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Britannica’s First Big Book of Why

Britannica’s beautifully illustrated question and answer book will satisfy even the most curious kids, with over 100 questions verified by experts. Spanning a range of topics including animals, the body, machines, space, and more, this book provides clear and accessible explanations―and even explores some of the mysteries that experts are still trying to solve! Recommended age: 4-8.

$21.99 | Amazon


Ever wondered which 10 dinosaurs were the largest, and what they weighed…in cats? Or how much of your DNA you share with other animals…and bananas? This book takes the best and most amazing parts of the universe―erupting volcanoes, medieval machines, jumping spiders, exploding stars and everything in between―and organizes them into fascinating lists. Recommended age: 8-12.

$17.99 | Amazon

Earth is Big: A World of Comparisons

Did you know soap bubbles are some of the roundest objects in the universe? Or that we humans are totally outnumbered by chickens? Or that the driest desert on Earth isn’t scorching but freezing? Tour some of the most extreme places on the planet and beyond it, take a look at life forms from bacteria to elephants to redwood trees, and explore what makes our planet the perfect home for us. Recommended age: 6-12.

$21.51 | Amazon

Britannica All New Kids’ Encyclopedia

This beautifully illustrated 424-page compendium of amazing facts provides hundreds of hours of fun learning for curious children and their families. Recommended age: 8-12.

$19.98| | Amazon


Hop from topic to topic and discover what connects a giraffe with the Eiffel tower, or a slice of pizza with Cleopatra. On your awe-inspiring journey, you will find out extraordinary facts about space, bones, dinosaurs and more. Recommended age: 8-12. 

$10.80 | Amazon

Amazing Rivers

Learn about incredible wildlife, from brown bears catching salmon that swim upstream to anacondas large enough to eat a pig. Explore astounding natural wonders, from a boiling river so hot you can cook an egg in it to a multicolored river that flows like a liquid rainbow. Recommended age: 7-11. 

$21.49 | Amazon

About The Author

Dasha Peipon

Dasha is originally from Ukraine (it’s in the heart of Europe, look it up on the map if you want!) and moved to Mississippi with her family in September 2017. Before that she lived in Massachusetts and Maryland. She guesses they have a thing for “M” states. She is a writer, an editor, a teacher and the type of mom that never sits still. Being part of Parents & Kids has been helpful for her goal of finding places to explore with her kids, getting plugged in and her family becoming true Mississippians.

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