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Books in Biomes Around the World series

  • Children Around the World

    Donata Montanari

    Paperback (Kids Can Press, Feb. 1, 2004)
    No matter where they live, children are always curious about the world. But nothing proves more fascinating to them than other children. Exploring the themes of commonality and diversity, this informational picture book introduces young readers to 12 children from around the world. Speaking in the first person, the children briefly describe such things as the language, food, clothing, schooling and daily life of their region. One of the most appealing aspects of this book is the artwork, which features the use of fabric, paper, mesh, string and felt in multimedia collage. Through the use of colors and textures, each child emerges with a distinctive and endearing personality.
  • Families Around the World

    Margriet Ruurs, Jessica Rae Gordon

    Paperback (Kids Can Press, April 4, 2017)
    A successor to the popular Children Around the World written and illustrated by Donata Montanari, this book allows young readers to visit with fourteen children, each from a different country, to learn about their families. Based on real children, each one's story fills a two-page spread and is told in the first person, beginning with a greeting in the child's native language. From Ryan, who lives on a Texas cattle farm, to Nkoitoi, who tends the family goat in Kenya, to Baatar, who moves regularly with his nomadic family in Mongolia, there is a vast range of homes, locations, customs and activities presented here, all of it enthusiastically illustrated with bright colors and vivid detail by illustrator Jessica Rae Gordon. There is variety in the heads of the families as well: a single parent, multiracial parents and same-sex parents are all represented. For all the children's different experiences, however, it is clear how much their lives have in common with one another, and likely with the book's readers. The love they have for their family members, the joy they find in play and the beauty they see around them wherever they live are experiences that cross borders. This is a wonderful, uplifting global studies title perfect for exploring cultures and geography. It would also be useful for a social studies unit on families and family relationships. Adding to its value as a teaching tool are suggestions for lesson plans built around the book, as well as a glossary and pronunciation guide for foreign words.
  • Around The World Fashion Sketchbook

    Lonely Planet Kids, Jenny Grinsted, Eva Byrne

    Paperback (Lonely Planet, June 19, 2018)
    From the Indian sari and Mexican Day of the Dead costumes, to Chinese wedding dresses and Scottish tartan, we take kids on a seriously stylish journey to discover the fashion, clothes and fabrics worn by different cultures around the world. Full of fun activities, there's plenty of space for kids to get creative and design their own outfits. Lonely Planet's Around the World Fashion Sketchbook explores many of the planet's most famous and iconic clothing styles. Children will get to visit Brazil's amazing Carnival and marvel at its colorful samba dancers, meet Indian women and their beautiful patterned saris, get streetwise with New York's hip-hop scene, take to the saddle in a poncho with Argentina's cowboys, and lots more. Inside, kids will discover: The stories behind colors, festival dresses and fabric patterns Fun and amazing facts about people, culture and their clothing Lots of space to doodle, design and color in their own outfits About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids â?? an imprint of the world's leading travel authority, Lonely Planet â?? published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travelers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids encourages the next generation of global citizens to learn about the world around them with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. Whether at home, in school or on the road, every day can be an adventure. Come explore!
  • Bread, Bread, Bread

    Ann Morris, Ken Heyman

    Paperback (HarperCollins, May 21, 1993)
    Bread is a food enjoyed by people in all parts of the world. Its many shapes, sizes, textures, and colors are as varied as the people who eat it. This photographic round-the-world tour provides a glimpse into the rich variety of world cultures, as well as an informative look at an important food that everyone agrees is as necessary as water and air.Supports the Common Core State Standards.
  • El Salvador

    Joanne Mattern

    Paperback (Jump!, Inc., Jan. 1, 2019)
    "In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of El Salvador. 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. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index."--Publisher's description.
  • Houses and Homes

    Ann Morris, Ken Heyman

    Paperback (HarperCollins, March 29, 1995)
    The world is full of houses. Big houses and little houses. Houses that stay in one place and houses that move from place to place. Some houses are made of wood or stone; others are made from mud or straw. But all of them are made for families to live in.
  • School in Many Cultures

    Heather Adamson

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    Students go to school all over the world. How are these schools the same as yours? How are they different?
  • Hats, Hats, Hats

    Ann Morris, Ken Heyman

    Paperback (HarperCollins, May 21, 1993)
    "A hat can say a lot about where you come from, what you do, and who you are. You see, there's a lot more under a hat than just a head! With dazzling full-color photographs and an index.
  • Homes in Many Cultures

    Heather Adamson

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    Step inside homes all over the world. What makes them the same as yours? What makes them different?
  • Around the World Craft and Design Book

    Lonely Planet Kids

    Paperback (Lonely Planet, June 18, 2019)
    Discover, draw and design cultural artifacts from around the world with this fun and creative activity book-from Native American dreamcatchers and Hawaiian leis to Russian nesting dolls and Maori pendants. Lonely Planet Kids' Around the World Craft & Design Book contains a mix of exciting projects that can be made from common household items. Colorful illustrations, photos and fun facts introduce young artists to different cultures and encourage them to create and showcase their unique designs. Projects include: Designing your own woollen mochilas bag from Venezuela Carving a Welsh 'lovespoon' for someone special Building and playing a djembe drum from Mali Painting a beautiful pysanka egg from Ukraine Decorating a wau kite inspired by Malaysian design Making an Indonesian wayang shadow puppet Designing a decorative Nguni shield from southern Africa Coloring in a totem pole from British Columbia, Canada Adding bright colors to crin dolls from Chile Designing your own set of Russian nesting dolls Making a Hawaiian lei from tissue paper Also available: -Around the World Coloring Book-Around the World Fashion Sketchbook About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids-an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet-published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travelers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
  • Around the World in 50 Ways

    Lonely Planet Kids, Dan Smith, Frances Castle

    Paperback (Lonely Planet, Feb. 15, 2018)
    Set off from London and travel across the globe. Then try to make it back! In Lonely Planet Kids' Around the World in 50 Ways, kids choose their favorite routes and transportation, from tuk-tuks and sleds, to steamboats and hot-air balloons. They'll visit famous cities and exotic, far-flung places - and learn amazing facts about each destination along the way. But they'll need to be careful: not every path will take them where they want to go! Welcome to the Tower of London! That's the starting point of this amazing adventure. But what's the next leg of the journey? That depends on the transportation chosen. Once aboard, kids can discover all about these amazing machines and how they work. Then upon arriving at their next destination, they'll get to explore the local area and see what makes it so interesting and unique. With over 20 possible routes, who knows where they'll end up? About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humor and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place-inspiring children at home and in school.
  • Birthdays Around the World

    Margriet Ruurs, Ashley Barron

    Hardcover (Kids Can Press, Sept. 5, 2017)
    Everyone in the world has a birthday. But birthdays are not celebrated in the same way everywhere. Meet Mercedes in Peru, who eats a cake and a purple pudding called mazamorra morada. Ieva in Latvia is raised in the birthday chair, one lift for each year. And rather than celebrating his own birthday, Phúc Khang in Vietnam joins in the festivities during Tet, when everyone in the country turns one year older. Based on interviews with real people, award-winning author Margriet Ruurs tells the unique stories of how seventeen children from all around the globe celebrate a birthday, including how they each say happy birthday in their native language. Following the memorable stories, children are invited to compare their own birthday traditions with the ones they've learned about in the book. Birthdays can be a yearly highlight and a shared experience for children, which make them a perfect subject for introducing different customs around the world. As with all the titles in the bestselling Around the World series, this fascinating book provides cross-curricular applications in language arts, global studies and geography. Ashley Barron's beautiful cut-paper collage artwork adds a contemporary, stylized feel to the pages. Enriching the reading experience are a world map that pinpoints all the locations of the children in the book; a two-page spread containing six activities that facilitate a closer reading of the text; and a glossary containing translations, pronunciations and foreign scripts for the foreign words and phrases in the book.