DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.
Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO(R) books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.
"Factual, respectful, and insightful...provides just the right balance of information and visual interest." -- School Library Journal"Provide[s] hours of fascinating browsing and the beginnings of real insight into other cultures." -- Horn Book Magazine"The candid, approachable text, accompanying quotes, and nuggets of information make the lives of these children as vivid as a friend's." -- Family Fun"[T]his volume will draw in today's children with the immediacy of its photos of 44 international children." -- Kirkus Reviews"The information is succinct, the photographs bold and friendly, and the children span a wide range of races and cultures...An informative and enjoyable read for the home, library, or classroom." -- Booklist"[R]eaders get an eye-opening glimpse of the lives of 44 children living in countries across the globe today." -- Publishers Weekly