National Book Tokens Children’s Travel Book of the Year 

WINNER:
Atlas of Animal Adventures by Lucy Letherland, Rachel Williams & Emily Hawkins

Head off on a journey of discovery with this follow-up to the bestselling Atlas of Adventures! This book collects together nature’s most unmissable events from between the two poles, including epic migrations, extraordinary behaviours, and Herculean habits. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every animal.

SHORTLIST:
Atlas of Oddities by Clive Gifford & Tracy Worrall

This beautiful atlas is a celebration of the unusual events, objects and people that make our world such a fascinating place.

Living on the planet are more than 7 billion people, all with their own interests, traditions and ways of life. And the extraordinary scenery – from the icy poles to scorching hot deserts, lush tropical rainforests, giant rocky caves and canyons, remarkable rivers, lakes and seas, also provides a home to a phenomenally wide range of different animals and plants.  

 

This unbelievable round-the-world adventure will take you through all of the planet’s continents and countries, and on the way you’ll get to see just how diverse the world can be. The beautifully illustrated maps feature key aspects, such as borders, capital cities and major rivers, and are perfect for engaging young readers. 

 

Discover facts and stats about the country or region and get up close and personal with some of Earth’s most mysterious and unusual creatures, places, objects and events in this beautiful world atlas for children and adults alike.

A River by Marc Martin 

“There is a river outside my window. 

Where will it take me?”

 

And so begins an imaginary journey from the city to the sea. From factories to farmlands, freeways to forest, each new landscape is explored through stunning illustrations and poetic text from this award-winning picture book creator. The story follows an environmental theme similar to the one Marc Martin explored in A Forest.

A Walk on the Wild Side by Louis Thomas

This action-packed voyage across the world’s most incredible habitats puts you face-to-face with a colourful cast of 65 animal friends, captured in fine detail by Louis Thomas. With simple, funny and informative captions you can discover why meerkats hunt in packs, how elephants communicate and what gorillas eat for lunch!

A Year Full of Stories by Angela McAllister & Christopher Corr 

Celebrate from New Year’s Day to Christmas Eve with this treasury of 52 best-loved stories from around the world and every continent. This rich resource collects folk tales from home, and legends and myths from distant lands, to commemorate the changing seasons, cultural events and international festivals throughout the year.

Hello World by Jonathan Litton and L'Atelier Cartographik

Learn to greet people around the globe in this interactive atlas of hellos. 

 

With over 150 languages, flaps to reveal pronunciation and fact-files explaining how to write ‘hi’ in hieroglyphs and how to sign ‘hao’ in Native American hand talk. Hello World opens up a world of exploration and greetings at your fingertips.

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