The Museum Book: A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections

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Why do people collect things? With vivid examples from all around the world, this wonderful book puts museums — and the many artifacts lovingly stored there — on display in a whole new light. Jan Mark’s humorous and conversational insights take readers through museums’ multifaceted history, while Richard Holland’s eye-catching mixed-media illustrations lend their own quirky flair. This ode to museums mighty and minuscule will draw curious viewers of all ages — and is worthy of collection itself.

Suitable for kids age 8-12.

By Jan Mark, Illustrated by Richard Holland, Published by Candlewick press, 56 pages, hardcover.