Only a century ago, Kolmanskop was a diamond boomtown. The town produced more than a million carats a year! But what happened to Kolmanskop after the diamond boom fizzled? This high-interest title explores the rise of Kolmanskop and its slow decline back into empty desert. Special features such as a map, a timeline, and unique fun facts add to this fascinating title.
Spanning the western shores of Scandinavia is the country of Norway. This largely mountainous nation has been settled for nearly 6,000 years, and its many traditions display the wealth of its people! Within the pages of this title, readers will explore fun facts, striking photos, and more. Features such as a map, a recipe, and a special landmarks sidebar provide readers with new perspectives and ways to discover this nation in the north!
The coastal North African country of Morocco has a rich history influenced by the many people groups who have lived within its borders. Its two largest cities, Casablanca and Fez, are filled with mazes of artful alleyways and bazaars with local specialties. With vivid imagery and fun facts filling its pages, this title also includes special features such as a landmarks sidebar, a weather sidebar, a profile, a recipe, a wildlife spotlight, and more!
Iran is a Middle Eastern nation whose history spans more than 5,000 years! Many of its people share deep roots in the Islam faith, but the day-to-day lives of people from different ethic groups alllow varying customs to shine! This title puts readers inside the homes of this nation, introducing them to popular foods and celebrations. Readers will explore special features that cover a traditional activity, a recipe, a famous face, a language, a timeline, and more!
El Salvador may be the smallest country in Central America, but it is filled with rich life and beauty! The hidden pyramid of Tazumel attracts many adventurers, while the sounds of cumbia music delight locals in the streets. Readers will dive into this and more as each chapter highlights different elements of El Salvador. Special features such as maps, fun facts, a recipe, an activity, and a timeline provide a deeper look into this nation in the tropics!
Haiti is a tropical paradise on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. Despite its chilling history and frequent natural disasters, its people are filled with gratitude for life! They regularly use the phrase pa gen pwoblem, or “no have problem!” Between the covers of this title, readers will find text filled with fascinating facts, as well as features including special landmarks, a famous face, a wildlife spotlight, and more!
Mesopotamia is known as the cradle of civilization! This ancient society rose between two major rivers thousands of years ago. With its rise came new languages, laws, gods, and agricultural practices. This title explores all of the above, with special interest paid to the daily lives of ancient Mesopotamian people. This informative title is filled with engaging features such as profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, and more!
Time for a trip back in time! This informative title takes readers on a journey centuries in the past, when the ancient Aztecs thrived. Readers will be hooked by the narrative opening. Then they will dive deep into the past, exploring the daily lives and innovations of the Aztecs. A cause and effect feature, a time and place matrix, profiles, and a timeline offer additional knowledge. Readers will soon understand what the ancient Aztecs contributed to our modern world!
Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages in the world. It was first spoken centuries ago by the people of ancient India! In this fascinating title, readers are introduced to the ancient Indian civilization, including how it rose and why it fell. Engaging text combines with beautiful visuals to offer insight into the daily lives, beliefs, and rule of ancient Indians. Special features include profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, and more!
Ancient Rome still influences our world! The civilization’s architecture, language, and government were preserved by the societies that followed, all the way up to the modern day! This title introduces readers life for the people of ancient Rome, focusing on their beliefs, work, government, and more. This title’s informative text and bright images take readers on a trip to the past, while special features such as profiles, a cause and effect graphic, and a time and place matrix support the journey!
The modern world still benefits from the inventions of ancient China! Modern paper, compasses, and kites are just a few things this society created. In this book, readers will explore what life was like in ancient China, including how people lived, worked, and ruled. Profiles introduce readers to ancient Chinese gods and leaders, and other special features explore cause and effect, compare two different times and places, and offer a timeline of important events!
Ancient Greece was the birthplace of democracy! This and many other ancient Greek creations are still important to our world today. Starting with an engaging opening narrative, this fact-filled title explores the daily lives and innovations of ancient Greeks. Using special features such as profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, and a timeline, readers of this book will walk away with a good idea of what life was like in ancient Greece!
The ancient Egyptian civilization lasted almost 3,000 years! Today, people around the world still benefit from the innovations of the Egyptians, from ancient papyrus scrolls to early irrigation systems. This fact-filled title gives readers an up-close glimpse of life in ancient Egypt, including how people lived, worked, and ruled. Special features include profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, a timeline, and a thought-provoking question.
The Mayans are remembered today for their beautiful pyramid temples. But this ancient civilization had many other innovations! This fact-filled title explores the underground reservoirs, rubber creations, and astronomy studies of ancient Maya. Engaging text and vivid images combine with special features such as profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, and a timeline to take readers on a journey to the past!
Stretching long and thin along South America’s southwestern coast is the diverse nation of Chile. Its landscape features the jagged Andes, the dry Atacama Desert, varied forests, and chilling glaciers. The people and cultures provide as much contrast as the land! Readers will explore Chile’s uniqueness through engaging text, labeled maps, a language feature, a traditional recipe, a historical timeline, and much more!
Boasting cultural riches, Belgium is where readers dreaming of travel can experience castle-filled towns, visual and musical arts, and buzzing urban hubs. Each bright page of this title provides engaging text and photos, while labeled maps, a traditional recipe, a language feature, a timeline, and more give readers a chance to experience the nation from afar!
What can modern forensic tools teach us about existing and newly uncovered artifacts from ancient Chinese dynasties? How can we learn about human migration from the discovery of preserved bodies? Can today’s technology uncover new clues about the Great Wall of China? Dive into this intriguing title, which examines how forensic science has allowed scientists, archaeologists, and historians to solve mysteries and answer questions about ancient China.
Signs of life are everywhere in the Roman city of Pompeii. Graffiti decorates the walls. Ancient homes and restaurants still stand. Colorful frescoes and mosaics are still visible. But this city is a graveyard. More than 2,000 years ago, Mount Vesuvius rained fire and ash onto the city. Many who died there were perfectly preserved in ash, only to be discovered centuries later. This high-interest title uses maps, graphs, and profiles of important discoveries to explore the fascinating history of the doomed city of Pompeii.
Pakistan is a country with a rich Islamic history that plays a large role in daily life. From clothing and behavior to nationwide celebrations, the Pakistani people take great pride in their religious connection. But there is much more to this Asian nation! In this title, readers will take a trip across Pakistan’s varied landscape, meet the country’s diverse wildlife, and discover so much more! Features such as maps, a famous face, and more provide an engaging reading experience. Head to Islamabad and beyond with this informative title!
A group of tourists crowds into a dusty room with brightly painted walls. They have entered King Tut’s tomb! Priceless artifacts once filled every chamber of the tomb. Now they are in museums across the world, carrying on King Tut’s legacy thousands of years after his death! This high-interest title uses vivid photographs, timelines, graphs, and profiles of important discoveries to introduce readers to the fascinating world of this ancient Egyptian ruler.
Thousands of years ago, royals gathered in the luxurious Palace of Knossos. Today, the palace is in ruins. Though bright frescoes still decorate its walls, the walls themselves are crumbling. What happened here? This high-interest title explores just that! Engaging text, colorful photos, maps, graphs, and other features combine to tell the gripping story of the Palace of Knossos and its fall to ruin.
From the Pampas to Patagonia, Argentina is a land of varied landscapes, colorful cities, and passionate people! In this title, readers will explore the people, wildlife, customs, and much more that make Argentina a vibrant nation. Special features including a profile of a famous face from Argentina, a recipe for a sweet treat, and numerous fun facts will keep readers hooked. See all that Argentina has to offer in this exciting book!
Did you know Costa Rica is home to seven active volcanoes, a cloud forest, and beautiful beaches? But the most special thing about this tropical nation might be the people! All across Costa Rica, people practice pura vida, or pure life, in which relaxation is key. A great introduction to Costa Rica, this title includes fascinating fun facts, a language feature, a timeline of important historical events, and so much more! Pick up this book and discover the wonder of Costa Rica!
Spanning across 17,500 islands in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is a nation filled with diversity. From a landscape of volcanic mountains, rain forests, and swamps to a population of more than 300 different people groups, there is so much to discover on this nation’s islands. This title’s leveled text provides an engaging reading experience, while special features such as language, a recipe, and fast facts about Indonesia’s population, religions, government and more provide additional information. Take a trip to this island nation in this fun title!
Did you know the Netherlands has more bicycles than residents? The city of Amsterdam has been called “the bicycle capital of the world!” In this title, readers will discover many more interesting facts about the people and landscape of the Netherlands as well as detailed maps, a Dutch activity, and many other special features. Pedal through the Netherlands in this page-turning book!