I love DK Publishing! They do a fantastic job.
When it comes to their nonfiction books, they are top-notch. DK does a supreme job of selecting high-engaging topics and designing nonfiction texts that will capture the attention of any reader.
DK's new book, Explorers by Nellie Huang, is no exception to this publishing company's long list of excellent nonfiction books. Explorers focus on the past and present of all the explorers that have helped discovery amazing things about our beautiful world. It highlights hundreds of explorers throughout history.
The book is cleverly divided into three main categories: sea, land, and sky. Each category focuses on the explorers that helped lead to huge discoveries throughout these areas.
The text is challenging, but DK does a great job of designing interactive pages. Each page is broken into clear subtopics and it is packed full of great text features to help its readers along.
I would recommend Explorers to any child who is reading at an upper elementary or middle school level. The academic vocabulary and the topics are complex. This text was designed to teach all about ice, and it does so at a very high-level.
In addition to high-level text, the partnership between DK and The Smithsonian helped this book really shine. The artifacts that are highlighted and shown in this book are fascinating, and they are sure to hook the hearts of all the young explorers out there in the world today.