Summer Read-to-Learn

All summer I’ll be sharing books for kids of all ages on topics that will interest them or offer them a new interest to learn about. Most of the time these will be nonfiction books, but sometimes we can learn how to be better people or learn empathy from fictional stories too.

So, I hope you will stay tuned to these posts. They will always have Summer Read-to-Learn in the title and in the tags. There will be books from some of my favorite publishers like National Geographic, plus, some from independent publishers.


A First Book of Geography

By: Sue Lowell Gallion

Illustrated by: Lisk Feng

Published: July 22, 2020

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Kids can explore their planet with this fun interactive board book that folds out into the shape of a globe. The cover is magnetized to snap into place and hold together open as a globe. But it can also be read as a book.

The book is written mainly for 2-5 year-olds with a rhyming scheme that covers all parts of our word including the frozen tundra to forests to lakes and rivers to jungles. Then in smaller print, there is more information that parents or older kids can read and even use to help explain more information to the younger children as they become more curious.

The whole book uses the same color scheme and muted tones to display the various parts of our world using greens, oranges, and blues. Sometimes the circle is divided into parts to show rivers, lakes, and the sea or sometimes it is a whole image of penguins playing around some open water. There is something to point out and discuss in the illustrations on each page.

I really like that even though this is a board book, the book can grow along with your children as they begin to want to learn more about our world. This book would be great for a homeschool or regular school classroom. Keeping it open like a globe would add a fun dimension to your bookshelf at home, turning it every day to see a different part of our world.

The book is extremely high-quality and durable with strong pages to hold up to lots of reading and rereading. This is an excellent resource for kids, especially when using alongside a globe to point out the different parts of our world.

For more on Sue Lowell Gallion, check out her website, HERE.

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Thanks to the publisher for sending a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. If you choose to make a purchase through the above links, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase.
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