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Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Maps? Check out Our Editors’ Choices for titles recommended by the Education World team. Then it's your turn to share books that you enjoy or use in your classroom in the Our Readers’ Voices section below. With your help, we will build the best list on the Internet of Best Books for teaching about Maps.



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by Tish Rabe
The Cat in the Hat introduces beginning readers to maps -- the different kinds (city, state, world, topographic, temperature, terrain.); their formats (flat, globe, atlas, puzzle); the tools we use to read them (symbols, scales, grids, compasses); and funny facts about the places they show us: Michigan looks like a scarf and a mitten! Louisiana looks like a chair you can sit in! Part of the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library series.

by Jack Knowlton
This book contains a brief history of mapmaking, a simple explanation of how to read maps and globes, and an introduction to many different kinds of maps. Maps and globes can take you anywhere -- to the top of the tallest mountain on earth or the bottom of the deepest ocean. Maps tell you about the world: where various countries are located, where the jungles and deserts are, even how to find your way around your own hometown. If you take a fancy to any place on earth, you can go there today and still be home in time for dinner. So open a map, spin a globe. The wide world awaits you.

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by Joan Sweeney
In this playful introduction to maps and geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her street -- all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own country, state, and town -- all the way back to their room -- on each colorful map.

by Mary Dodson Wade
Types of Maps introduces different types of maps and how they are used, including those that show how to get to a place and those that show what you will find when you arrive. The popular Rookie Books expand their horizons -- to all corners of the globe! With this series all about geography, emergent readers will take off on adventures to cities, nations, waterways, and habitats around the world -- and right in their own backyards. Part of the Rookie Read-About Geography series.

by Clive Gifford
Illustrated with more than 1,500 photographs, maps, and flags, this stunning volume covers all the world's 192 countries, including dependencies and islands. The authoritative and clearly laid out text, fascinating maps, and up-to-the-minute facts, will help children acquire essential geographical knowledge and expand their understanding of how people live in many different parts of the world. With its country-by-country layout, a glossary, index, and a reference section at the back of the book, this new encyclopedia is an exciting reference book for everyone.

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