Children's Book Author Mike Graf

Book Cover: Africa Book Cover: The Nile River Book Cover: SomaliaBook Cover: The World's Best PlacesBook Cover: South America

A Look at the World

I have always been fascinated with learning about cultures and experiencing new places.

Several years back, I took a trip around the world.  I saw many amazing and beautiful sights along the way.  The landscapes and animals I saw were incredible.  Meeting new people, trying foods that were unusual to me, hearing different languages, and learning new customs are some of the memories that stick with me the most.

I can't wait to travel again!

Book Cover: AfricaAfrica

Do you know where Mount Kilimanjaro is located?  Which region does the Nile River flow through?  Find out the answers to these questions and more when you read Africa.

24 pages,  Published by Capstone Press
Hardcover  ISBN 0-7368-1414-0

Book Cover: The Amazon RiverThe Amazon River

Flowing through the largest rain forest in the world is one of the world's greatest rivers.  The Amazon River discusses the source and outlet of the river, its history, people, and uses today.

32 pages,  Published by Capstone Press
Hardcover  ISBN 0-7368-2482-0

Book Cover: AsiaAsia

Did you know Asia is home to the world's tallest mountain?  Did you know that more people live in Asia than anywhere else in the world?  Read this book to find out more about the world's largest continent.

24 pages,  Published by Capstone Press
Hardcover  ISBN 0-7368-1416-7

Book Cover: The Everglades

The Everglades

The Everglades National Park in Florida is an unusual place.  It is a very wide, slow-moving river with grass growing all through it.  Rare animals live there, including panthers and large water-dwelling creatures called manatees.  The Everglades area was named a national park to protect it.  Today, families visit the Everglades to camp, row boats, and spot birds and amazing animals like alligators.

32 pages,  Published by Nelson Cengage Learning
Paperback  ISBN 978-0170369060

Book Cover: EuropeEurope

Do you know how many people live in Europe?  Do you know where the Alps are?  Find out the answers to these questions and more when you read Europe.

24 pages,  Published by Capstone Press
Hardcover  ISBN 0-7368-1418-3

Book Cover: The Nile RiverThe Nile River

The world's longest river is said to be the giver of life in Egypt.  Learn about this great river when you read The Nile River.  The book discusses the Nile's source and outlet, history, people, and uses today.

32 pages,  Published by Capstone Press
Hardcover  ISBN 0-7368-2484-7

Book Cover: SomaliaSomalia

Have you ever wondered about life in another country?  What does the land look like?  What is it like to live there and go to school?  What foods are eaten and what clothes are worn?  What do the people do for sports and recreation?  How are holidays celebrated?  Find out the answers to these and other questions in Somalia.

24 pages,  Published by Capstone Press
Hardcover  ISBN 0-7368-1108-7

Book Cover: South AmericaSouth America

Do you know where the Amazon River is located? Have you always wanted to know where an alpaca lives?  Find out the answers to these questions and more when you read South America.

24 pages,  Published by Capstone Press
Hardcover  ISBN 0-7368-1421-3

Book Cover: SwitzerlandSwitzerland

Have you ever wondered about life in another country?  What does the land look like?  What is it like to live there and go to school?  What foods are eaten?  What animals do they have?  What do the people do for sports and recreation?  How are holidays celebrated?  Find out the answers to these and other questions in Switzerland.

24 pages,  Published by Capstone Press
Hardcover  ISBN 0-7368-1109-5

Book Cover: The World's Best PlacesThe World's Best Places: New Ways to Explore Diverse Cultures and Environments

Now you can foster an appreciation of the world's diverse cultures and environments at the same time that you teach science and social studies. The World's Best Places offers an intriguing alternative to traditional upper elementary and middle school lesson plans, using thirty-two of the world's most popular natural national parks as a springboard for activities.

The activities in this book are divided into chapters that deal with particular topics of study: wildlife, plantlife, geography, and geology. The book can be easily organized around your own curriculum and is as flexible as you want to make it. You can explore the volcanic activity of a particular park to support a science unit on geology; or examine the effect of human activity on the environment to complement a social studies inquiry. Step-by-step instructions illustrate how the activities can be implemented to teach a range of other topics including:

* glaciers * endangered species * indigenous cultures * forest preservation and destruction * ecosystems * biological diversity * and much more.

In short, The World's Best Places will help you lead your students from curiosity to experience, from questions to knowledge, and from information to grand classroom displays.

114 pages,  Published by Heinemann
ISBN 0-325-00003-4


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