"Raintree Freestyle" is a new, 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; includes feature boxes with unusual or amusing facts about each country in addition to the key geographical information required; and contains fascinating images, a range of text types, maps and graphs.