Our Little Cousin Series
Geography readers about children around the world
These very simple readers tell about life in different countries through a child, or children, that live there!
Some of the information may be out of date, but they would make great additions to a country study or a history course.
Here are the ones I could find at gutenberg and archive.org:
- German (the title says Bertha but inside you see it is part of the series)
New titles added 9/8/2013:
New titles added 7/13/2014
Added 4/30/2015 thanks to a reader!
Other Geography series for children
If you are looking for similar readers, try out these series that have been featured here at Homeschool Commons:
For older children – an exciting narrative of two boys who travel the world!
These books are very similar to the cousins series. They were produced later, but include photographs taken by the author herself.
These are unique in that they include a map and great illustrations. Also written for older children (upper elementary).
Little Cousins of Long Ago (affiliate link)
Based of the popular cousins series above, these focus on children from historical cultures. These ebooks are available through Heritage History.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/46483 – Boer Cousin
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45750 – Brazilian Cousin
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/46508 – Grecian Cousin
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43585 – Jewish Cousin
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/46484 – Eskimo Cousin
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45995 – Porto Rican Cousin