Bearport Publishing Company’s Countries We Come From series is an exciting and colorful exploration of culture, language, and geography. In the pages of these books, beginning readers travel to countries all over the world without ever leaving their classrooms, visiting places where they or their classmates may have come from. Each title in this 74-book series, eleven of which are also available in Spanish, explores the country’s culture and cuisine, language, and landmarks and everything in between.
Real, full-color photos immerse readers in the sights, colors, and people of each country while age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction make these 32-page books approachable for second- and third-grade readers. These books align with Common Core standards and are available in reinforced library binding.
The engaging text, bold design, and stunning photos are designed to spark children’s interest in the world around them.
Bearport Publishing’s goal is to provide kids with books they want to read, as it is one of the surest ways to foster reading achievement. They believe that books with good writing and amazing photos are irresistible to kids.
These are the two principles that guide the development of all their curriculum-aligned books for children in grades pre-K–8. The books are designed to help get kids excited about reading, even if they are struggling or reluctant readers, by focusing on topics that appeal to young readers, such as animals, sports heroes, and scary places. With every book, close attention is paid to text length, vocabulary, and picture–text match.
By limiting the amount of text on each two-page spread, the design leaves lots of space for big, bold photographs, which make the books less intimidating and more inviting to kids.