Spatial Awareness Books
Out the Door
By: Christy Hale
Follows a girl through her day in a busy city as she travels to school and back again.
By: Steve Jenkins
Discusses and gives examples of the size and weight of various animals and parts of animals.
By: Henry Cole
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
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!
The Secret Birthday Message.
By: Eric Carle
By following the instructions in the coded message, Tim finds his birthday present.
Follow that Map: A First Book of Mapping Skills
By: Scot Ritchie
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.
Lucy in the City: a book about developing spatial skills
By: Julie Dillemuth
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.
By: Istvan Banyai
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.
By: David Elliot
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.
By: Pat Hutchins
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.
Which is Round? Which is Bigger?
By: Mineko Mamada
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
Mapping My Day
By: Julie Dillemuth, PhD
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.
By: Pat Hutchins
Four animal friends notice that the size of distant objects seems to change depending on the location and movement of the viewer.
MathArts : exploring math through art for 3 to 6 year olds
By: MaryAnn F. Kohl
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.