or-what features kids will love getting their teeth into, there 's a lot to see and explore. This title is perfect for homework or just for fun. Let your child find out more about how things work in our incredible world.
    • £6.99
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  • BQIAV

    Knowledge Encyclopedia (Hardback)

    DK

    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.
    • £19.89
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  • AFDIH

    5,000 Awesome Facts (about Everything!) (Paperback)

    National Geographic Kids Magaz

    Lively and information-packed, this book is literally busting its covers with fascinating, fun-tastic facts on super, sensational topics that kids love. Who knew that there were so many sweet things to learn about chocolate or that a dozen delicious details about peanut butter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our appetites? Keep turning and a terrifyingly toothy shark tells you all about himself, while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys and games, mysteries of history, robots and reptiles, sports and spies, wacky words, and so much more! A visual feast of colourful photographs surrounded by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design, this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed.
    • £12.89
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  • AAYZV 5 years +

    First Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life (Hardback)

    Sam Taplin

    This is a thrilling introduction to prehistoric times. It has fabulous illustrations and clear, simple text. It is an ideal reference book for school projects. It features a glossary, index and facts and records. It presents internet-links to amazing websites. What was the biggest dinosaur? When was the ice age? Why did the dinosaurs die out? Find out in this lavish and lively book. Simple text, beautiful illustrations, stunning photographs of dinosaur models and links to exciting recommended websites introduce young readers to the wonder of the prehistoric world.
    • £8.89
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  • AOXVT 5 years +

    First Animal Encyclopedia (Paperback)

    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.
    • £7.99
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  • AOMAB 7 years +

    Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardback)

    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!
    • £15.19
    • RRP £18.99
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  • BQKWW

    Knowledge Encyclopedia Science (Hardback)

    DK

    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.
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  • AUGZK

    Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia (Paperback)

    DK

    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.
    • £19.99
    • RRP £24.99
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  • BUIQJ

    The New Children's Encyclopedia (Hardback)

    DK

    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.
    • £15.99
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  • BQJGI

    Inventions A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardback)

    DK

    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
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  • AMOYI 7 years +

    The Usborne Encyclopedia of the Roman World (Paperback)

    Fiona Chandler

    A fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to the Roman World - its history, government, army, religion and everyday life. The comprehensive factfinder includes a timeline, 'who's who?' and details of recent archaeological finds. QR codes on each page take readers straight to mobile websites that bring the pages to life with interactive content.
    • £10.39
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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.