This year our oldest will be learning a lot about geography as we work through our 3rd grade homeschool curriculum--My Father's World Exploring Countries and Cultures. We'll be looking at lots of maps and learning about the world we live in. I've gone through my bookshelves and visited the library to pick out some of the books we'll be reading over the year. In this list of Geography Books for Kids, I've included books about maps and map skills, atlases, and even a few picture books that go with the geography theme.
Even though we're in the time where our kids just have to ask a smartphone or plug in an address on the GPS, map skills are still SO important to learn. My oldest has always been great with directions and knowing the way around town. He likes to look at maps, globes, and hear about other cultures. And now, my youngest is starting to follow his big brother's lead. As we've started the first few weeks of homeschool, the four year old has already memorized our continent song and can point on the map as he sings along.
Geography Books for Kids
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Geography from A to ZMaps and GlobesMe On The MapWhere Do I Live?As the Crow FliesAround the World: A Colorful Atlas for KidsNational Geographic Kids Ultimate Globetrotting World AtlasNational Geographic Kids World AtlasNational Geographic Kids United States AtlasDiscover Science: Maps and MappingFollow That Map!: A First Book of Mapping SkillsMaps and MappingMaps and MappingChildren Just Like Me: A Unique Celebration of Children Around the WorldChildren Just Like Me: Celebrations!Children Just Like Me: A new celebration of children around the worldDK First AtlasChildren's Illustrated AtlasAll in a DayPeopleGlobal Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the WorldThere's a Map on My Lap!: All About MapsMapping Penny's WorldHow to Make an Apple Pie and See the WorldSomewhere In the World Right NowFrom Here to ThereThe Travel Book: Mind-Blowing Stuff on Every Country in the WorldThe 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps!National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the WorldThe Everything Kids' Geography Book: From the Grand Canyon to the Great Barrier Reef - explore the world!Where on Earth?: The Ultimate Atlas of What's Where in the WorldGeography: A Visual EncyclopediaSwift Walker: A Continental JourneyAround the World: A Colorful Atlas for KidsThe 50 States: Activity Book: Maps of the 50 States of the USAAmazing World Atlas: Bringing the World to LifeMapsMaps Activity BookWhere in the World? Famous Buildings and Landmarks Then and NowChildren's World Atlas: The Atlas That Brings the World and Its People to LifeThe World: A Map Coloring BookChild's Introduction to the World
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