Our World School Reading List


This was our reading list June 2014 – July 2015

Books are generally targeted to ages 7-10 years

General Travel 

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Around the World in 80 Days (abridged) Classic Literature Easy to Read by Bring the Classics to Life Level 2 (Ebook)

Geography Map Activities – Intermediate by Rand McNally

DK Activity Book: All Aboard, by DK Publishing

Greetings from Somewhere, by Harper Paris

Everything Kids Geography Book, by Jane Gardner

Magic School Bus Presents: Planet Earth, by Tom Jackson

If The World Were A Village, by David J. Smith

What Does It Mean To Be Global, by Rana Di Oro

B Is For Blue Planet, by Ruth Strother

P is for Passport, by Devin Scillian

North America


Kids United States Atlas by Kappa Map Group

Maps to Color and Learn: United States by Kappa Books

The Joshua Tree Called Lily by L.S. Lange (ebook)

Heading Southwest on the Santa Fe Trail by William and Jan Hill

The Grand Canyon by Jeffrey Zuehlke (ebook)

The Grand Canyon by  David Peterson

“Hey Ranger” Kids Ask Questions About Grand Canyon National Park by K.W. Justesen

“Hey Ranger” Kids Ask Questions About Rocky Mountain National Park by K.W. Justesen

Who Pooped In the Park? By Gary Robson

Petrified Forest National Park by David Peterson

Colorado Activity Book by Paula Ellis

Colorado Facts and Symbols by Emily McAuliffe

Buffalo Bill by Augusta Stevenson

Gold Rush by Bobbie Kalman

What was the Gold Rush by Joan Holub

Crazy Horse’s Vision by Joseph Bruchac

Return of the Buffaloes by Paul Goble

One Day in the Prairie by Jean Craighead George

Flat Stanley: Mount Rushmore Calamity, by Jeff Brown

Where is Mount Rushmore, by True Kelley

Meet George Washington, by Joan Heilbroner

Looking at Lincoln, by Maira Kalman

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Everything, by Maira Kalman

On The Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tales of Paul Bunyan by Bemidji Paul Bunyan Playground

Who Was Daniel Boone, by Sydelle Kromer

Emma’s Poem by Linda Glaser  (about the Statue of Liberty)

Columbus, by Demi 

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere, by Jean Fritz 

Portrait of America: Texas, by Kathleen Thompson 

Celebrating Texas by Marion Dane Bauer

Bears of Hemlock Mountain, by Alice Dalglish

If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon, by E. Levine

South America

South America, Kids Look and Learn, by Becky Wolff (ebook)

Rookie Read About Geography: South America, by Allan Fowler

Lonely Planet Not For Parents: South America Everything You Ever Wanted To Know, by Margaret Hynes

The Day The Stones Walked, by T.A. Barron

The Lanterns of Pillan, A Legend of the Mapuche People, by Rodrigo Salinas

Santiago, by Planet Collection (ebook)

Chile, by Planet Collection (ebook)

Argentina, by Planet Collection (ebook)

Jorge from Argentina, by Sr. Marlyn Monge & Jamie Stuart Wolfe

Ecuador, by Planet Collection (ebook) 

Buenos Dias, Ecuador, by Susan Peavy (ebook)

Island: A Story of the Galapagos, by Jason Chin

Journey to the Galapagos, by J. Ackerman & D. Lichtenstein (ebook)

Galapagos Wonder, by Kira Freed (ebook)

Amazing Galápagos Islands, by Anne Maclachlan (ebook)

Galápagos, by Monique Van Dousselaere

Galápagos Means Tortoises, by Ruth Heller

Teena Tortoise: Tale of a Little Giant, by Suzane Tate (ebook)

Who Was Charles Darwin, by Deborah Hopkinson

Darwin and The Theory of Natural Selection, by Alan Hesse (graphic novel ebook)

If You Were Me And Lived In Peru, by Carole Roman

Peru, by Planet Collection (ebook) 

Incredible Incas, by Terry Deary

Angry Aztecs, by Terry Deary

Inca, Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization, by Lawrence Kovacs (ebook)

Secret of the Andes, by Ann Nolan Clark

Learning About The Incas, by Delia Lockett 

Inca Tales for Children, by Cesar Chacon   

DK Reader Terror on the Amazon: Quest for El Dorado, by Phil Gates 

The Magic School Bus Presents – The Rainforest, by Tom Jackson

DK Reader Rainforest Explorer, by Rupert Matthews 

The Mystery in the Amazon Rainforest, by Carole Marsh (ebook)

Olinguito Speaks Up, by Cecelia Velacutestegui 

One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest, by Jean Craighead George 

Aparecida and the Valley of the Waterfall’s Mist, by Ronald Janesh 

It’s Cool To Learn About Countries: Brazil, by Vicky Franchino 

The Rio Activity Book, by Lottie Stride 


My Tour of Europe by Teddy Roosevelt, Age 10. Edited by Ellen Jackson

“Say What When You Sneeze” German for Kids by Carole Marsh

A True Book: Germany by Susan H. Gray

A True Book: Norway by Elaine Landau

Denmark by Planet Collection (ebook)

Honey Cake by Joan Betty Stuchner

The Minstrel in the Tower by Gloria Skurzynski

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Puppy and Molly Go To Norway by Janine Everall (ebook)

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

The Story of the World Cup by Richard Brassey

Europe, Kids Look and Learn, by Becky Wolff (ebook)

Dr Medieval, Medicine in the Middle Ages, by Laura Layton Strom

Castle Diary, The Journal of Tobias Burgess, A Young Page, by Richard Platt

Getting to Know Spain and Spanish, by Janet De Saules

Adventures of Don Quixote (abridged) Dover Children’s Thrift Classics by Argentina Palacios

Little Story of Gaudi, by Fina Duran

Columbus, by Demi

The King’s Fifth, by Scott O’Dell

Sticker Dressing Explorers, by Struan Reid

Picasso and the Great Painters, by Mila Boutan

Dali and the Witch from Cadaques, by Miquel Berga

The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf
United Kingdom

Paddington Bear by Michael Bond

Paddington at the Tower by Michael Bond

Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre by Aliki

Brick Shakespeare: The Comedies by Mccann, Sweeney, Thomas

Knights of the Round Table: A Stepping Stone Book by Gwen Gross

Robin Hood: A Stepping Stone Book by Annie Ingle

Horrible History Gruesome Guide to York by Terry Deary

The Vikings by Elmo Adams (ebook)

Tower Power, tales from the Tower of London by Elizabeth Newbery

The Vikings Activity Book by David Wilson, British Museum

Getting to Know Italy and Italian, by Emma Sansone

The Time Traveller Book of Rome & Romans, by Amery and Vangas

Ancient Rome Activity Book, by Hands on Heritage

The Coliseum Con, Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel #3, by Geronimo Stilton, Scholastic

Geronimo Stilton #48, Mystery in Venice, by Geronimo Stilton, Scholastic

Gladiators, by Minna Lacey & Susanna Davidson

What Was Pompeii, by Jim O’Connor

My Italy, a Children’s Book About Italy, by Billy O’Connor (ebook)

I Worked for Michelangelo, by Irene Stellingwerf

The Secret Notebook, by Gloria Fossi

The Starry Messenger: Galileu Galilei, by Peter Sis

Marco Polo, by Demi

The Adventures of Pinochio, by Carlo Collodi

Usborne Young Reading Pinocchio, by Katie Daynes

Galileo and the Science of His Time, by Touring Junior, Touring Club Italiano

A Kid’s Guide to Venice, by Alberta Garini

“Of All The Gaul,” Latin For Kids, by Carole Marsh

The Flight from Pomepii of Xenos the Little Slave Boy, by Irene Stellingwerff

Homer for Fun: The Odyssey, by Carla Bigazzi

Olympians: Zeus, King of the Gods, by George O’Connor (graphic novel)

Young Plato and the Cave, by F.A. Chekki (ebook)

The Laziest Boy in Greece, by Joe Dugan (ebook)

A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls, Greek Mythology for Kids, by Nathanial Hawthorne (ebook)

If I Were A Kid In Ancient Greece, Cricket Media (ebook)

DK Readers: Greek Myths, by Deborah Lock

Let’s Go To the Acropolis, by Ministry of Culture, Acropolis Restoration Service

Usborne Young Readers: The Story of the Olympics, by Minna Lacey

The Olympians, by Anastasia Makri

Ancient Greece Activity Book, by Hands on Heritage

Can You Count in Greek? Exploring Ancient Number Systems, by Judy & Kathy Leimbach

Lessons from the Lion, the Ox, and their Little Friends, Four Fables by Aesop, by Aesop (ebook)

Alexander the Great, by Demi

Minoan Crete, by Epeynhtes

Travels in Time: Minoan Crete, by Mary Black

Usborne Young Reading: The Minotaur, by Russell Punter


The Colors of France, by Helen Byers

“False Paw,” French for Kids, by Carole Marsh

Usborne Young Reading: Stories of Knights, by Jane Bingham

Medieval Times Activity Book, by Hands on Heritage

DK Activity Book: Knights in Shining Armor, by DK Publishing

Recipe for Adventure: Paris, by Giada De Laurentiis

Joan of Arc, by Shana Corey

Getting to Know France and French, by Nicolas Wright

Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans

A Walk in Paris, by Salvatore Rubbins

The Three Musketeers (abridged) by Alexandre Dumas, adapted by Ronne Randall

Who Stole Mona Lisa, by Ruthie Knapp

Fun at Versailles, by Emilie Jacques

Fun at the Louvre, by Christophe Hardy

My Portfolio: Van Gogh, by Raphaelle Aubert

My Portfolio: Monet, by Raphaelle Aubert

Jean Claude Monet, by Fiona Holt (ebook)


Thailand, by Planet Collection, (ebook)

Singapore, by Planet Collection (ebook)

Malaysia, by Planet Collection (ebook)

Asia, Look and Learn, by Becky Wolf (ebook)

Exploring Asia, by V. Russell (ebook)

DK Readers: Welcome to China, by Caryn Jenner

Lets go to China, by Tommy Tong

My China Travel Journal, by Laura Barta

Thanking the Moon, by Grace Lin

A Recipe for Adventure: Hong Kong, by Giada DeLaurentis

Dragons of China, A Picture Book, by Christina Huo (ebook)

Li Lun, Lad of Courage, by Carolyn Treffinger

DK Eyewitness China, by Arthur Cotterell

The Adventures of Marco Polo, by Russell Freedman

Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures Imperial China, by Joanna Cole

“Ho Lee Chow” Chinese for Kids, by Carole Marsh

Rainbow Readers: India, by Vijaya Bodach

If You Were Me and Lived In India, by Carole Roman

Gandhi, A Manga Biography, by Kazuki Ebine

Grandfather Gandhi, by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus

Rikki Tikki Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling

Stepping Stones: The Jungle Book (abridged) by Rudyard Kipling

An Illustrated History of India, by Wilco House

Short Stories from Indian Mythology, by Nita Mehta Publications



DK Readers: African Adventure, by Deborah Lock

Africa, Kids Look and Learn, by Becky Wolff (ebook)

Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures #6, African Safari Discovery, by Jeff Brown

Nate and Shae’s Adventure in South Africa, by Carrie Simmons (ebook)

Baby Animals, A Big Five picture book for Kids, by Noah Clarke (ebook)

The Lion King (Little Golden Book), by Justine Korman

Things You Might See On An African Safari, by Louise Lintvelt (ebook)

Thea Stilton and the Journey to the Lion’s Den, by Scholastic

African Animal Tales, by Jay Heale

Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom, picture book abridged by Chris Van Wyk

The Rip Roaring Mystery on the African Safari: Kruger National Park, by Carole Marsh

The Soccer Fence, by Phil Bildner (ebook)

Who Was Nelson Mandela, by Meg Balviso and Pamela Pollack


Captain James Cook: British Explorer, by Richard Bowen

Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures #8, Australian Boomerang Bonanza, by Josh Greenhut & Jeff Brown

Australia, Look and Learn, by Becky Wolff (ebook)

Australia and Oceania, by Tori Sager (ebook)

If You Were Me and You Lived in Australia, by Carole Roman (ebook)

Christmas in Australia, by John Williamson

Are We There Yet, by Alison Lester

The First Fleet, by Alan Boardman & Roland Harvey

All About Victoria, by Judith Womersley

An Aussie Night Before Christmas, by Yvonne Morrison

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