Booklists

Spatial Awareness Books

Up Down and Around

By: Katherine Ayers and Nadine Bernard Westcott

ISBN: 9780763623784

A garden produces a variety of edible plants, such as corn that grows up, onions that grow down, and tomato vines that twine all around.

Rosie's Walk

By: Pat Hutchins

ISBN: 9780027458503

Although unaware that a fox is after her as she takes a walk around the farmyard, Rosie the hen still manages to lead him into one accident after another.

Shrinking Mouse

By: Pat Hutchins

ISBN: 9780688139612

Four animal friends notice that the size of distant objects seems to change depending on the location and movement of the viewer.

Big Bug

By: Henry Cole

ISBN: 9781442498976

Beginning with a bug, various objects are revealed as being big and small in comparison with other objects on a farm under the big, big sky.

You Are (Not) Small

By: Anna Kang & Christopher Weyant

ISBN: 9781477847725

Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!

Follow that Map: A First Book of Mapping Skills

By: Scot Ritchie

ISBN: 9781554532742

Explains and demonstrates key mapping concepts, discussing the use of symbols, legends, a compass, scale, landmarks, and gridlines, along with instructions for making a map of a bedroom.

Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch

By: Mary Peterson

ISBN: 9781570914607

Pigs have a wonderful time playing in the pumpkin patch and other spots on the farm, encountering other animals along the way.

Which is Round? Which is Bigger?

By: Mineko Mamada

ISBN: 9781554539734

A concept book prompts young children to compare pairs of objects and choose which has a particular attribute, a challenge that seems obvious until the pages are turned to reveal unexpected twists

Katy and the Big Snow

By: Virginia Lee Burton

ISBN: 9780395185629

Katy, a red crawler tractor, belonged to the Highway Department of the City of Geoppolis. She was not used in winter, however, until a huge snow storm snowed in the whole city. Then Katy plowed out everyone.

Elephants Aloft

By: Kathi Appelt

ISBN: 9780152253844

Using only prepositions as text, relates the adventures of two elephants as they travel to Africa to visit their Aunt Rwanda.

Henry's Map

By: David Elliot

ISBN: 9780399160721

Henry, a very organized pig, frowns at the untidy farm where he lives, but after making a map to show where everything belongs, he and the other farm animals discover a big problem.

Lucy in the City: a book about developing spatial skills

By: Julie Dillemuth, PhD

ISBN: 9781433819278

A distracted young raccoon gets separated from her family one night. She discovers she can retrace her steps using smells, sights, and sounds, plus help from an owl's birds'-eye view (which looks like a map). Focuses on developing spatial thinking, understanding the world around us, and using concepts of space for problem solving.

Actual Size

By: Steve Jenkins

ISBN: 9780618375943

Discusses and gives examples of the size and weight of various animals and parts of animals.

Zoom

By: Istvan Banyai

ISBN: 9780670858040

A wordless picture book presents a series of scenes, each one from farther away, showing, for example, a girl playing with toys which is actually a picture on a magazine cover, which is part of a sign on a bus, and so on.

Mapping My Day

By: Julie Dillemuth, PhD

ISBN: 9781433823336

A little girl loves drawing maps -- of her buried treasure, the breakfast table, the route to school, and more -- taking the reader on a journey through her day; a story told in maps. This book inspires readers to create their own maps and diagrams, gaining practice in making drawings with meaningful spatial relationships. Includes note to parents and mapping activities.

MathArts : exploring math through art for 3 to 6 year olds

By: MaryAnn F. Kohl

ISBN: 9780876591772

Using everyday materials and hands-on activities children learn the essential math skills of sorting, matching, one-to-one corresondence, patterning, counting, measuring, number values, and more.