Fall 2019

Kumusta, Philippines

Cover: Kumusta, Philippines



Made up of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is a country well known for its beautiful beaches, a dazzling array of plants and animals, and bustling city life. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about countries' unique features through engaging content and pictures. Readers will learn about modern life in the Philippines' cities, and its agricultural past. This book includes a table of contents, activity sections, sidebars, infographics, recipes, a glossary, and references to learn more.


  • Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781534148055): 7 x 9, 48 pages, © 2020
  • Paperback (9781534150911): 7 x 9, 48 pages, © 2020
  • PDF (9781534149489): 7 x 9, 48 pages, © 2020
  • Hosted ebook (9781534152342): 7 x 9, 48 pages, © 2020
  • Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Series: Countries of the World


  • Lexile® Measure: 1020
  • Guided Reading Level: V

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Welcome to the Philippines!
  • Business and Government in the Philippines
  • Meet the People
  • Celebrations
  • What’s for Dinner?
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
  • About the Author


Booklist - Kumusta, Philippines (Countries of the World)

Readers embark on an educational survey of the Philippines with this matter-of-fact book from the Countries of the World series (8 titles). The first chapter provides an overview of the archipelago’s tropical climate and varied geography and wildlife, as well as its mixture of uninhabited islands and densely populated cities. The country’s main industries, agriculture and machinery production (helpfully depicted in a bar graph), share a chapter with its political history; the complexities of colonialism, though, are not addressed. The final three chapters introduce the Philippines’ people, popular sports, celebrations, and food—including a dessert recipe for maja blanca, a sweet corn pudding. While the text is of limited depth, it does offer a fairly comprehensive first look at the country. Photos and scattered activities enhance this report-ready resource.


Author: Corey Anderson


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