I loved the If you were me and lived in series of books by Carole P. Roman. Several books in the series are Reader Views Reviewers Choice award winners, Pinnacle Book Achievement Award winners, Rebecca's Reads Choice Award winners and I can see why. The colors used in the illustrations are realistic colors and show off the pictures well. Occasionally the print is over a picture or on a dark colored page, but the print is a good size and reads very clearly. The whole series is enjoyable and educational at the same time. The books even have a glossary with a pronunciation guide in the back.
Home school parents would love these for their lesson plans, but even more, I can see children reading these with interest without much pressure because they make learning about it's specific country entertaining.
***the Complete set of If You Were Me and Lived In series was won from a giveaway from the author through The Children's Book Review****