Young readers learn about north, south, east and west through simple text and photos.
Young readers learn about maps and globes through simple text and photos.
Young readers learn about various landforms through simple text and photos.
Young readers learn about the different continents through simple text and photos.
Young readers learn about keys and symbols on maps through simple text and photos.
Young readers learn about waterways through simple text and photos.
Best known as the home of the Inca as well as other ancient civilizations, Peru is dotted with the ruins of their ancient buildings. Children will be delighted to read about the ingenuity of these ancient people in Spotlight on Peru. From high up on Lake Titicaca where llamas roam, down to the Amazon River where jaguars live in the rainforests, the wonders of Peru are described through simple text. Wonderful photographs also capture the people of Peru today and their way of life.
Mexico is the southern neighbor of the United States. It is a country with a rich history and culture, a warm climate, diverse landscapes, and a variety of wildlife. From Mayan pyramids to busy cities to happy fiestas, Spotlight on Mexico offers a joyful experience to young readers. The book also includes recipes of some favorite Mexican foods that children will love to make!
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 highlight the different regions, climates, cities, and wildlife of this fascinating country.
Spotlight on India introduces children to the land, people, and rich traditions of this beautiful country. Breathtaking photos feature the Himalaya Mountains, the Ganges and Indus Rivers, and major cities such as New Delhi. This joyful book also celebrates India's unique mixture of peoples, monuments, such as the famous Taj Mahal, and its unique styles of music and dance.
The spotlight is on China having been host to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Maps and illustrations highlight this beautiful introduction to this vast country covered with such diverse landforms as mountains, deserts, and jungles. Stunning photographs feature the sites of its cities including Shanghai and Hong Kong as well as its architectural wonders such as the famous Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Children will also enjoy learning about China's people, their holidays and celebrations, high flying martial arts, Chinese cooking, and horoscopes.
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!
This up-to-date and fact filled introduction to Australia features the unique people, land, and animals of this island country. Children will be fascinated to learn about the native Aboriginal peoples and their way of life, the harsh Outback wilderness, the Great Barrier Reef, and the many marsupials that are unique to Australia, including the kangaroo and the koala. Spectacular photographs also give young readers a close-up view of major cities.
Hands-on lessons bring Hispanic culture to life! This information-rich resource invites students to learn more about Mexico and Central America Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Activities and crafts help students explore Mexican and Central American history as well as the Hispanic calendar, holidays, special events, and celebrations. Although the text is entirely in English, the book contains several songs in Spanish. 80 pages
Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in fighting for Civil Rights for all people. In this Spanish-translated biography, readers will learn about his inspirational life as he fought for equality of African Americans through nonviolence. The rich photos, supportive text, and helpful glossary, timeline, table of contents, and index give readers important information for understanding King's fight against Jim Crow Laws.
Alexander Graham Bell was always trying to invent new things! In this biography that has been translated into Spanish, readers will learn about Alexander's life as a teacher and inventor of such incredible inventions as the telephone, record player, and metal detector. Colorful images, supportive text, an interesting timeline, and a helpful glossary, table of contents, and index combine to give readers an inspiring look into the life of Alexander Bell.