Overview

Follow Flora and her family as she takes us through her day with maps — from breakfast, to school, and even through a dog agility course!

Kids love maps! Learning to read and draw maps is a fun and natural way to develop spatial thinking skills — how we think about and understand the world around us and use concepts of space for problem solving.

Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals with more information about spatial thinking and awareness, as well as games and activities designed to encourage map-building skills and to enhance math and science learning.

About the Author

Julie Dillemuth, PhD, was mystified by maps until she figured out how to read them and make them, and it was a particularly difficult map that inspired her to become a spatial cognition geographer. She writes children's books in Santa Barbara, California, where the west coast faces south. Contact her on her website.

About the Illustrator

Laura Wood is an independent illustrator currently living in the wonderful city of Bristol, UK. Her work can be found in picture books, educational publications, and digital apps as well as editorial publications. By day, she spends her time in her studio bringing stories to life. By night, she likes to put on her dancing shoes and swing dance under the stars. She is proudly represented by the lovely people at Good Illustration Agency.

Reviews & Awards

I would recommend Mapping My Day for grades 1–3.
The Late Bloomer's Book Blog

The playful cartoon artwork is simple enough to allow young readers to absorb the mindfulness and geographic reasoning lessons that are demonstrated on each page…An excellent addition to geography collections.
School Library Journal