Nominated by: Nicki Cleveland (@MissNCleveland), HLTA & school librarian
"Picking a favourite anything is always something I find difficult, but when it comes to books, I find it excruciating. There is a huge range of amazing non-fiction for children but there is one book that I have poured over and over and over, time and time again - A World Of Information by Richard Platt & James Brown. Why? Quite simply, because it is absolutely mesmerising! Covering the Fibonacci Sequence, the solar system, clouds, the orchestra, knots, Morse code and lots more besides, it is a wonderful miscellany of facts to inform, and to inspire further exploration beyond its beautifully embossed covers.
Each monochrome double spread is a joy to behold with captivating diagrams that demand investigation before you even get to the text, giving enough information to hook the insatiably curious. Its size encourages reading at a table or spreading out on the floor, and its format is perfect for dipping in and out of.
Whether sharing with friends or enjoying alone, A World Of Information is a treasure trove for the mind. No wonder it’s my most borrowed non-fiction book from my school bookshelf by children and adults - endorsements don’t come better than that!"