All three scientific art books from the PNSO Encyclopedia For Children series, titled The Secrets of Dinosaurs, The Secrets of Pterosaurs, and The Secrets of Ancient Sea Monsters, have been officially published in Russian and distributed in May 2024. The PNSO Encyclopedia For Children series, written by YANG Yang and illustrated by ZHAO Chuang, is an original work of PNSO. The licensing of the Russian edition was arranged via the agent CA-LINK International.

PNSO Encyclopedia For Children: The Secrets of Dinosaurs (Russian Edition)

All works in this series come from the research results of “Darwin: An Art Project of Life Science” of “PNSO’s Scientific Art Projects Plan: Stories on Earth.” Mr. ZHAO Chuang, PNSO’s scientific artist, strictly follows available scientific evidence throughout his creation by building his artistic framework based on fossils and scientific data. He restored skeletons, models, and ecological environments from fossils to make these both scientifically rigorous and artistically creative. Based on the latest scientific research, Ms. YANG Yang, the science writer for children, introduced us to various dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and marine reptiles in vivid, intriguing, and rigorous scientific words.

PNSO Encyclopedia For Children: The Secrets of Pterosaurs (Russian Edition)

PNSO Encyclopedia For Children series presents each ancient creature through a restored sci-art life image accompanied by concise and intriguing text. The restoration of each animal strictly follows scientific discoveries and integrates scientific findings into artistic creation, ensuring early childhood enlightenment of accurate science and aesthetics. In terms of the text, we thoroughly considered this series for young readers and introduced each creature to children in impressive and absorbing language. The brief description does not cover all the animal’s characteristics but elaborates on its uniqueness. If children want to understand the animal comprehensively, we also designed a fixed small column to list basic facts. This can let the children directly obtain information about the animal’s body size, diet, period, fossil origin, and more. In addition, each animal is also designed to be compared with objects that children are familiar with in scale, such as cars, so that they can have a more intuitive understanding of their size.

PNSO Encyclopedia For Children: The Secrets of Ancient Sea Monsters (Russian Edition)

Kirkus Reviews and The Wall Street Journal highly recommended the English-edition PNSO Encyclopedia For Children series. The English-edition was also honored to be the Gold Winner-INTERIOR DESIGN: CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT and Silver Winner-YOUNG READER: NONFICTION (8-12 YEARS) of the 34th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Award.

—— Star Reviews by Kirkus
——By Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal


The original Chinese version of the PNSO Encyclopedia For Children series was published by Yunnan Fine Arts Publishing House. The English, French, Italian, and Korean versions of this series have also been published.