Childcraft: How and Why Collection

This children’s classic weaves together illustrations, photographs, activities, and a child-friendly tone to create a comprehensive picture of the world. Colorful photos and bold, playful illustrations add to the fun activities and help young children to learn about arts, plants, the universe, earth, human body, history, and more.

Large text is suitable for beginning readers while colorful sidebars and fact boxes break up paragraphs and encourage exploring. Diagrams are used to make sense of concepts when necessary and full-page photos and illustrations cater to the visually inclined. Topped off with a helpful glossary and index, these books are written specifically for children so they can strengthen their research skills and make sense of new ideas without stumbling over high-level vocabulary.

With a whole world to explore wrapped up in 12 updated and expanded volumes, this successful children’s series has proved to be a hit for generations. Give your young learner the books that inspired you as a child.

SKU: 20289
ISBN: 978-0-7166-0630-7
Pages: 2304
Volumes: 12
Retail: $194.95
Price: $149.95
Save: $45.00 (23.1%)
  • Concepts explained with age-appropriate text and graphics
  • “Know It All” feature identifies text that promotes higher-level thinking skills
  • Controlled vocabulary and glossaries help build language skills
  • Helps develop research skills
  • Updated to meet curriculum standards
  • Activity Levels “1, 2, 3” indicate required level of supervision
  • Explains concepts simply with age-appropriate text and bold graphics
  • Books In series

    1. Art Around Us
    2. The World of Animals
    3. The World of Plants
    4. Our Earth
    5. The Universe
    6. How Does It Happen?
    7. How Things Work
    8. Shapes and Numbers
    9. About You
    10. Who We Are
    11. See the World
    12. Celebrate!

    “Childcraft has a distinctly international feeling to it… young students will learn to appreciate many cultures around the world. (It is) written in a child-friendly manner and the topics have been selected based on school curriculum as well as what children typically find interesting.”

    - American Reference Books Annual