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What You Need to Know Now: The World in Facts, Stats and Graphics

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Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Best Book with Facts.

Stuffed full of completely up-to-date statistics, graphics and facts, this is a bumper information book about what is going on in our planet and why. Masses of information about the physical characteristics of each country is richly enhanced by in depth studies of the social and cultural changes which are so important in the modern world.

Here is a list of all the shortlisted books:

Best Book with Facts:

Do Igloos Have Loos? - Mitchell Symons

How the World Works - Christiane Dorion

What You Need To Know Now: The World in Facts, Stats, and Graphics - Joe Fullman, Ian Graham, Sally Regan and Isabel Thomas

Most Fun Story with Pictures:

Alienography - Chris Riddell

Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree - Andy Stanton

Lunatics and Luck (The Raven Mysteries) - Marcus Sedgwick

Favourite Stories:

Dead Man's Cove (A Laura Marlin Mystery) - Lauren St John

A Web of Air (Mortal Engines) - Philip Reeve

Tall Story - Candy Gourlay


What You Need to Know Now: The World in Facts, Stats and Graphics by

This title offers an amazing picture of our world right now - created for the internet generation. Help your child learn all about our world and its people. Clever illustrations tell the story of our modern world, from a skyscraper skyline scaled to show the population density of cities to a pyramid chart showing the youngest and oldest populations by country. Jaw-dropping facts, figures and incredible photographs combine to tell the story of our modern world. So your child will not only understand the world, but see it in a whole new light. This ground-breaking book for today's internet generation offers a whole new way of reading, seeing and understanding our world.


"As a reference work this is both valuable and entertaining - a fact nerd's delight. It's worth adding that it supports National Curriculum key stages 2 and 3 - and that it's also a bargain." - Mick Herron, Geographical

"Stuffed with facts, stats and graphics detailing cool and fascinating facts about planet Earth, questions such as What are the chances of being killed by a coconut? are answered vividly and, most importantly, visually. We love it." - How It Works

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256 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st July 2010




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