Book of the week: Britannica’s BABY Encyclopaedia for curious kids aged 0 to 3 

The first-ever Britannica Encyclopaedia for children under three, in a beautifully illustrated, large-format board book. Britannica’s BABY Encyclopaedia explores big ideas through a little one’s eyes. 

This huge board book covers an enthralling spectrum of topics: Earth, Animals, Plants, Food, Machines, Art, Music, Numbers and Shapes. The simple, clear and lyrical text includes plenty of sound words for an enjoyable reading-aloud experience, and is paired with gorgeous illustrations by Hanako Clulow.

Book cover for Britannica’s BABY Encyclopaedia for curious kids aged 0 to 3 showing drawings

Reviewed by early-years specialist Dr Amanda Gummer, as well as a host of Britannica subject experts, this is the perfect book to inspire little brainiacs! The first ever Britannica encyclopedia tailored for babies. The Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopedia has sold over 300,000 copies since it was published in 2020. Includes a foreword by early-years specialist Dr Amanda Gummer. The BABY Encyclopaedia cover features six shaped cut outs, to reveal colourful images beneath. 

mums and baby reading Britannica’s BABY Encyclopaedia for curious kids aged 0 to 3 

The book lies flat, so it is perfect for tummy time. It covers a range of STEAM topics, verified by Britannica subject experts. Features more than 200 gorgeous illustrations.

The perfect gift for curious little ones to accompany Britannica’s First Big Book of Why! and the best-selling Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopaedia (over 250k copies sold globally) to complete the set of modern, illustrated encyclopedias for 0 – 14 year olds, and the whole family!

babies reading Britannica’s BABY Encyclopaedia for curious kids aged 0 to 3 

The author 

Sally Symes worked for many years as a designer of children’s books before turning her skills to writing them. She’s the author of previous Britannica books, including First Big Book of Why. Her collaborations with Nick Sharratt have won several awards, including The Educational Writers’ Award for The Gooey, Chewy, Rumble, Plop Book, and The Southampton Favourite Book to Share Award for Something Beginning with Blue. She works from a shed in Sussex, accompanied by her grumpy cat.


The illustrator

Hanako Clulow studied for a degree in Psychology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, before her passion for art re-emerged and led her to pursue a life as an illustrator. She enjoys drawing simple and bold character designs that appeal to children, and her projects have ranged from board books to illustrated non-fiction books and children’s clothing. Hanako isbased in Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand.


The expert 

Dr Amanda Gummer has a PhD in Neuropsychology, the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and over 20 years’ experience working with children and families. Having worked in children’s industries for many years, Amanda is now widely considered as the UK’s go-to expert on play, toys and child development. She can regularly be seen in the media, including BBC News, Sky News, The Daily Mail and many more, offering advice on news stories and issues surrounding children, families and child development.


The publisher 

Britannica Group is a global education leader with over 250 years of dedication to seeking out facts and providing insight into the mysteries of the universe. Britannica’s mission to inspire curiosity and the joy of learning helps build the world’s future thinkers and innovators. Britannica Books is a new reference imprint for young readers created by What on Earth Publishing and Encyclopaedia Britannica. Its mission is to inspire children’s curiosity and passion for learning, offering engaging nonfiction books that you can trust, with experts behind every page. The Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopedia was the first book to launch under the imprint, selling over 60,000 copies across all editions in its first three months. The books launching under the Britannica Books imprint set a new standard for exploratory learning, with stunning visuals, depth of information and highly engaging content.


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