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Australia

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034058

Choosing just one animal mascot to represent the country of Australia is difficult! The marsupial contenders alone include the kangaroo, koala, and wombat. Then there are the predator options like the dingo and saltwater crocodile. After learning all about Australia in this title, fluent readers just might make a mascot pick!

Brazil

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034065

Brazil has a monopoly over about half of the South American landscape. The country covers more than 3 million square miles of the continent! In this snapshot of Brazil, young readers will especially enjoy touring the Amazon Rain Forest and the country’s other unique biomes.

China

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034089

One-fifth of all the people in the world call China home. This means Mandarin Chinese is the number one language when it comes to native speakers! In this look at a country rich in history and culture, young readers will learn a few main Mandarin characters and much more.

England

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034096

The beloved fictional Harry Potter calls England his home. Though his world is imaginary, it includes many of England’s actual landmarks. In this profile of the real England, kids will learn the facts about the European country that serves as the setting for many of their favorite stories.

India

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034119

India has its very own Hollywood—the rhyming Bollywood! The thousands of Bollywood films that are released every year put the songs, dances, and colors of India in the spotlight. Upper-elementary students are invited to a special viewing of a country with a memorable flavor.

Italy

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034133

Two thousand years ago, Italy was known for its spectacles. Rome’s famous Colosseum hosted epic sports contests and gladiator fights. In this book, Italy is on display to engage fluent young readers. Kids will be especially amazed by ancient Italian architecture.

Japan

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034140

In the United States, a bow is most often taken by a performer at the end of a concert or play. But in Japan, a bow is the traditional gesture to greet another person. This country close-up teaches upper-elementary students Japanese customs and much more about the Asian island nation.

Mexico

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034157

Mexico is a cactus capital. Giant cardon, the world’s tallest cactuses, grow in the Sonoran Desert. They reach heights up to 63 feet! And Mexicans also eat the stems of prickly pear cactuses like vegetables! This country profile takes kids south of the border to explore Mexico.

Russia

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034164

Russia is a rare transcontinental country, with its small western part belonging to Europe and its large eastern part belonging to Asia. The dividing line is the Ural Mountains. Fluent readers will see both sides of Russia and discover the cultural elements that unite all of its people.

Taj Mahal

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645277521

In this book, early fluent readers will marvel at the Taj Mahal while learning about its history, location, uses, and architecture. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the cultural history behind this mausoleum. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the historical site. Children can learn more about the Taj Mahal using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Taj Mahal also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Petra

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645277491

In this book, early fluent readers will marvel at Petra while learning about its history, location, uses, and architecture. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the cultural history behind this ancient archaeological site. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the historical site. Children can learn more about Petra using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Petra also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Machu Picchu

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645277439

In this book, early fluent readers will marvel at Machu Picchu while learning about its history, location, uses, and architecture. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the cultural history behind this ancient site. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the historical site. Children can learn more about Machu Picchu using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Machu Picchu also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Parthenon

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645277460

In this book, early fluent readers will marvel at the Parthenon while learning about its history, location, uses, and architecture. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about ancient Greece the cultural history behind this temple. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the historical site. Children can learn more about the Parthenon using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Parthenon also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Great Wall of China

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645277408

In this book, early fluent readers will marvel at the Great Wall of China while learning about its history, location, uses, and architecture. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the landmark's cultural history. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the landmark. Children can learn more about the Great Wall of China using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Great Wall of China also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Big Ben

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645277286

In this book, early fluent readers will marvel at Big Ben while learning about its history, location, uses, and architecture. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the landmark's cultural history. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the landmark. Children can learn more about Big Ben using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Big Ben also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Colosseum

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645277309

In this book, early fluent readers will marvel at the Colosseum while learning about its history, location, uses, and architecture. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the landmark's cultural history. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the landmark. Children can learn more about the Colosseum using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Colosseum also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Eiffel Tower

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645277378

In this book, early fluent readers will marvel at the Eiffel Tower while learning about its history, location, uses, and architecture. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the landmark's cultural history. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an At a Glance recap offers a map and quick stats on the landmark. Children can learn more about the Eiffel Tower using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Eiffel Tower also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

China

Walter Simmons (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612113494

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 the unique Chinese language!

China

Walter Simmons

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612113494

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

Ukraine

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341304

Ukraine is one of the largest countries in Europe! In this title, fluent readers can explore all that this beautiful country has to offer. Vibrant photos and activities bring the nation to life, exploring the Ukraine’s landscape, customs, wildlife, and more. Features such as a timeline, a map, a wildlife profile, a recipe, and an activity add even more excitement to this engaging title. Readers will come away with new knowledge of life in the Ukraine.

Nepal

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341274

High within the peaks of the Himalayas is the country of Nepal. This small country boasts a rich cultural heritage. In this title, readers will learn all about it. Nepal’s beauty and culture come to life through vibrant photos and engaging text. Special features such as a map and a timeline provide a visual aid, and a recipe and activity give readers hands-on experience!

New Zealand

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341281

The island nation of New Zealand offers fascinating culture and remarkable beauty! In this engaging text, fluent readers will explore all that this country has to offer. Each chapter details a different aspect of life in New Zealand through engaging text and vibrant photos. Special features such as a recipe and an activity provide a hands-on experience to further engage readers!

Honduras

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341250

Honduras is a tropical country with a rich history and culture. From the volcanic highlands to the Pacific lowlands, this country's natural beauty is a sight to behold! Readers will experience this and more in this title all about what Honduras has to offer. Special features including a recipe, a language tutorial, and an activity give readers a hands-on experience with the rich culture of Honduras.

Madagascar

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341267

Off the coast of mainland Africa lies the island nation of Madagascar. The people of this island share the land with a wide variety of wildlife. In this leveled title, each chapter teaches fluent readers about a different aspect of life on the island. Vibrant photos offer a visual, and special features such as a recipe, an activity, and a timeline bring Madagascar to life for readers!

Kenya

Sherra G. Edgar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781634072373

Readers are presented with an overview of Kenya's geography, culture, people, government, and daily life. Intriguing text, informative sidebars, detailed maps, and full-color photographs give readers a glimpse into life in this unique country. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, a fast-fact section, and an area listing sources for further research.