Let your child know how important books are to you by collecting a small library of your own. Check out book sales with your child. Libraries regularly have book sales of donated items, and prices are very affordable. Your town or city may have used book stores where paperback children’s books can be obtained for very little cost. Give your child his/her own shelf at home to keep his books on, and add to it when you can. Schools and civic organizations (like Association of Academic Women) often have used book sales; your school may also offer books for children at a reasonable price through book sale fliers. Don’t forget to check garage and rummage sales for used children’s books, too.
In this first in a series that will highlight books from all seven continents, readers will find a variety of offerings. North America spans Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, as well as Central America and the Caribbean Islands. This month's books offer slices of life in many countries in North America. Whatavere your interests: from city life to travel or much more, you’ll find something for everyone. Don't forget: when you find something you like, try the next book in the series, or other writings by the same author.
If you have a child from third to sixth grade, his/her teacher may also be "traveling the continents" in social studies class with the companion travels and gepgraphy skills related to each continent. Ask whether the class is following TeachersFirst's Globetrotter's Mission: Finding Dewey, a free classroom-ready offering for grades 3-6 to learn map skills and geography as they participate in a mystery that travels 'round the world.