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A World of Information

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by James Brown(Author) , Richard Platt (Illustrator)

Quick reference guide for the curious child

Have you ever wondered about different types of clouds you see in the sky? Did you have questions about roman numerals? Or maybe you were looking at what makes up a bicycle. “A World of Information” is a large sized hard cover publication from Candlewick Studios covering a range of topics from Morse Code to Greek alphabets.

“A World of Information” has quickly become a favorite in our home. This over-sized book is gorgeous to look at and makes for a perfect coffee table book. This book is also a great gift to all kids who are curious and love reading facts. Another aspect I like about “A World of Information” is that while it gives you a snapshot of the topic, it doesn’t feel overwhelming. There is enough detail for one to learn something new but not too dense to put you off from reading more. Take a look at “Different Types of Knots”

A World of Information Knots 1-horz

Information is cleverly organized for ease of reading. In the “Different types of knots” page, an example knot “Baker’s knot” explains the origin of the name, a snippet on how Inca people used knots to record numbers and the correlation of math and knots! So much to read and learn. A few topics including the knots page, also has an example activity (see if you can find it here!)

The full page illustrations are beautifully designed. The Knots page has a lovely layout of different types of knots with a “name plate” right below each knot.

Here’s another example page on the Human Skeleton:

A World of Information Skeleton

A World of Information has 65 pages long covering 30 broad topics. A few of our favorite reads other than the Different Types of Knots were: Anatomy of Type, Screws and Nails, Impossible Shapes, Solstices and Equinoxes, Periodic table of Elements and MOHS Scale of Mineral Hardness.

A few fun facts to get you excited about this book:

One of three forms of carbon, diamond is hard because each atom is in the middle of a tetrahedron of other atoms and is strongly bonded to each of them

“The Wright brothers patented not flight itself but a method of controlling an aircraft.”

“American women caused a sensation when they first cycled in “bifurcated nether garments (trousers). Newspapers reported in 1894 that more than one hundred women cycling in New York –  but only at night, when nobody could see them.”

This is a stunning book for your home library or for gifting to young readers. A World of Information is wonderful as a read aloud so is just as suitable for younger children. Highly recommended!

Find it here: LibraryAmazon

FTC DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of the above books from the publishers for an honest opinion. I have NOT received any compensation for this review. All reviews and opinions are entirely my own!


30 comments

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  1. That sounds like a wonderful book for kids. My youngest is so curious, so a book like this might be perfect for him.

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  2. What an interesting book. I like seeing kids get an early start on reading and learning. I think it’s a beautiful thing a love of books.

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  3. This is totally perfect! We homeschool, and my daughter loves reading random facts. She would love this!

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  4. This sounds like a wonderful book! I think my kiddos would enjoy this, especially my little guy, he is totally your “phone a friend” guy.

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  5. When I grew up before the internet and Wikepedia there were books and encyclopedias. This brings me back to that and I am sure kids will love to learn this way.

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  6. My son would love this book! He likes to read about cool facts like these, it’s very interesting!

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  7. I love books that have a bit of everything and random facts in it! Sounds like the perfect book to have in every home!

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  8. This would definitely be a great book for young, curious minds! I could read this to my kids!

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  9. This is pretty fun! There’s so much that you can read, all in one book. It’s definitely a nice gift for the kids this Christmas.

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  10. What a great idea! Kids love learning little facts like this. How perfect for those growing minds.

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  11. This book looks awesome. A great way for kids to learn about different things.

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  12. This seems like a really cool book. My kids are a bit young, but this would be perfect for my nephew!

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  13. reesa

    OH this is the PERFECT book for my kids!!!! I would love to pick one up for them for the holidays!

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  14. I have three nephews who would adore this book! Thanks for sharing, I may have to get them a second book.

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  15. This book is interesting to even me, I am definitely looking to do more research on it . Thanks so much for sharing

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  16. This book looks so interesting. I could see it entertaining my son for hours and hours. He loves trying to tie things together so if he learned real knots it would be great.

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  17. kimmieklewis

    I think books like these are so important for kids and grown ups alike. We all need to be broadening our knowledge.

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  18. Jeanine

    This sounds awesome especially for my son who loves reading and facts this would be great for him!!

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  19. This book looks amazing. My nephew loves to read and learn new things so I’m sure he would find this so interesting.

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  20. I love getting books like this for the kids! They’re really curious and I’m sure they’re going to learn so much from this! It’s worth it!

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  21. This is so what my middle two kids need. They are always asking me these questions and you never know what they’ll find searching the internet. I love that they can learn about so many things from this book.

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  22. This book looks really interesting. I am going to have to look into it some more!

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  23. This looks like such a great holiday gift idea! I have many on my list that would love this book.

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  24. Brittany

    Ooh this looks like such a good book! My cousins would seriously love it! Christmas gift idea!!

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  25. I have two little curious kiddos on my hands. This would make a great stocking stuffer for my eldest!

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  26. This Sounds like a great book for the whole family. Fun, informative and well set out, it seems perfect!

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  27. I would have loved this book as a kid. I’m going to recommend it to all of my friends and family with children.

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  28. angela@marathonsandmotivation.com

    This will be the perfect gift for my son! Thanks so much for sharing, can’t wait to get it for him!!

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  29. My oldest is always asking questions like these, he’s so curious and inquisitive. I might need to make sure this book ends up under our tree this year!

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  30. That book sounds amazing, I’d love to get this one for my little boy someday. I love books like this that you can learn and discover lot of things.

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