Italy has been the center of the Roman Catholic Church for hundreds of years. Many of the country's traditions and holidays today are based on religious holy days. This interesting book describes national holidays in Italy that mark such events as religious festivals, as well as important historic events such as the country's independence. Other traditional celebrations featured include food festivals and family occasions.
Ruled for many years by European countries, Argentina's traditions today are a blend of indigenous, Spanish, and Italian cultural traditions. This colorful book describes the holidays and festivals celebrated throughout the year in Argentina. In this largely Catholic country, many holidays are based on religious festivals. Others celebrate important historic events. Find out also how Argentines celebrate family occasions.
This fascinating book describes the holidays and traditions of South Korea. Many holidays are based on the seasons such as Lunar New Year and Chuseok, the Korean Thanksgiving. Others are religion-based such as Buddha's birthday. Find out also how South Koreans celebrate family occasions honoring ancestors, elders, and children.
This interesting book describes the holidays and traditions in the Netherlands that celebrate important dates in history, religion, royal ceremonies, and changes in the seasons. Young readers will discover the unique traditions of the Dutch people as they celebrate familiar holidays such as Christmas and Easter, and family occasions such as weddings and birthdays.
From rickshaws and rowboats to camels and cargo ships, this dynamic title looks at the different ways people and things move from place to place. Readers will learn how climate and environment affect transportation around the world.
People in communities around the world live in homes suited to their environment and natural resources. From homes made of mud and straw to homes built on stilts, readers will discover that all homes serve the same purpose - to meet our basic need for shelter.
Everybody has a birthday, but not everyone celebrates it in the same way! In fact, there are many different birthday customs and traditions around the world. In this joyful book, readers will learn about Name Day celebrations in Greece, different coming-of-age traditions, and more.
From the transportation used to get to and from school to the subjects studied during class, this book looks at the diversity of schools around the world. Well-crafted text and vibrant photographs introduce readers to the different ways children learn, share ideas, and grow. This inviting new title will surely earn top marks with young readers!
From simple coverings in hot, dry places to thick layers that keep out the cold, this colorful book shows young readers how people dress in different parts of the world. From traditional clothing worn during times of celebration to clothing suited to different environments and weather, this fascinating book teaches readers about different types of clothing and what purpose they serve.
From crops, which are farmed, to seafood, which is caught, this informative book describes the kinds of foods people eat most in different parts of the world. Readers will learn that geography and climate play a large role in the kinds of foods people eat in different countries. Topics include how people eat, where people buy and sell foods, and the role children play in preparing food.
This engaging book celebrates a year of holidays and traditions representing Kenya’s many cultural groups. Readers will learn about the strong tradition of song and dance in Kenya and also how family occasions are celebrated in this African country.
Young readers will learn about the many public holidays and cultural festivals celebrated in the Scandinavian country of Sweden. Fun facts highlight the unique festivals of the ancient Sami people, how the Swedish royal family is honored, what traditional foods are eaten, and how families celebrate special occasions.
Iran is a country of many ancient and modern cultural traditions. This fascinating book describes the ways in which Iranians celebrate holidays with religious festivals, foods, and customs. The majority or Iran’s people are Muslim and many of their holidays are rooted in the religion of Islam. Young readers will also discover how the people of Iran celebrate family occasions.
This interesting title describes the festivals and holidays celebrated in the island nation of Jamaica. Traditional foods, reggae music, and festivals such as Carnival reflect the colorful culture of Jamaica. Young readers will also discover that many other cultures have influenced Jamaican traditions.
From the Oktoberfest folk festival to Christmas markets, Germany has many unique traditions celebrated with traditional foods, rituals, and music. This exciting title follows a year of holidays and festivals that honor religious, historic, and family traditions celebrated by Germans.
Egypt's culture is a fascinating mixture of ancient traditions passed down by the native peoples, as well as the traditions and cultures of countries such as England and Greece, who ruled Egypt in different periods of history. This interesting book describes how ancient traditions, beliefs, and rituals combined with modern influences into the festivals celebrated today. Young readers will also learn how the Egyptian people celebrate family occasions.
Spotlight on Argentina introduces children to this fascinating country in South America, which stretches from Bolivia to the southern tip of South America - the island of Tierra Del Fuego. The country's vast grassy plains, called the Pampas, are famous for cowboys called gauchos. To the south, the landscape looks more like Antarctica with large glaciers, including the famous Perito Moreno. Children will learn about Argentina's land, history, the daily lives of its people, and how they celebrate their culture.
This intriguing book describes how the traditions, beliefs, and rituals of people across the vast country of China are observed in the many different festivals celebrated today. Young readers will also learn how the Chinese people celebrate family occasions.
Many holidays and festivals celebrated in the United States honor religious events and important dates or people in the country's history. This interesting book shows how Americans celebrate holidays and family occasions, as well as the traditions of the cultures from which their families first came.
Family is made up of the people we care about. Young readers will learn that a family is made up of the people we are related to, as well as other people we care about and people who serve as our role models.
Travel and transportation can be different in cities, suburbs, and small towns. This book encourages children to look at their communities and identify the types of transportation used to move people and goods. They will then compare and contrast how people and goods are moved in different kinds of communities, based on their locations.
A belief is something that we accept as being true or something that we can trust. Children will learn about the different beliefs held by people around the world with respect to religion, culture, and family. They will also learn how to respect and value others’ beliefs.
Sports are played all around the world, in many different forms. Readers will discover that some countries have their own national sports, while many others are played locally, while there are other sports, such as soccer / football, that are played in nearly every country around the world.
From card games and board games to dolls and collectibles, this book introduces readers to traditional games and toys from around the world. Readers will see similarities and differences between their own sources of entertainment and those of others. This inviting new title will surely earn top marks with young readers!
Did you know that New Year celebrations can be traced back more than 4,000 years ago? Dynamic photographs and well-crafted text introduce readers to New Year celebrations including Songkran, Chinese New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and Diwali.