All Around the World
Series of 62 titles
Where are the Andes Mountains? Where were the first Olympic Games held? What country holds the Highland Games? Each book in All Around the World highlights a specific country and is packed with facts about its geography, climate, wildlife, culture, resources, and interesting cultural and political history. Bright, full-color photographs complement the carefully leveled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, sidebars, an infographic, glossary, and index.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, C3 Social Studies, New!|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||J|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.7-2.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
All Around the World - Reviewed by School Library Journal
This eye-catching, well-organized series will spark interest in other countries. The three chapters are brief and feature vivid pictures. Young readers will not be intimidated by the short paragraphs offered throughout. Labeled pictures, boldface vocabulary words, and infographic facts are included. Each title starts with ideas for caregivers and teachers, and the text incorporates critical thinking questions. The series does not shy away from the struggles a country has endured (such as surviving a tsunami in Somalia) or the innovations a country has created to survive (the canals in the Netherlands). The text ends with a “Quick Facts & Tools” section, a glossary, an index, and a link to the “Fact Surfer” website, which provides additional information. VERDICT Accessible introductory information for younger readers.