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Friends Around the World

These books are a window into the lives of children living in different places. Children eat, go to school and play all over the world. How are these experiences in different places different? How are they the same?

 

a-ticket-around-the-world [1]A Ticket Around the World [1] – An introduction to the world’s diversity follows the journeys of a young boy who visits friends in thirteen different countries and explores their respective cultures, languages, foods, geography, wildlife, and landmarks.


can-you-say-peace [2]Can You Say Peace? [2] – Every September 21 on the International Day of Peace, children around the world wish in many different languages for peace.


celebrating-birth-around-the-world [3]Celebrating Birth Around the World [3] – A wonderful world of celebrations from around the world featuring the world’s main religions as well as some little-known ceremonies and festivals, this book takes a look at how birth is celebrated in many different places.


celebrating-weddings-around-the-world [4]Celebrating Weddings Around the World [4] – A wonderful world of celebrations from around the world featuring the world’s main religions as well as some little-known ceremonies and festivals, this book takes a look at how getting married and weddings are celebrated in many different places.


children-from-australia-to-zimbabwe [5]Children from Australia to Zimbabwe [5] – Text and photographs depict how children live in nations across the alphabet, from Australia to Zimbabwe.


children-just-like-me [6]
Children Just Like Me [6] – Photographs and text depict the homes, schools, family life, and culture of young people around the world.


city-atlas-travel-the-world-with-30-city-maps [7]City Atlas [7] – 30 best-loved cities from around the world are brought to life with illustrations which show in detail key landmarks, famous people, iconic buildings and cultural icons.


coming-of-age-around-the-world [8]Coming of Age Around the World [8] – Discover a world of celebrations from around the world featuring the world’s main religions as well as some little-known ceremonies and festivals, this book takes a look at how growing up and coming of age are celebrated in many different places.


dreams-around-the-world [9]Dreams Around the World [9] – Thirteen children from around the world share their dreams for the future, as well as a day in their lives.


a-faith-like-mine [10]A Faith Like Mine [10] – Presents detailed personal accounts which give unique insight into the diversity of religious faith as experienced by children across the world.


farms-around-the-world [11]Farms Around the World [11] – Learning about animals, plants, and activities on a farm, you’ll read about the jobs that must be done daily, the changing seasons, and how food gets from the farm to your plate.


if-america-were-a-village [12]If America Were a Village [12] – This book uses a simple metaphor to create a snapshot–past, present and future–to help readers imagine America as a village of 100 people, exploring their lives to help children and readers of all ages to discover a whole new vision of America.


its-back-to-school-we-go [13]It’s Back to School We Go [13] – In easy-to-read text, describes what the first day of school might be like for a child in Kenya, Kazakhstan, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Peru, Germany, India, Russia, and the United States.


just-like-me-climbing-a-tree [14]Just Like Me Climbing a Tree [14] – Introduces twelve distinctive trees from across the world, including Mexico’s Montezuma cypress, South Africa’s baobab, and Australia’s white mulberry, and looks at what makes each one so unique.


a-life-like-mine [15]A Life Like Mine [15] – Looks at what life is like for children of different countries and how each child can fulfill his or her hopes and ambitions no matter how little or much their human rights are infringed.


my-librarian-is-a-camel [16]My Librarian is a Camel [16] – Describes unusual mobile libraries found around the world. Young Hoosier Book Award, 2008-2009, 4-6 Nominee. Mi Bibliotecaria es un Camello [17]


my-school-is-in-the-rain-forest [18]My School in the Rain Forest [18] – A lively photo-essay examines the many ways children across the globe learn, from a webcam near the Sahara desert to a school that floats on a river to a school high in the Himalayas. By the author of My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World.


off-to-class [19]Off to Class [19] – Describes some of the different and unusual school settings around the world, from an environmentally sustainable school in India to schools within caves in China and schools for the nomadic tribes of Siberia.


our-world [20]Our World [20] – Take a trip with your favorite Disney characters and learn how children around the world live, celebrate, speak, eat, etc.


remembering-the-dead-around-the-world [21]Remembering the Dead Around the World [21] – Discover how people remember the passing of their loved ones all around the world. Featuring the world’s main religions as well as some little-known ceremonies and festivals, this book takes an intriguing and colorful look at how death is commemorated in many different places.


school-days-around-the-world [22]School Days Around the World [22] – “What is a school? Is it a building with classrooms? Or can it be any place where children learn?” The fascinating stories that follow will expand how young readers think of school, as they learn about the experiences of real children in thirteen different countries around the world.


school-days-around-the-world-2 [23]School Days Around the World [23] – What is a school? Is it a building with classrooms? Or can it be any place where children learn?” The stories that follow will expand how young readers think of school, as they learn about the experiences of real children in thirteen different countries around the world.


a-school-like-mine-2 [24]A School Like Mine [24] – Introduces children from around the world and discusses where they live, how they play, and what their schools are like.


schools-in-different-places [25]Schools in Different Places [25] – Discusses how schools from around the world are different by describing buildings, rules and responsibilities, and schedules.


this-child-every-child [26]This Child, Every Child [26] – Examines how children from different countries around the world live and how their lives differ from children elsewhere, including issues such as access to water, healthcare, and education.


wake-up-world [27]Wake Up World [27] – Takes a look at home life, schooling, and other aspects of everyday life around the world by comparing the experiences of children from Ghana, Russia, Australia, California, Brazil, Vietnam, and England.


the-way-to-school [28]The Way to School [28] – Your way to school might be by yellow bus, bicycle or car, but around the world children are also getting to class by canoe, through tunnels, up ladders, by donkey, water buffalo or ox cart. A collection of gorgeous, full-color photographs of schoolchildren from Myanmar, Ghana, Brazil, China, Canada and beyond, readers will see that the path to school can be “long and hard and even scary” depending on the lay of the land, the weather, even natural disasters.


what-we-wear [29]What We Wear [29] – Uses colorful photographs to show the clothing and dress of children from places around the globe, including Peru, Uganda, and Sweden.


whats-for-lunch [30]What’s for Lunch? [30] – An examination of the food consumption by school children in thirteen countries; focusing on school lunches, as wel as the inequality of food and the importance of health, nutritious food.


the-world-of-birthdays [31]The World of Birthdays [31] – Discusses how birthdays are celebrated in Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and the United States. Includes instructions for making a craft, game, or recipe from each country.


you-and-me-together [32]You and Me Together [32] – From a festival in India to a bus in Germany, from a park in China to a campfire in Australia, loving moms, dads, and kids share their lives.

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