Map Books for Children: Intro to Maps Unit Study

If you’re introducing your child to maps, these map books for children will get you going!

Teaching maps and geography to kids helps ground them to where they are in the world and where others live.

I love that when we talk about geography we talk about culture, we talk about the skills of map reading, and we talk about how the world is bigger than just ourselves.

For more reading ideas, visit our extensive list of childrens books for kids!

Find these map books for children at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.

Map Books for Kids + Free Map Study Unit Resources

Books about Maps for Kids

Maps are about far more than getting from a to b.

Maps can help children understand and explore both their everyday environment and faraway places.

This summer we took a summer road trip.

My oldest son is finally big enough to sit in the front seat – which meant he was the “navigator.”

Talk about a crash course in really being able to learn how to read maps!


Maps Study Unit

In addition to offering recommendations of map books for children that kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom unit study resources about maps! These unit study resources may contain affiliate links.

Free Map Study Unit Resources + Map Books for Children

For further Map Study Unit ideas and Resources, consider the following:

Build Excitement for a Disneyland Vacation from Crafty Mama in ME

How Maps Change Case study: Boston’s Boundaries over time from Boston Kid Friendly

How Kids Can Create Sketch Maps for the Outdoors from FrogMom

Map Books for Young Explorers from Brain Power Boy

Map Skills for Kids from Schooling a Monkey

Continents and Countries Olympic Sort from Planet Smarty Pants

Geocaching for Kids from Parenting Chaos

Map Activities for Kids: France, England, Ireland {Printables} from The Natural Homeschool

Types of Maps from Something 2 Offer

Around the World Fun for Kids: Exploring Architecture from Artsy Momma

Using Maps as an Idea for Art Projects from Our Daily Craft

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  1. This is great! We studied geography and cultures last year and used some of these books.

  2. What a wonderful list of books. Many of them we own and use regularly some are new ones we will have to check out. Sharing with my followers. Thanks for sharing on Inspire Me Monday. I hope you have a great week!!

  3. These look like a great book list. I am planning to introduce geography in our homeschool next year! I have considered several of these books. I am looking at the Scrambled States book and game. Have you read or played this?


  4. I used to love looking at maps as a I kid. I love geography. I hope to instil that love to my children too. Great idea to get a map book for them to learn!

    Thanks for sharing at #everythingkids!

    1. We love maps! It actually started because my husbands travels a lot. So we would look at where we are and how far he was going. It just branched out from there!

  5. We are taking a family trip this summer! My kids are going to love some of these books. Thank you for stopping by the Learn & Play Link Up! This post is featured on Christian Montessori Network this week.

    1. Wow! Thanks for the heads up on the feature 🙂 And I hope your kids have fun mapping out the trip. I know we always love seeing where we’re going on the map.

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