Wild boar Camilla is fascinated by maps of all kinds. She's under the false impression that everything has already been explored and mapped, but when an epic snowfall transforms the landscape, she realizes that she can still make new discoveries, forge her own paths, and document her activities in maps.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with spatial thinking info and activities that celebrate discovery, adventurous problem-solving, and making maps. Ask for it at your local bookstore, request it at your public library, or buy it using the buttons below.
Scroll down for resources you can use at home or in the classroom.
Nominated for the 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
"An adorable adventure in cartography."
"The text is clear and engaging, the art charming and inviting. Mapmaking has rarely looked more fun and cozy."
–New York Journal of Books
"Camilla is a lovable main character. She's smart, kind, and adventurous.... this book lends itself to many lessons inside and outside of a classroom."
–School Library Journal
Build Your Child's Spatial Awareness by Exploring the Outdoors
Read an excerpt from the Note to Parents and Caregivers in the back of the book, with activities to develop mapping skills and foster an interest in exploration and discovery.
Camilla, Cartographer Pinterest Board
Click on the image below to take the book themes further with ideas for exploring outside in winter, using a compass and map, crafts and activities, and the importance of spatial thinking. If you know of a resource that should be included here, please let me know.