Amazing Treasures

I had this book in my classroom for the last 2 weeks of school and it was in near-constant use. My 3rd and 4th graders are pouring over the pictures, maps, and facts found inside.  Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt?!

Amazing Treasures: 100+ Objects and Places that Will Boggle Your Mind (aff link), by David Long & Muti, published by What on Earth Books, takes the reader on a trip around the world showcasing unique geographical features, cultural peculiarities, shipwrecks, natural wonders, and buried treasures. There really is something to draw everyone into this book.

Large, colorful illustrations accompany a paragraph about each treasure, which is just enough text for my striving readers. A fold-out map in the center of the book identifies where each treasure is located. Looking at the map, I can say the major regions of the world are all represented. I do find some books like this are focused more heavily on a certain country or region, but not this one, which I’m thrilled about!

While it’s just plain fun, I can also think of a multitude of ways Amazing Treasures can be used for instruction in the classroom, so this is one I’m definitely going to keep around.

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