Wednesday, June 7, 2017

First Science Encyclopaedia (Dorling Kindersley)

Another impossibly brilliant science title from the masters of Non-Fiction, Dorling Kindersley's awesome "First Science Encyclopaedia"...
They say kids do follow their parents into various interests, particularly when it comes to books.

As a kid I would wrap myself up in my grandparent's fantastic collection of "Encyclopaedia Britannica" books, wading through volume after volume and filling my head with tons of different facts and figures.

I think it was these books that started my interest in science, with school not catching up until well into middle grade.

Nowadays kids can't wait to get into science-based activities, and it feels like we're in a real golden age when it comes to the way they teach (and learn) science in schools (from a far earlier age nowadays too, thank goodness) and the way science clubs have expanded on that with extra-curricular clubs allowing kids to dig more into physics, chemistry, biology and all the 'ologies' in between far more than ever before.

DK's "First Science Encyclopaedia" may target the very young but it has a gloriously wide scope, appealing to kids from 5 to 12 and possibly even beyond that, with a superbly balanced mix of facts and experiments to try at home.

At the earth's core. Hint: You'll need more than sunblock for this place. 
As with all DK's other large format books, this reference book is a large format and gorgeously illustrated title absolutely pouring on the quality from the moment you flick over the front cover.

Animals from tiny micro-organisms right up to us humans,  gathered together in this fab reference book
Books like this make learning fun, and though they'll work gorgeously as a supporting book for classrooms they're just great to dip into at home as well.

Neat quizzes keep you on your toes throughout the book too
"First Science Encyclopaedia" published by Dorling Kindersley is out now (kindly supplied for review). 

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