10 Rad Reference Books For Curious Kids

10 Rad Reference Books For Curious Kids

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 26, 2010

Ever since we were little, we've preferred the company of a reference book in comparison to some cheesy boy meets girl novel. We like facts, knowledge and finding cool pictures of things we never knew existed; it's like page after page of adventure. That's why we're happy to share with you, these 10 reference books that we'd like to read — with or without our children!

Fall is a great time to stock up on these basic books, as you might notice, many of them are on sale or are at a reduced price for the back to school books.

If we had to choose one favorite it would be The New Way Things Work. We had the original when we were younger and literally read it until both covers fell off! Check out the rest of our favorites below:

First Row, Left To Right
1. National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011: by National Geographic for $10.07
2. Kingfisher Children's Illustrated Dictionary and Thesaurus: by George Marshall for $9.32
3. My Very Own Big Spanish Dictionary: by Pamela Zagarenski for $11.07
4. How Things Work Encyclopedia: by DK Publishing for $14.52
5. The New Way Things Work: by David Macaulay for $25.20

Second Row, Left To Right
6. American Education Publishing Children's Thesaurus: by Staff of Wordsmysth for $5.38
7. The Children's World Atlas: by Collin Arrowsmith for $12.20
8. Children's Illustrated Dictionary: by John McIlwain for $14.39
9. First Human Body Encyclopedia: by DK Publishing for $12.23
10. LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: by DK Publishing for $12.86 (fun is good!)

Do you have a favorite that isn't listed above? Share a link in the comments below!

Image: Barnes and Noble

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