A Beginner’s Guide to Immortality

Touching on folklore from around the world, famed literary immortals, and studies of animals that seem unaffected by aging, the book delves into topics as diverse as genetics, religious rituals surrounding the afterlife, and research into basic lifestyle choices, like eating blueberries or getting a pet, that could help you live longer. Each page is a playful mix of fascinating facts that open up cross-curricular topics in history, science, and social studies to explore.

Thailand (Discovering Cultures)

This book provides a comprehensive look at the country of Thailand.  Surrounded by Cambodia, Laos and Burma, Thailand is at the center of Southeast Asia.  This country offers a mix of cities working farms and a history deep in tradition.  The book is illustrated with color photography which highlights everyday life and cultural events..

The Children of the Ecuadorean Highlands (World’s Children)

Two separate chains of the Andes Mountains stretch through Ecuador, and almost half of Ecuador’s people live in the highlands of these mountains. The author/photographer of Riders Up! ( C. 1992) takes readers on a journey through the beautiful Ecuadorean highlands, as seen through the eyes of its children.