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Childcraft the how and why library. Complete 15 volume set full of fun, adventure, and many stories.

30 review for Childcraft the How and Why Library. 15 Volume Set + Mysteries and Fantasies, Conquest of the Sky,how We Get Things, Dinosaurs! Stories of Freedom, People to Know.(21 Books) (Volume 1-15

  1. 5 out of 5

    M. Lawrence

    I loved this series of books when I was a kid. They were sold along with the World Book Encyclopedia set, which my parents also bought and I also read avidly. Childcraft was designed to be a sort of encyclopedia for kids, I think, but it really was so much more, with each volume dedicated to everything from nursery rhymes to international folk tales to biology and how technology and machinery work. Fascinating stuff. The articles were extremely well written with first-class illustrations that en I loved this series of books when I was a kid. They were sold along with the World Book Encyclopedia set, which my parents also bought and I also read avidly. Childcraft was designed to be a sort of encyclopedia for kids, I think, but it really was so much more, with each volume dedicated to everything from nursery rhymes to international folk tales to biology and how technology and machinery work. Fascinating stuff. The articles were extremely well written with first-class illustrations that enthralled and inspired my young mind. Even today, as a somewhat more jaded adult, I love reading those articles, though they are somewhat dated (my Childcraft was the 1975 edition, after all). Well done, Childcraft authors, editors and illustrators, for helping inspire a love for learning during my childhood, as well as during the childhoods of many others.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jay Traub

    The Childcraft books are wonderful. I still read them as an adult, but for a child, they open the world up in ways that are profound in how they shape the view of the world. The book on plants and stories from around the world are my favorites. The set I read was from the 1970s, and I am not sure if there is an updated set, but I am not entirely sure I want an updated set. If I ever have kids, I would try really hard to make sure they had access to these books.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jena

    My Grandma had this encyclopedia that she bought for my Dad and my uncle when they were small, and this was my Holy Grail of books when I was a little girl. Since they weren't in Braille, there was no way I could read them, and they were too long to be read aloud, they took on a magical quality to me. I would hold the books, and turn the pages, imagining all the KNOWLEDGE that was right there in front of me, on those smooth glossy pages. It was KNOWLEDGE, in all capital letters, something mysteri My Grandma had this encyclopedia that she bought for my Dad and my uncle when they were small, and this was my Holy Grail of books when I was a little girl. Since they weren't in Braille, there was no way I could read them, and they were too long to be read aloud, they took on a magical quality to me. I would hold the books, and turn the pages, imagining all the KNOWLEDGE that was right there in front of me, on those smooth glossy pages. It was KNOWLEDGE, in all capital letters, something mysterious and unobtainable. It was as if the KNOWLEDGE was behind some kind of magical impenetrable door, that if I could just open it . . . Thirty years later, I'm hoping to find these books in accessible form, to read them for the nostalgia if nothing else.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tia

    I grew up with this series, and wow! - this series really opened my imagination up as a child! I loved the stories, poetry, facts and fiction these books provided. We ended up with 19 books, as we were still sent others such as the Indian book, the book of the sea, and I can't quite remember the last two... hhmmm... Wonderful Childcraft International, very grateful for these wonderful books... I grew up with this series, and wow! - this series really opened my imagination up as a child! I loved the stories, poetry, facts and fiction these books provided. We ended up with 19 books, as we were still sent others such as the Indian book, the book of the sea, and I can't quite remember the last two... hhmmm... Wonderful Childcraft International, very grateful for these wonderful books...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Meyps

    The 15 books in the Childcraft collection, circa 1980s were my constant childhood companions. I grew up enjoying red Volume 1's nursery rhymes and poems, apple green Volume 2's stories and fables; I learned to recognize more animals aside from the usual dog, cat, cow, and pig in brown Volume 5; started being conscious about the different types of people, different cultures, different worlds in orange Volume 8; discovered that my imagination was broader and better than my fine motor skills with b The 15 books in the Childcraft collection, circa 1980s were my constant childhood companions. I grew up enjoying red Volume 1's nursery rhymes and poems, apple green Volume 2's stories and fables; I learned to recognize more animals aside from the usual dog, cat, cow, and pig in brown Volume 5; started being conscious about the different types of people, different cultures, different worlds in orange Volume 8; discovered that my imagination was broader and better than my fine motor skills with blue Volume 11; started learning more about my body in Volume 14; and got curious about why violet Volume 15 was a guide for parents. If you want to relive how it was to be young and oh so eager to learn in the 80's, read and savor all 15 books of this collection. In hindsight, now that I'm pushing... my limits, this is comfort reading. Should have taken more care of this set. Sigh...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Margaret Chind

  7. 4 out of 5

    Greta

    I grew up with the entire Childcraft series. It was a kid's encyclopedia set that I think my folks must have ordered along with WorldBook. I especially loved "Make and Do"... my mom and I did tons of the projects and crafts in that volume. I also loved the volume of fables & fairy tales from around the world. I grew up with the entire Childcraft series. It was a kid's encyclopedia set that I think my folks must have ordered along with WorldBook. I especially loved "Make and Do"... my mom and I did tons of the projects and crafts in that volume. I also loved the volume of fables & fairy tales from around the world.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Francesca Williams

    Volumes 1, 2 and 9 are indispensable. My children agree. Of course, you must have the complete set.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Herman Stanford

    I used to voraciously devour the pages of this children based wealth of knowledge as a child in the ‘70’s. We didn’t have TV’s so it proved invaluable as a window to the world beyond my home in the country of Belize, then known as British Honduras. Just acquired a complete set, though dated (I’ll fill in the blanks), for my two little ones, they’re that good! They’ll supplement the gizmos, gadgets and electronic highways for a more rounded approach to learning. Kids these days have it all!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ehab Shawky

    I remember when my father brought it home one day, and how me and my siblings embarked upon reading it for the next few years. It's a complete set of knowledge, enlightenment and entertainment for any child. If you wish to root the love of knowledge in your kids, I highly recommend the Childcraft encyclopedia. It has it all, from fantasy stories to science, from atoms to galaxies, from ants to dinosaurs, from the caveman to modern man, from China to America. Keep your kids' minds ripe with knowl I remember when my father brought it home one day, and how me and my siblings embarked upon reading it for the next few years. It's a complete set of knowledge, enlightenment and entertainment for any child. If you wish to root the love of knowledge in your kids, I highly recommend the Childcraft encyclopedia. It has it all, from fantasy stories to science, from atoms to galaxies, from ants to dinosaurs, from the caveman to modern man, from China to America. Keep your kids' minds ripe with knowledge. I still use this wonderful encyclopedia till now and it's been 32 years.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Stacie

    I read these as a kid - the whole set, cover to cover, multiple times. They're chock full of knowledge that's explained so an elementary school kid can understand it. I still remember many of the illustrations, and I credit a lot of my school success to all the knowledge I'd stockpiled from reading these books. I read these as a kid - the whole set, cover to cover, multiple times. They're chock full of knowledge that's explained so an elementary school kid can understand it. I still remember many of the illustrations, and I credit a lot of my school success to all the knowledge I'd stockpiled from reading these books.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nique

    Much of my childhood was spent with these babies.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    I LOVED these when I was little. I used to check them out over and over from my public library!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Naela

    Amazing for many childhood memories, learning nursey rhymes, and more!

  15. 4 out of 5

    May ّمي

    I read the 1988, 1993 edition. The Arabic Version by "Al-Bab Al-Maftuh الباب المفتوح". I began to look at the pictures even before I knew how to read. I used to ask my siblings to read them to me. After few years I was able to read them by myself and boy did I read. I also discovered that my sister made up stories as she pretended to read to me. I learned many things from these books. math, art, cultures and many more. I also learned how to count to 10 in Italian from them. I still remember them I read the 1988, 1993 edition. The Arabic Version by "Al-Bab Al-Maftuh الباب المفتوح". I began to look at the pictures even before I knew how to read. I used to ask my siblings to read them to me. After few years I was able to read them by myself and boy did I read. I also discovered that my sister made up stories as she pretended to read to me. I learned many things from these books. math, art, cultures and many more. I also learned how to count to 10 in Italian from them. I still remember them and I did use it when I went to Italy recently :P . I was fascinated by theses books. The Universe, Art, Communication, Stories, the Future and everything. These were my first educational books. The best books that I have ever read.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Vix Silverleaf

    After years of searching online, I finally found what these book's were called. I read these books cover to cover through my childhood until roughly high school even though they were probably outdated for my generation. I still loved them and think of them often, they helped shaped my love of reading and learning. After years of searching online, I finally found what these book's were called. I read these books cover to cover through my childhood until roughly high school even though they were probably outdated for my generation. I still loved them and think of them often, they helped shaped my love of reading and learning.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Keith

    This is a great treasury of knowledge and literature for kids. I suppose that a lot of the information in our copy at home is outdated now (the kids are adults now), but some of the volumes -- "Once Upon a Time," Time to Read," and many others, will always be valuable. This is a great treasury of knowledge and literature for kids. I suppose that a lot of the information in our copy at home is outdated now (the kids are adults now), but some of the volumes -- "Once Upon a Time," Time to Read," and many others, will always be valuable.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nora

    I LOVED these encyclopedias when I was a kid.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Dena

    I grew up having these in my home. I especially liked the "Make and Do" volume and the one about the holidays and seasons. I was surprised our library has them here to check out. I grew up having these in my home. I especially liked the "Make and Do" volume and the one about the holidays and seasons. I was surprised our library has them here to check out.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mroush

    it's relay a Sweet series , it's relay a Sweet series ,

  21. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Joynton

    Great, well-used set, that we read to our children nightly.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Monica Henderson-carpenter

    This was something I read as a child and wanted to introduce my daughter to. I am so glad to have found them again!

  23. 5 out of 5

    wena

    Brings back good memories :-) wonderful books from world book!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    About Animals, Book 5

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Moloney

    These books were the building blocks of my childhood!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Chad Lamb

    The boring guide for parents -- not entertaining reading material for kids.

  27. 4 out of 5

    ✨Jinglemarco✨ (Nursery rhymes enthusiast)*

    So this is the original version of my italian "I Quindici" collection, where, I think, images about cities and urban streets mostly were switched with the ones of Milan, for an italianization. So this is the original version of my italian "I Quindici" collection, where, I think, images about cities and urban streets mostly were switched with the ones of Milan, for an italianization.

  28. 5 out of 5

    May Prez

    I once had the mostly complete 1961 set when I was younger, but my mom made me throw most of them away :( We had another edition of one, The Green Kingdom and that one was my favorite.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sally

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  30. 5 out of 5

    Tia

    I think this set of books that would arrive on a monthly basis was the reason I love reading.

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