For many people, history is a rather boring topic, especially when it is a compulsory subject in school. Larry Gonick has changed history forever, making it more fun and accessible, through his series of cartoon books.
He starts with the Big Bang and before you know it, you are in modern times and up to speed on what transpired in the past, when you were not around to verify facts. Though in comic format, these are serious books that should be read by both children and adults. Maybe even make the books part of the school curriculum!
He writes about Chemistry and Physics with authoritative humour. Statistics, a subject i considered dry and boring, turned out to be a barrel of fun and statistically right!