All Around The Earth
Some Exciting Books That Take You All Around The Globe!
Project Around The World: Alaska
Written By Terri Thompson
I love books that take you to exciting new locations.
Terri Thompson’s new e-book for young kids is a perfect example of how to travel and learn about the world from the comfort of your family’s kitchen table or armchair. In her 25 page e-book, there are lots of fun facts about Alaska and it’s history, plus all the type of topics that really intrigue young learners – dog sled races, Northern lights, glaciers, totem poles, black bears and bald eagles.
I especially love the hands-on crafts and the list of additional resources at the end of the book that point to great places to visit if you want to learn more. The crafts are wonderful ways to bring different aspects of Alaska’s heritage to life and include projects to make “shiny salmon”, moose silhouettes, crayon resist Northern lights and personal totem poles.
This book is highly recommended, especially for young learners and homeschoolers – it’s packed with both learning and fun! Find out more or purchase this book here:
Written by and Meera Sriram and Praba Ram
Illustrations by Koel Basu
One of the great things about books is that they can take you and your family around the world. You can visit another country or explore a different culture. And some books – like Bijoy and the Big River – have just the right combination of great information, rich photography and an engaging story.
In this book you get to visit with a young boy from the state of Assam in Northeast India. Their family lives close to an important river that flows out of the Himalaya mountains and past their village. A great deal of their lives revolves around the river as well as their occupation of raising silkworms and making silk. On one special day, Bijoy gets to accompany his dad on his first ferry trip to a village famous for making some of the finest silk in the land.
Traveling with Bijoy, the wonders of this area unfold, combining details of day-to-day life with exciting experiences such as seeing river dolphins, a beautiful sunset on the river or passing a cruise ship bound for a nearby wildlife park. Bijoy and the Big River is a wonderful children’s book that will intrigue readers of any age and encourage them to discover more about this exciting and important region of the world.
You can purchase this book from Tulika Press, a publishing house offering exceptional books for young readers in a variety of languages including English, Telegu, Bengali, Gujarati and Tamil. Find out more here:
Sophia’s Jungle Adventure
Written by Giselle Shardlow, Illustrations by Emily Gedzyk
Sophia is off on an adventure with her family. They’ll be taking an airplane to Costa Rica and exploring the jungle and the rainforest. As you can imagine, her whole family will explore an exciting new world. And, as the story unfolds, we watch to see how certain activities, objects or animals remind Sophia and her little brother of yoga postures they know.
Although yoga is an art form that dates back centuries, it can be practiced by very young children in a way that immediately inspires and delights. This book is a perfect way of sharing yoga poses and practices as well as a love and curiosity for our beautiful, bright and diverse planet.
I reviewed the Spanish version of this book and recommend it highly to my readers, especially those with “all abilities kids”.
In Spanish: Sofia en una Aventura por la Selva por Giselle Shardlow, Traducido por Viviana Sciragalea