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Me On The Map (Reading Rainbow Readers)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  438 Ratings  ·  105 Reviews
Illustrated in full color. In this playful introduction to maps and
geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of
her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her
street--all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is
familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own
country, sta
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 13th 1998 by Turtleback Books (first published 1996)
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Stephanie Calhoun
Feb 18, 2016 Stephanie Calhoun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
I use this book when teaching students about where we live. The students love the illustrations and I love how many activities I can do with this book. This is a great book to use when talking about creating maps.
Sep 18, 2013 midnightfaerie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Wonderful book! Very educational and a great social studies lesson! My 5 yr old already knew most of what's in the book, his name, his address, his state, his country, his continent, and the world. But seeing it from another kid's point of view in a book was fun for him. He immediately ran over to our map to find Kansas, which is where the girl in the book lived. My 3 yr old twins loved it, because it was full of maps and reminded them of train tracks. They spent the better part of an hour movin ...more
Brittney Daniel
This book falls up under all about me theme for children. It helps the children learn about where they live and how they are important in this huge world. The children learn about social studies concepts such as maps, roads, and countries.
Audrie Estrada
Personal Response:
This is a very good book I believe for a social studies lesson! It gives a very clear and good break down of maps and where things are located. They learn a lot about maps, countries, and roads and its fun for children because they can spot where they are or live. Its very interactive so I think that can be very beneficial.

Purpose/Use in the classroom:
-This would be a good independent read so that the children can follow the book at their own pace with all of the interactive op
Aug 22, 2014 Ashley rated it it was ok
Shelves: youth-services
Good concept, and once you catch the flow of it, it becomes more fun to read. My problem is with the illustrations. ie: "This is a map of my house. This is my room on the map of my house." But in the illustration, the little girl is drawing the bathroom. If read with an adult, the interaction could be that the child finds the room and points it out. But really, shouldn't that be the illustration's job? Especially if a child is attempting to read the book herself- it could become confusing for a ...more
Sep 11, 2009 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For younger students. Helps them to understand maps, and the differences between maps. It starts with a child in their room and slowly expands to encompass the neighborhood, the town, the city etc, until you see a picture of Earth. Then it goes backwards to the child back in their room.
Maybe this is a good book for some kindergarteners about our place in the world, maps and how to use them, but my five year old found it too simple to hold his interest. Curiously though, he really liked Follow That Map!, another book which would pair well with Me on the Map but which has quiz like activities to keep you busy while you read through it.
Oh My Bookness
Dec 20, 2013 Oh My Bookness rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brittany Perez
#Book Review
Me On The Map
Author: Joan Sweeney
Illustrator: Annette Cable

Date: December 21, 2013

llustrated in full color, Me on The Map takes a approach on explaining maps in a abstract way. In full color and in a playful way, Me on The Map first introduces you to maps and geography, step by simple creatively simple step. How you ask? A young girl shows readers first shows readers a drawn map of her room done in crayon, than her house on the map of the street, all the way to her coun
Jun 22, 2012 Margie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweeney, J. (1998). Me on the map. Decorah, IA: Dragonfly Books.

Citation by: Margie Findley

Type of Reference: Geographical Reference

Call Number: GA130 .S885 1996

Description: An introduction to where children live.

Relevance and Relationship: For around $7.00 this book helps young children begin to learn where they live in relation to the World. It is great interest building and learning activity. A parent on Pinterest even offers a great learning project to assist with visual learners.

Purpose: T
Samantha Hagler
Jan 23, 2013 Samantha Hagler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: being-yourself
This book was short, yet informative. It was about a young girl who wanted to place herself on a map. The girl drew a diagram of her room, her house, and herself near her house. The illustrations were vivid and bright, and would easily keep grade school students engaged and focused. "Just think in rooms, in houses, on streets, in towns, in countries all over the world, everybody has their own special place on the map." This book could be used as an art and math activity to introduce measurements ...more
Justine Paige
Aug 03, 2014 Justine Paige rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic simple book that shows different types of maps. It would be a good introduction for students in kindergarten or 1st grade. It starts with the main character in their room, and she draws a map of her room, she then shows a map of her house, her town, the state, the country, and the world, and then it works its way back down. It shows that maps can be of little areas and of large areas.
Rashanda Ravenel
Jul 15, 2014 Rashanda Ravenel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seeing a map always takes me back to elementary school when I had to cut out the measuring strip on the map to figure out the distance between two places. This is a great book for working on concepts of print. I can ask if students have ever used a map or even know the purpose of maps. Then we can create our own maps of a familiar place to share with the class.
May 23, 2015 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, homeschool
We're beginning to talk about the world and places in our country. This book was a great starting point. It starts with you in your room, house, street, city, and expands out to the world. After reading this and looking at the pictures, my daughter asked if she could draw her house, town, etc.
Melissa Evers
I should probably start Gracie her own goodreads account. This is one of the first books we read for first grade this year. Homeschooling with the Build Your Library curriculum. She gets caught on a few words but is able to read it independently for the most part.
I bought this as part of a reading series around the world to do with my son. This introduces kids to maps and where we all live on a map. He drew a map of his room and coloring our world, continent, state, town, and house. It's been a great book for him.
Sep 22, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
A great way to introduce children to maps! It shows how streets, towns, states, and countries and how to find them on maps. It is a great way to get children thinking about other kids across the world!
Katy Vance
Eh. Boring. But in the context of a lesson about maps it could be useful.... I just hope there's a better book about maps out there that's more interesting.
Feb 01, 2016 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book means well, and the concept isn't bad. The execution, however, is a bit faulty and rather uninteresting.
Aug 01, 2010 Patty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reading-record
Illustrator: Annette Cable
Age: Elementary
Summary: A little girl discovers where she is on the map.
Applications/Uses: While students are learning about geography and the places they live it is a nice introduction to read this story, then have the students map out where they live in relation to their town, state, country, continent, planet. When doing this activity you can use (their maps application) to show the students where they are on the map and move out and back in from their town-
Nell Adams
Jul 16, 2015 Nell Adams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good informative book for young children. It is about a girl who points out that her room is in her house, which is on her street, that is in her state, which is in her country which is part of the earth. If you look for your country you can find the state you live in and look for your town to find the street you live on where your house will be with your room in it. This was a catchy book. The illustrations are colorful and detailed. A teacher can use this to teach children of the wor ...more
Julie Walter
Jun 10, 2014 Julie Walter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book for introducing early elementary geography and mapping concepts.
Mar 30, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a great book for kids to read while learning about maps. It gives examples of different kinds of maps, what they look like, and talks about maps' importance in our lives. It really breaks maps down: there is a map of the world, then a map of our country, then the main character's state, her town, her street, and her home. Then she makes a map of her house. I think this should definitely be used in any lesson learning about maps and travel, and then students can make their own ...more
Jennifer Kim
This book is a great short but informative book to help students understand the concept of maps. It is a story about a young girl who wants to discover where she is on the map. It starts off with the young girl in her room and then slowly branches out to eventually show the Earth. This book would be a great use in the classroom to help students understand maps and the differences between them. This book could easily be adapted to create an activity for students in which they can draw a map of th ...more
Jun 04, 2014 Rida rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
really great for little ones
April Castle
Mar 31, 2011 April Castle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
This book is very informational for kids to explain what a location is. This is a great book to use to inform students about maps, globes, and the world. It shows kids how big the world is besides your street. I like how it references the room, to house, to street, to town etc.. It works up then back down again to her bedroom. Great map book and very interesting how it shows the illustrations as if you were looking down over top of it.

Keywords: map, town, street, world, country, location
Elizabeth Mcdonough
The narrator is a young girl. She is drawing a map of places she lives. She starts with her bedroom and then makes the following maps:
Her house
Her Street
Her Town
Her State (Kansas)
Her Country (United States)
Her Continent (North America(
Her World (Earth)

This book is good for Social Studies lessons. You can use the book to teach about maps and teach the class where they live (1st grade standard). The students could construct their own maps of the places they live.
Jun 09, 2016 Amie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-grade, faith, jake
Nice, easy beginning geography book.
Debbie Mcclure
reread this book in fall of 2010. Simple book about maps ranging from the map of a child's room, to a map of the world. Good concept book to teach the idea of creating a map. Could also be used to teach the different levels of citizenship, i.e. member of a house, live on a street, member of a town, member of a state, member of a region, memeber of a country, member of a continent, member of a world...

Primarily for lower elementary grades of ELL students
Dec 08, 2010 Schuerra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: social-studies
This book was great for S.S it taught kids the importance of maps and how to use maps. This book was very child friendly and taught them the difference between maps. Also i feel the book was a great tool in the class room for my younger students as a refernce. The book had colorful pictures and was very relatble to the way a child thinks for example maps of you home or neighbor hood and then the maps expanded so that kids coud grasp the concept of maps.
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