Discovery Encyclopedia 2016

The 2016 edition of World Book's Discovery Encyclopedia is a starter general A-Z look-up source in 13 hard-cover volumes. The set is designed to be used by newly independent readers or reluctant readers ages 8-10 whose first language is English and by students ages 10-13 learning English (English as a Second Language/English as a Foreign Language—ESL/EFL). There are colorful illustrations, pictures, and maps throughout the set. An index leads students to information wherever it is in the set, and an included collection of maps of the world supplements information in the set about countries and continents.

The set has easy-to-read articles about countries of the world, U.S. states, Canadian provinces and territories, such famous people as U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, and Brazilian soccer player Pelé, and about such historical events as World War I and World War II.

SKU: 20357
ISBN: 978-0-7166-7418-4
Pages: 2,656
Volumes: 13
Retail: $479.00
Price: $249.00
Save: $230.00 (48.0%)
  • Free Gift! Professor L. Otto Funn
  • Over 1,000 new and revised articles including
  • Updated “Facts in Brief” boxes for all countries
  • Provides simplified informational texts and enhances research skills and retention for young and reluctant readers
  • Meets the Common Core and state standards for grades 4-8

"Very highly recommended as a primary source of information for children in grades K-5. " - Catholic Library World

“This revision is ideal for answering inquiries on subjects such as states, countries, provinces, world leaders, explorers, inventions, artists, athletes, animals, diseases, battles, and holidays. This set will be helpful to students new to independent research.” -School Library Journal

“This encyclopedia, written for children to enjoy and beautifully illustrated, would be an excellent addition to any educational library for children, at home, at school or at a public library.”- American Reference Books Annual

“The second edition of this exciting encyclopedia is geared to young readers and inquirers especially those who have high reading interests and low reading levels; in other words, the intellectually curious. The editors have successfully incorporated in this work the best way to educate and guide the young on how to start and conduct research…One could say that the editors have provided a good combination of 'research and fun,' a healthy combination…The capstone of the work is its last volume which contains atlas maps and a cumulative index. Once again clear descriptions provide directions for efficient usage and interpretation. Highly recommended for all libraries that service the young, such as elementary, lower middle school, public, special and home libraries.” - Catholic Library World