Over the past two decades, the Mexican government has signed free trade agreements with the United States, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and many countries in Central and South America. These agreements have helped establish Mexico as a key exporter of goods to other countries, and have helped to stabilize the countrys economy. Today, according to the World Bank, Mexico has the worlds 14th-largest economy, with the countrys annual gross domestic product valued at more than $1.25 trillion. Finding a Financial Balance: The Economy of Mexico provides information about Mexicos manufacturing and industrial sectors, agriculture, natural resources, and tourist industry. It describes problems that the nation faces, such as Mexicos crumbling infrastructure and the vast economic disparity between wealthy and poor citizens, and how the Mexican government has begun to address these problems.
In The Food We Eat, readers will meet children from around the world and find out what foods they eat, where the foods come from, and how they are prepared. The difficulties many people face in obtaining enough food are also sensitively explored. From gathering fruit in the Amazon rain forest to growing vegetables in a hot, dry African garden, from helping on a family fishing boat to helping milk the family’s yak, readers will gain a fascinating insight into how people obtain the food they need.
Some classrooms are inside a large school building. Others are just a single hut in a rain forest or dusty desert. Some students do their schoolwork on computers or tablets, while others write on chalkboards or in the dusty soil. In Time for School, young readers will get a fascinating insight to school life around the world. Of course, not all children get to go to school, and in this title, readers will also meet some young children who must work to help their families survive, and for whom school is only a distant dream.
In Time to Play, readers will meet children from around the world and find out what games they like to play. From board games to sports, some games are played in only one culture, while others, such as soccer, are loved in countries and cultures worldwide. Many families cannot afford to buy toys, but that doesn’t keep inventive youngsters from making their own toy cars, dolls, bikes, and even soccer balls from trash!
In this colorful book, students will learn about the roles and relationships of the heroes and gods in ancient Egyptian myths and legends. Several ancient Egyptians myths are retold, describing how these stories helped ancient people interpret their world.
Devon visits the Metal Man at his fiery workshop every day, despite the scorching heat of the city where he lives. At the Metal Man's shop, sparks fly from his welding torch as he cuts and melts together old pieces of junk into works of art. Devon is fascinated by the Metal Man's creations. Then one day, the Metal Man lets Devon put his own imagination to work. Aaron Reynolds's urban voice and the gritty illustrations of Paul Hoppe bring an exciting beat and pulse to the story of a young boy discovering his own voice and vision in art with a kind mentor to lead the way.
For over a quarter century, Germany stood as a country divided. A huge concrete barrier known as the Berlin Wall physically divided the capital of Berlin. When the wall came down in 1989, Germany was reborn. Readers will learn what daily life is like today for the innovative and industrious people of Germany. Blastoff! Series
Continuing the great Discover American State By State series is P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet. That's right, Idaho! Sleeping Bear Press explores the lush land and rich history of a state so often overlooked. Kids of all ages will love the A to Z rhymes boasting about all the riches found within Idaho's borders - from the Appaloosa steed to the zinc mines to Mount Borah, to, you knew we couldn't forget it, the potato. Every page expands on the rhyme and introduces the readers to more interesting facts, places and people that have helped make Idaho the unique treasure it is. Lyrically written by Idaho's own husband and wife team, Stan and Joy Steiner, P is for Potato excels through the love and knowledge of their home state. The text comes dancing to brilliant life behind the talented strokes of illustrator - and Idaho native -- Jocelyn Slack's brush. P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet is as unique as Idaho itself. It's rare to find a children's book on our 43rd state, but it's a great discovery to when you can offer one this well done.
China, with over one billion people, is the most populated country in the world. China's most famous tourist attraction is the Great Wall, which runs across about 5,000 miles of northern China. Rich with Chinese culture, this title explores Chinese food, holidays, and daily life. Eager readers will also get to challenge their tongues with a few common words from one of the many Chinese languages! Blastoff! Series
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of India.
This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the United Kingdom.
This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the Northeast region of the United States.
The fictional Domato family came to the United States from Italy to find a new life. The family came to realize that as immigrants, they were not welcomed by all Americans.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of South Africa.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of Canada.
This title highlights some of the grossest places to visit and see.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of Mexico.
This book discusses the religion, language, and food of Rome.
This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of Russia.
Marie Laveau was known as the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. In the mid-1800s, many people in New Orleans believed that voodoo practitioners could contact the spirits of the dead to ask for their help. Marie Laveau was said to use magical charms and potions to place or remove curses on those she wished to help--or harm! Did this voodoo priestess really have the power to contact the spirit world and cast spells? An exciting narrative format brings a fascinating period of American history to life, with plenty of creepy details to satisfy young horror fans. Chilling photos and illustrations and clear, age-appropriate text will keep readers turning the pages to discover the secrets of the voodoo queen.
Describes and compares different wedding customs around the world. Includes simple craft.
Describes the Taj Mahal, including how and why it was built, how it was ruined and has been restored, and what it is like today.
Describes the statues of Easter Island, including theories on how they were built, the people who built them, and what the statues are like today.
Describes the pyramids of ancient Egypt, including how and why they were built, the pharaohs who were buried inside, and what the ruins are like today.
Describes the Great Wall of China, including how and why it was built, the dynasties behind its construction, what it was used for, and what it’s like today.