Synopses & Reviews
A colorful and exciting reference tool that covers it all - from sports and animals to movies and tv.
The World Almanac® for Kids is the best-selling reference book for kids, with more than 4.4 million copies sold. Filled with thousands of fun, fascinating facts and essential homework help on a wide range of subjects, this engaging, full-color almanac has been completely updated, with hundreds of new photographs, dozens of completely new features, and a wealth of puzzles, games, activities, maps, websites, and much more. An ideal homework aid and a joy to read for kids and adults alike, The World Almanac® for Kids 2014 provides timely and timeless information on popular subjects such as animals, science, sports, music, U.S. history, and more. Features include: • Animals: Brand-new features on preventing species poaching and extinction. Explore animals on every level, from endangered species to the biggest, smallest, and fastest creatures in the world. Discover what it’s like to be a veterinarian, which pets are most common, and what pet might be right for you. • Crime: Investigate how forensic science helps law-enforcement officials solve crimes, including how DNA is being used to prove guilt or acquit the innocent. The World Almanac for Kids talks to an air marshal to find out what it’s really like to be on alert for lawbreakers at 30,000 feet. • Energy and Environment: Information on renewable energy in action, climate change, and even urban bike-sharing programs demonstrates practical effects of policies. Plus great features on personal choices that can have a big environmental impact, and much more. • Faces and Places: Huge full-color photographs showcase the year's most talked-about topics! Covers headlines in movies, music, sports, and more serious need-to-know news. • Fashion: “Fashion Through the Ages” entertains with historical trivia and is complemented by up-to-the minute details on today’s fashion trends. Plus, find out about today’s biggest fashion designers and what it’s really like to make a career in fashion. • Games: Check out the top-selling video games and apps of all time compared to today’s top-sellers, and get a preview of the latest installments of some old favorites. • Health: An essential reference for information on nutrition, fitness, and body systems, plus a brand-new feature about what it’s really like to go to work as a doctor every day. • Homework Help: From easy writing hints to quick test-taking tips, The World Almanac® for Kids is a handy resource for any student’s homework needs. Includes a brand-new feature on how to research for papers, projects, and reports that emphasizes good sourcing online and off and avoiding errors and plagiarism. • Inventions: See how the technologies we take for granted today evolved from a simple idea to an improved device. • Movies and TV: Fun facts about this year's most popular movies, TV shows, and viral video stars give kids a close-up look at what's coming up next. • Money: Get to know the world’s youngest billionaires, oldest forms of currency, and fun facts and trivia on everything in between. Then learn practical ways to save, budget, and make the most out of what’s in your wallet. • Music and Dance: Get the inside scoop on One Direction, Katy Perry, and more of 2013’s hottest acts, including the latest winners of American Idol, The Voice, and Dancing With the Stars. • Nations: Make the world a little smaller with interesting facts and trivia about every country in the world, including population, language, and fun facts. Includes maps and flags of more than 190 nations! • Population: Learn about the changing face of the United States with up-to-date census results. Then take a global look at the world’s mega-cities, population growth, and where populations are actually shrinking. • Sports: From Super Bowl Sunday and the Final Four to the NBA Finals and the Indy 500, get information on kids’ favorite teams, pro athletes, and sports. Includes brand-new features on Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and other exciting highlights from the 2012 Olympic Games, plus a sneak peek at the 2014 Winter Olympics. • Technology and Computers: The World Almanac® for Kids breaks down the technology behind the gadgets and apps we use every day, from GPS to voice-recognition. Also pick up quick tips on taking advantage of cloud computing, avoiding cyberbullying, and staying safe online. • United States: New features on subjects from presidential trivia to the 2012 presidential race complement profiles of each of the 50 states. • and much more. • and much more.
About the Author
Sarah Janssen is the senior editor of The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac for Kids, and other diverse titles. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.