There’s no time like summer for kids to get better acquainted with the world around them, and this summer holiday is the ideal time for them to explore after a year of restricted activities.
Dr Gareth Moore, the brains behind the Ordnance Survey Kids Adventure Book, knows how important it is for youngsters to try their hand at navigation, map-reading and getting comfortable finding their way in the great outdoors. He thinks these books will do just the trick.
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The Big Book of the UK by Imogen Russell Williams and Louise Lockhart
The book combines a geographical tour of the UK with facts about places, foods, clothes and language. There’s even a quiz at the end for readers to find out how much knowledge they’ve absorbed.
Irelandopedia by Fatti Burke and John Burke
Perfect for readers who want to learn more about the Emerald Isle. Each double-page spread is full of fantastic illustrations and interesting information about each of the Irish counties.
What’s Weird on Earth: Our Strange World as You’ve Never Seen it Before! by DK
The ideal read for curious armchair adventurers. It features a selection of maps full of fascinating facts about the weirdest natural and supernatural phenomena from around the world.