The World Almanac Children's Atlas

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9781600571565: The World Almanac Children's Atlas

Praise for the previous edition:
"The beautiful color pictures and maps make it interesting and inviting."--American Reference Books Annual

"...colorful, detailed, and easy-to-read...a highly interesting book that rediscovers the varied and amazing world we live in. Recommended."--Library Media Connection

Take young readers on an exciting trip around the world, one continent and country at a time, with The World Almanac Children's Atlas. Beautifully illustrated and easy to read, this brand-new, completely updated resource offers an up-close look at more than 30 separate nations and regions. Each informative, colorful section covers population, topography, culture, religion, and climate. Cultural comparisons help young readers gain a fresh understanding of their peers around the world.

The inviting, appealing format--complete with an index, quiz, full-color photographs, maps, and diagrams--will entice young students as they discover the world around them. The World Almanac Children's Atlas will make a perfect addition to any library or classroom.

Special features include:

-Full-color maps and striking illustrations of people and places around the world
-Current information on a wide variety of geographical subjects
-Fun quiz questions with references to the maps and text throughout the book
-Endpapers that feature full-color flags of the world and promote interest and global understanding of other cultures
-Stamps, coins, and original artwork
-and much more.

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About the Author:

David and Jill Wright are authors of best-selling children's information books. Both have degrees in geography and have been teachers, teacher-trainers, and university lecturers. The Wrights have written atlases for different age groups, including books about individual countries and environmental topics, and have contributed hundreds of articles and photographs to encyclopedias, magazines, and journals.

From School Library Journal:

Gr 2-4-Colorful and well-organized, this beginner's atlas provides a fun introduction to map-reading. A consistent color-coding scheme is employed throughout the table of contents and page headings to help readers keep continents straight, and the authors maintain interest with full-color, informatively captioned photographs and a variety of international stamps. An overview section entitled "Our Planet Earth" opens the volume. Sections focusing on each continent follow; all begin with an overview that includes topographical and political maps and fact boxes, then launch into spreads that address regions, with some larger countries covered on their own spread. (The United States, in addition to a country page, has state pages arranged by region.) On these pages lies the only flaw in the book's design; while a section may cover several countries, often only a few are selected to be featured with their flag and basic facts, making it difficult to determine which countries are included in the listing without extensive poring over maps. A section of "Quiz Questions" (many of which seem prohibitively challenging even for adults) and an index close the volume.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MDα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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