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Children's Nonfiction Geography

How the World Works

A Hands-On Guide to Our Amazing Planet

by (author) Christian Dorion

illustrated by Beverley Young

Candlewick Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2010
Geography, Environmental Science & Ecosystems, Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2010
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5


How do the ocean currents move? What is a carbon footprint? Why does it rain? Readers are invited on a novelty-packed journey of discovery to find out how the earth works.

Answering a multitude of questions about how our world works, this fun, engaging book introduces the earth’s important cycles and offers an exciting way to learn geography and science. Packed with illustrations and paper fold-outs, flaps, pops, and more to boost interactive learning, How the World Works encourages children to think about the impact of human actions on our environment, while engendering respect for the natural world and all its harmonies.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Christiane Dorion is a writer and educational consultant who has taught about sustainable development for over twenty years. She lives with her husband and two sons in Surrey, England.

Beverley Young’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout England. She lives in Cornwall, England.

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