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Helping Your Child Learn Geography - October 1996

Suggested Reading

For Younger Readers

Adams, Jeanie. Going for Oysters. An Australian Aboriginal family going after oysters almost forgets Grandad's warning about avoiding the eastern swamp.

Brusca, Maria Cristina. My Mama's Little Ranch on the Pampas. The author recalls the first year she spent as a child on a ranch in Argentina.

Goble, Paul. The Gift of the Sacred Dog and The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. These stories, accompanied by beautiful pictures, are based on legends of the Native Americans.

Gray, Nigel. A Country Far Away. The similarities in the lives of two boys, one in an African village and one in a western country, are depicted in words and pictures.

Hartman, Gail. As the Crow Flies: A First Book of Maps. The views of an eagle, rabbit, crow, horse, and gull are combined to make a map.

Priceman, Marjorie. How To Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Because the local market is closed, a young girl travels around the world to gather ingredients to make an apple pie.

Say, Allen. Grandfather's Journey. A Japanese-American tells the story of his grandfather who moved to America but later returned to Japan.

Spier, Peter. People. Explores the enormous diversity of the world's population. Looks at various cultures, homes, foods, games, clothing, faces, and religions.

Williams, Vera. Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea. When Stringbean goes on a trip to the west coast with his friend Fred, he sends photos and postcards to his family.

For Older Readers

Curtis, Christopher. The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963. Join the wacky Watson family on a trip from Michigan to visit Grandma in Alabama. Some journeys change lives forever.

DuBois, William Pene. The Twenty-one Balloons. In the fall of 1893, Professor William Waterbury Sherman sets forth from San Francisco on a balloon expedition around the world.

Maestro, Betsy. Coming to America. In brief text and colorful pictures, the author explores how immigrants from many lands have made America what it is.

O'Dell, Scott. Sing Down the Moon. Slavers and Spanish soldiers bring devastating changes to the life of a young Navaho girl.

Sperry, Armstrong. Call It Courage. A Polynesian boy, along with his dog and albatross, sets out in a canoe determined to conquer his fear of the sea.

Spyri, Johanna. Heidi. Story of a young girl who goes to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. She is then taken by her aunt to live in the city and struggles to return to her grandfather.

Wells, Rosemary. Eric Knight's Lassie Come-Home. Eric Knight's classic story of a collie who travels from northern Scotland to England to find his former master, presented in a picture-book edition illustrated by Susan Jeffers.

Atlases and Informational Guides

The Basic Essentials of Maps and Compass. 1988. Cliff Jacobson ICS Books, Inc. Merrillville, IN. 1988

The Complete Atlas of the World. 1995. Keith Lye. Raintree Steck-Vaughn. Austin, TX.

Exploring Your World: The Adventures of Geography. 1993. National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Fifty States. 1991. National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our World. 1993. National Geographic Society. Washington, DC. 1993.

Geography From A to Z: A Picture Glossary. 1988. Jack Knowlton. Thomas Y. Crowell. New York, NY.

Science for Kids: 39 Easy Geography Activities. 1992. Robert W. Wood. TAB Books. Blue Ridge Summit, PA.

The Young People's Atlas of the United States. 1992. James Harrison and Eleanor Van Zandt. Kingfisher, New York, NY.

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