The Sunflower Story Books are based on the multicultural children characters featured in the science inquiry curriculum and promote the integration of the development of literacy skills with science, art, drama, social studies and music. Each story is narrated by a character from a different Latin American country. As they read, students learn about the culture of the country, and engage in a variety of activities that promote reading comprehension, writing skills, and discussion of ethical and emotional issues of importance to children. Each book comes with a Leader’s Guide that suggests a variety of interdisciplinary learning activities. The books are written at a 2nd and 3rd grade reading level and are available in Spanish and English and produced in a small book format (7"x8.5") of 30-40 pages.