Arriba! Arriba! focuses on Central and South America - its history and geography, in both human and physical terms. The following titles give a flavour of the region through a variety of genres.
Buy "Amazon Adventure" through Scholastic
Hal and Roger Hunt are in for a seriously wild adventure when they make a pioneering expedition into the uncharted waters of the Pastaza River, deep in the Amazon jungle.
Buy "Willard Price Adventures Trio" through Scholastic
Utterly classic wild antics. (You’ll never forget the man-eating giant clam.) Fancy yourself as the next Steve Backshall or Bear Grylls? Start here. Willard Price is the man who inspired a thousand expeditions: the original pioneer of nature fiction.
Buy "Trash" through Scholastic
FOR MATURE READERS ONLY. Murder. Treasure. Clues. Hope. Street kids against the world. If you can have a feelgood story set in a huge rubbish tip, this is surely it.
TimeRiders: The Mayan Prophecy
Buy "Keeper" through Amazon
'This stirring adventure – a soccer story? a ghost story? – defies expectations ... Both lyrical and gripping.' (Kirkus Reviews)
Buy "City of the Beasts" through Amazon
An ecological adventure with a pulsing heart, equal parts Rider Haggard and Chico Buarque – one of the world’s greatest and most beloved storytellers broadens her style and reach with a Amazonian adventure story that will appeal to all ages.
Buy "My Country: Brazil" through Amazon
In these easy-to-read books, a child introduces his or her country including the weather, climate, landscape, home, pastimes, school and the people who live there.
Buy "Spotlight on Mexico" through Amazon
Mexico is the southern neighbour of the United States. It is a country with a rich history and culture, a warm climate, diverse landscapes, and a variety of wildlife. From Mayan pyramids to busy cities to happy fiestas, "Spotlight on Mexico" offers a joyful experience to young readers. The book also includes recipes of some favourite Mexican foods that children will love to make!
Mexico (New True Books: Geography)
The Chocolate Tree: A Mayan Folktale
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Ever wonder where chocolate came from? We have the Mayan king Kukulkn to thank. Kukulkn is more than a king, he is also a god. One day he brings his people an amazing gift: a chocolate tree! But there is just one problem. Kukulkns brother, Night Jaguar, doesn't want regular people to have chocolate. He thinks only gods should eat the tempting treat. Will Night Jaguar prevail?
The Ancient Maya (True Books: Ancient Civilizations)
Mayans, Incas, and Aztecs
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The Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs were three groups of people found living in the ancient Americas, including the Andes Mountains and a city named Tenochtitlan. This intriguing book features details about these three incredible civilizations and explores how each of them fell when Spanish explorers found their settlements. Through detailed images and maps, captivating sidebars and facts, and an accessible glossary and index, readers will learn about leaders like Moctezuma as well as how these civilizations used farming, hieroglyphics, and glyphs to create their unique cultures.
Buy "Doctor Who - The Aztecs (audiobook)" through Amazon
The TARDIS materialises in Mexico during the Aztec civilisation. The Doctor and his companions step outside to discover they are inside a tomb - the tomb, it turns out, of Yetaxa, once High Priest of the Aztecs. Barbara is hailed as Yetaxa's reincarnation by Autloc, High Priest of Knowledge, and Tlotoxl, High Priest of Sacrifice, when they find her in the precincts of the tomb wearing the bracelet of the deceased Priest, now revered as a god. And she takes advantage of her position of unaccustomed power to try and dissuade the Aztecs from practising human sacrifice...
Horrible Histories: Angry Aztecs
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Powerful priests, weird warriors and cunning Conquistadors… the angry Aztecs knew how to make history exciting! From their gruesome gods to the horrible habit of drinking live toads in wine, and from a very deadly ball game to the terrible temples where freaky Aztec priests ripped out human hearts, this is history with extra nasty bits left in!
Horrible Histories: Incredible Incas
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The Incan Empire ruled 12 million people, but was conquered by 260 Spanish invaders – and a few germs. In fact, it was the llamas who really had it lucky… they got to wear earrings and drink beer! So would you rather be a lucky llama… or an incredible Inca? Erk!
The Mysterious Cities Of Gold: The Complete TV Series
The Road To El Dorado (DVD)
The Feathered Serpent (DVD)
Buy "The Feathered Serpent" via Amazon
Set in the court of the ancient Toltec civilisation in Mexico, the series, with it's lavish sets and costumes, follows the adventures of a young servant boy Tozo, (Richard Willis), who becomes a go-between in an attempt to unite neighbouring kingdoms, thereby preventing the rise to power of the bloodthirsty God, Nasca.