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Country Profiles



Country Profiles

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Adventure abroad! This series takes young explorers on a world tour. Readers will stop at famous landmarks, meet new people groups, and experience unique customs and holidays. To further celebrate cultural diversity, these books teach how to speak foreign words, cook staple foods, and play traditional games.
Number of books in the series: 30
ISBN :  900135

List Price :  $808.50

Library Price :   $598.50

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Series Country Profiles
Reading Level Grade 4
Interest Level 3-8
ATOS 4.6-5.0
Lexile 600-900
Guided Reading Level S
Copyright Year 2019
Dewey 900-Geography and History
ISBN 900135
Author Various
Artwork Photography
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Blastoff! Discovery
AR Quiz Yes
Pages 32
Trim Size 6.5" x 9"
Book Format Hardcover
Reading Counts Points 3

School Library Journal
Attractive photos, well matched with text, are the strongest element of this set. The books all share a common format, beginning with an introductory photo and description of an iconic location, such as the Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China, or Stonehenge. Additional spreads locate each country and describe its landscape and climate, wildlife, population, schools, sports, foods, and celebrations, with content that is generally positive about it and its people. A "Fact Page" adds statistics, and directions for a children's game that is popular in the country and a recipe for a traditional dish are pluses. Most of the content is standard geographic information, but the text is occasionally vague to a fault. ("Small populations of First Nations and Inuit people also call Canada home"- can a million-plus people be considered "small"?). VERDICT: A fine choice for introduction and basic reports.

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
Country Profiles explores the landscape, wildlife, people, customs, attractions and more in a concise format for upper elementary students. Each text begins with a well-known (tourist) attraction and then moves into specific information about the country. Each topic is a two-page spread that includes text, images, and photographs exploring the topic, along with bolded vocabulary to help students. The volumes end with a basic timeline of the nation, facts, glossary, and “To Learn More” section with additional texts and the factsurfer website. THOUGHTS: This is a nice series for teaching research because each volume follows the same structure.