A Place to Call Home
When we think of home, we might think of living in an apartment or a house, but not everyone lives in a home like this. Some children grow up on a houseboat in a floating village. Others live in huts that are carefully crafted from branches and animal dung. And many children live in makeshift tent homes in refugee camps. In A Place to Call Home, young readers will learn about the many different types of structures and places that children and their families call home.
|Interest Level||Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Ruby Tuesday Books|
|Series||My World Your World|
|Number of Pages||24|
|ISBN||9781910549025, 9781910549032, 9781627247634|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Dimensions||10 x 8|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.8|
|Guided Reading Level||L|
|Lexile Reading Level||590|
SLC Review - My World Your World
This photographic collection explores the similarities and differences in how young children live, work, and play around the world. Each selection has colorful layouts with facts and vocabulary, and a map of the world highlighting the locations featured. In addition, there is a learn online component offered that is unique to each subtopic, providing links for further learning. Young children will connect with many of the topics, and will delight in learning new facts about the lives of other children around the world. From how to make a soccer ball using plastic bags to a view inside a Mongolian nomad’s ger, all readers will learn something new!
School Library Journal Review for My World Your World
As the series title suggests, this set invites readers to compare their own lives to those of a diverse group of children from all around the globe. The books focus on topics that are of interest and will be familiar to kids. Bright, attractive photos (often four to six per spread) are the strongest element. The texts are comprised of simple paragraphs with basic content and well-written captions, supplemented by circular sidebar insets. A “Where in the World” map locates all mentioned cultures. The tone is cheerful, but sections about children who lack safe food, water, or the opportunities afforded to American children will encourage readers to empathize with those who are less fortunate. These volumes introduce other cultures even as they emphasize the universality of the needs for shelter, clothing, food, education, and celebrations and play. VERDICT Strong choices for early readers.
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