This charming reference introduces young readers to the wider world by exploring languages, landscapes, weather, animals, capital cities, mountains, deserts, landforms, and more. It encourages kids to discover with activities such as creating a mini-rain forest in a bottle and singing a simple song in Spanish. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with kid-friendly and age-appropriate maps along with basic facts about each continent. Series Information Since 1888, the National Geographic Society has been a resource for knowledge about science, nature, and culture from around the world. Presenting groundbreaking photography and research in a range of formats, National Geographic offers great nonfiction for readers of all ages and levels. The National Geographic chapter books are well-written explorations of entertaining topics, from strange-but-true animal behavior to the work of scientists who protect the environment. Each book contains three fast-paced, engrossing true stories that blend humor and inspirational moments with lively description and scientific detail. Outstanding full-color photographs keep readers engaged, making this series a terrific choice for helping kids become comfortable with nonfiction storytelling.