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2021 - Shortlisted
I Heart the World is an illustrated encyclopedia for middle grade children. A tome of a book, the information contained within its beautifully presented pages is comprehensive and will be useful in the classroom and elsewhere. Every double-page spread is laid out in the format of an informational poster.
Filled with fun facts and tidbits about everything from the wettest continent (South America) to the smallest dolphin in the world (the Māui dolphin), this book also has interactive elements in the form of searching for various flora and fauna featured in the text. An immense amount of work has gone into making this volume, with its sub-sections focused on the regions of the world, all of them enhanced by hundreds of detailed colour illustrations that are both fun and informative. I Heart the World is a one-stop shop when it comes to facts about our great planet and is ideally suited to middle and upper primary levels.