It’s been a little while since I’ve been on a big adventure, but we did take a small adventure during the summer when we went camping in Ireland for the first time. Within the next month, new books are coming out by three astronauts, Chris Hadfield, Tim Peake, and Mike Massimino. I have them all on my radar! But you don’t have to leave the comforts of your own planet to go exploring – last week I only had to go as far as Belfast to hear about the adventures of Leon McCarron, who was giving a talk at Queen’s University, Belfast. He spoke about travelling down Iran’s longest river, and oh how I’d love to go on a walk he’s guiding down the West Bank…but alas, perhaps I’ll just hope to read his book, The Road Headed West, instead (his bicycle ride across North America). In case you haven’t guessed it…today’s theme is all about explorers!
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Great Books About Explorers
- Zheng He, The Great Chinese Explorer: A Bilingual Story of Adventure and Discovery (Chinese and English)
- Marco Polo for Kids: His Marvelous Journey to China, 21 Activities (For Kids series)
- Henry Hudson: An Explorer of the Northwest Passage (World Explorers)
- The World Made New: Why the Age of Exploration Happened and How It Changed the World (Timelines of American History)
- First Voyage to America: From the Log of the “Santa Maria” (Dover Children’s Classics)
- Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration With 22 Projects (Build It Yourself)
- Adventures Around the Globe: Packed Full of Maps, Activities and Over 250 Stickers (Lonely Planet Kids)
- Explore with John Franklin (Travel with the Great Explorers)
- My First Field Journal. The Young Explorer’s Notebook: For children between 3 and 7 years old
- An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything
- You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station
- The Darkest Dark