Books About Explorers for Kids
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We ‘literally’ explore the world every day in our homeschool–through books! We have traveled to places near and far with some of the greatest explorers through history, and the intrigue and excitement of discovery keeps us on pins and needles as we see the Pacific Northwest for the first time, or voyage to an undiscovered land.
Our list today includes some of the best picture books about explorers for your little learners. But, don’t discount the value of sharing picture books with older kids as well. These resources can be a valuable supplement to older kids’ curriculum and can inspire older kids to delve deeper into study.
Learning about explorers is a great tie-in to geography studies. We use a hands-on literature approach to geography. If you’d like to learn more about it, check out the posts below:
The Best Children’s Books About Explorers
- The Raft
- Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones
- Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover))
- Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus
- How We Crossed The West: The Adventures Of Lewis And Clark
- Who Was Sacagawea?
- So You Want to Be an Explorer?
- Exploring Planet Earth: The Journey of Discovery from Early Civilization to Future Exploration
- Leif the Lucky
- Daily Life in a Covered Wagon
- A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840
- Apples to Oregon
- The Usborne Book of Explorers from Columbus to Armstrong (Famous Lives)
- Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun
- Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air
The most popular post from last week was:
- My September Reads from Our Unschooling Journey Through Life
And now for the link up!
Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.
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