Synopses & Reviews
A New York Times
bestseller, The World Almanac for Kids
has become a staple in libraries, classrooms, and homes. Kids love The World Almanac for Kids
because it entertains them with colorful pictures, an engaging design, wacky facts, fun information, and puzzles and games. Parents and educators buy The World Almanac for Kids
year after year because it allows kids to learn about their world, get ahead in school, and still have lots of fun.
National bestseller: The number one selling kids' almanac in the world, with over 3 million copies in print! First published in 1996.
Editorial excellence: Completely revised and updated each year, with new sections on magic, volunteering, and technology. New puzzles and games, science experiments, and homework help tips.
Over 300 illustrations, all in color!
"A useful tool for parents and kids alike ... All in all, a nice, kid-friendly version of the perennial adult version." - Los Angeles Times
"This super little reference book answers thousands of questions likely to be of special interest and value to young students, all in a portable, up-to-date, easy-to-read format that's quicker to use than a CD-ROM encyclopedia." - Orange County Register
"The new World Almanac for Kids is cool ...This kid-friendly compendium of facts is a book every kid should run out and get a copy of." - Sacramento Bee
"Will be used with enthusiasm by youngsters in school and at home. It is attractive, easy to use, and well indexed." - Booklist
"The scope of information in The World Almanac for Kids is broad ... An excellent resource, and fun to browse." - Atlanta Journal
"Readers won't be able to resist scanning through this fascinating treasury of facts, illustrations, and charts." - Kansas City Star
The top selling kids' almanac in the world, with over 3 million copies in print, has been completely revised and updated with new sections on magic, volunteering, technology, new puzzles and games, science experiments, and homework help tips.
A New York Times bestseller and the favored annual amongst kids, parents, teachers and librarians, The World Almanac for Kids has over 3.5 million copies in print. In its 12th year of publication, The World Almanac for Kids 2008 is completely updated and filled with facts, quizzes, experiments, puzzles, maps, source websites and more on all manner of timely and timeless topics such as Faces and Places, Art, Weather, Homework Help, Museums, Music and Dance, Sports, Nations, U.S. States and U.S. History.
New this year fun collections of Spanish/English translations and a CSI twist on the Science Chapter. Enjoyed with its companion volume, World Almanac for Kids Brain-building Quizzes, kids will get a head start in school and life. The World Almanac for Kids 2008 is 352 pages of entertaining and engaging answers to thousands of questions and things to do after school and during the Summer Slump. This library builder and homework helper is written especially for kids and is reviewed by Kid Advisors from around the country!
1. National bestseller: The number one selling kids' almanac in the world, with over 3.5 million copies in print! First published in 1996.
2. Editorial excellence: Completely revised for 2008, The World Almanac for Kids offers coverage on the 2008 Beijing Olympic athletes and fun collections of Spanish/English translations. Also inside are brand new puzzles and games, science experiments, and homework help tips.
3. Over 300 color illustrations throughout, jazzy spreads, call-outs and engaging Table of Contents.
4. Free monthly updates throughout the year as part of The World Almanac for Kids E-Newsletter. Dedicated website, www.worldalmanacforkids.com.
About the Author
C. Alan Joyce is the Editorial Director of the World Almanac Education Group, serving as chief editor for The World Almanac and Book of Facts
and other titles; he also coordinated development of the new World Almanac
blog in 2006, and continues to manage its daily publishing schedule. Alan was previously a freelance writer and editor, with years of experience in reference publishingand a lifelong addiction to reference books of all kinds. He is the former Executive Editor of The New York Times Almanac
and The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge