5 Map Books for the Classroom


When we are learning about community helpers in the classroom, I like to teach about maps too. My students are always interested in geography and where we live in comparison to others. This post is a round-up of some of our favorite map books for the classroom.

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Me on the Map

Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney is one of my favorites! In this story, a girl starts in her room. The story goes on to show how her room is part of her house, which is on a street, and then continues on through city, state, and more! One of the great things about this book is there is a birds-eye view throughout the stages of the story.

Where Do I Live?

Where Do I Live? by Neil Chesanow is a similar setup to Me on the Map. There is a fun little quiz my students like to go through at the end of the book.

My Town

My Town by Rebecca Treays is a favorite with my students because there are lift and peek pages! The book contains fold-out maps to help introduce map-reading skills

Mapping Penny’s World

Mapping Penny’s World by Loreen Leedy is about a girl who loves learning about maps. She decides to map the world of her dog, Penny. My students love this book. After reading it, I always have students who come to school the next day with a map of their own pet’s world.

Follow That Map!

Follow That Map! A First Book of Mapping Skills by Scot Ritchie is a fun interactive story that your students will love too. At the end of the book, there is a challenge for students to map out their bedroom. My class is always ready for the challenge!

What are some of your favorite map books for the classroom?

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