"Raintree Freestyle" is an eye-catching range of colourful non-fiction books for the less able and reluctant reader, aged between 11 and 15 years old. Designed for students with a reading age of 11 and 13 years old, these high interest books will enable readers to encounter curriculum-linked topics at an appropriate reading level. This is a country studies series with a difference, examining the characteristics of places and the people that live there in an unfolding sequence of enquiry and discovery. This core curriculum area is explained in an attention-grabbing way, encouraging even the most reluctant reader to pick up the books and find out more about the country they are researching. It uses a survival guide approach that encourages pupils to turn the page to find out more. It includes feature boxes with unusual or amusing facts about each country in addition to the key geographical information required. It contains fascinating images, a range of text types, maps and graphs.