Amazing Treasures

Discover 100+ of the world’s most extraordinary man-made and natural treasures, objects and places

Explore history, culture, geology and the environment through treasures ancient and modern! 

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the Amazing Treasures inside!

Giant gemstones, precious artworks, architectural wonders, intriguing ruins, moon rocks and more! Treasures both natural and man-made make an appearance in a tour which stretches across thousands of years and all around the globe. Discover sunken wrecks loaded with pirate gold, the abandoned tombs of the world’s most powerful rulers and even meteorites – treasures from outer space!

A central foldout map reveals the locations of all the treasures featured in the book, while Blue Peter award-winning author David Long also addresses contemporary topics such as our threatened natural wonders and the ownership of cultural treasures.

The perfect book for any curious explorer or treasure-hunter aged 7+

You can also download our FREE Amazing Treasures Wordsearch

Part of the Our Amazing World series, which also includes Amazing Islands. Two more titles are to come in 2021 and 2022: Amazing Rivers and Amazing Animals. 

Author: David Long

Illustrator: Studio MUTI

  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 64 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1912920495
  • Reading age : 7 years and up
  • Dimensions : 26.7 x 1.2 x 28.7 cm


Emma Dunn and Sarah Mallon, The Scotsman

"This fascinating non-fiction title, written by David Long and illustrated by MUTI, is a treasure trove packed with information on everything from natural wonders and ancient tombs to famous paintings and historical manuscripts. The range of topics included, rich illustrations and captivating facts will have young readers returning to this book again and again."

Stephanie Tournas, Youth Services Book Review

"The illustrations are bright and engaging. They show accurate descriptions of the objects. A fun book for historians and treasure hunters alike."

Luminous Libro

“Each page is divided into sections with a couple of paragraphs of information about some fabulous treasure, and an illustration depicting its wonders. It really sparks your curiosity! … The art work is bright with these bold strokes of color that draw your attention to the page.”

Kate Heap, Scope for Imagination

"There is so much in this fantastic book. The information is presented in bite-sized chunks making it perfect for dipping into and coming back to again and again. Amazing Treasures would be a huge hit in any classroom library and would also make a lovely gift."

Big Issue North

"In accessible language and alongside beautiful illustrations from Muti, this hardback book is a treasure in its own right."

Armadillo Magazine

"A fascinating, fact-filled education."

@thelittleliterarysociety Instagram

"A must have for all young adventurers and explorers."

Tom Tolkien, The School Reading List

"A sparkling compendium of treasures throughout history … An ideal addition to your school’s KS2 non-fiction library."

Library Girl and Book Boy

"An absolutely fascinating read for anyone aged 7+ with an interest in the world around them."

Sam J Thomas, Book Bound

"There really something to interest everyone inside this book, and it is easy to see how much this book will excite readers as they learn facts and information along the way. This book is one that will keep readers engaged from cover to cover, and ensure that they would want to learn more beyond. The potential uses of this book are too vast to mention."

Miss Cleveland is Reading

"Covering heritage and ownership of artefacts, and environmental impacts on some of the geographical finds, this is a truly stunning book that is as engaging as it is inspiring. A brilliant second book to a series with more to follow. A must for non-fiction fans."

@littlelibraryowl Instagram

"The breathtaking illustrations bring this fascinating and spectacular world of treasures to life. Every page is bursting with vibrant colours and fascinating details to explore … This fascinating book will be sure to inspire future little historians, archaeologists, and paleontologists/geologists!"

Pam Norfolk, Lancaster Guardian

"If you fancy going on a thrilling treasure hunt, open the pages of this brilliant book and discover over one hundred of the world’s most extraordinary wonders! … With the fun of discovery on every page, this is the perfect book for young explorers and treasure-hunters!"

The Teacher Bookworm

"This is a fantastic non-fiction book which is packed with so much information about a range of topics ... Full of incredible illustrations which depict the great treasures of the world."

Hailey, age 8, Kids' BookBuzz

"I like that this book is filled with so many cool, short stories. I get to pick a vacation spot with my parents when I am older and I might use this to start the planning process. I think it would be neat to go on a treasure hunt. The map in the middle makes it really cool to think about this! I have some treasures of my own and I like that this book defines a treasure as anything that is important or valuable to someone."

Midwest Book Review

“Young readers ages 7-11 will thoroughly enjoy discovering sunken wrecks loaded with pirate gold, the abandoned tombs of the world's most powerful rulers, and even meteorites, and even treasures from outer space!”

“A central foldout map reveals the locations of all the treasures featured in the multi illustrated pages of Amazing Treasures, while author David Long also addresses contemporary topics such as our threatened natural wonders and the ownership of cultural treasures -- making Amazing Treasures certain to be an enduringly popular addition to family, elementary school, middle school, and community library collections for young readers.”

Juno Magazine

"This is a fantastic snapshot of what is fascinating in our world."

Alyssa Annico, School Library Journal

"An illuminating international treasure hunt sure to invite repeat perusals; a welcome addition to nonfiction collections."

Kirkus Reviews

"A trove of wonders natural and otherwise, from fabled caches to jaw-dropping sites and sights. Long defines treasure broadly enough to include not only assorted glittering gems and golden hoards, but the Great Barrier Reef, moon rocks, and the lost library of Alexandria. ... There is also a world map on the center spread that serves as a supplemental index."

The School Reading List

NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH: "A sparkling compendium of treasures throughout history. Spanning different cultures, civilisations and periods in history, this highly illustrated non-fiction book is suitable for inquisitive upper KS2 children."

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