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A Refugee's Journey from Iran

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120717

When Iran's government threatens Zahra’s family for speaking out against its actions, they decide to flee Iran and seek safety in Australia. The journey isn’t easy. Many refugees have died on the boat trip across the Indian Ocean. Granted asylum after many months of waiting, Zahra and her family must adjust to a new life. Interspersed with facts about Iran 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.

A Refugee's Journey from Iraq

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118806

Zainab has never known peace in her homeland of Iraq. She and her family flee the country after her father is threatened by one of the many groups fighting against the government. Zainab's life is on hold as her family seeks safety in Jordan and, later, the United States. Interspersed with facts about Iraq and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the ongoing conflict in Iraq and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.

A Refugee's Journey from Nigeria

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120724

When the violence by militant terrorist group Boko Haram increases in her village in Nigeria, Baseema and her family make the difficult decision to seek refuge in another country. With limited places to go and few people who are able to help, Baseema is unsure of her future. She hopes to find safety in a country where she will be allowed to go to school, and live without constant fear. Interspersed with facts about Nigeria 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.

Art in Different Places

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119650

Through vibrant photographs and accessible text, this inviting title looks at the rich diversity of art forms in different places around the world. From decorative art forms such as basketweaving to painting, sculpture, and other visual arts, readers will understand how art is an expression of culture.

Cultural Traditions in Vietnam

Julia Labrie (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119568

This interesting book examines the holidays and traditions in Vietnam, which include colorful festivals that celebrate meaningful lunar calendar days and unique family traditions. Dynamic images, concise fact boxes, and clear text introduce readers to the traditional foods, clothing, and other practices used to celebrate holidays in Vietnam. Readers will also find out about Vietnamese folklore and religious practices.

Canada's 150th Birthday

Kathy Middleton (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118592

Celebrating the country's 150th birthday in 2017, it’s time to celebrate Canada! This timely title explores the exciting events and celebrations that are taking place in honor of Canada’s sesquicentennial year. From the traveling SESQUI festival to special community projects everywhere, Canada’s 150th Birthday offers an exciting opportunity to discover how Canadians will be celebrating the country's history, people, and cultures. Children will be inspired by the engaging activities that encourage students to get involved in coming up with their own ideas to wish Canada a happy birthday.

Cultural Traditions in Cuba

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119490

A nation with Spanish, African, Asian, and Caribbean roots, Cuba’s people celebrate their diversity with a range of cultural traditions. From celebrated Cuban music and dance to legends and family customs, this interesting book guides readers through the celebrations and traditions practiced by Cubans throughout each year. Other celebrations include national holidays and Christian observances.

Cultural Traditions in Ghana

Joan Marie Galat (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119506

Made up of diverse cultures and with a history of European rule, Ghana is rich in unique traditions. Many holidays and festivals celebrate national events, food harvests, and religious holy days. From unique clothing to traditional music, storytelling, and foods, readers will delight in this interesting title that follows the different holidays and cultural traditions throughout the year in Ghana.

Cultural Traditions in Honduras

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119513

This fascinating book introduces readers to the cultural traditions in the Central American country of Honduras. A largely Catholic country, readers will learn how Honduran people celebrate traditional religious holy days in new and different ways. Family celebrations and indigenous cultural traditions are also detailed. Colorful images and fact boxes examine the traditional clothing and foods of Honduras.

Cultural Traditions in Iceland

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119520

Iceland is a country full of unique traditions—some stemming from its Norse heritage and others from religious observances. Readers will learn about the interesting cultural traditions of Iceland, from distinctive food festivals to family traditions, as well as holidays connected to traditional myths and stories. Topics also include Icelandic celebrations of familiar holidays such as Easter and Christmas.

Cultural Traditions in Poland

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119537

This engaging book takes readers through a year of holidays and traditions in Poland. Many of the country’s holidays are based on Catholic holy days—but traditional Polish customs, clothing, and food remain at the center of every occasion. Colorful images and clear text also help readers discover traditions and holidays unique to Poland, such as harvest festivals and family traditions.

Cultural Traditions in Sri Lanka

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119544

Known for its diversity, Sri Lanka is a country with many unique cultural traditions. This intriguing book guides readers through a year of holidays and traditions in the country, from Buddhist celebrations such as Poya Days, to the family traditions of specific ethnic groups. Other celebrations also include Hindu, Muslim, and Catholic holidays, and festivals celebrating food and farming.

Cultural Traditions in Turkey

Joan Marie Galat (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119551

A country with a rich history and culture, Turkey’s cultural traditions are influenced by Islamic holy days and its diverse ethnic population. Clear images and text with interesting fact boxes guide readers through a year of traditions and celebrations in the influential country. Find out also how traditional Turkish foods, clothing, and music are featured and celebrated.

Be a Diary Detective

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118714

Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine letters and diaries as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.

Be a Photograph Detective

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118721

Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine photographs as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.

Be a Speech Detective

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118738

Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine speeches as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.

Be an Artifact Detective

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118707

Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they learn about artifacts as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas

Natasha Yim (author) Grace Zong (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607346296

In this Chinese American retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," a careless Goldy Luck wreaks havoc on the home of a family of panda bears. She eats up the littlest panda’s rice porridge, breaks his rocking chair, and rumples all the blankets on his futon. When Goldy takes responsibility for her actions, she makes a new friend (and a whole plate of turnip cakes!) just in time for Chinese New Year.

Our Texas

Jackie Mims Hopkins (author) Craig J. Spearing (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607341888

Take a tour of the Lone Star State. From King Ranch to the Alamo on through the capital city of Austin, explore historical sites, learn about the people who helped Texas develop, and discover the natural beauty of this dynamic state.Revised and re-illustrated, OUR TEXAS (originally TUMBLEWEED TOM ON THE TEXAS TRAIL) takes readers on a tour of the cities and wilderness of this larger-than-life state.

B is for Big Sky Country: A Montana Alphabet

Sneed B. Collard (author), Joanna Yardley (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366163

"The sky in Montana somehow seems bigger, bluer, and more spectacular than in any other state." Author Sneed B. Collard, III writes, "it's simply because our sky stretches over such an abundance of beauty." In B is for Big Sky Country readers will find out where the Going-to-the-Sun Road really takes you and what city the copper capitol dome calls home.

Italy

Jessica Dean (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969157

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Italy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry.

Todo el mundo come (Everyone Eats)

Nancy Allen (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561020

Have you ever eaten a bug? How about a caterpillar or a tarantula? Believe it or not, kids in other parts of the world eat these tasty treats every day. Learn all about different countries and the sometimes unusual and creepy things people eat. Get out your spoon and fork and get ready to learn about what everyone eats! This title will allow students to identify the main topic and retell key details of a text. • Multicultural • Text based questions • World map • Bold keywords with picture glossary

Todo el mundo juega (Everyone Plays Games)

Amy Popalis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641560993

Games are fun to play with your friends, family, or on your own. From video games you can play on your TV, computer, or smartphone, to board games and traditional games played for generations, they can teach you good sportsmanship and how it isn’t always important to win but just to have fun. Grab your favorite game and get ready to play! This title will allow students to ask and answer questions about key details in a text. • World map • Bold keywords with picture glossary • Multicultural • Text based questions

Todo el mundo practica deportes (Everyone Plays Sports)

Amy Popalis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561013

Around the world people play all different kinds of sports. Some are played on a team and others can be played all by yourself. Learn about the equipment, uniforms, rules, and different sports played in countries around the globe. So, suit up and get ready to learn about how everyone plays sports! This title will allow students to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text. • Multicultural • Text based questions • World map • Bold keywords with picture glossary

Todo el mundo tiene una casa (Everyone Has a Home)

Nancy Allen (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561044

Do you think everyone’s home is like yours? Well, guess again. People around the world have many unusual types of homes: from treehouses, caves, igloos, and even mud houses with grass growing on top! Travel the globe to learn all about the interesting types of houses kids just like you call home. This title will allow students, with prompting and support, to ask and answer questions about key details in a text. • Text based questions • Bold keywords with picture glossary • Multicultural • World map