Spotlight on South Africa introduces readers to this vast country, from Table Mountain to the grasslands, where elephants, lions, and other wildlife live in protected parks. The daily lives and family traditions of the mix of people and cultures that make up South Africa today are highlighted. A special section features the joyful celebration of the World Cup of soccer held in South Africa in 2010.
Holidays, celebrations, and symbols are highlighted in this up-to-date fact-filled introduction to the United States. Spotlight on the United States of America looks at the colonial history of the U.S., its government, and some of its important leaders. Many colorful pictures, maps, and illustrations the different regions, climates, cities, and wildlife of this fascinating country.
Children will be delighted by exciting images of pyramids and mummies in this introduction to one of the worlds oldest civilizations. Spotlight on Egypt covers everything from this country's ancient history under the ruling pharaohs to the customs and traditions of its people today. Egypt's wildlife and the importance of the Nile River and Sahara Desert are also highlighted.
Colorful photographs highlight this captivating look at Indonesia. A country of 17,508 islands, Indonesia is a visual wonderland of rain forests, mountains, pristine beaches, and over 150 active volcanoes. Children will be amazed by fascinating customs and celebrations and photographs of Komodo Dragons, Sumatran tigers, and orangutans.
Spotlight on Japan reveals the beauty of this island nation, from its bamboo forests to its majestic mountains. The everyday life of the modern Japanese people is highlighted along with traditional festivals and more modern leisure activities, such as manga and karaoke. Children will also be fascinated to learn about the way of life of the ancient samurai warrior.
Splash it Swimming shows young readers the four major styles of competitive swimming: freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly. A special section also features today's champion swimmers.
Spotlight on Canada introduces children to Canada's multicultural people, its varied landscapes and climates, its exciting cities, and its joyful celebrations. A huge country with only one neighbor, the United States, Canada is divided into provinces and territories. French and English are its two official languages, and its rich history goes back to its French and English roots. This colorful book celebrates the diversity of this great country!
From floor exercises to balance beams and parallel bars, its all here, explained through clear text and colorful images. Kids will also meet some of the brightest stars of the world of gymnastics, past and present!
This wonderful book introduces the important aspects of culture, and concentrates on the things that children enjoy, such as costumes, dances, holidays and celebrations, and special foods. The book promotes multiculturalism by acquainting children with one anothers ways of life.
This insightful book introduces children to the worlds most popular religions. It looks at the origins, special heroes and teachers, basic beliefs, sacred texts and symbols, ways of worship, special days, rituals, works of art, and places of worship associated with each religion. The book also highlights the basic principles of religions such as truth, kindness, acceptance, peace, and love. Learning similar aspects of religions, such as prayer, worship, ritual, and celebration, helps foster greater understanding and respect.
Children often feel that they need to be the same as everyone else. That is the main reason for unhappiness. Do we see our differences as reasons for judgment and fighting? How can we view the different ways of others as things to enjoy, rather than criticize? This book encourages children to honor their own uniqueness and that of others through new ideas and positive actions.
Roberta Scott has a very exciting job. She is a paramedic, responding to emergencies and helping people when they get hurt. Follow along as Roberta and her partner run to the ambulance and do their job when someone calls 911.
William Wong owns and operates a Chinese food restaurant. Follow William on a typical day, serving customers at the restaurant, cooking in the kitchen and playing baseball after work. His new wife Cindy also enjoys serving customers at the restaurant.
Children will love reading about Neil Noseworthy, chef, in this new title from Crabtree. Being a chef is a great profession for someone who loves food and cooking. Not only does Neil get to make delicious dishes, he also meets many fascinating people. What a yummy way to make a living!
Alan Bastien is a Taekwondo master. He travels from school to school, sharing his gift with as many children as possible. Young readers will be captivated as they watch Alan teach his students the techniques of this martial art, the equipment used, and important lessons of self-respect and self-discipline.
Smile! Meet David Meisels, the dentist! Peek behind the curtain of a busy dental office. David shows us how to clean our teeth and which tools he uses to keep them healthy and white. He will also introduce us to his daughters, Shiraz and Brit, and his wife, Hila.
Christina Gomes is a hair stylist at her father's hair salon. Meet Christina's family and join her at a fashion show, where she will be styling the models' hair. Christina loves her job! She gets to be creative and work with lots of different people.
In Meet my neighbor, the artist, young readers are given a captivating look at the life of a painter. Meet David Scott, artist, at his home studio. David shows the tools of his trade: easel, palette, and brushes. He then takes us to the art gallery that sells his paintings. David's paintings hang in the homes of many people. His talent makes him and others happy.
Meet Steven Stewert and his team as they are in the process of building a second story on a house. Engaging text and colorful photos will introduce children to the tools Steven uses and how each one works. Steven also invites young readers into his home to meet his wife and two children.
Life in a Suburban City looks at living in cities that have spread from the center far into the countryside. Many people live and work in areas that are miles from downtown. Los Angeles, California is the featured example, and focuses on family life in a typical suburb.
Life in an Industrial Citylooks at everyday life in cities that have grown up around a particular industry. Most people in these cities work in factories, warehouses, ports, airports, or transportation. Houston, Texas, is used as an example showing how people live, work, and relax in the industrial part of the city.
Trees were one of the first natural resources used by man. In North American, most native and early European settlements were set up near forests from where wood was harvested for firewood, building homes and boats, and for fortifying villages. Western Canada had, and continues to have, huge coniferous forests. McKenzie in British Columbia, Canada, is a community based on timber mills, timber supply and tourism. It has a population of 5,450 people.
Mining People mine for coal, oil, minerals, and metals. These are used for energy and as raw products to make things. In various parts of North America there are huge areas rich in one or more of these natural resources. Gillette, in Wyoming, is the coal-mining capital of the USA. Nearby is the small community of Moorcroft. The community developed from an old wild west cattle-ranching center and is now largely based on oil and coal-mining. About 900 people live in the small town.
Few people live in the business district of big modern cities. The area where people live in a big city is usually filled with office buildings, banks, insurance companies, and stores. This book focuses on New York City, and looks at the everyday life of workers in the business district.
Life in a Residential City looks at living in the housing zone of a big modern city. City life, with lots of people, traffic, buildings, and roads, is busy and fast-paced. Toronto, Ontario, is the featured example. It looks at houses and apartments, and how people commute to work.