All Kinds of Maps

by Susan Ahmadi Hansen (Author)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: On the Map
Which highways pass through Wyoming? How much rain did New Orleans get yesterday? How many people live in Texas? Learn about different kinds of maps and how we use them to understand the places and people around us. This first introduction to types of maps will help kids build visual literacy skills and navigate their world.
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School Library Journal

Gr 2-4--The series is about maps, how they are created, and how to read and use them successfully. A table of contents followed by what a map is, why it is used, and the importance of knowing the symbols, keys, and scale. Vocabulary words are in bold in short paragraphs of text that are accompanied by a color picture. The broad spectrum of maps are shown and described, such as physical, political, road, and how maps can be presented: either paper, electronic/digital, and globe. A map activity is in each title that has readers answer questions by using a map. The back matter includes a glossary, reading more/internet sites, and an index. While the series is very specific, it offers real world skill building and more understanding for other subjects, like history or science that use maps to impart more information. VERDICT A comprehensive guide for elementary readers about every aspect of maps.

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Guided Reading Level
Pebble Books
Publication date
August 20, 2022
On the Map
BISAC categories
JNF048000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Reference | General
JNF051180 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences - Geography
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