cover image Barefoot Books: World Atlas

Barefoot Books: World Atlas

Nick Crane, illus. by David Dean. Barefoot, $19.99 (56p) ISBN 978-1-84686-333-2

This fresh and informative atlas offers engaging, fact-filled overviews of Earth’s oceans and continents. Mini-books, flaps, and sidebars address topics ranging from “People and Places” to “Transport.” Dean’s maps are crowded with warmly illustrated people, animals, places, and objects that represent particular areas of the world—Ukraine is distinguished by a Cossack dancer and ornately decorated pysanka, and a ring-tailed lemur appears in Madagascar. With its emphasis on sustainability, interconnectedness, and diversity, the book offers young armchair travelers and globe-trotters much to discover. Includes a removable world map. An app is also available. All ages. (Oct.)