Series Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): If You Were Me and Lived In… by Carole P. Roman

July 28, 2016 children, giveaway 9

This is such a fabulously fun resource for teaching kids about other cultures and time periods. Today, in this post sponsored by author Carole P. Roman and The Children’s Book Review, I’m spotlighting the series but also focusing on If You Were Me and Lived in…Brazil which is especially timely given the upcoming Olympics in Rio!

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD

In IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD, readers learn what it is like to live in other countries, see famous architecture, celebrate a favorite holiday, discover popular names for both boys and girls, and they will be fascinated with diverse and rich history and colorful traditions. On the way, they might also learn a foreign word or two!

Explore Mexico, France, South Korea, Turkey, Norway, Kenya, Australia, India, Greece, Peru, Russia, Portugal, Hungary, Scotland, China, Italy, Egypt, and Brazil.

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This complete series is available on Amazon.

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Brazil Festivals

from: If You Were Me and Lived In … Brazil

By Carole P. Roman (Author) and Kelsea Weirenga (Illustrator)

One of Brazil’s biggest holidays is the Carnival of Brazil or the Carnival do Brasil (Car-ne-vaw du Bras-il). It is an annual festival filled with parades, dancing, singing, and visitors from other countries come to participate in the fun.

People dress up in elaborate costumes and join organized parades in the streets. Many go to special schools to learn the samba (sam-ba) for a whole year to prepare to compete in contests to see who has the best dancing style.

 

about the author

carole p roman

Carole P. Roman is the award winning author of the nonfiction series of children’s books, If You Were Me and Lived in … . The first title in the collection, If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in…France were finalists in the Indie Fab Foreword Review Book of the Year. Norway and South Korea have also been named as Book of the Year with Rebecca’s Reads and Children’s Reader’s View Book of the Year. Roman has also found success with her Captain No Beard children’s books. Her debut, Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children.

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Other Books by Carole P. Roman

Civilization - Social BannerIn addition to the IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD series, Carole P. Roman is also the author of the spinoff series for older children, IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN… AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVILIZATIONS THROUGHOUT TIME. Readers will learn about things like housing, land, cooking, diet, clothing, and the jobs and hobbies people had in different times. Questions are often asked to inspire deeper thinking and encourage young learners to look for changes between the historical period and our current times. The end pages usually include more specific information about the importance of the time period itself, a list and brief biography of famous people, and a glossary of foreign words. Discover Ancient Greece, Renaissance Italy, Elizabethan England, Colonial America, Ancient China, American West, and the Middle Ages. Coming soon: Viking Europe and Mayan Empire. The complete series is available on Amazon.

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Win a 25 Book Prize Pack_ Includes Both If You Were Me and Lived In ... Series

Enter to win a complete autographed set of both IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … series, written by author Carole P. Roman. Plus, the grand prize winner will also receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

After the award-winning success of the IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD series, Roman is introducing a spin-off series for older children: IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVILIZATIONS THROUGHOUT TIME. 

One (1) winner receives the grand prize:

  • A set of all 6 books in the IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVILIZATIONS THROUGHOUT TIME series
  • A set of all 18 books in the IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD series
  • A $50 Amazon gift card

Four (4) winners receive:

  • A choice of one book from either series.

Giveaway begins July 20, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 20, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Giveaway open to US and Canadian addresses only.
Prizes and samples provided by Carole P. Roman.

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What about you? If you could live in a culture or time period other than your own, which one would you choose?

Carrie

9 Responses to “Series Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): If You Were Me and Lived In… by Carole P. Roman”

  1. Debbie Clatterbuck

    I think my granddaughters would love to learn more about the Asian countries as we have many Asians in this area. I, myself, would love to learn more about the cultures of India during this time period.

    • Carrie

      both of those cultures are really intriguing to me too, Debbie!

  2. Sydney

    No kids yet, but I think the Pacific Island People Cultures would be fun to learn about.

  3. Connie Scruggs

    I would love to win these books to use at church with the children. They would help when talk about ministering to different cultures.

  4. Becky Richardson

    They probably would be interested in dinosaur days.

  5. Becky Richardson

    My kids probably would be interested in dinosaur days.

  6. Marilyn

    I think any of these fine books would be enjoyable and educational. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marilyn