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Around the World Right Now

 
Cover: Around the World Right Now
 
 

In this multicultural travelogue through each of the 24 time zones, young readers are invited to travel the world and experience all the people, places, and things that exist on our planet right now. In every minute of every hour of every day, something wonderful is happening around our world. In Santa Fe, New Mexico, an artist sits behind his easel working on a painting. While at the same time in Greenland, an Inuit boy begins training his first pack of sled dogs. While in Madagascar, a playful lemur is trying to steal treats from a family's picnic, just as a baby humpback whale is born deep in the Pacific Ocean. A perfect read-aloud to help introduce geography and time-telling as well as a celebration of the richness and diversity of life on our planet.

Details

Specifications

  • Dewey: 910.4/1
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585369768): 32 pages, 9 (w) x 11 (h), © 2017, 05/15/2017
  • PDF (9781634724043): 32 pages, 9 (w) x 11 (h), © 2017, 05/15/2017
  • Hosted ebook (9781634724340): 32 pages, 9 (w) x 11 (h), © 2017, 05/15/2017
  • Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies

Leveling

  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 5 - Age 8
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 1
  • Lexile® Measure: 690
  • Guided Reading Level: M

BISAC Subjects

Reviews

School Library Journal - Around the World Right Now

A clever nonfiction picture book that introduces the concepts of time zones, continents, and culture. Readers begin their international journey at six o’clock in San Francisco and then progress through each time zone, moving across the Atlantic, roaming through Europe, and so on, before returning to the streets of San Francisco. Each page features a different time zone, along with a short description, and detailed illustrations of local customs and peoples. The authors provide further information and activities on the topic of travel and time zones in the last two pages, adding a welcomed educational component. This is a versatile book that could be used to introduce children to a variety of topics, from geography to time. In addition to teaching concepts, it reinforces a crucial message of unity by featuring children of all ages and races from around the globe. Illustrating 24 different time zones is no small feat, yet Beckman rises to the challenge. VERDICT A high-quality book for our times, in both its educational and inclusive message.

Contributors

Author: Gina Cascone

Illustrator: Olivia Beckman