School Days Around the World

School Days Around the World

Book - 2015
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Grand Central Pub
Author Margriet Ruurs begins this engaging informational picture book by posing an intriguing question: ?What is a school? Is it a building with classrooms? Or can it be any place where children learn?? The fascinating stories that follow will expand how young readers think of school, as they learn about the experiences of real children in thirteen different countries around the world. From Marta in Azezo, Ethiopia, and Luciano in Mérida, Venezuela, to Alina in Taraz, Kazakhstan, and Lu in Shanghai, China, the children who are profiled live in places that truly span the globe. However, while there are huge differences in their environments, all the children share similar desires to learn, read and play with others. Alice Feagan's charming cut-paper collage artwork further enhances the idea of a global community by featuring smiling, enthusiastic children's faces, which are equally joyous and filled with life in every situation.

As with all the titles in the popular Around the World series, using a familiar concept such as going to school is a perfect way to introduce children to other cultures and places in social studies classes. The author has provided several resources at the end of the book, including discussion topics and a list of organizations that help children access education. A world map at the beginning of the book shows the location of each of the countries, and a glossary contains definitions of the foreign words. These, along with a table of contents, make useful tools for familiarizing young readers with book navigation.

Univ of Toronto Pr
This informational picture book features fourteen real students from around the world on a typical school day. There is Johannes, who lives at his boarding school in Germany; Ana, who walks an hour to her school in Honduras; Amy and Gwen, who are homeschooled in the United States; and many others. Each school experience is different in this engaging book about the many places and ways children learn and play.

Baker & Taylor
This informational picture book features 14 real students from around the world during a typical school day in different educational and cultural settings, and shares stories about the many places and ways children learn and play.

Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2015
ISBN: 9781771380478
Branch Call Number: JX 371 RUU
Characteristics: 40 p. :,col. ill. ;,32 cm.
Additional Contributors: Feagan, Alice - Illustrator


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SPL_Childrens Jun 22, 2016

Typical days for children attending thirteen schools in countries around the world (such as China, Ethiopia, Denmark, The Cook Islands, Venezuela and Canada) are explored in Margriet Ruurs’ picture book, School Days Around the World.
Readers will discover that not all schools are buildings with classrooms. A school can be any place where children (or adults) learn: a home, a church, a treehouse … or even a cave!
Not all schools are public, and at some schools, students must wear uniforms. Some schools are for boys only; some are only for girls.
An upbeat, interesting and informative book, School Days Around the World reveals that although there are many differences in school environments, students around the globe also have many things in common.
A map showing the locations of the countries profiled, plus a list of organizations which help children access education, are included.
** Recommended for ages 4 to 7 years.

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