How to Build Your Own Country

Valerie Wyatt
Fred Rix

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.

978-1-55453-310-7 | Aug 1, 2009
List Price: USD $17.99, CAD $18.99
4-color 7 x 9 40 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12
978-1-77138-646-3 | Nov 26, 2013
List Price: USD $11.99, CAD $11.99

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Awards & Reviews

“... will be a perfect resource for kids working on class projects, as well as an entertaining read on a subject that will interest any youngster who ever wondered what it would be like to be in charge of an entire nation.”
— Quill & Quire, September 2009
“Youngsters will enjoy the color illustrations and humor throughout.”
— School Library Journal, November 2009
2012 - Red Cedar Book Award, Winner
2011 - Hackmatack Award, Winner
2011 - Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2010 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Winner
2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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