Geography is covered with any book you read. As you read about different places and landforms, take time to find them on a map or look up a picture. However, the books listed below lend themselves especially well to geography.

Early Years

Me On The Map by Joan Sweeney

Me and My Place in Space by Joan Sweeney

Follow That Map! A First Book of Mapping Skills by Scot Ritchie

As the Crow Flies by Gail Hartman


Living Geography for the Primary Grades by Marjorie Lang

Mapmaking with Children: Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years by David Sobel

Basic & Primitive Navigation: A Waterproof Folding Guide to Wilderness Skills & Techniques (Pathfinder Outdoor Survival Guide Series)

Maps and Globes (Reading Rainbow Book)

The Whole World in Your Hands: Looking at Maps by Melvin and Gilda Berger

Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Nature and Survival for Children

Where Is Series

Paddle-to-the-Sea (Sandpiper Books) by Holling C. Holling

Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling

Seabird by Holling C. Holling

Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling

Pagoo by Holling C. Holling

Middle Grades

Take Me to the Holy Land: A Youngster’s Tour of Eretz Yisrael by Tsivia Yanofsky

Take Me to Europe: Jewish Life in England, Spain, France and Italy by Tsivia Yanofsky

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass by Charles Gatty (trained Charles Lindbergh and knew Amelia Earhart)

Books on Famous Explorers: Marco Polo, Juan Ponce de Leon, Christopher Columbus, Lewis and Clark, Ernest Shackleton, Richard Halliburton, Neil Armstrong, etc.

High School

A Book of Discovery by M.B. Synge

SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere by John Wiseman

***Living books connected to specific time periods will be included on that time period’s page.