Picture Books for Kids Who Like Maps

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The Scrambled States of America

by Laurie Keller

This book became an instant classic when it appeared. Do you ever wonder what would happen if all the states got tired of staying in the same old place and switched places with each other? Well, neither did I, but Laurie Keller did, with hilarious results.


As the Crow Flies: A First Book of Maps

by Gail Hartman, illustrated by Harvey Stevenson

This book, which has beautiful illustrations, looks at what maps various animals would use — that is, if they used maps.


Me on the Map

by Joan Sweeney, illustrated by Annette Cable

The narrator starts with floor plans of her room and house, and then expands that to her street, town, state, country, and finally, world. Then, she reverses and works right back down to her room.


Mapping Penny's World

by Loreen Leedy

Lisa learns about maps and their parts at school, and then applies her new skills to mapping the world she shares with her dog, Penny. Lisa makes maps of her room, her yard, the neighborhood, and the local park. This book may inspire your child to make some maps of his or her own.