As I shared in my previous post we are 'traveling' to Asia in the coming Term. I have been gathering together book titles (from home and the library), audio resources and online links. Just what countries we are visiting are primarily dictated by the books I have found.
Thanks to Marilyn for the above links. (I substituted Asia for Africa.)
General Resources * denotes Library Bks
DK Geography of the World Children Just Like Me Children Just Like Me: Celebrations! Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World *The Usborne Round the World Cookbook *Hungry Planet: What the World Eats Atlases (Various DK ones) DK Book of Flags Trailguide to World Geography (I haven't found it particularly useful ) Online (Google)
Non-Fiction Books India *Living on the River Ganges - Louise and Richard Spilsbury.(World cultures Raintree perspectives) *We're from India - Victoria Parker.(Young explorer) *India in pictures - Lee Engfer.(Visual geography series)
Cambodia *Cambodia - by Miriam Greenblatt. (Enchantment of the world) *Cambodia - written by by Dayaneetha De Silva (Countries of the world)
More non-fiction titles to come.
Picture Books India *My Indian home : Tulu's story - Dasgupta, Dagmar *The tiger, the brahmin & the jackal - retold by Kath Lock
Cambodia *Running shoes - Frederick Lipp
Burma *Believe it or not : a folktale from Burma - retold and illustrated by Joanna Troughton.
Japan *The warrior and the wise man - story and pictures by David Wisniewski. *The inch-high samurai - retold by Ralph F. McCarthy. *The perfect sword - Scott Goto. *Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein
China *King Pom and the fox - Jessica Souhami. *The magic pillow by Demi *The king and the seed - Eric Maddern *The dragon and the phoenix : a folktale from China - retold by Lesley Sims *Peacock girl - Lily Wu *Bamboo by Paul Yee *The boss - Allan Baillie *The dragon's pearl retold by Julie Lawson *The sleeper - David Day *Tiger by Judy Allen
More picture titles to come.
Chapter Books * I need to pre-read all these, they are not necessarily recommended, just in my library system . China *Best friends - Hongying Yang. *Super cool uncle - Hongying Yang *Rebel girl : a tale of friendship and survival in Taiping China -Susan Geason More titles here.
Japan Sadako and the thousand paper cranes - Eleanor Coerr *The peach blossom princess by Katie Chase Kazunomiya Prisoner of Heaven, Japan 1858 (Royal Diaries) I probably won't use this with my boys but I include for anyone with girls.
Indonesia *Krakatoa lighthouse - Allan Baillie (Highschool)
Nepal *The Cobra King of Kathmandu - P.B. Kerr
Thailand *Elephant mountain - Janeen Brian
Bangladesh Chayna, The Girl No One Wanted (Children Around The World)
India The Jungle Books - Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling Kiran the Little Indian - John Mansfield Jahanara, Princess of Princesses, India 1627 (Royal Diaries) I probably won't use this with my boys but I include for anyone with girls.
Pakistan The Pakistani Twins - Denis Shaw
Korea A Single Shard - Linda Sue Park Chiho and Tong See - SC George Sondak, Princess of the Moon and Stars, Korea, 595 (The Royal Diaries) I probably won't use this with my boys but I include for anyone with girls.
Art Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World.
Flags Recreate country flags from craft felt DK Book of Flags
Asian Continents Box: I'm considering a continents box for the little ones. But I'm not too certain it would be used. What do you think? Has anyone had any experience?
To include ~Map for cover of box, either printed or from travel agency books ~Asian animals (from toy box) ~Considering 3 part cards of:(Google and print) * Asian Flags * Asian Maps * Asian Animals * Asian Plants * Asian Places * Asian Fact Sheet * World maps * Toothpick/felt flags