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100+ Books with Maps

The following books and series for children and young adults contain at least one map illustration.



There are thousands of works of nonfiction for youth that contain maps. Below are a few recent examples:

Books and Websites About Maps

Children’s Literature Maps

Literary Maps. Available: https://www.fulltable.com/vts/m/map/lit.htm

Maps Are Cool

Maps from Book World

Muehrcke, Phillip & Muehrcke, Juliana O. (July 1974). Maps in literature. The Geographical Review, 64(3), 317-338.

Patton, Jeffrey C. & Ryckman, Nancy B. (Summer 1990). Maps in children's literature. Cartographic Perspectives, 6, 3-11.

Ranson, Clare (1995). Cartography in Children’s Literature. In, Sustaining the Vision. Selected Papers of the Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship. (24th, Worcester, England, July 17-21, 1995).

Wood, Denis & Fels, John (1992). The Power of Maps. Guilford Press.

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