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Children's Nonfiction General

The Human World

by (author) Jon Richards

illustrated by Ed Simkins

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
General, General, General, City & Town Life
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2013
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


Discover how many passengers there are for every car in the world, measure the world's largest grocery store in soccer fields, visualize how much food is thrown away every single day, and more! From population growth and distribution of wealth to natural resources, access to water, and how we communicate with one another, this book explores our world using a wide variety of icons, graphics, and pictograms.

About the authors

JON RICHARDS has 20 years of experience within the publishing industry working for Marshall Editions, Aladdin Children's Books, DK, and Tall Tree. As well as editing books, he is the author of more than 50 titles, mainly for children, on topics such as the environment and technology. He has lived in London and Sydney, and has traveled extensively throughout Europe, South and North America, Australasia, and Africa.

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During his 20 years in publishing, ED SIMKINS has worked for Reuters, David West Children's Books, Marshall Editions, Egmont, and Tall Tree. In that time he has designed hundreds of titles for both children and adults. He lives in London.

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Editorial Reviews

"... will appeal to readers who enjoy poring over interesting facts and details and who like to have that knowledge to share."

School Library Journal

"[This] visual guide will enable young readers to understand and absorb the information quickly and clearly."

Green Teacher

"Using bright backgrounds and a rainbow of colorful symbols, author Richards and artist/designer Ed Simkins set out to show middle readers some of the fascinating facts about human makers and shakers on earth."

Books for Kids Blog

"Bursting with colorful charts, diagrams, facts, figures, text boxes, inserts, text types and more, this visual splash of information and facts covers global topics"

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