Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Some of my favorite geography books

Just wanted to share some books around our house . . .
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney

Noni and Dandy gave this book to Lawton for his birthday because of his infatuation with maps. I love it because it starts with a very present and real location (the bedroom). . .

and then works up to the house, the neighborhood, the city, the state, country, world and then all the way back down to help gain an understanding of how we fit into the big, gigantic world.
Usborne Animal Sticker Atlas

I LOVE this book! We have done a lot of this together, but now he can do it all by himself.
Each animal sticker has a number on it and you find the corresponding page with the number and name of the animal. Then, you match the sticker to a black and white outline of the animal and then learn where in the world (literally) the animal lives. This is definitely for an older child who can recognize and numerate large numbers (in the hundreds) or be prepared to do most of the work yourself. Here's an example of one of the pages (click to enlarge)

My Town by R. Treays
This is a cool little book that shows a map of the town and has cut-outs where you open a fold-out page and can see where each building in the town is located on the actual map.
More about maps . . .

There's a Map on My Lap by Tish Rabe
Kids' U.S. Road Atlas by Rand McNally

I just picked these up in the dollar bin at Target a long time ago. Not really for reading, but fun to open the flaps and name the states, etc.

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