Totally (book series)
Totally (formerly The Knowledge), is a series of books published by the Scholastic Corporation for children as a spin-off of Horrible Histories. The main theme of the series is the accumulation of interesting and informative facts, with each book focusing on a particular domain of human knowledge. The series was limited for sale only in the UK.
The series is written by a group of authors including Terry Deary (author of the Horrible Histories), Nick Arnold (author of the Horrible Science series) and Kjartan Poskitt (author of the Murderous Maths series).
The series was renamed as part of a cover redesign which took place towards the end of the 2000s.
Note: Publication dates refer to the earliest release.
|Awesome Archeology||Nick Arnold||2001||Archeology|
|Awful Art||Michael Cox||1997||Art|
|Cracking Codes||Diana Kimpton||2003||Codes|
|Crafty Crime-Busting||Rachel Wright||2003||Detectives and Crime solving|
|Crashing Computers||Michael Coleman||1999||Computers|
|Dead Dinosaurs||Martin Oliver||2000||Dinosaurs|
|Dreadful Drama||Rachel Wright||2000||Drama and Theatre|
|Fantastic Future||Dr. Mike Goldsmith||2004||Forecasting and Futurology|
|Flaming Olympics||Michael Coleman||2000||The Olympics||Special editions released for Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.|
|Flaming Olympics Quiz Book||Michael Coleman||2004||Questions on The Olympics|
|Foul Football||Michael Coleman||1997||Football||Transferred to the Foul Football series.|
|Triffic Chocolate||Alan MacDonald||2000|
|The Gobsmacking Galaxy||Kjartan Poskitt||1997||The Milky Way and other Galaxies|
|Groovy Movies||Martin Oliver||1998||Films and the Movie industry|
|The Incredible Internet||Michael Cox||2002||The Internet|
|Mind-Blowing Music||Michael Cox||1997||Music|
|Mind-Boggling Buildings||Michael Cox||1998||Buildings|
|More Murderous Maths||Kjartan Poskitt||1998||Maths||Transferred to the Murderous Maths series and retitled Guaranteed to Mash your Mind.|
|Murderous Maths||Kjartan Poskitt||1997||Maths||Transferred to the Murderous Maths series and retitled Guaranteed to Bend your Brain.|
|Mystical Magic||Ivor Baddiel and Jonny Zucker||2003||Magic|
|Potty Politics||Terry Deary||1999||Politics|
|Riotous Robots||Dr. Mike Goldsmith||2003||Robots|
|Smashin' Fashion||Michael Cox||1998||Fashion|
|Spectacular Special Effects||Diana Kimpton||2003||Special Effects|
|Spoilt Royals||Alan MacDonald||1999||Monarchs and Royalty|
|Triffic Chocolate||Alan MacDonald||2000||Chocolate|
|Wicked World Cup||Michael Coleman||1998||The World Cup||Transferred to the Foul Football series.|
It appears that Scholastic is slowly reprinting all of the books in The Knowledge category under the Totally category (phasing out The Knowledge category).
Murderous Maths and Foul Football
Two books in The Knowledge series are Murderous Maths and More Murderous Maths . However, Kjartan Poskitt incorporated these two books and many others into their own Murderous Maths series. The first book in the Murderous Maths series but not The Knowledge was called Do You Feel Lucky? and was about probability. Due to this, the first two books don't have The Knowledge logo at the top any more and are now officially part of the Murderous Maths series. To avoid further confusion, Poskitt has recently renamed the two books with more catchy and unique titles. The same sort of incident has occurred with one The Knowledge book known as Foul Football, which has sparked a whole series of its own as well, called Foul Football.
- Horrible Histories
- Foul Football
- Murderous Maths
- Kjartan Poskitt
- Michael Coleman
- Nick Arnold
- Horrible Books and Magazines USA