Invite your students to explore the countries of the world in this beginning geography series. Informative, easy-to-read text and oversized scenic photos draw in readers as they learn about each country's history, government, major cities, land features, natural resources, culture, and more! Maps, a timeline with photos, and fun facts complement the text. Each book closes with a facts page including the country's population and total area, as well as images of its flag and currency. Students will find valuable report information while exploring the countries! Table of contents, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.