Countries of the World

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In Countries of the World: Our World in Pictures, kids discover the countries of the world and learn about the many unique things that make one country different from another. Surprising similarities are revealed, too. Did you know that Cuba's national sport is baseball, one of the most popular sports in America? And that kids in both Japan and Chile have earthquake drills on their school schedules? Find out about anything from the spookily vibrant Day of the Dead parade in Mexico and the beautiful springtime cherry blossom displays of Japan to blueberry picking in Sweden and India's space program.

Museum Story

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is the world's preeminent museum and research complex dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions and educational outreach programs.


  • 192 pages
  • Ages 9 to 12, grades 4 to 7
  • Hardcover
  • 10.9" x 8.5"
  • Written by DK and Smithsonian Institution