The present world is a world of competitions. In every sphere of life, the intellect of a student is now judged not by the division obtained in exams but by his caliber, determined through general knowledge and intelligence tests. The old system is on its way out. Today, it is more important to know something about everything rather than everything about something. Happily, Time to Know... Present, Past, Future is a unique collection of eight General Knowledge books based on the latest trends, far removed from the common herd, written in a user friendly language to stimulate the pleasure and satisfaction, besides adding to knowledge of the students. The books are designed to appeal, providing a delightful journey with various characters, through a variety of themes. Time to Know .... is not just a collection of questions and answers or just another bundle of facts which have to be memorised. It is an extension of the curriculum recommendations of NCERT Guidelines 2005, and is aimed at bringing alive General Knowledge in the classroom with quizzes, games, facts, activities, life skills, brain teasers, stories, and a whole lot more that will excite, engage and educate a young mind. The four colour layout and the use of vivid and relevant illustrations, add an interesting dimension to attract and hold the attention of the students. Some of the salient features of this series are : Each book of the series consists of a potpourri of Life Skills, Natural World, Sports and Fun, Mind Your Language, The World Around Us, Progressive Science and Mind Teasers. A balanced mix of contents has been arrayed nicely. Get, Set, Go... is a section of different exercises for students. Clue or Help-Boxes help by providing a lead to hit the right answers even if the information is slightly beyond the reach of an average student. Know & Grow motivates the students to explore and seek information through sources other than the book. Activity Time pages, set out individual and group tasks in the class. Four formative assessments entitled Test Your IQ : The Formative Way and two summative assessments entitled Quick Answer Round have been given to evaluate the students preparation for exams at regular intervals. Answers before the close of the books enable the students to check themselves, whether they have attempted the question correctly. Chosen at random from the limitless array of gems that life has on offer, the contents of these books will challenge you to leave your comfort zonealways a good way to access the high road to achievement. We hope that parents and teachers will give a prudent consideration and realistic approach to the book. Any suggestions for the improvement of these books shall be gratefully acknowledged and incorporated in the subsequent editions.