Throughout history, people have been drawn to living beside rivers for easy transportation, drinking water, agriculture, and food sources. This captivating book compares the everyday lives of people who live along rivers around the world, describing the homes they live in and how they use the resources in their environment provided by the river.
Oceans and seas have long attracted human settlement because they offer a rich food source and access to faraway places for trade. This beautiful book features examples of the everyday lives of people who live on and by oceans and seas, such as the Moken people who live in houseboats in a group of islands near Myanmar.
Mountain life can be difficult, but people all over the world have adapted to the extremes of weather and temperature that are a part of living at high altitudes. This insightful book looks at how people who live in mountain habitats farm, raise animals, and survive in harsh environments.
Islands do not always contain everything needed for human survival. This amazing book takes a look at the unique problems of living on land surrounded by water. Beautiful photos help show how island dwellers have survived and adapted over centuries to living on island habitats in such places as New Zealand, Hawaii, and Iceland.
Forests have long provided people with the resources they need to survive. This interesting book describes the ways people have adapted to living in different kinds of forest habitats and climates around the world. Vibrant images help illustrate the unique homes and ways of life of various forest dwellers, such as the Korowai people of Indonesia who live in treehouses in the rain forest.
Cities are places that have greater numbers of people, buildings, and services. But city life can be different depending on where in the world you live. This engaging title compares the everyday lives of people in several different cities around the world, describing the homes they live in and how they have adapted to different climates.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Being sick can be a scary experience, but the hospital workers in the emergency room can make children feel better. These knowledgeable community helpers include doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, lab technicians, and many more. Children will be fascinated by the roles hospital workers play in helping them get well. Key topics include an overview of the emergency room, equipment used by hospital workers, x-rays, blood tests, and how hospital ER personnel work as a team.
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.
Antarctica is one of the most desolate and fascinating continents on Earth! In Explore Antarctica, kids are taken on a journey through this continents chilly geography, exploring its mountains, peninsula, seas, and mile-thick layer of ice. Kids will be thrilled to learn about why Antarctica receives six months each of sunlight and darkness every year, the beautiful animals that live in Antarctica, the ground-breaking Antarctic Treaty, and the amazing findings of researchers studying this little-known continent.
A person can be part of one or many different communities, or even one big world community. This books explains to young readers that being part of a community allows us to make friendships and work together to solve problems at home, at school, and in our cultures.
This book offers a fun path to learning with activities that help children develop skills such as concentration, deeper analytical abilities, and improved thought processing. Children will love the engaging art, music, nature, writing, and “maker” activities, which encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills, cooperation, communication, and creativity.
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.
Spectacular photographs and engaging text help introduce students to familiar landforms and others they may not have seen before. By using compare-and-contrast questions, children will be encouraged to identify differences in similar landforms, such as mountains and hills. Children will also be inspired to paint landscapes, create volcanoes, and write poems, songs, or projects about their favorite landforms to express their own creativity.
Fatuma does not remember a time when there was no fighting in her homeland of Somalia. With violence all around them and a lack of food and water, Fatuma and her family are forced to escape to the world’s largest refugee camp, in Kenya. Life in the camp is hard, and Fatuma hopes to one day feel safe. Interspersed with facts about Somalia and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the decades of conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.
Ataui and her family live in South Sudan. They have never known what safety feels like. When she and two siblings leave their home, they don’t know that they will never return. After spending many years in a refugee camp, Ataui arrives as a refugee in Canada, where she faces new challenges. Interspersed with facts about South Sudan and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.
Five-year-old Roj’s home is bombed during the civil war that has been raging in his homeland of Syria. He and his family are forced to flee the country secretly by boat, and they end up in a camp for refugees in Europe. Interspersed with facts about Syria and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. The book looks at the efforts being made around the world to assist the millions of refugees. Readers are encouraged to consider how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world.
Eight-year-old Etienne and his family live in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Kidnapped by a rebel army and forced to be a child soldier, Etienne finally escapes and is sent to a camp for freed child soldiers. He is reunited with his family who then flee the country, arriving as refugees in Canada. Interspersed with facts about the DRC and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the experiences of child soldiers and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.
Miron’s life in Ukraine is happy until a war breaks out in his city, Donetsk. Surrounded by political instability and increasing violence, Miron and his family decide to flee to find safety in a more stable part of Ukraine. But life as an internally displaced person is not stable. He and his family aren’t sure if true safety lies ahead for them. Interspersed with facts about Ukraine and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.