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Schoolchildren can learn all about the Americas (North America, Central America and South America) with our hand-picked selection of primary school books about the countries.

  • Collins Primary Atlas

    Collins Maps

    Product Code: BTOJK
    Paperback 7 years +
    A curriculum-supportive Primary Atlas for children aged 7-11 years (Key Stage 2). Designed for use in the classroom or at home, this revised edition includes informative politically coloured reference mapping of all major world regions and relevant topics. * This primary atlas provides an introduction to mapping of the UK, Europe and all major regions of the world. It includes information on map reading skills, the meaning of scale and measuring distances. * The reference maps are informative, politically coloured, and easy to read with national capitals and major cities easily identifiable. The maps are supported with national flags and basic national statistics. * Continental maps are linked to the regional mapping and are supported by a selection of aerial and terrestrial photographs. Continental relief maps show layer colouring and major physical features are highlighted.
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  • Usborne Famous Lives: Christopher Columbus

    M. Lacey

    Product Code: AMTEU
    Hardback 7 years +
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    This book looks over the life of Christopher Columbus, from his childhood through to his 'discovery' of America.

    It looks over his triumphs and tribulations with lively text, colourful artwork and archive photographs.
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  • My First Book of the 50 States of America

    Armadillo

    Product Code: ANLAP
    Other 9 years +
    This title comes with maps, dates and fun facts! In this title, all 50 states are listed in alphabetical order, complete with details about the capital city, nickname, bird and flower associated with each one, as well as the date on which it became one of the United States. Map illustrations show examples of native wildlife, regional foods, local industries and landmarks - including Mount Rushmore, Fort Knox and the Statue of Liberty. You can find out about the hot springs of Arkansas, the tiny state of Delaware, and the fossils of Connecticut's Dinosaur State Park. You can discover where Dr Seuss was born, why Montana is known as the Treasure State, how the Rhode Island Red chicken got its name, and why Virginia is called the "mother of presidents". It is designed for children and grown-ups to enjoy together, with a wipe-clean padded cover and sturdy board pages. This fascinating first board book looks at each state in turn, including maps and interesting facts. Did you know that during the summer in Alaska, the sun shines for 20 hours a day? Or that California has the world's tallest trees, which can grow higher than a 30-floor building!Did you know that Hawaii is the only state with two official languages? Or that lowa is nicknamed the Hawkeye State after an important Native American leader. A little American is never too young to find out about the 50 great states that make up the USA!
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  • Brazil

    Annabel Savery

    Product Code: APVPV
    Paperback 7 years +
    Going on holiday to Brazil or are you just interested in the country? Then this is the book for you. Discover Rio de Janeiro and experience the Carnival, then travel out into the countryside to see how people live and work in rural areas and to see the spectacular Igacu falls. Travel along the Amazon river and explore the rainforest before finally ending up in the capital, Brasilia after experiencing the food, culture and vibrancy of this amazing country. Told from the viewpoint of a young visitor and packed with interesting tips on where to go and what to see, these bold and colourful books explore countries through a travel diary. Been There! is a series of eight books focussing on some of the most exciting cities on the world. Suitable for children studying countries at KS2 or for children who are just fascinated by other cultures and customs.
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  • Terrible Tales of Native Americans

    Clare Hibbert

    Product Code: APVGL
    Hardback 7 years +
    The myths and legends of the Native Americans are a rich source of storytelling, culture and history. Children will meet heroes gods and monsters in a series of wonderful tales. Some they will be familiar with and some they may discover for the first time! Told in a humorous style but these books are jam-packed with facts about the beliefs of ancient cultures. A variety of imaginative visual and textual devices are used to great effect. For example, some stories are styled as newspaper reports, while others are made to look like recipes. A series of six books, Monstrous Myths will bring out the humour, horror and heroism of some fantastic stories.
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  • Brazil

    Anita Ganeri

    Product Code: AONSP
    Paperback 5 years +
    Join intrepid explorer Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel to one of the world's most fascinating countries: Brazil! The book includes chapters on Brazilian history, geography, cities, people, and food, as well as visiting some of the most famous places of this unique country, such as the Iguacu Falls and the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Mexico

    Anita Ganeri

    Product Code: AONSN
    Paperback 5 years +
    Join intrepid explorer Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel to one of the world's most fascinating countries: Mexico! The book includes chapters on Mexican history, geography, cities, people, and food, as well as visiting some of the most famous places of this unique country, such as Guadalajara and the ancient city of Chichen Itza.
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  • The Book of Flags

    Rob Colson

    Product Code: APZLC
    Paperback
    Did you know that the US Star-Spangled Banner was designed by a 17-year-old school boy? Or that the Brazilian flag shows a star constellation of the night sky from 1889? Welcome to the bizarre and fascinating world of flags! From the chequered Formula 1 flag and the rainbow banner to historical standards and country flags, this book is packed with amazing facts, stories and curiosities behind some of the world's most iconic banners. Discover the cultural and political history behind each flag, as well as flag rituals, historical uses of flags and heaps of curiosities and unusual facts. What's more, the book even includes over 200 flag stickers and a world map poster!
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  • Girls, Goddesses and Giants

    Lari Don

    Product Code: APXJB
    Hardback 7 years +
    A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness - whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the sun itself! Handsome princes need not apply - these girls are doing it for themselves. Stories from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe make this a really inclusive anthology of girl power, stunningly illustrated in papercut style.
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  • Mexico

    Geoff Barker

    Product Code: APWZG
    Paperback 9 years +
    Food is something that we all have in common. We all need to eat to stay alive but the staggering variety of foods eaten around the world and the variety of ways in which they are cooked makes for a fascinating read. Do you know your tacos from your tortillas? There's much more to Mexican food than chilli peppers and rice! Discover all about the types of food Mexican people eat - from the traditional to the modern - and read about how food is used in cultural and religious celebrations, by families, in different regions and at different times of the year. Then have a go at making a Mexican dish of your own using one of the step-by-step recipes. A series of eight titles that explore food from eight very different countries around the world. Each book gives a brief overview of the history of food in each country before you delve deeper into what makes each a unique eating experience.
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  • Grand Canyon

    Valerie Bodden

    Product Code: APVJG
    Paperback 7 years +
    The books in the Great Planet Earth series bring to life the most dramatic and diverse natural landscapes on Earth. Grand Canyon tells you all about the geography, people, climate and wildlife of this rich and fascinating desert landscape, and highlights the conservation work that is being done to keep it as wonderful as it is.
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  • A Inside and out: New York

    Josh Cochran

    Product Code: AKVQY
    Paperback 8 years +
    The first title in a series of concertina fold-out books features a two-metre diorama of New York's iconic skyline. Spot over eighty objects - from famous buildings to finger-licking frankfurters - then flip the page to see a cut-away replication of the same scene, showing what New Yorkers get up to behind closed doors. Detailed and humorous artwork brings one of the world's best-loved cities to life.
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  • Soaring Eagles

    Charlotte Guillain

    Product Code: AKIFG
    Paperback 6 years +
    How high up do golden eagles build their nests? Can a golden eagle really spot its prey from miles away? How does a golden eagle catch its prey? This title takes a fun look at golden eagles through photos and text.
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  • Hands-on History! Eskimo

    Jen Green

    Product Code: AFRQN
    Hardback 7 years +
    You can learn all about the inhabitants of the frozen north, with 15 step-by-step projects and over 350 exciting pictures. You can discover the origins of the different people who live in the most northerly reaches of the Earth - including the Inuit, Nenet, Saami and Chukchi races - and how they have managed to survive in such harsh conditions. It includes 15 step-by-step projects: build a model igloo, make a Nenet tent, create a shaman's drum, fashion some warming mittens and a traditional Saami hat, and construct your very own Inuit hunting boat. Fact boxes provide extra insights and highlight links with the present day. It includes more than 350 photographs and illustrations include cross-sections, historical maps and a pictorial timeline. It is perfect for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. In one of the world's most extreme environments, mankind has developed unique methods of survival. This fact-filled book examines Arctic habitation through the ages. Find out about the amazing ways in which humans have learned to hunt, herd and farm in harmony with nature, using the wildlife around them for food, fur, transport and even racing! Read of their centuries-long struggles against freezing winter winds and whalers from Europe. Marvel at their beautiful carvings and hand-crafted tools - many of which you can make yourself!
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