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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.
    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.
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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
Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda and His Muse
Alexandria Giardino, Felicita Sala

The poet Pablo Neruda is hard at work writing a sad poem, but it's time for lunch with his friend Matilde. Cutting up an onion for the salad, Pablo thinks it will only make him cry, but then he looks at the luminous onion, bright as a planet. And he writes a poem, an ode, celebrating the onion. (Picture book)



Illustrated history of one of the most remote islands in the world, inhabited by Polynesians who carved enormous statues, moai, from volcanic stone. Most fascinating is how the moai were carved in place, and then moved across the island miles away. How did the stones "walk"? (Illustrated chapter book)


Goodnight, Little Llama
Amanda Wood, Bec Winnel, Winnie Chu

Adorable story for younger kids about a llama. Little Llama loves to hop and jump, and wants to climb a high mountain, so with a short friend, Chincilla, they climb to the top. (Picture book)


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)


folk tale chile kids Mariana and the Merchild
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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