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Countries of the World

Countries of the World

The Grimm Legacy

If you need to do a report about one of the countries of the world the websites and books on this page will help you get started. You will be able to find maps, flags, national anthems, food, clothing, games and more. To find library books, use the online catalog for kids Sherlock Jr. Uganda

To find a book
about a particular country, like the book on the right about Uganda, just type the name of the country in the search box in Sherlock Jr. and click “search.”

Around the World CookbookThere are also country books about themes, like  “games” or “festivals”, that will have information about individual countries. The book on the right, for example, is a cookbook that features recipes around the world. In books like these, indiviual countries will have a chapter or a section. Or, you might have to look up a country’s name in the index at the back of the book, to find out which page to go to.

Websites:


Databases:

CultureGramsKids
CultureGramsKidsMap
CultureGrams Kids Edition Choose a country to find up-to-date information for reports including:

  • language
  • climate
  • geography
  • economy
  • history
  • population
  • government
  • holidays
  • religion
  • recipes
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Books:

Timeline History of the WorldChildren Just Like MeWonders of the WorldChildren from Australia to ZimbabweClothesDream Around the WorldA Faith Like MineSacred StoriesIf the World Were a VillageA Life Like MineThe World's Most Amazing National ParksOne World Kid's CookbookMy Rows and Piles of CoinsOur WorldSchool Days Around the WorldYou and Me TogetherWhere in the World World Famous LandmarksNational Geographic Kids AtlasThe Real Wonders of the WorldLets Celebrate101 Things You Should Know About Social StudiesSocial Studies Projects That Shine100 People Who Made HistoryEconomies Around the WorldEveryone PraysEyewitness Wonders of the WorldThe Story of BuildingsCool World CookingChildren's Introduction to ArtWhats for Lunch How School Children Eat Around the WorldFlags of the WorldLittle Treasures Endearments from Around the WorldWhat We WearChildren of the World

Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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Kid Review from Mia: Emily and Carlo

Kid Review from Mia: Emily and Carlo

Emily and CarloThe only sibling left in the Dickinson house In Amherst, Massachusetts, in the winter of 1849, Emily gets a dog who becomes her constant companion and who is featured in some of the poems she writes. Includes brief notes on the life and work of Emily Dickinson.

Mia says:

I read this book with my great-aunt last week-end and I love it. The story, the poems and the pictures are beautiful! The story of a very large dog and a very small woman that loved to write poetry – Emily Dickinson. My favorite poem in the story is:

Twas my one glory
Let it be
Remembered
I was owned of thee.”

Emily and her dog, Carlo, were best friends and loved to walk and watch – flowers, frogs, everything. They were best friends! I love gardens, dogs and poems! I hope you like it too.”

Some more books you might like about the writer Emily Dickinson – her life and her poetry:
My Uncle Emily Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World The Mouse of Amhurst Emily
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Fairies

Fairies

If you like the idea of magical creatures like fairies and pixies and boggarts living just out of our sight try some of the websites, books and activities below. You can get some tips for finding and attracting fairies right to your own yard….because really, you just never know!

Fairy Crafts and Activities to Try at Home:

More fairy craft ideas:
Fairy World Crafts 2008 Fairy parties: recipes, crafts, and games for enchanting celebrations 2010 The girl's guide to fairies : everything irresistible about the fair folk 2012 You Can Draw Fairies and Princesses 2012
Books that will help you learn about fairies and their magical world:
Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide Spiderwick chronicles care and feeding of sprites Finding fairies secrets for attracting little people from around the world Book of Fairies
The Book of Little Folk Faery Stories and Poems from Around the World Flower Fairies Secret World
Outstanding Fairy Adventures…my personal favorites – Fablehaven and the warrior fairies of Silksinger!
Silksinger Fablehaven Small Persons With Wings Peter and the Starcatchers
The Field Guide The Rise of the Darklings Clemency Pogue fairy killer The New Policeman
Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand In the realm of the Never Fairies the secret world of Pixie Hollow
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Franklin and Winston

Franklin and Winston

Winston and ChurchillWhen we study history, a lot of time we get caught up in the dates and events that happened and pay too little attention to the STORY of what happened. Who were the people involved? What did they say to each other? How did people make decisions? Franklin and Winston is a book that tells the story of a very important meeting between the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, in 1941.

At the height of World War II, only a few days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill began an extraordinary visit, during which they made plans that would lead to the success of the Allied powers as well as to a continuing peace after the war ended.

In December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. On December 8, 1941 America declared war on Japan. So these two guys, they have a meeting a few DAYS after Pearl Harbor and the make a plan…a plan that would lead to the success of the allies in 1945…four YEARS later. Two smart guys.

The following websites and books will help you get a better understanding of the people and events of World War II by sharing with you the stories of people who were actually there.

Indiana & Indianapolis:

Weapons, Gear & Uniforms of World War II The Illustrated Timeline of World War II World Rosie the Riveter The Secret of the Manhattan Project
Voices of World War II Stories from the Front Lines World War II Memorial Franklin & Winston Candy Bomber
To Hope and Back The Good Fight Tuskegee Airmen Anne Frank
Flag with 56 Stars Six Million Paper Clips One Thousand Tracings

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Kid Review – A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

Kid Review – A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

A biography of the Alabama black woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.

Jasmine says:

I love his [David A. Adler] books because one i love mystery and its really funny. The one i really love is cam jansen and the stolen diamonds. i loved it some much that i did it for my book report project. I also loved the rosa park one i even passed the quiz i had on it. Thats how i know i love the book. I hope one day you will read one of his books and you will love it just like me. I hope you enjoy the little thank you for reading have a good day.

Author: David Adler

Jasmine really likes books by David Adler. Here is a link to her favorite Cam Jansen and the Stolen Diamonds, and a few more of his books you might like:
Cam Jansen and the Stolen Diamonds Cam Jansen and the Graduation Day Mystery Mystery Math Bones and the Clown Mix-Up
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