How to build your own country (CitizenKid) (#02669W8)

by Wyatt, Valerie; illustrated by Rix, Fred

3 reviews & awards | 3 full-text reviews

Hardcover Kids Can Press, 2009
Price: USD 15.67
Description: 40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Dewey: 320.4; Int Lvl: 3-6; Rd Lvl: 6.5
AR 6.7 LG 1 133353EN; RC 7.5 4; LEX 960L; GR U


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Government & Civics

Library Classifications

Citizenship. Civics.

Common Genres & Topics

Politics & Government (Juvenile Nonfiction; Social Science)

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CitzenKid is a collection of books that informs children about the world and inspires them to be better global citizens. The collection aims to make complex global issues accessible for children ages 8 to 12, and covers topics such as water conservation, biodiversity, food security, micro lending, citizenship, global awareness and more. Each book provides information and resources to inspire children to make a difference, both locally and globally.

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Includes index. An interactive guide to building a country that teaches children the basics of nation-building and highlights events that have shaped countries throughout history.

From the Publisher
How to Build Your Own Country is an interactive and totally original learning experience that shows kids how to build their very own country from scratch.

This book, the only one of its kind, offers children the expertise and advice they'll need to plant their flag in the backyard, in the bedroom or online. Kids will be amazed to discover that anyone can do it. Nation-building advice is peppered with examples of events that have shaped countries throughout history, teaching young readers about government, elections, geography and global issues.

Backed up with lots of amazing examples of real micronations - some established or ruled by kids - How to Build Your Own Country promises to inspire, entertain and inform young nation-builders.

Want to build your very own country from scratch? It's easy:

Step 1: Stake Out Your Identity ... with a flag, money and a national anthem. Learn how to put your country's name on the map.

Step 2: Run the Country ... with a government, constitution, laws and an economy.

Step 3: Meet the Neighbors ... and join other nations on the big issues that face the whole world, such as poverty, global warming, security and international aid.

How To Build Your Own Country is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2009
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Series: CitizenKid
  • Dewey: 320.4
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Tracings: Rix, Fred, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-55453-310-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55453-310-7
  • Follett Number: 02669W8
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 6.5
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.7
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 133353EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 7.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 4
  • Lexile: 960L
  • Guided Reading Level: U

Reviews & Awards
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/10
  • School Library Journal, 11/01/09
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Spring 2010)
This unique, odd, and informative book offers a guide for readers to create their own personal countries. Everything from finding unclaimed land and coming up with a name (how does Bathmatia sound?) to holding elections and serving one's citizens is covered. Despite the silliness, useful information is given, teaching readers about the value of diplomacy and how actual governments function. Glos., ind.

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