Individual Title: $24.95 List / $18.95 Library
Reading Level: Level 5
Interest Level: 3-7
Author:Walter Simmons
Copyright:© 2011

Sticking out into the Mediterranean Sea, Italy has some of the nicest weather in Europe. It is famous for its art, architecture, and cuisine. Readers will discover the physical geography of Italy through descriptions of the landscape, waters, and coasts. They will also learn about the cultural geography of Italy, reading about Italian schools, businesses, and communities.

Bellwether Level:Level 5
Guided Reading Level:S
Page Count:32
AR Points:0.5
AR Quiz Value:139457
RC Level:870
RC Quiz:Q25138
RC Points:2
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Exploring CountriesSeries (set of 73): $1,813.35 List /$1,379.35 LibrarySeries (set of 73): $1,813.35 List /$1,379.35 Library

What country would you most like to visit? Would you like to see the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal in India, or the Eiffel Tower in France? In this series, eager readers will pack their bags and explore different countries, visiting landmarks and trying out the language of each country. Kids will experience what daily life is like in these countries what other kids do for fun, what school is like, and the cultural activities that make up an integral part of life for the citizens of these countries.

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AfghanistanIndividual Title: $24.95 List /$18.95 Library

Afghanistan borders seven different countries and is a connection point for East, South, West, and Central Asia. It has long been a center of trade and culture, with many different civilizations throughout history calling it home. In this title, students will read about Afghanistan s wildlife, landscape, culture, and more.

ArgentinaIndividual Title: $24.95 List /$18.95 Library

The second-largest country in South America, Argentina is known for its fertile plains, the rugged Andes Mountains, and the beautiful land of the Argentine Patagonia. The people of Argentina work on the land and in cities, enjoying music, dancing, and sports in their free time. Learn all about Argentine food, culture, and daily life in this informative title!

AustraliaIndividual Title: $24.95 List /$18.95 Library

Take a trip to  The Land Down Under and discover all of the unusual wildlife inhabiting the Outback! There are kangaroos, wild dogs called dingoes, and nearly 700 types of birds in Australia. This title will also take readers to the Great Barrier Reef and to some of the largest cities in Australia, showing kids the daily life and culture of Aussies.

AustriaIndividual Title: $24.95 List /$18.95 Library

Located in the heart of central Europe, this small country is perhaps best known for the views of the scenic Alps. In addition to its natural beauty, Austria has been a hub for European culture since the days of the Roman Empire. Find out more about the Austrian way of life in this title for young students.

BelgiumIndividual Title: $24.95 List /$18.95 Library

In Belgium, you will find the world's diamond capital, world-famous chocolates and waffles, and countless castles. You will also notice a global presence, as the headquarters for several international organizations are in the capital city of Brussels. Get a taste of Belgium in this title for young readers.