Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature Book Review

Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature

Written by: AJ Wood and Mike Jolley

Published by: Wide Eyed Editions (July 12, 2016)

Middle-Grade Non-Fiction Reference Book

My 11yo could not put this book down. We checked it out of the library and so with the library binding we are missing out on what Amazon tells me is a huge wall poster. Even without that, we both swooned over the illustrations and bite-sized infographics spread throughout this book. I’d say it is more of a reference book than a sit-down and read it cover to cover in one day book.

Not only is this book highly engaging as a science book it’s language provides the perfect opportunity for students to work on their outlining and summary writing skills. The mostly two paged layout format per topic is just the right length for middle schoolers to get the gist of the subject.

It’s beautiful- Did I say that already?  We’re buying it, and that is high praise as I cull the shelves of all books unworthy of our limited shelf space.

Bottom Line:  Highly Recommend.