Famous for bagpipes and kilts, the Scottish are rooted in tradition. They are also a hardy people. They thrive in a part of the United Kingdom where the weather reaches extremes. This title introduces young readers to Scotland, a country with highlands, lowlands, and a rich heritage.
Poland, the largest country in central Europe, has a tumultuous past. Its people have faced times of war in between periods of great cultural growth. Today, the Polish are known to enjoy classical music and hearty meals. Learn about the daily life, culture, and landscape of Poland, the heart of Europe.
Being the westernmost country in Europe, Portugal was among the first countries to navigate unexplored seas and discover new lands. It was a Portuguese explorer named Bartolomeu Dias who became the first European to round Africa's Cape of Good Hope. Young readers will explore Portugal's past and present as well as its culture and landscape.
The Dominican Republic was the first place Christopher Columbus landed when he sailed to the Americas from Europe in 1492. Today, the people of this Caribbean nation are known for their love of music, dance, and baseball. In this title, readers will learn about the geography and culture of the Dominican Republic.
El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated Central American country. Because of its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire, it must endure volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Hurricanes also sweep in from the Caribbean. However, El Salvadorians don’t let these events quiet their vibrant culture. This book introduces El Salvador’s landscape, cuisine, wildlife, heritage, and much more!
A crossroads between Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Morocco is a country of great diversity. Throughout its history, people have migrated to the country from every direction. They've brought a variety of beliefs and ways of life. In this book, young readers will discover that Morocco is a land of blended backgrounds.
In Belgium, you will find the world's diamond capital, world-famous chocolates and waffles, and countless castles. You will also notice a global presence, as the headquarters for several international organizations are in the capital city of Brussels. Get a taste of Belgium in this title for young readers.
Every male in the Aztec civilization received military training. The most feared fighters on the battlefields were eagle warriors and jaguar warriors. This title explores the history of these fierce warriors, the tools and tactics they used in battle, and what ultimately led to their downfall.
For over 200 years, the British redcoats were the most feared infantry on Earth. The discipline with which they fought was enough to defeat almost any foe. Readers will learn about the history, training, and weapons that made them such effective soldiers.
Located in Eastern Europe, the Czech Republic has only been a country since 1993. It is home to over 2,000 castles, although some of them are in ruins. The capital, Prague, is called “the city of 100 spires” because of its architectural history. Discover the beautiful countryside, cuisine, and other distinct features that make the Czech Republic a wonderful nation!
Colombia is known for its biodiversity and many important crops, especially coffee. It also produces more emeralds and roses than any other country in the world. This title presents the geography of Colombia as well as the cultural heritage and traditions of the Colombian people.
For many years, Cambodia was a war-torn country. Recently, a new government has helped turn the economy around and given the Cambodian people more opportunity. Tourism has boomed, with many visitors heading to see Angkor Wat, one of the oldest religious temples in the world. This book explores the geography and culture of Cambodia, a jewel of Southeast Asia.
A land famous for green tea and the martial art of tae kwon do, South Korea lies on a peninsula in southern Asia. Many small islands fill the waters off its coast, including the volcanic Cheju Island. Learn all about South Korea’s landscapes, the everyday life of its people, and the country’s history with North Korea.
Known for its cultural diversity, South Africa has eleven official languages! The country also contains a variety of landscapes, with more than 200,000 different plant species found throughout the country. Pack your bags and explore the South African landscape, the people, and the many cultural activities enjoyed throughout the country.
Many different civilizations have lived on the land that is now Peru. Today, tourists travel to this South American country to see Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca site. Learn more about Peru, its people, the Amazon Rain Forest, and much more in this exciting title!
Once part of the mighty Ottoman Empire, Turkey has a long and rich history. Stretching into both Europe and Asia, it is a land of mountains, lakes, and coastal plains. Travel to Turkey and experience both the ancient relics of the Ottoman Empire and the vibrant culture of modern Turkish people.
Most famous for its fjords, Norway’s land features are very diverse. Visitors come every year to see the high mountain peaks, the green, rolling hills, and the deep grooves of the fjords. Eager readers will explore this beautiful European country and find out what life is like for the people who call it home.
Taking its name from the Niger River, the country of Nigeria is the most populated in Africa. People first lived in the area thousands of years ago. Today, artifacts from these times can be seen in museums. Travel to Nigeria and learn about its modern-day people, the activities they enjoy, and their fascinating culture.
Guatemala, a hotspot of unique wildlife, boasts 100 rivers, over 250 wetland areas, and many famous volcanoes. Read about this beautiful Central American country and experience the daily life of the Guatemalan people, from work and school to fun and play.
An archipelago of over 7,100 islands in Southeast Asia, the Philippines sit near the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area often affected by earthquakes and volcanoes. With a long coastline and many rain forests, the country contains a variety of plant and animal life. Children will find out what else makes the Philippines unique in this informative title!
The second-largest country in South America, Argentina is known for its fertile plains, the rugged Andes Mountains, and the beautiful land of the Argentine Patagonia. The people of Argentina work on the land and in cities, enjoying music, dancing, and sports in their free time. Learn all about Argentine food, culture, and daily life in this informative title!
Chile is a long, narrow country that stretches along the Pacific Ocean on the west coast of South America. It has many different landscapes, including the Atacama, the driest desert in the world! Young readers will explore Chile’s landscapes, discovering the famous Easter Island statues, the diverse wildlife, and the people that call the country home.
Costa Rica, which means “Rich Coast,” is aptly named. Its long coastlines, bordering the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, have some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Young readers will learn about Costa Rica’s booming ecotourism, the daily life and cuisine, and the peaceful, laid-back nature of its people.
Did you know that Iraq was home to the oldest known human civilization on Earth? This area used to be known as Mesopotamia, and many different ancient peoples lived there. Readers will learn about daily life in Iraq, contemporary Iraqi culture, and the changes the country is going through today.
Denmark has consistently been ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world. It has a high standard of living, an impressive literacy rate, and an industrious economy. In this title, discover more about a land famous for its fairy tales, innovative culture, and lively people.