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Ebook Information Books: Global Communities
A Ticket Around the World by Natalia Diaz; Melissa Owens; Kim Smith (Illustrator)Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting friends in 13 different countries spanning all 6 populated continents. Along the way, he introduces us to each friend's environment and customs, and shares interesting facts about each country's culture, language, food, geography, wildlife, landmarks and more. Each country has a dedicated spread with a small map that shows geography and landmarks, letting readers imagine they are traveling, too. The format makes it easy to spot similarities and differences between countries. This informational picture book brings engaging nonfiction content to younger readers by showing them how other children just like them live around the world. Playful, realistic illustrations done with stylized realism lend warmth and whimsy to the book, making each locale feel welcoming. A Ticket Around the Worldwill leave readers feeling like they've toured the globe without ever having left home.
Call Number: In the Tumble Book Library
Publication Date: 2015-03-15
While You Are Sleeping by Durga Bernhard (Illustrator)"As one child goes to bed, another child is waking up on the other side of the world. With each page turn, readers see the same moment in time in nine different countries- the United States, Nigeria, Japan, Mexico, India, Thailand, Haiti, England, and Brazil. The lift-the-flap feature makes the "big idea" concept of time accessible to young readers. Open the book to a child reading before bed in Alaska, then lift the flap on the opposite page to see someone in Nigeria getting dressed to start her day. Durga Bernhard's simple text and whimsical illustrations make WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING a perfect read-aloud-especially for bedtime. Back matter includes a map and author's note explaining time zones and highlighting the different countries featured in the text. An excellent resource for all areas of the curriculum, this book invites readers to learn more about the cultures, people, and places in the world around them."
Call Number: In the Tumble Book Library
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
Subway Ride by Sue Rama (Illustrator); Heather Lynne Miller"Down, down, down. Step down below to see the world. A fantastical journey introduces young readers to subway travel. Five children pay the fare, pass through the gates, and zip through the tunnels of subway stations in ten cities around the globe. The trip around the world underscores how travel and cultural connections create community. Back matter includes information about the ten stations mentioned- Atlanta, Cairo, Chicago, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C."
A School Like Mine by David Beckham (Introduction by); Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff; Unicef, India Country OfficeExplore schools around the world through the eyes of more than 40 students in Children Just Like Me: A School Like Mine. A refreshed edition of a DK classic, Children Just Like Me: A School Like Mine looks at different countries and cultures around the globe and reveals the lives of children as they learn at school. Broaden children's views of the world and learn about the daily lives of real students from places near and far, from Australia to South Korea. Where do children in Jordan learn? What subjects do they study in Egypt? Through the shared experiences of a school routine, Children Just Like Me: A School Like Mine highlights the differences and similarities between international schools, using school activities, classrooms, meals, and playtime in photographs and easy-to-understand text. From Africa to the Americas, students explain their daily routines in their own words and talk about what makes their schools special to them. Children can learn about their international peers through these engaging photographic stories of students. Children Just Like Me: A School Like Mine takes readers on an international trip to see how children around the world learn. Find out what makes school different in other countries, and learn what makes them just the same.
The Way to School by Rosemary McCarney; Plan International (India) Staff (As told to)Minimal text and stunning photographs from around the world describe the remarkable, often dangerous journeys children make every day on their way to and from school. No simple school bus picks them up each day, but rather children travel through disaster zones, cross rapids, climb mountains, and maneuver on ziplines daily to get to the classroom. Some of them even carry their desks!
What Makes Us Unique? by Jillian Roberts; Cindy Revell (Illustrator)When it comes to explaining physical, cultural and religious differences to children, it can be difficult to know where to begin.What Makes Us Unique?provides an accessible introduction to the concept of diversity, teaching children how to respect and celebrate people's differences and that ultimately, we are all much more alike than we are different. Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter. Other books in the series deal with birth, death, separation and divorce. For more information, visit www.justenoughseries.com.
Call Number: Floor 1, HM 1271 .R63 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-27
What We Wear by Maya Ajmera; Sheila Kinkade; Cynthia Pon; Elise Hofer Derstine
Why We Live Where We Live by Kira Vermond; Julie McLaughlin (Illustrator)Why do you live where you do? The answer is a lot more complicated than it might seem. Why that house? Why this community? Why do cities sprout where they do? And what makes living there even possible? Geography, topography, climate, landscape, food security, politics, economics, and more all play a role in how we choose the place we call home. This book takes readers on a tour of the various ways humans adapt to our environments -- or change them to suit our needs. It considers the big picture -- we live on Earth because it has a breathable atmosphere -- right down to the little things, like friendly neighbors, that simply make us happy. Why We Live Where We Livelooks back in history at the transition from nomadic hunting to farming and the rise of cities following the Industrial Revolution. It also looks ahead to anticipate future concerns: how will climate change and rising water affect people who live near the ocean? Can humans survive in space? This comprehensive, cross-curricular resource will equip readers with a solid background on human habitation and context about their place on the planet.