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Tiny TripFiction’s Top Children’s Atlases

16th January 2022

From amazing architecture to amazing migration, lost kingdoms to legendary continents, foods of the world to festivals of the world, there’s so much to discover and explore in Tiny TripFiction’s top children’s atlases. Let us know your favourites in the comments!

Tiny TripFiction's Top Children's Atlases

Atlas of Amazing Architecture by Peter Allen (age 7+)

This atlas of architectural wonders eschews the classic children’s book fare of the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal, and instead takes a broader view of what constitutes amazing architecture. Buildings include: the Jameh mosque of Isfahan? in Iran, Native American plank houses in New Mexico, Stave Churches in Norway, The Djinguereber mosque in Mali, and extraordinary 18th century wooden churches on Kizhi Island, Russia.

Atlas of Oddities by Clive Gifford (age 7+)

Illustrated by Tracy Worrall

A celebration of some of the world’s most mysterious, unusual and fascinating events, objects and people! From the icy poles to scorching hot deserts, lush tropical rainforests and giant rocky canyons, this round-the-world adventure will take you through all of the planet’s continents and countries as you discover facts, explore place and meet new people.


Tiny TripFiction's Top Children's Atlases

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid by Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco (age 8+)

Illustrated by Joy Ang

Pack your bags and embark on a thrillingly imaginative expedition to 100 of the world’s most mysterious and mesmerising places! Visit an underwater spaceship graveyard, a museum of dancing mummies and an illuminating crystal cave in this passport to a world of hidden possibilities.

Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski (age 7+)

Explore the world with this lavish book of 52 highly illustrated maps detailing not only geographical features and political borders but everything in between! From places of interest, iconic personalities, native animals and plants, local peoples, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts associated with each region.


History Atlas by Thiago de Moraes (age 5+)

Prepare to embark on a global tour through time and meet some of histories greatest kings, queens, heroes, villains, inventors, artists and explorers! Travel from Ancient Egypt and Rome to Ethiopia, Russia and China, and meet movers and shakers of world history from Genghis Khan to Martin Luther King. With quirky facts, astonishing characters, humorous details and compelling stories, this is history at its most entertaining.


Maps of the World’s Oceans by Angelo Mojetta and Enrico Lavagno (age 8+)

Illustrated by Sacco Vallarino

Discover the fascinating and mysterious world below sea level in this vibrant and comprehensive atlas that children of all ages will love to explore.

Also check out Enrico Lavagno and Sacco Vallarion’s Maps of the World!


This Is Our World by Tracey Turner (age 6+)

Illustrated by Asa Gilland

From Alaska to the Amazon, meet 20 children just like you in this colourful celebration of our planet’s cultural and environmental diversity, teaching us along the way that despite its countless languages, customs and traditions, it really is a small world after all.


Tiny TripFiction's Top Children's Atlases

Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World by Ben Handicott (age 7+)

Illustrated by Lucy Letherland

All of the Wide Eye Atlas of Adventures books are amazing but I particularly love the Wonders of the Living World edition. Showcasing the globe’s most impressive landscapes, iconic buildings and evocative antiquities from both the modern and ancient worlds, this atlas will take you on an awe-inspiring journey of discovery from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China.

Atlas of Amazing Migration by Matt Sewell and Megan Lee (age 7+)

Illustrated by Matt Sewell

Follow flocks of arctic terns on their annual 40,000-kilometre journey between the Earth’s poles. Join the monarch butterflies on their famous pilgrimage from Canada to Mexico. Awe at wildebeest, humpback whales, salmon, dragonflies and more. Find out how they navigate themselves on their impressive journeys – chemicals, the sun and/or the Earth’s magnetic field.

Festival Folk: An Atlas of Carnival Customs and Costumes by Rob Flowers (age 8+)

All around the world there are festivals and costumes that reach back through the sands of time to the very roots of civilisation. The Kukeri in Bulgaria wear enormous headpieces made of goatskin. Burryman festival in Edinburgh features a man covered from head to toe with burrs and thorns. Paraders in Switzerland’s Silvesterklausen wear vast wooden doll masks and hats carved with peasant scenes.


Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps by Tim Marshall (age 8+)

Illustrated by Grace Easton and Jessica Smith

Discover a secret world history written in the mountains, rivers, and seas that shape every country’s politics, economy, and international relations – and our own lives – in this eye-opening illustrated edition of the international bestseller Prisoners of Geography.


Now, as these aren’t officially out until late 2022 I’m throwing two extra ‘On the Horizon’ atlases for you to marvel at because you won’t want to miss out on these!

Ultimate Food Atlas by Nancy Castaldo
(age 8+)

Pull up a chair and dig into this bold and vibrant world atlas full of fun food facts, fascinating information about crops and farming, easy-to-read maps, recipes, and games from around the world. Guaranteed hours of foodie fun, kids are sure to come back to the table hungry for more!

Publishing September 2022


An Atlas of Lost Kingdoms by Emily Hawkins (age 7+)

Illustrated by Lauren Mark Baldo

For centuries, people have dreamed of finding the lost worlds of Atlantis, El Dorado and the Seven Cities of Gold… In this other-worldly quest around the world, you will discover lost kingdoms, phantom islands and even legendary continents once sought by explorers but now believed to be mythical.

Publishing October 2022


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