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Science and technology, nature, geography, culture, sports and hobbies, and history all combine in this mind-blowing visual encyclopedia.

From incredible insects and musical instruments to spacecraft and prehistoric life, and from art and earthquakes to American football and dogs, Picturepedia gives you a world of information on every page.

Did you know that more than half of the human body''s weight is water and that a koi carp can live for more than 200 years? Or how about there being more than 20,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean, or that Turkey eats the most bread, with each person getting through 104.6 kg (230.5 lb) of it per year?

First published in 2015, Picturepedia has been revamped into a more thrilling edition that will take you on a visual odyssey. This brilliant book is crammed with stunning photographs, gripping information, and explanatory diagrams that allow for fascinating discoveries.

New and updated and jam-packed with thousands of pictures and fascinating facts about science, nature, culture, sports, and history, Picturepedia is the ultimate visual encyclopedia.

From School Library Journal

Gr 4–7—This volume is a playful compendium of facts, trivia, and history, just perfect for browsing. It covers everything from national flags and animal skeletons to gourmet cheese, from the Renaissance to fashion through the decades to just about everything else in between. There''s no in-depth discussion in this book, which is touted as "an encyclopedia on every page," but it is copiously and colorfully illustrated, making it an attractive selection for fans of the DK single topic books. The 360 pages make for one heavy book—and its size may deter some younger readers and browsers. Like other DK offerings, it''s thoughtfully laid out, with clean page layouts and excellent photos and indexing. But those looking for more information on individual topics won''t find it here; rather, it''s an ideal book for those looking to kill time in study hall or find a fresh topic for a term paper. VERDICT A fun read that aligns with Common Core, this title is a suitable purchase for larger collections and browsing tables.—Sharon Verbeten, Brown County Library, Green Bay, WI

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"Pore through over 10,000 pictures in this slick, one-stop volume on science, technology, nature, geography, culture, sports, hobbies and history." — San Francisco Chronicle

"With 10,000 photographs and much more, Picturepedia beautifully illustrates subjects as diverse as the Earth''s structure, feudal Japan and soccer." — Shelf Awareness

"[V]isually dazzling." — Idaho Statesman

"DK''s Picturepedia gets it right with smart, colorful images." — New Haven Register

"Fun facts, trivia and eye candy on every single page." — Winkbooks

"A playful compendium of facts, trivia, and history, just perfect for browsing." — School Library Journal

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We believe in the power of discovery. That''s why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books.

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Dr. Mark A. Hodge
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Amazing smiles everytime
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2019
I have ordered these books 36 times, usually 3 or 4 in each order. I keep them in my medical practice and when I encounter an intelligent child or one who I think has the potential to do well, I present them with a picturepedia. The look on their faces and the... See more
I have ordered these books 36 times, usually 3 or 4 in each order. I keep them in my medical practice and when I encounter an intelligent child or one who I think has the potential to do well, I present them with a picturepedia.
The look on their faces and the accompanying smiles is worth every dollar I pay for these books.
Sometimes I will encounter a lovely couple ask them how their children are doing in school. Invariably they say their kids do well and school and I present them with picturepedia ( or lollipop logic depending on the ages ).
I live in a small island in the Caribbean and unfortunately, many kids are growing up without fathers so I always like to reward fathers who take care of their children. Don''t get me wrong I also give the books to single mothers but the kids have to be doing well in school. Anyway I always get great feedback about the books. Apparently dinosaurs is a big topic with young boys and I have been told numerous times that the kids bring the book to school to show their classmates. Parents have told me that their children are always looking through the books.
I cannot praise this book enough. It has brought great joy to so many kids that I have encountered. I have even donated a few copies to a couple of local primary schools for their libraries.
Its not cheap for me as I have to pay extra shipment costs and import duties to get them to my island nation but for me they are worth it. So I recommend that you buy this book and watch your children smile.
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Velvalee
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Baby approves.
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2018
I bought this book for my 20 month old baby. No, she is not precocious. She knows a few objects, animals, and can sort of (not really count). Most of the pages are useless for her. Maps of Anarctica, great novels, Sports, royalty... But other pages are... See more
I bought this book for my 20 month old baby. No, she is not precocious. She knows a few objects, animals, and can sort of (not really count).

Most of the pages are useless for her. Maps of Anarctica, great novels, Sports, royalty... But other pages are perfect. They go way beyond her baby-books because they have a wide selection of each object. Like a whole page devoted to SNAKE! And another devoted to BUG! And another devoted to "MONKEYS!" And another devoted to "KITTTTTTTY!" And even the useless pages usually have a BALL on them somewhere (sports balls, globes, pie-charts?).

It''s an expensive book, but in terms of pictures/$$$, it beats any board-book on the market.

Also chapter breaks and the cover have tons of random pictures-- and she likes looking for objects in those random assortments. Again it''s not really useful that she knows Wooly Mammoth now? But who cares, it''s fun.
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EB800
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Great for language and vocabulary development!
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2020
I absolutely love DK books bc of their actual pictures vs cartoon illustrations you''ll find elsewhere. I think it''s very important for little Learners to learn and understand what is real before cartoon drawings. I use/d these books primarily to build vocabulary. We... See more
I absolutely love DK books bc of their actual pictures vs cartoon illustrations you''ll find elsewhere. I think it''s very important for little Learners to learn and understand what is real before cartoon drawings. I use/d these books primarily to build vocabulary. We started off by pointing at objects and saying the name, then we advanced to us saying the name and she would find and point at the object, and then it was her repeating the words and eventually she would go through and name everything. Anyhow, I purchased this for my daughter when she was 15 months and was starting to outgrow the dk tabbed books, she knew what everything was. This book at 2.5 years is still a hit! She still loves to flip through it and explore what''s on the page. Of course there are subjects above her comprehension like the history of the civil war, but the animal pages helped her realize yes, we can recognize a dog but there are many types of dogs and many types of birds etc... We never run out of words to learn with this book! And I love the teaching conversations that evolve from looking through this. I know 100% that these dk books helped develop my my daughter''s advanced language skills. Of course I think she''s the smartest cookie ever!! But since 2 years old she has spoken regularly in 7-9 word sentences and would even string together multiple sentences to tell stories when Google says normal development of a 2 yr old is just beginning to combine two word sentences like "baby crying." So yes, I recommended this to parents of toddlers!
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arunan
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Buy this book NOW!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2016
Teacher approved! I know I will have to buy multiple copies for my 2nd/3rd grade reading group, because my teenage daughter won''t even let me take it to school.. This is a big-picture overview of a dizzying array of topics that even adults will find fascinating, and the... See more
Teacher approved! I know I will have to buy multiple copies for my 2nd/3rd grade reading group, because my teenage daughter won''t even let me take it to school.. This is a big-picture overview of a dizzying array of topics that even adults will find fascinating, and the previews don''t do it justice. $20 is a bargain for a book that will keep kids engaged for months! I know that some adults are a little uncomfortable with the ''explosion of information'' format of books like this, but I can tell you that kids love it, and it is good practice for them to look at multiple sources of information and to learn to analyze text organization and page layout.
Plus, this book is just amazingly cool. COOL! The kids are going to have to get it away from me...after I get it away from my kid...
UPDATE: 1 year on: my class has three, and it''s still in such demand that I am buying more copies!
2020: SIX copies in the classroom. awesome.
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LFC8
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Go with the DK children’s encyclopedia-great images but better written details
Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2021
Stunning images? Yes, but quite lacking on the textual details, which is why I’m glad I purchased both this one & the DK children’s encyclopedia. This one is more focused on providing as many images of topics as possible, with little textual explanation (each expansive... See more
Stunning images? Yes, but quite lacking on the textual details, which is why I’m glad I purchased both this one & the DK children’s encyclopedia. This one is more focused on providing as many images of topics as possible, with little textual explanation (each expansive topic takes up a page or two only). So be prepared for that. I am actually glad to have both for my child, as they compliment each other well (and they are different enough to do so), but if I had wanted to purchase only one of them, I would have chosen the DK children’s encyclopedia, not this one, as the other one is also very pleasing to the eyes but with the explanations I was looking for. There are some flaws with each, but more issues with this one. Some key points I will point out about what’s inside this book (see my attached photos for a visual preview and explanation of these points):
-Not pictured in my preview here, but the life, science etc sections are excellent. My issues are with the history & politics section.
-Horrible “Great Leaders” section. Angela Merkel? Really? And only Lincoln & FDR worthy to make the list? Hmmm...
-Each U.S. President is listed through President Trump (this was published before the 2020 election), but a super short blurb about each, which is disappointing. All 45 covered on only 2 pages. Not ideal. At least they were universal in pointing out criticism of recent presidents, including Clinton’s scandal while in office. Although, I completely disagree with the assessment that President Ford brought honesty & trust back to the Office of the President. He was not quite the “clean” guy some believe.
-Very odd war section...small blurb about Vietnam War within the 2-page spread about the Cold War, but absolutely nothing about Desert Storm, Afghanistan & Iraq. This edition was published in early 2020, but the very first edition was published in 2015. So where are these conflicts??? Very strange, also, that the worst attack on US soil since Pearl Harbor (aka 9/11) is nowhere to be found. What is going on with this?? In fact, Pearl Harbor is barely mentioned in the WWII section of this book. The parents of children today lived through 9/11 and these conflicts, so very odd that they are not included, and not sure what the motive is there...acknowledged in the very small blurb under President George W. Bush, but that’s it, so again, very odd.
- A plus here, my kids are huge Thomas the train fans, so they were thrilled to see “Stephen” (aka The Rocket) in the Industrial Revolution section. Love the trains section, too.
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Lemon Tree
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One of the best educational books I have seen
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018
I bought this book for my 3 year old son who enjoys looking through large books (especially encyclopedias). There is so much useful information in this book that you could practically get a crash course in everything you need to know about the world and universe in one... See more
I bought this book for my 3 year old son who enjoys looking through large books (especially encyclopedias). There is so much useful information in this book that you could practically get a crash course in everything you need to know about the world and universe in one place. My husband and I enjoy reading it. Anyone from age two to a hundred years old can learn something from this book. I bought one for my 8 year old neice and I will buy more as gifts in the future. Great educational tool with a well thought out format. And only $20, wow. Good purchase!
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Baamboo22
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Great book!
Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2016
I know this book is intended for ages 9-12, but I bought it for my son''s 3rd birthday. He LOVES it. I figure for now, he can learn very basic concepts ("these are the animals in a forest...") and as he grows, he will understand more and more of it.
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SEA Noga
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Keeps learning beautiful
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2018
We had renewed this book so many times from the library I feared they were going to come looking for it. A gorgeously designed, thoughtful introduction to “everything” this book has captured my children’s interest and sparked more than one rabbit hole of learning that we... See more
We had renewed this book so many times from the library I feared they were going to come looking for it. A gorgeously designed, thoughtful introduction to “everything” this book has captured my children’s interest and sparked more than one rabbit hole of learning that we have dived down. Each page is picture heavy without being short on meaningful facts and fun trivia. A great book to leave out and open to any random page or a handy reference like we used to support a geometry lesson and a gem stone identification.
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P. Saunders
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Beautifully presented information for children.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 29, 2021
I bought this for my 5 year old granddaughter who prefers facts to fiction. She is a good reader for her age and of course the imagery helps too. She loves using this book to learn about whatever she is interested in at the time. Lately it has been cooking, trains, space,...See more
I bought this for my 5 year old granddaughter who prefers facts to fiction. She is a good reader for her age and of course the imagery helps too. She loves using this book to learn about whatever she is interested in at the time. Lately it has been cooking, trains, space, animals, all of which are represented in here. None of the categories are exhaustive, but the book is a good introduction to a wide range of subjects, so that a child can know what they might like to research further with more specialist resources. As a general study book, I think it will be fascinating until at least 11 or 12 years of age, and probably further. The only very small criticism I have, is that the spine tore very quickly as the book is so heavy. It really needs to be on a table not a lap so that it is supported well while reading.
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LuckyLuke
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Excellent book for all ages
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 26, 2020
Excellent book for KS2 homework help. Adults love reading it too. Easy read format. Lots of interesting things to read. I bought to my son and now friend''s son as a gift.
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Phantom88
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Fantastic book for young kids
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 29, 2020
This is fantastic book for young kids who want to learn about different things. My son was reading it every night for almost a month. Now, he still comes back to it from time to time, focusing on different topics. Tere is lot of pictures and explanations, descriptions, so...See more
This is fantastic book for young kids who want to learn about different things. My son was reading it every night for almost a month. Now, he still comes back to it from time to time, focusing on different topics. Tere is lot of pictures and explanations, descriptions, so it''s very helpful when teaching kids. Definitely recommending this product.
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asouses
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Great format
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 1, 2019
Chunky book that has a bit of everything. It covers so many different areas from dinosaurs to volcanoes to gemstones to art. Format is well laid out, lots is squeezed into the double page layout, but often has large pictures or photos so not overly text heavy (though some...See more
Chunky book that has a bit of everything. It covers so many different areas from dinosaurs to volcanoes to gemstones to art. Format is well laid out, lots is squeezed into the double page layout, but often has large pictures or photos so not overly text heavy (though some pages do have small font to fit the explanations in).
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Attractive illustrations stimulate questions from my 4 year old
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 26, 2021
My kid and I leaf through and chat about anything he finds interesting... It''s immense and the sections are beautifully illustrated with loads of cool facts. I''m thinking about getting a copy to sit at my desk so I can grab a page at random and refresh surface knowledge.....See more
My kid and I leaf through and chat about anything he finds interesting... It''s immense and the sections are beautifully illustrated with loads of cool facts. I''m thinking about getting a copy to sit at my desk so I can grab a page at random and refresh surface knowledge.. bread section was great!
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DK Children's Encyclopedia Picturepedia, Second Edition Knowledge Encyclopedia The New Children's Encyclopedia
What's inside? This children's encyclopedia is a must-have resource for every student's shelf, with age-appropriate, jargon-free text accompanied by stunning, detailed images covering over 240 topics all in one place, from science and nature to art and history. Spilling over with history, science, space, nature, and more, this visual reference comes complete with over 10,000 stunning photographs, illustrations, and maps. Every page is a mini-encyclopedia at your fingertips. Knowledge Encyclopedia reveals the world as you've never seen it before. This book brings the secrets of the world to light. Look and explore the inside of an Apollo spacecraft, or the body of a T-rex. A perfect reference book for curious minds. The ultimate book of knowledge for every child! What is photosynthesis? How do our bodies' muscles work? How do meteorites and asteroids form? Open the pages of this charming encyclopedia and discover the answers to all your questions.
Age range 7–10 years 9–12 years 9–12 years 9–12 years
Pages 304 360 360 304
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