It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, popularity, and a bright future in Communist China. But it's also the year that China's leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li's world begins to fall apart. Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. And when Ji-li's father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life.
Written in an accessible and engaging style, this page-turning autobiography will appeal to readers of all ages, and it includes a detailed glossary and a pronunciation guide.
This beautifully illustrated book features songs and rhymes perfect for children who are interested in learning the Korean language or about its culture. Presented in both English and Korean, this multicultural children's book also includes downloadable audio with recordings of kids singing in both languages — songs so lively and sweet, you'll soon find yourself singing along! Many accompany everyday play activities like jum rope and hand clap games. Others speak to a child's view of nature, and a love of home.
Favorite rhymes and songs include: Little One Monkey's Bottom Twirling Round Spring in My Hometown And more!
For preschoolers and beyond, this book will be a joy to the mind, the eye, the ear and the heart.
A cultural adventure for kids, All About Japan offers a journey to a new place—and ways to bring it to life! Dive into stories, play some games from Japan, learn some Japanese songs.
Two friends, a boy from the country and a girl from the city, take us on a tour of their beloved land through their eyes. They introduce us to their homes, families, favorite places, school life, holidays and more! Celebrate the cherry blossom festival Learn traditional Japanese songs and poems Make easy recipes like mochi (New Year's sweet rice cakes) and okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza or pancakes) Create origami frogs, samurai helmets and more! Beyond the fun and fascinating facts, you'll also learn about the spirit that makes Japan one-of-a-kind. This is a book for families to treasure together.
Giraffes look a bit like a horse with a stretched out neck and stretched out legs. They have long skinny legs and a very long neck.
Their front legs are longer than their back legs. That is why their backs slope down toward their rump.
Find out more about this wonderful animal and learn the answers to these questions:
How thick is a giraffe’s skin?
How many bones does a giraffe have in their neck?
How big is a giraffe’s heart?
What is different between the way a male giraffe eats and the way a female giraffe eats?
What is strange about the way a giraffe walks?
And many more!
Learn what a giraffe looks like, where it lives, what it eats, what eats it, how babies are born, and other fun facts.
Ages 7 to 10
All measurements in American and metric.
This Educational Version includes activities designed to reinforce Common Core Curriculum Standards.
LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of India for landmarks he recognized. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off on a journey to find his mother.
This edition features new material from Saroo about his childhood, including a new foreword and a Q&A about his experiences and the process of making the film.
"The emotional journey of Saroo Brierley (Patel) . . . will melt hearts around the globe."—People magazine
"Amazing stuff."—The New York Post