Updated September 24, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Atlases For Kids

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Atlas of Animal Adventures
Space Atlas
Kingfisher Atlas of World History

This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in October of 2016. The earlier a child begins to understand his or her place in the wider world, the better. Therefore, a book that helps educate kids about everything from geography and international politics to global history is a priceless resource. Fortunately, most of the atlases on our list are not very expensive but are bristling with maps, facts, and photos that are sure to delight readers of all stripes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best atlase for kids on Amazon.

10. Space Atlas

9. City Atlas

8. My Pop-Up World Atlas

7. DK Smithsonian Children's Illustrated

6. Lonely Planet Kids Amazing World Atlas

5. National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas

4. Kingfisher Atlas of World History

3. Atlas of Animal Adventures

2. When on Earth?

1. The 50 States

Editor's Notes

March 07, 2019:

Despite the Barefoot Books World Atlas' charming illustrations and focus on different cultures across the globe, we decided to remove it due to a high number of reported factual errors. Added When on Earth? because it not only explains interesting historical events (such as the Arab Spring and how agriculture began), but it also presents an excellent opportunity for parent-child bonding, as many adults are sure to learn something from it as well. The 50 States nabbed the top spot thanks to its abundance of clearly-conveyed information and compelling visuals. You'll also find the Atlas of Animal Adventures and the Space Atlas for the critter and astronomy lovers in your life, as well as a pop-up selection (My Pop-Up World Atlas) that's great for tots who are just beginning to read and need a bit of extra stimulus.


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on September 24, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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