Explore the amazing country of Cambodia. Discover the secrets of Angkor Wat and the fascinating world of the Apsara. Take a trip to the Southern Cardamom National Park and meet the pangolin. And then relax at Battambang the artistic culture centre of the country. 

Here are a few books that we recommend for Cambodia that would work well with the 193 Little Adventures Cambodia pack.

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Arn's idyllic Cambodian childhood turned into a nightmare when Khmer Rouge invaded. Separated from his family, he toiled in a work camp. Amid hardship and fear, Arn's resilience shone when he volunteered to play music, a choice that transformed his life. "A Song for Cambodia" is the inspiring tale of Arn Chorn-Pond's ability to find beauty in adversity through music.

Nine-year-old Nat's life takes a dark turn when the Khmer Rouge seize power in Cambodia. Separated from family, he endures gruelling labour and starvation. With the help of his friend Malis, he finds hope and escapes, reuniting with his loved ones. "Half Spoon of Rice" tells a moving tale of survival, resilience, and the human spirit's triumph amid adversity.

In a heartwarming story, a young boy and his "Yey" (grandma in Khmer) come together to cook a beloved Cambodian soup, salaw machu kroeung. This shared culinary adventure strengthens their bond and transports Yey back to her Cambodian roots, where the cherished recipe hails from.

In "Am I Small?" young Tamia, unsure of her size, embarks on a journey, seeking answers from various animals she encounters. The story unfolds with a surprising and heartwarming revelation that brings clarity to Tamia's question about her size.

In the first English retelling of an ancient Cambodian tale, the heroine, Angkat, faces even more challenges. She must conquer not only external hardships but also her own mortality to reclaim her rightful place. This story, discovered in an 18th-century French essay by Dr. Coburn during Khmer culture research, is brought to life with expressive illustrations. A captivating and unique version of Cinderella, it enchants readers of all ages.

Introduce kids to STEM through the story of clever Princess Dara. In a world of political schemes, her engineering skills and quick thinking save the day. This fully-illustrated chapter book, based on a Cambodian folk tale, empowers both girls and boys as they root for this independent and resourceful heroine. 

In the jungle, four mighty animals compete for the title of Greatest King. A mysterious visitor guides them to self-discovery, teaching them the real values that matter most. This enchanting tale highlights personal growth and the importance of inner qualities in a quest for greatness.

Join Ven and Yhan on a thrilling journey in "The Adventures of Ven and Yhan: The Secrets of Angkor Wat." In the majestic temple complex, they unravel mysteries, face fears, and outsmart treasure hunters. 

Step into the shoes of an archaeologist like Sam, exploring Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Sam and his team uncover ancient artifacts, meticulously sifting through layers of dirt. In the lab, they employ dating techniques to unveil the objects' ages, shedding light on the people who created and used them in the distant past.

"Kaavan the Elephant" is a heartwarming true tale of an extraordinary bond. Kaavan's life in a Pakistani zoo was marked by hardship, with his only friend, Saheli, passing away. Grief-stricken and ailing, Kaavan caught the attention of animal rights crusader Dr. Amir Khalil. With the help of singer and activist Cher, they orchestrated his rescue and journey to the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary.

In the 193 Little Adventures Cambodia pack we go on an adventure to Angkor Wat. Use the activities from the pack alongside this video.

There is a free printable model of Angkor Wat available to download here.

Bookshelf Must-Haves

These are great addition to the bookshelf
no matter where in the world you are currently studying

This photographer and writer team travel the world meeting kids and learning about their festivals and celebrations. 

Meet children from all over the world, learn about their everyday lives from rural farms to inner cities. 

A fun world atlas with lots of illustrations and snippets of information that kids just have to keep dipping into.

A beautifully illustrated book that takes you from the crystal caves in Mexico to the Blood falls in Antarctica...

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