A World of Cities

​This is a true treasure of a non-fiction text! Illustrator James Brown follows on from the popular ‘A World of Information’ in a similar style; an almost-A3 sized high quality information book filled with double-page spreads in his striking print-maker style, this time with each one containing information about a different world city. The written text is cleverly integrated into the pictures (e.g. on the page about London, facts are placed seated on a bus, around the archways of the bridge and ascending Big Ben’s tower, among other places) and you get the feeling that you will discover brand new trinkets of information each time you read. An engaging, original book that makes you want to climb into the pages!

About this month's recommendations

January's Top Texts have been chosen by Alison Leach, an experienced primary teacher and English lead who now helps teachers to discover quality children's books for their classrooms and school libraries through the website booksfortopics.com. Alison completed a Master of Education in Critical Approaches to Children's Literature at the University of Cambridge, during which time she was awarded the Jacqueline Wilson Award in Children's Literature Research. Find her on Twitter as @booksfortopics.