Penguin Press

An Anthology of Our Extraordinary Earth


By Cally Oldershaw

The world is so much more complex than young minds can fathom, from molten-hot rock and smoldering volcanoes to icy glaciers and bubbling springs. This book about the Earth for kids aged 7+ unlocks all the mysteries of our living, breathing planet.

An Anthology of Our Extraordinary Earth looks at our constantly changing planet, with striking images and scientific ideas that are easy for children to understand. Starting at the center of the Earth, the book examines each layer in forensic detail: from Earth’s metallic core, drilling through Earth’s tough crust until emerging out onto the planet’s surface, with its lush green rainforests, sparkling oceans, and snow-capped mountains, before sailing up into Earth’s airy atmosphere.

This detailed planet Earth book for kids offers:  

– More than 100 stories about planet Earth, from snowflakes to cave pearls, each one accompanied by a photograph and delightful illustration.
– Creative photography that presents planet Earth in surprising and remarkable ways, capturing nature in action or showing intriguing features up close.
– Beautiful gold foil, gilded edges, and a ribbon for keeping your place.
– In-depth feature pages that examine each layer of Earth.

Hardback Book