Me on the Map

Me on the Map does a great job of teaching kids how to use a map, taking the child from the map of their room all the way out to a map of the world and back again. While the book helps children see their own communities as special, it also helps put their community in the context of the larger world. For ages 3-7.

32 pages. ©2018.
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Reader Reviews for this Book

toniwallisa

Review posted May 3, 2022

5

This book was a fun read for my child and I recommended it to our local schools. A great way to begin discussions on Geography with kids.

FrancesJeanmard

Review posted April 19, 2022

5

Enjoyable reading. Excellent way for children to learn map skills.

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Review posted April 15, 2022

5

This book is both educational and fun. Its a good introduction to the act of thinking beyond self. Loved the illustrations too!

Kidletcorner

Review posted March 30, 2022

5

This book is a great one for the classroom moving from up close where the child is in their room, and gets bigger and bigger to include where they are in the world. This works great with social studies in our preschool classroom where we learn that we are all part of a connected world and that we all have a place.

jessica.taskinen

Review posted March 28, 2022

5

Me on the Map is a great book for kids. It teaches children how to think about their place in the world and how each person has their spot on our huge globe. This book would compliment a map skills unit for early elementary aged kids, or it would also be a great book for parents to read with their kids at home. After reading this book, you would naturally go draw some (or look at some) maps.

jcdriver

Review posted March 20, 2022

4

this book is great for my kids who live all over the world

deniedaccess

Review posted February 8, 2022

5

One of the best young childrens books I've reviewed. I liked the ending better than the beginning.

nancyovchinnikov

Review posted February 8, 2022

5

This book is so cute! It’s also very helpful for kids to get a sense of basic maps and geography. My daughter loves it!

luv2Junk2021

Review posted January 23, 2022

5

This was a great book to read to my class. It opened up a lot of discussion for my students. We are in a rural community so it got students thinking about what it is like to live in a city and other parts of the world. We also used it as an compare and contrast assignment. Thank you!

KendraSchroeder

Review posted January 22, 2022

5

I enjoyed this story as a way to introduce young children to maps. The concept started small with a character in her room and grew by house, street, city, state, country, to the world.

NGriffith

Review posted December 12, 2021

5

We love this book. We are going to replicate the pages on blank paper to create our own "Me on the Map" the next time we read through it. In fact, an addition to this book might be to add pages within the book where young readers can fill in their own information.

aileahd

Review posted December 9, 2021

5

A great, fun book focused on orienting kids to place.

annarickards

Review posted November 10, 2021

5

This is a great book that allows young people to orient themselves to their home, neighborhood, town, country, and world. Loved it!

Kowen84

Review posted October 28, 2021

5

Love how vibrant pictures are and how it shows different cultures

JessOnstott

Review posted October 24, 2021

5

Does a good job providing a sense of scale, starting with very familiar and moving further out from a child’s view.

vbeskow

Review posted October 20, 2021

5

This was a fabulous book. It is a great introductory book with wonderful illustrations that can be used to start the conversation with a child about maps, geography and a good beginning social studies lesson.

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Review posted October 16, 2021

4

My 4 year old has been very interested in the idea of maps recently and likes to look at different maps and this book was a nice way to start small with a map of the child’s room and then out to the whole world. The illustrations were cute and easy to tell the picture from the map drawing. I would have liked a few more ideas of how to show a child how to draw a map or recognize map/geography concepts. Overall very well done.

Seacro07

Review posted October 3, 2021

5

We love this book. Our daughter really enjoys seeing her state and looking at all of the children across the globe. She now has a map in her room and enjoys showing us where she lives. I definitely recommend this book!

Kokocat

Review posted September 25, 2021

3

Does a nice job zooming in on the world a child lives then back out again. Helps a child see how they fit into the map of the world.

Ctkachenko

Review posted September 16, 2021

4

My little one absolutely loves these “ME” books. This book is a great introductory to maps. It’s easy enough to follow and makes you curious about your map and places.

neysahem

Review posted September 3, 2021

3

My daughter loves being able to point to where her family lives on the map. The book helps children achieve a basic understanding of city, state and country. Simple read but fun for kids.

dougherty_m

Review posted August 25, 2021

5

This book is great for explaining the big picture of where we fit on the map. I have needed this teaching 1st grade as my students often think Oregon is our country! Can't wait to share this book with my class!

stokesfolks

Review posted August 17, 2021

5

This will be a fun book to read to my grandchildren when we talk about maps. I can imagine them drawing their own maps to go with the story. One little thing that bothers me about the book is that the girl's street isn't even drawn on the map of her street in some of the illustrations. I also wish the pictures of the town better matched the map of her town.

Theresa Habeck

Review posted August 13, 2021

5

Me on the Map is a terrific way to illustrate maps for learners to see how to visualize types of maps and easily move from a small map to the more larger map of where we are in space. A great addition to any library.

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Review posted August 1, 2021

4

My daughter has been enthralled with maps. This was a helpful book in teaching her more about maps as well as learning how to identify where we live.

JulieAnne2

Review posted July 29, 2021

5

The book was very educational and helped my grandaughter understand about maps, and where she lives, and where her family live or lived! An easy to comprehend book and learn from!

jsweetland

Review posted July 16, 2021

5

Loved this one! Very adorable book to learn about maps and where we are in the world, city, our neighborhood etc.

annarodgers5

Review posted June 17, 2021

4

Simple, but great for the target age group. I liked how it zoomed out, and then back in again on the main character. I also liked the hand-drawn maps that looked like (better) versions of what a real child would make.

Cindy Miller

Review posted June 17, 2021

4

I just finished reading Me on the Map.I appreciated the clear, consise text and interesting drawings. I wish it came in hard copy because I don't think it wil last long.

Hilary

Review posted June 3, 2021

5

My Kindergartner loves reading this book to me. She was thrilled to write in her own answers in the back. She drew a map of a fairy world and we followed it around the neighborhood. Great book for teaching map concepts and where we live in the world in a fun, relatable way.

Danielle

Review posted June 1, 2021

5

Fantastic for younger elementary. What a wonderful way to help students and children understand maps, time, and space in their world. Highly relevant content.

MicaelaKeller

Review posted May 20, 2021

5

Great book!

E-mamaX5

Review posted May 8, 2021

3

This book is cute. My almost 3 year old likes the drawings but it doesn’t keep her attention well until it has more sentences near the back. Every page says the same thing “This is this..” “This is that”. “This is this on that” for most of the book. I think it’s better for maybe 5 years old and up.