The NCSS (the National Council for the Social Studies) and the CBC (Children’s Book Council) have named DK’s Children Just Like Me and Children’s Illustrated Atlas both “Notable Social Studies Books for 2017.”
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People is an annual reading list of exceptional books chosen by educators for use in social studies classrooms. The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, diversity, and cultural experiences in a graphically rich and easily readable format.
A favorite in classrooms, libraries, and homes, Children Just Like Me is a comprehensive view of international cultures, exploring diverse backgrounds from Argentina to New Zealand to China to Israel. With this brand new edition, children will learn about their peers around the world through engaging photographs and understandable text laid out in DK's distinctive style.
Children’s Illustrated Atlas features approximately 50 unique maps of the world that show each country in full-color detail, this new atlas is bursting with information, combining colorful icons with photographs representing key points about each country. Young adventurers ages 8-12 will start by learning the fundamentals of reading a map by using a key, compass, and scale, and will progress to discovering fascinating trivia about all the countries of the world, making this a perfect book for the classroom.