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Can you recommend an encyclopedia for young learners?

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We are very, very relaxed when it comes to "schooling" during the early years. After spending some time with very academic-driven parents recently, I was re-reading Lillian's article on homeschooling the preschool and K years to fortify myself, and noticed her recommendation for some children's reference books. I know this would be right up my boys' alley. Does anyone have a good recommendation for something comprehensive, but simple?

TIA!
post #2 of 6
Usborne makes some great books, including their Internet Linked Book of Knowledge. We have their science encyclopedia and it's really nice. When we got it, I didn't think we'd use their links as much as we have.
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Originally Posted by LilyGrace View Post
Usborne makes some great books, including their Internet Linked Book of Knowledge. We have their science encyclopedia and it's really nice. When we got it, I didn't think we'd use their links as much as we have.
Ditto that - we love the Usborne Children's Encyclopedia!
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Yup, we've got at least one of the Usborne books - it's a big purple one, and sometimes my 6yo takes it to bed to pore over the photos and is all ready and raring to ask questions in the morning. I have several other ones (which is why I can't remember which one the purple one is) that were hand-me-downs and are currently packed away.
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Thanks for the recommendation! We have lots of Usborne and DK books, so I was debating between the two. I think the Internet Linked Encyclopedia will be a good choice!
post #6 of 6
Another recommendation for the Usborne titles.

I would also recommend the Childcraft encyclopedia series. Your library would probably have them. I bought a set for really cheap from a library sale one year, so be on the look out for a used copy if you like them.
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