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Cultural Traditions in Italy

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427181015

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.

Cultural Traditions in Argentina

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427181008

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.

Cultural Traditions in South Korea

Lisa Dalrymple (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180940

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.

Cultural Traditions in the Netherlands

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180957

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.

Transportation in Different Places

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116499

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.

Homes in Different Places

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116475

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.

Birthdays in Different Places

Lauren McNiven, Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116468

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.

Schools in Different Places

Lauren McNiven (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116482

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!

Clothing in Different Places

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116451

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.

Foods in Different Places

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116444

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.

Cultural Traditions in Kenya

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199560

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.

Cultural Traditions in Sweden

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199577

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.

Cultural Traditions in Iran

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199546

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.

Cultural Traditions in Jamaica

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199553

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.

Cultural Traditions in Germany

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199539

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.

Cultural Traditions in Egypt

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190956

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.

My School

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122193

Children will love this inviting introduction to school. Key topics such as first day, teachers, and school rules are accompanied by warm, relatable images.

What Does an Engineer Do?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122643

Read about the kinds of jobs that people do as engineers, and how they use math, science, and creative thinking to solve problems.

Creating Comics

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124616

Do you have a favorite comic-strip character? Read about how art combines with a story or joke to create a comic strip, as well as what steps artists follow to make a comic.

Map My Community

Harriet Brundle (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121301

Finding your way around your community can be confusing if you don’t understand symbols and directions. This simply-written title provides readers with the exact information they need to understand and make a map of their own neighborhood or community.

Map My Country

Harriet Brundle (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121318

Map My Country explains what a map of a country shows and what it is used for. Young readers are introduced to basic map components, such as keys and symbols, and are given the skills to map their own country.

Trade in Our Global Community

Rachel Eagen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121387

This title explains why people in one country trade goods and services with people in other countries. Accessible, real-world examples help readers understand how needs are met through the exchange of goods and services around the world. Concepts include trade, importing, and exporting.

Map My School

Harriet Brundle (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121295

This dynamic book brings mapping skills down to a micro level by showing children how anything can be mapped—including their own home or school. Images combine with simple explanations to show readers how maps give us a bird’s-eye view of an area and can help us see the layout of buildings. Tips on building drawing skills make it easy for readers to craft their own maps.

Map My Planet

Harriet Brundle (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121325

By explaining mapping conventions and terminology in simple text, this book gives readers the skills and encouragement to explore the world through maps. Simple mapping tasks help reinforce the concept of making a map of Earth.

Spotlight on Argentina

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192189

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.