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Chile

Chile – where else can kids ski on July 4th, go swimming at the beach on Christmas, watch condors soaring on the currents, eat German pastries, and set foot on Tierra del Fuego? Chile is an amazing long skinny country on the backbone of the Andean cordillera that stretches from the driest desert in the world, to the "utmost ends of the earth," windy and fierce Tierra del Fuego.
  Santiago
    Northern Chile
    Central Chile
    Lakes Region
    Chilean Patagonia
      Tip: The seasons in Chile are reversed from those in the Northern hemisphere. Summer is December to March, winter is June to August.
kids books chile
     
The Dreamer neruda kids poet chile  
The Dreamer
Pam Munoz Ryan & Peter Sis

As a boy growing up in Chile, Neftali Reyes dreams of words and jeweled beetles, he listens to the sounds of winter rain, crashing waves and the chucao bird, and the time comes when he changes his name to Pablo Neruda, the great poet. A magical read, fabulously illustrated. (Chapter book)

 

     
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People
Monica Brown, Julie Paschkis

Pablo Neruda wrote about everyday things, fire and rain, stones polished by sand and salt, children playing in the waves, social injustice and hope for peace. A captivating biography of the poet, words from his poems are beautifully woven into each illustration. (Picture book)

 

 
childrens books chile Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People
     
Tierra del Fuego chile kids  
Tierra del Fuego
Peter Lourie

Tierra del Fuego, the tip of South America, land of terrible storms, attacking pirates, nomadic Patagonian tribes. A trip to find out what Tierra del Fuego is like today. (Picture book)

 

     
Land of the Wild Llama
Audrey Fraggalosch, Michael Denman,
William Huiett

Discover the amazing wildlife of Patagonia – guanacos (wild llamas), rheas, ibises, mountain lions, Andean geese, chinchillas, grey foxes. Two-page fold out with plants and animals glossary. (Picture book)

 

 
chile Land of the Wild Llama
     
Easter Island chile kids  
Easter Island
Caroline Arnold

Discover the mysterious moai, huge stone figures, and Polynesian culture of Easter Island. A fascinating story of the first settlers from Polynesia, legends, daily life, how the moai were made – carving with stone tools, moving the multi-ton statues, decorations and engravings. (Chapter book, photographs)

 

     
The Day the Stones Walked
T.A. Barron, William Low

In the old stories of Easter Island, the moai come alive and walk in times of trouble. When a great wave hits the island, a young boy hears chanting songs of stone and voices deeper than the sea. Illustrated with luminous paintings of the amazing moai and Easter Island. (Picture book)

 

 
The Day the Stones Walked easter island chile childrens books
     
folk tale chile kids Mariana and the Merchild  
Mariana and the Merchild
Caroline Pitcher, Jackie Morris

Captivating retelling of a Chilean folk tale, the sea-wolves howl during a ferocious storm, but when the sea is calm again, an old woman finds a Merbaby in a shining crab shell. Gorgeous illustrations. (Picture book)

 

     
Chile
Jennifer A. Miller

Get to know the land, people and culture of Chile – high mountains and volcanoes, wildlife, holidays, food, school, family life, sports, arts and crafts. (Picture book)

 

 
Chile country facts kids
     
childrens books Chile introduction  
Chile (Countries Around the World)
Marion Morrison

Discover Chile today, as well as its rich history (from colony to country), regions (at the narrowest point, Chile is 10 miles wide), resources (worlds' largest copper mines), school and leisure, plus Spanish vocabulary. Good for older kids.(Illustrated chapter book)

 

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