A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Each book in the series is a detailed look at one of Earth's most notable places, from natural wonders to human-built landmarks.
Series focuses on the way the places are woven into our global history, and shows how connected humans are to one another and to the planet.
Positive Role Models
Without humans at the center of every book, the series shows how humans have become the caretakers of these landmarks, and how, in the case of somewhere such as the Galapagos Islands, the place has had a massive impact on humanity.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the Where Is? series gives deeper context to global landmarks that many young readers have likely not read about much before. The books are fun to read, and packed with information and obscure details. Each book tells readers why the location is important -- for example, an architectural leap, or a boundary-defining river. Some of the places were built by humans (the pyramids in Egypt, the Brooklyn Bridge) and some are natural wonders (the Great Barrier Reef, the Amazon). The series is upbeat and positive, and reminds readers to explore their neighborhoods and beyond, that there are countless amazing things to see on this planet.
Is It Any Good?
The books in this series are engrossing, giving the right level of detail for both young readers and adults who want to learn. The writing in the Where Is? books keeps young readers captivated, trying to bring locations to life and help readers understand how their own history and experiences relate. There's a ton of great vocabulary, lots of facts and trivia, and topics for every interest.
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