The World Book Encyclopedia 2021

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At World Book, we enhance learning and reading for children around the world by developing trustworthy content to create products that will engage children of all ages at home, on the go, in the classroom or in libraries worldwide.

The books in the series feature high-interest topics that students with a 3rd through 5th grade primary reading level will...
Volumes: 64
A valuable tool for U.S. history and civics instruction and study, this set highlights the presidency of the individuals who...
Volumes: 2
Big events in history can sometimes seem too complex to understand. History Summarized makes some of the world’s major events...
Volumes: 10
Volumes: 10
Did you know that pirates rarely buried treasure? Or that Earth isn’t quite round? And that some mammals lay eggs?...
Volumes: 10
From deep-fried insects to London’s “Fatberg,” this series is sure to make you scream, “that’s disgusting!” Fun fact sidebars add...
Volumes: 8
Did you know that China grows more tomatoes than any other country? This colorfully illustrated series traces the origins of...
Volumes: 8
When faced with nature’s life-and-death circumstances, how would you respond? Survival Stories recounts true stories of people overcoming adversity and...
Volumes: 8
This STEM-focused series shows how these machines are becoming an ever-more-crucial part of our lives. Each volume uncovers the history...
Volumes: 10
Our Solar System introduces the sun and everything that orbits it—the planets, dwarf planets, dozens of moons, and millions of...
Volumes: 10


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At World Book, we enhance learning and reading for children around the world by developing trustworthy, engaging content to create products that will engage children of all ages at home,...

World Book is committed to help reluctant readers and ESL learners build...

The perfect tool for pre- and emergent readers to explore independently or...

Children will practice empathy and learn critical thinking skills as they engage...

World Book series make even the most complicated topics in science, technology,...

The World Book Encyclopedia is the only general A-Z print research source still published today. Whether you are looking up information to understand a subject or checking a fact for a...

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