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!
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.
This complete series is available on Amazon.
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.
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.
Other Books by Carole P. Roman
In 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.
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.
What about you? If you could live in a culture or time period other than your own, which one would you choose?