The summer holidays are wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw your desire for adventure out the window. Why not dive into a thrilling book to transport you to new lands? Little English Bookworm has some fantastic suggestions to keep the young and more seasoned of readers happy.
For younger adventurers
Atlas of Animal Adventures
Head off on a journey of discovery with this book that collects together nature’s most unmissable events from between the two poles, including epic migrations, extraordinary behaviours, and Herculean habits. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every animal. Atlas of Animal Adventures won the Edward Stanford Children’s Travel Book of the Year Award in 2016.
Perhaps one of our favourite books in the last 12 months. A brilliant read together book that can take you on a different adventure each day. Beautifully illustrated and with truly amazing facts and information, perfect for young adventurers.
For animal loving adventurers
By Dion Leonard
Published by Harper Collins
Younger readers’ edition
Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope and friendship proving once again, that dogs really are man’s best friend.
In 2016, Dion Leonard, an ultramarathon runner, stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The pup earned the name Gobi’, as she went step for step with Dion, keeping pace with him for nearly 80 miles. What Gobi lacked in size, she made up for in heart.
Dion had always focused on winning, but as he witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something inside him change. This is a story of a life changing friendship between one man and a little stray dog called Gobi.
This story first captured our imaginations when we saw a wonderful news item about Dion and Gobi. We will admit we were left crying at this beautiful and remarkable story. A heartwarming tale that will make you feel good about the world.
For adventurers who prefer their adventures on two wheels
The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold