World Atlas

 Barefoot Books World Atlas, by Nick Crane & David Dean

Barefoot Books World Atlas, by Nick Crane & David Dean

"Barefoot Books World Atlas", written by Nick Crane and illustrated by David Dean, is a wonderful tool for learning. There is a very large pull-out world map in the back, sections on each geographic area, and lots of interesting tidbits for young--and not-so-young--students. "World Atlas" is recommended for all ages, and I've totally used it to master geography that I never learned in school.

 Such a common-sense layout! Great for kids and adults alike.

Such a common-sense layout! Great for kids and adults alike.

The illustrations are gorgeous, and more importantly (for an atlas) accurate and easy to decipher. Countries, capitals, and geographical features are clearly labeled. But what makes the "Barefoot Books World Atlas" extra special is the emphasis on cultural diversity and environmental sustainability.

 I love how the Barefoot Books Atlas of the World includes pictures of monuments, food, people, and such.

I love how the Barefoot Books Atlas of the World includes pictures of monuments, food, people, and such.

Damien is especially fond of the little "Did You Know" flaps included on many pages, because you get to open them to find more knowledge. He's working on memorizing all of them, and I'm sure he will soon. (And then we can play trivia together!)

 Fun "Did You Know?" flaps reveal additional information about the geographic regions of the earth.

Fun "Did You Know?" flaps reveal additional information about the geographic regions of the earth.

As you can see from a glance at the glossary, our "World Atlas" tackles issues such as climate change, endangered species, and living green head on. I love that, and I want my children to understand the ways different people in different areas are all trying to preserve our planet, so this is a perfect book for us.

 Because climate change is real, and science matters.

Because climate change is real, and science matters.

All told, the "Barefoot Books World Atlas" is a book I think every family should own, and one that will be cherished and actually used from early childhood on into adulthood. Buy your copy today, and then challenge me to a geography match!

 Who knew there were so many interesting facts about the Artic?

Who knew there were so many interesting facts about the Artic?