North and South: A Tale of Two Hemispheres – Sandra Morris – Walker Books Australia – Published 17 February 2021
In the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, animals deal with changing seasons in various ways. Whichever hemisphere they live in, they need to be able to read the sign of the changing seasons to survive. This beautiful nonfiction picture book tells the tale of life for some of the planets most-loved animals and what they’re up to throughout the year. Each spread contrasts, month-by-month, some of the world’s most-loved Northern and Southern Hemisphere animals. North and South marks a beautiful and engaging introduction to the natural world and conservation for young readers, with in-depth facts throughout and a full index and glossary adding interest for older readers.
Beautifully illustrated, North & South introduces the concept of hemispheres and how this dictates our seasons. The book then displays a page for every month, one side for the Northern Hemisphere season and the other side of the page for the Southern Hemisphere. Each month features two animals, again one for the Northern Hemisphere and the other for the Southern Hemisphere. The book shares the similarities and the differences between the two animals that live across the world from each other. Conservation status, maps that show their locations and beautiful illustrations and endpapers bring these facts to life for young readers as they learn about the amazing creatures of the world.
Subjects: Animals, seasons, hemispheres, northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere.
Format: Hardcover. 40 pages.
Published: 17 February 2021 by Walker Books Australia
A World of Adventures – Lauren Smith, James Gulliver Hancock (illustrator) – Australian Geographic – Published 22 October 2020
Come with Australian Geographic on a journey around the world to experience adventures of all kinds! In each location – from Africa to Antarctica, you will find adventures designed for thrill-seeking daredevils, from whitewater rafting down Tanzania’s Omo River to mountain-biking the Camino de la Muerte in Bolivia. For adventurers seeking cultural experiences, we’ll show you how to sail a faluka down the Nile River and send a letter from the Penguin Post Office in Antarctica. Animal-lovers will learn about volunteering with baby pandas in China and flying eagles on the Kazakhstan steppe.
A World of Adventures takes readers on an adventure around the world (without leaving home). This book is illustrated, so gorgeous drawings bring the landscapes, cultures, foods, history, and wildlife of each continent to life. As the title suggests, this book is also about adventures and lists some incredible adventures that can be experienced in each continent, from finding gorillas in the Virunga Mountains in Africa to hot air ballooning across Cappadocia in Europe. The last section also encourages readers to explore their own backyard, with some ideas for adventures you can experience a little closer to home.
Subjects: World, places, culture, food, atlas, travel, activities.
Format: Hardcover. 64 pages.
Published: 22 October 2020 by Australian Geographic
Epic Hikes of the World – Alex Crevar, Ross Murray, Oliver Berry, Paul Bloomfield, Megan Eaves, Daniel McCrohan – Lonely Planet – Published 21 August 2018
With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic.
Wish you could travel the world? Epic Hikes of the World encourages you to strap on your hiking books and settle into your living room to tour the world by foot (or by not leaving home). Divided into the continents (excepting Antarctica, because I guess you are unlikely to do much hiking there), Epic Hikes of the World uses stunning photography to take you around some of the most iconic walking tracks. Each trail is given some background information and history, top spots and things to look out for along the way, a map, where to start, end and stop for rests, things to pack and personal reflections from past hikers. Not all of the hikes in the book are far, far away. You might like to try Indiana Jones and the Gold Coast, a hike that takes you through two local national parks. If hiking is not your thing, there are also Epic Bike Rides of the World and Epic Drives of the World in the series.
Subjects: World, places, hiking, walking, destinations.
Format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook. 328 pages.
Published: 21 August 2018 by Lonely Planet