Primary School Americas Books
TFHH 9 years +9 years +
These four books provide graphic novel-style accounts of some of the most momentous days in our history- including D-Day during World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassination of JFK and The Apollo 11 Moon Landing in 1969.
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The eye-catching artwork and captivating true stories are sure to capture the interest of any child interested in history, as well as those who wouldn't normally read books.
Each book has a cast of characters that help offer biographical information on the key players in each event and a timeline that explains what happened when. They also explain the lasting effect each important event made.
AKVQY 8 years +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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CLSU 7 years +7 years +
Explore the countries of the world with this amazing collection of geography books. They encourage readers to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in an engaging and entertaining way.
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Each book also highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information.
APXJB 7 years +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.
AONSN 5 years +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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AFLGS 7 years +7 years +
This title lets you step back in time to North America when the Sioux, Blackfoot and other tribes roamed the Great Plains. You can discover how they set up camps in tipis and hunted for bison, and explore the customs and ceremonies of the many different nomadic groups - their sacred dances, mythical kachina dolls and ornate clothes. 15 practical projects draw you into the Native American lifestyle, showing how to build a real-life tipi, create a pictograph story, or join in a Sioux war dance with your very own ankle bells and dance wand. It is packed with over 400 photographs and illustrations, including maps, cross sections and a pictorial timeline, to really bring the past to life. Ideal for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. Marvel at the vast spread of the North American tribes, from the Arctic Inuit to the warrior Apache, each with its own unique customs and rituals. You can discover how explorers, colonists and gold-hunters forced the brave Indian chiefs into battle or into hiding, and how legendary heroes such as Pocahontas and Sitting Bull reacted to the threat from Europe. You can learn the wisdom of these expert craftspeople by making your own stunning objects, from a model canoe and a decorated fighting shield to a False Face Mask of the Iroquois tribe.
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AQCLQ 7 years +7 years +
This beautifully designed title offers kids an engaging insight into a fascinating country that is Brazil: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history - all presented in an engaging writing style. Alongside this core information, readers will find out about fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on Brazil's customs and everyday life.
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!
APVGL 7 years +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.
APVPV 7 years +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.
ANLAP 9 years +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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APWZG 9 years +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.
APXCS 7 years +7 years +
Countries in Our World focuses on the countries that shape and influence our modern world. Each book examines physical features, daily life, industry, media, leisure and much more. Each title in Countries in our World is a mine of useful information ideal for school and project work.
AFRQN 7 years +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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APVJG 7 years +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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