K-Gr 2—These clearly laid out books are full of cultural information and useful phrases in the featured languages. A section in each volume even gives a little etymology lesson, where readers learn how English words are derived from and connect to other languages. These titles also look at family life, school, sports, and food to illuminate different cultures. The books include a useful pronunciation guide. For beginning language learners, the uncluttered pages provide a nice balance of words and pictures. Useful for reports or simply for introducing children to the world around them.
Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)
Meet the Author
Lucia Raatma received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of South Carolina and her master’s degree in cinema studies from New York University. She has written a wide range of books for young people. She lives with her family in Florida.