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The 10 Best Children’s Encyclopedias – Guidebook

When buying a children’s encyclopedia, information, graphic elements and, of course, the topic play a major role. Learn everything you need to know about an encyclopedia for children here.

We have not only compiled a checklist with the most important criteria for encyclopedias for children, but also many product recommendations for you.

Checklist Children’s Encyclopedia

Age Recommendation
  • Make sure the children’s encyclopedia is appropriate for your child’s age. For example, there are special elementary school encyclopedias aimed at children of elementary school age.
  • Children are interested in different things according to their age. Children’s encyclopedias tailored specifically to their age group help to convey knowledge that is relevant to them.
  • In addition, the scope and definitions in their language are always aimed at specific age groups, which may overtax children who are too young or under tax children who are too old. So always check the manufacturer’s recommended age.
Topics
  • Although it may not be what we as adults think of as encyclopedias, there are also different subject areas that can be covered with children’s encyclopedias.
  • There are geography encyclopedias, encyclopedias specifically for the animal world, automobiles, etc.
  • Make sure that – if it is not to be a general encyclopedia – you take your child’s interests into account when making your decision.
Illustrations and Design
  • When buying, make sure that the encyclopedia has sufficient and appealing illustrations, as these will increase your child’s enjoyment when using the book and your child will thus enjoy it for a long time.
  • Illustrations and drawings help children remember concepts better and acquire knowledge more easily.
  • The design can also play a big role here.
  • Simplistic overviews that are clearly differentiated by color or design make it easier for your child to distinguish between different topics.
Interaction
  • Many children’s encyclopedias also function interactively:
  • For example, various topics have hidden pictures in which your child can search for things to learn about their definition and explanation.
  • This interactive design not only enables general learning growth through the encyclopedia, but also ensures exciting exploration.
  • In addition, some children’s encyclopedias also offer direct quizzes to directly reinforce what has been learned.
  • Modern encyclopedias also work with sound functions, which can also play battery-operated texts or certain sounds.

Here you will find the top 10 children’s encyclopedias.

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The Bestsellers For Children’s Encyclopedia

We have compiled the most popular encyclopedias for children for you in this bestseller list.

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1 Britannica All New Kids' Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don't Britannica All New Kids' Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don't
2 DK Children's Encyclopedia: The Book That Explains Everything! DK Children's Encyclopedia: The Book That Explains Everything!
3 The New Children's Encyclopedia: Packed with thousands of facts, stats, and illustrations (Visual Encyclopedia) The New Children's Encyclopedia: Packed with thousands of facts, stats, and illustrations (Visual...
4 Picturepedia, Second Edition: An Encyclopedia on Every Page Picturepedia, Second Edition: An Encyclopedia on Every Page
5 Childrens Encyclopedia Childrens Encyclopedia
6 Children's Encyclopedia of Ocean Life (Arcturus Children's Reference Library, 10) Children's Encyclopedia of Ocean Life (Arcturus Children's Reference Library, 10)
7 My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things: For Little Learners Who Want to Know Everything (My Very Important Encyclopedias) My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things: For Little Learners Who Want to Know Everything (My Very...
8 Knowledge Encyclopedia Planet Earth!: Our Exciting World As You've Never Seen It Before (Knowledge Encyclopedias) Knowledge Encyclopedia Planet Earth!: Our Exciting World As You've Never Seen It Before (Knowledge...
9 Knowledge Encyclopedia (Updated and Enlarged Edition): The World as You've Never Seen It Before (Knowledge Encyclopedias) Knowledge Encyclopedia (Updated and Enlarged Edition): The World as You've Never Seen It Before...
10 Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia
11 Britannica's Baby Encyclopedia: For curious kids ages 0 to 3 (Britannica Books) Britannica's Baby Encyclopedia: For curious kids ages 0 to 3 (Britannica Books)
12 Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! (Knowledge Encyclopedias) Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! (Knowledge Encyclopedias)
13 The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Very First Encyclopedia (World of Eric Carle) The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Very First Encyclopedia (World of Eric Carle)
14 Children's Encyclopedia of Sharks (Arcturus Children's Reference Library) Children's Encyclopedia of Sharks (Arcturus Children's Reference Library)
15 Space A Visual Encyclopedia Space A Visual Encyclopedia
16 The Secrets of Dinosaurs (PNSO Encyclopedia for Children, #1) The Secrets of Dinosaurs (PNSO Encyclopedia for Children, #1)
17 My Very Important Earth Encyclopedia: For Little Learners Who Want to Know Our Planet (My Very Important Encyclopedias) My Very Important Earth Encyclopedia: For Little Learners Who Want to Know Our Planet (My Very...
18 Children's Encyclopedia of Animals (Arcturus Children's Reference Library, 3) Children's Encyclopedia of Animals (Arcturus Children's Reference Library, 3)
19 National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia 2nd edition: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia 2nd edition: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More!
20 Children's Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (Arcturus Children's Reference Library, 1) Children's Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (Arcturus Children's Reference Library, 1)

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Current Offers For Children’s Encyclopedia

Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the Children’s Encyclopedia section.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
Britannica All New Kids' Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don't
Britannica All New Kids' Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don't
Hardcover Book; Britannica Group (Author); English (Publication Language); 424 Pages - 10/13/2020 (Publication Date) - Britannica Books (Publisher)
$30.00 −33%
SaleBestseller Nr. 2
DK Children's Encyclopedia: The Book That Explains Everything!
DK Children's Encyclopedia: The Book That Explains Everything!
Hardcover Book; DK (Author); English (Publication Language); 320 Pages - 09/06/2022 (Publication Date) - DK Children (Publisher)
$24.99 −18%
SaleBestseller Nr. 3
Picturepedia, Second Edition: An Encyclopedia on Every Page
Picturepedia, Second Edition: An Encyclopedia on Every Page
Hardcover Book; DK (Author); English (Publication Language); 360 Pages - 10/13/2020 (Publication Date) - DK Children (Publisher)
$29.99 −35%
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things: For Little Learners Who Want to Know Everything (My Very Important Encyclopedias)
My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things: For Little Learners Who Want to Know Everything (My Very Important Encyclopedias)
Hardcover Book; DK (Author); English (Publication Language); 224 Pages - 09/13/2016 (Publication Date) - DK Children (Publisher)
$18.99 −35%
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
Knowledge Encyclopedia (Updated and Enlarged Edition): The World as You've Never Seen It Before (Knowledge Encyclopedias)
Knowledge Encyclopedia (Updated and Enlarged Edition): The World as You've Never Seen It Before (Knowledge Encyclopedias)
Used Book in Good Condition; Hardcover Book; DK (Author); English (Publication Language); 360 Pages - 09/16/2013 (Publication Date) - DK Children (Publisher)
$29.99 −37%
SaleBestseller Nr. 6
Britannica's Baby Encyclopedia: For curious kids ages 0 to 3 (Britannica Books)
Britannica's Baby Encyclopedia: For curious kids ages 0 to 3 (Britannica Books)
Symes, Sally (Author); English (Publication Language); 72 Pages - 10/18/2022 (Publication Date) - Britannica Books (Publisher)
$25.00 −40%
SaleBestseller Nr. 7
Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! (Knowledge Encyclopedias)
Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! (Knowledge Encyclopedias)
Hardcover Book; DK (Author); English (Publication Language); 208 Pages - 08/01/2017 (Publication Date) - DK Children (Publisher)
$24.99 −44%
SaleBestseller Nr. 8
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Very First Encyclopedia (World of Eric Carle)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Very First Encyclopedia (World of Eric Carle)
Hardcover Book; DK (Author); English (Publication Language); 224 Pages - 09/06/2022 (Publication Date) - DK Children (Publisher)
$24.99 −32%
SaleBestseller Nr. 9
Space A Visual Encyclopedia
Space A Visual Encyclopedia
Hardcover Book; DK (Author); English (Publication Language); 256 Pages - 08/18/2020 (Publication Date) - DK Children (Publisher)
$29.99 −45%
SaleBestseller Nr. 10
The Secrets of Dinosaurs (PNSO Encyclopedia for Children, #1)
The Secrets of Dinosaurs (PNSO Encyclopedia for Children, #1)
Hardcover Book; Yang Yang (Author); English (Publication Language); 240 Pages - 04/27/2021 (Publication Date) - Brown Books Pub Group (Publisher)
$24.95 −45%

FAQ Children’s Encyclopedia

Why a children’s encyclopedia?

In a children’s encyclopedia, scientific information is presented in an appealing and understandable way for children. Children’s encyclopedias contain more illustrations and diagrams to convey knowledge to children than encyclopedias aimed at adults do

Which children’s encyclopedia?

It’s best to buy a children’s encyclopedia for your child that is appropriate for his or her age level. Many children’s encyclopedias teach preschool or elementary school knowledge and the content is geared to the age level. There are children’s encyclopedias with illustrations as well as those with photographs.

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