Packed full of colorful maps, vivid illustrations, lively, engaging text, and with a giant fold-out map of the Earth, this is the ultimate guide to reading, understanding, and making maps for children aged 8 and up. Learning how to read a map is one of the most useful skills a child can learn, and this book teaches the essentials in the most accessible and entertaining way possible. It reveals the secrets and techniques of map-making, showing young readers how to use maps and create their own maps. Packed with fun activities, children are shown how to make a working compass using simple household objects, and are encouraged to engage with maps to find locations, trace routes, decipher symbols, and more. With dynamic, captivating text accompanied by accurate, expertly drawn maps and vibrant color photographs, How to Read Maps is the perfect guide to lead younger readers through the world of mapping.