There are a lot of online encyclopedias for kids out there. Few of them are well organized or designed. But this one may very well be the exception. (Cue the excitement.) DK Find Out! is still being developed, but based on its beta website, the future is looking good: As in stunning photos, great diagrams, beautiful illustrations and just the right amount of text to inform without overwhelming. All entirely free. (More excitement.)
Known for its books that place a premium on high-quality images set amid clean wide backgrounds with plenty of breathing space, DK has applied the same treatment to this easy-to-navigate site, which offers entries on animals, science, space, math, history, the human body and more.
Since it’s still being created, there’s a lot you won’t find on the site. “Pirates” yielded no results. Ditto “Queen Elizabeth.” (No connection.) But we’re predicting this is going to be one of the very best research resources for school-age kids out there.