All About Books

All About Books are non-fiction science books, published by Random House in the 50's and 60's (several titles were also reprinted by E. M. Hale). While the material is sometimes dated, these connect great authors with the material, making it very understandable to kids (much like the series from the same era, Landmark Books).

There are 58 total titles in the series, covering a variety of topics like space and earth, the physical and natural sciences, physiology and medicine, great discoveries--and more random topics like music and political science. They vary in usefulness and literary quality. Most are excellent, although a few are not as good as the others.

Like the Landmark books, these are geared towards the 4th-6th grade range for students. We find some are suitable for kids as young as 3rd and others for students up to grade 8.

  1. All About Dinosaurs by Roy Chapman Andrews
  2. All About Radio and Television by Jack Gould
  3. All About the Sea by Ferdinand C. Lane
  4. All About Volcanoes and Earthquakes by Frederick H. Pough
  5. All About the Weather by Ivan R. Tannehill
  6. All About the Insect World by Ferdinand C. Lane
  7. All About the Stars by Anne Terry White
  8. All About Whales by Roy Chapman Andrews
  9. All About the Wonders of Chemistry by Ira M. Freeman
  10. All About the Atom by Ira M. Freeman
  11. All About Birds by Robert S. Lemmon
  12. All About Our Changing Rocks / All About Rocks and Minerals by Anne Terry White
    (#12 was published under two different titles)
  13. All About Rockets and Jets by Fletcher Pratt
  14. All About the Flowering World by Ferdinand C. Lane
  15. All About Moths and Butterflies by Robert S. Lemmon
  16. All About Snakes by Bessie M. Hecht
  17. All About Strange Beasts of the Past by Roy Chapman Andrews
  18. All About Famous Inventors and Their Inventions by Fletcher Pratt
  19. All About Strange Beasts of the Present by Robert S. Lemmon
  20. All About the Arctic and Antarctic by Armstrong Sperry
  21. All About the Desert by Sam & Beryl Epstein
  22. All About Great Rivers of the World by Anne Terry White
  23. All About Electricity by Ira M. Freeman
  24. All About Famous Scientific Expeditions by Raymond Holden
  25. All About Animals and their Young by Robert M. McClung
  26. All About Monkeys by Robert S. Lemmon
  27. All About the Human Body by Bernard Glemser
  28. All About Satellites and Space Ships by David Dietz
  29. All About the Jungle by Armstrong Sperry
  30. All About Prehistoric Cave Men by Sam and Beryl Epstein
  31. All About the Ice Age by Patricia Lauber
  32. All About Archaeology by Anne Terry White
  33. All About the Planets by Patricia Lauber
  34. All About Fish by Carl Burger
  35. All About Undersea Exploration by Ruth Brindze
  36. All About Great Medical Discoveries by David Dietz
  37. All About Sound and Ultrasonics by Ira Freeman
  38. All About the US Navy by Edmund L. Castillo
  39. All About Symphony Orchestra and What it Plays by Dorothy Berliner Commins
  40. All About Sailing the Seven Seas by Ruth Brindze
  41. All About Mountains and Mountaineering by Anne Terry White
  42. All About Dogs by Carl Burger
  43. All About Horses by Marguerite Henry
  44. All About Our Fifty States by Margaret Ronan
  45. All About Engines and Power by Sam and Beryl Epstein
  46. All About the Planet Earth by Patricia Lauber
  47. All About the Human Mind by Robert M. Goldenson
  48. All About Heredity by Judith Randal
  49. All About Maps and Mapmaking by Susan March
  50. All About Rockets and Space Flight by Harold Goodwin
  51. All About Aviation by Robert Loomis
  52. All About Biology by Bernard Glemser
  53. All About Fire by Raymond Holden
  54. All About Courts of Law by Ruth Brindze
  55. All About the Universe by David Dietz
  56. All About Elephants by Carl Burger
  57. All About Light and Radiation by Ira Freeman
  58. All About Cats by Carl Burger
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All About Animals and Their Young
All About Books #25
by Ferdinand C. Lane
from Random House
for 4th-6th grade
in Zoology
All About Archaeology
All About Books #32
by Anne Terry White
from Random House
for 4th-6th grade
in Archaeology (Location: HIS-ARCH)
All About Aviation
All About Books
by Robert D. Loomis
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Aviation History (Location: G5B-HIS)
All About Biology
by Bernard Glemser
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Birds
All About Books #11
by Robert S. Lemmon
1955 Edition from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Birds (Location: H8B-SCI)
All About Cats
by Carl Burger
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Courts of Law
by Ruth Brindze
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Dinosaurs
All About Books #1
by Roy Chapman Andrews
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Dinosaurs & Fossils (Location: H8E-SCI)
All About Dogs
All About Books #42
by Carl Burger
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Electricity
All About Books #23
by Ira M. Freeman
from Random House
for 4th-6th grade
in Electricity & Magnetism (Location: SCIREF-PHY)
All About Elephants
by Carl Burger
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Engines and Power
by Sam & Beryl Epstein
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Famous Inventors and Their Inventions
All About Books #18
by Fletcher Pratt
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Inventions & Discoveries (Location: H)
All About Famous Scientific Expeditions
All About Books #24
by Raymond Holden
from Random House
for 4th-6th grade
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Fire
by Raymond Holden
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Fish
by Carl Burger
from Random House
for 4th-6th grade
All About Great Medical Discoveries
All About Books #36
by David Dietz
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Great Rivers of the World
by Anne Terry White
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Heredity
by Judith Randal
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Horses
All About Books #43
by Marguerite Henry
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Horses & Ponies (Location: H)
All About Light and Radiation
by Ira Freeman
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Maps and Mapmaking
by Susan March
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Monkeys
All About Books #26
by Robert S. Lemmon
from Random House
for 4th-6th grade
in Mammals (Location: SCIREF-MAM)
All About Moths and Butterflies
All About Books #15
by Robert S. Lemmon
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Mountains and Mountaineering
All About #41
by Anne Terry White
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Forests & Mountains (Location: H)
All About Our 50 States
from Random House
for 3rd-8th grade
in United States Geography (Location: F3A-GEO)
All About Our Changing Rocks
All About Books #12
by Anne Terry White
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: H)
All About Prehistoric Cavemen
by Sam Epstein, Beryl Epstein
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Human Anatomy & Physiology (Location: SCI-ANA)
All About Radio & Television
All About Books #2
by Jack Gould
2nd edition from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Rockets and Jets
All About Books #13
by Fletcher Pratt
2nd edition from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
All About Rockets and Spaceflight
by Susan March
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Sailing the Seven Seas
All About Books
by Ruth Brindze
from Random House
for 4th-7th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: G6C-HIS)
All About Satellites and Space Ships
All About Books #28
by David Dietz
from Random House
for 4th-6th grade
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Snakes
All About Books #16
by Bessie M. Hecht
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Sound and Ultrasonics
All About Books
by Ira M. Freeman
from Random House
for 4th-8th grade
in Light & Sound (Location: SCIREF-PHY)
All About Strange Beasts of the Past
All About Books #17
by Robert S. Lemmon
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Zoology
All About Strange Beasts of the Present
All About Books #19
by Robert S. Lemmon
from Random House
for 3rd-8th grade
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About Symphony Orchestra and What it Plays
by Dorothy Berliner Commins
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About the Arctic and Antarctic
by Armstrong Sperry
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About the Atom
All About Books #10
by Ira M. Freeman
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About the Desert
All About Books #21
by Sam & Beryl Epstein
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Deserts & Grasslands (Location: H8E-SCI)
All About the Flowering World
from Random House
for 4th-6th grade
in Botany (Location: SCIREF-BOT)
All About the Human Body
All About Books #27
by Bernard Glemser
from Unknown Publisher
for 3rd-6th grade
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About the Human Mind
by Robert M. Goldenson
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About the Ice Age
All About Books #31
by Patricia Lauber
from Random House
for 4th-6th grade
in Archaeology (Location: HIS-ARCH)
All About the Insect World
by Ferdinand C. Lane
from Random House
for 4th-6th grade
in Insects & Arachnids (Location: H8C-INS)
All About the Jungle
All About Books #29
by Armstrong Sperry
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Jungles & Rainforests (Location: H)
All About the Planet Earth
All About #46
by Patricia Lauber
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Earth Science (Location: H8E-SCI)
All About the Planets
by Patricia Lauber
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About the Sea
All About Books #3
by Ferdinand C. Lane
from Random House
Humorous Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Oceanography & Marine Biology (Location: H8D-SCI)
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