My Bookmark: Seven reads for young explorers

My Bookmark - Laura Gardoski | October 3rd, 2017 8:47 am

Kids: This fall, “explore” a new subject. Try these books about exploration, available at the Abington Community Library:

Young children will enjoy the classic “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” retold by Michael Rosen with illustrations by Helen Oxenbury. Children travel through grass, mud and other obstacles in search of an inevitable encounter.

Travel far away without even leaving the pages of a book with “Atlas of Adventures,” an oversized picture book by Rachel Williams with exciting pictures depicting events and people around the world.

Learn what it takes to be a real-life explorer and be inspired by stories of paleontologists, activists, conservationists, and more in the “National Geographic Ultimate Explorer Guide” by Nancy Honovich. Includes hands-on activities to get you started right away.

Two of the most famous explorers in America are Lewis and Clark. Follow their journey into the western United States: their routes, personal experiences and animal encounters in “The Lewis and Clark Expedition” by John Perritano.

Have you ever wondered what happened to the Titanic after it sank? Go beneath the surface to the underwater wreckage and find out with “Exploring the Titanic” by Dr. Robert Ballard.

Ferdinand Magellan always dreamed of going to sea. On September 20, 1519, he set sail and led an expedition. Read about his epic journey in “Magellan and the First Voyage Around the World” by Nancy Smiler Levinson.

Fans of “Little House on the Prairie” will enjoy “Little Blog on the Prairie” by Cathleen Davitt Bell. After 13-year-old Genevieve learns she must spend the summer at a frontier family history camp in Wyoming, she desperately tries to keep in touch with her friends back home and let them know all the crazy adventures she has.

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Laura Gardoski

Laura Gardoski is the head of youth services at the Abington Community Library.