Atlas of Oddities | Little Lit Book Series

An incredibly diverse and captivating journey through our world that highlights the unique history, capitals, landmarks, traditions, festivals and native animals and plants of every continent — unusual facts that you might never have heard before.  You'll get "up close and personal with some of Earth's most mysterious and unusual creatures, places, objects, and events." 

Some of the landmarks that caught our attention: the Icehotel rebuilt every year using a mixture of snow and ice equivalent to 700 million snowballs in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden; a 2,185 foot-long dragon-shaped bridge whose head spews out flaming bursts of fire in Da Nang, Vietnam; and Waitomo Caves in New Zealand where you don't need a flashlight because they are lit up by thousands of tiny glowworms.

So many wonderfully strange and extraordinary things to marvel at, wonder about, and absorb.  A perfect book to keep the learning going throughout the summer.  Click here for a preview of the interior.

Atlas of Oddities was written by Clive Gifford, illustrated by Tracy Worrall and published by Sterling Children’s Books.