September 1, 2017

How dangerous are black widows?

A curious kid submitted this question to our fact-finding experts. Click to see the answer!     The poisonous bites of black widow spiders can cause […]
August 25, 2017

#TBT Yeti

The Adventure Continues Today   World Book has been a source of inspiration and adventure throughout our company’s history, including a search for the Abominable Snowman. […]
August 25, 2017

Dinosaur Trivia

  Echo Says: True!   After Stegosaurus went extinct, about 85 million years passed before Tyrannosaurus appeared. After the last T-Rex died, only about 65 million […]
August 25, 2017

Quiz Your Kids: 10 Facts About Insects They Won’t Believe!

  Eeeek! Bugs! But kids love to learn about them!   Quiz Your Kids: 10 Facts About Insects They Won’t Believe!   We have no idea […]
August 25, 2017

Tales from Inside World Book: Teamwork Déjà vu

A few months back, I attended a meeting to discuss the illustration plans for the revision of an article in The World Book Encyclopedia. (This means […]
August 23, 2017

National Dog Day

  Are you ready to celebrate National Dog Day with man’s (and woman’s) best friend? Here are:   10 Facts About Dogs to Help You (and […]
August 23, 2017

Pluto Demotion Day

  ♩♫ It’s a Plut-i-ful day in the Neighborhood… ♫   Did you ever get in trouble for something that everyone was doing? That’s what happened […]
August 23, 2017

Eclipse 2024

Did you catch the eclipse? Did you miss totality and regret not making the trip to experience it? Or did you witness it and are now […]
August 22, 2017


  T. Barnum was the most famous showman of his time. He presented such popular attractions as General Tom Thumb, a performer with dwarfism; Jenny Lind, […]
August 18, 2017

How did an eclipse help make Albert Einstein famous?

  An eclipse is more than just a neat alignment of the sun, the moon, and Earth. It allows scientists to see parts of our universe […]