Infographics for Kids

Susan Martineau (Author) Vicky Barker (Illustrator)

Product Details

Charlesbridge Publishing
Publish Date
August 09, 2016
8.4 X 0.3 X 9.7 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Susan Martineau is the author of many creative and educational activity books, including Slimy Science and Awesome Experiments and Bugs in the Garden (b small publishing). She started her career in publishing as a book editor with the BBC. Susan lives in England.

Vicky Barker works for b small publishing as a freelance graphic artist and formerly worked for Usborne Publishing. She has also produced work for Catnip, Really Decent Books, and BOOM! Studios. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Liverpool, England.


Martineau and Barker have created a wonderful classroom and at-home tool. Though the title is less than intriguing, a vibrant and colorful layout guides readers through infographics on a wide array of topics such as animals, biology, space, trees, and dinosaurs. The opening spread introduces readers to the concept with a simple text definition ("Infographics show us information using pictures, words, and numbers") accompanied by a few accessible examples that provide a visual definition of the look and function of infographics (e.g., flowcharts, diagrams, word clouds). Readers will be impressed with the information they can gather from this volume (for examples, humans can go 30 days without food but only seven without water). Later, activities on topics such as saving water and drawing the digestion process help to engage kids. A few of the subjects invite children to draw and color in the book itself, a flaw for libraries. Suitable for educators and parents in need of a bright introduction to infographics.
- School Library Journal