I blogged yesterday about some work I had done with the Giraffes using google maps to show different seaside locations. Whilst working on it, I thought about how the maps could be used to fire up children’s reading or to support teachers / parents in choosingÂ books.
The result I have arrived at is the map you can see. Each placemark shows a location mentioned in a children’s book. The initial criteria was to select the main location or starting location for a book.
I have differentiated on the key between picture books, short novels (less than 150 pages), novels and graphic novels.
The intention is that over forthcoming weeks, months and years anyone can add their own placemarks for books which have inspired them at some point. Obviously it is important that people who add books leave a short recommendation with a link to a description of the book.
Please take a look at the map and add any books which you think might be relevant.Â Thanks!