I’m a big fan of homeschooling on a budget. With the exception of our select Evan Moor books, everything we use for homeschooling is free or very inexpensive.
My favorite ways to include books into our lesson plans are either by renting them at the library or finding them really cheap at thrift stores. For our upcoming lesson on Arctic animals, I went to the library and thrifting and wound up with a plethora of great early learning books about the Arctic.
I know I personally love good book recommendations so I thought it would be fun to share these early learning books about the Arctic with you all. These books range in level from Pre-K to First Grade so I will try to separate them out to make it easier for you to find what you need.
Let’s dive in!
Scientific Arctic Books Suitable For Pre-K And K
As I mentioned in my favorite resources podcast, I am a HUUUUGE fan of all things Scholastic. These first four books are no exception.
The reason I picked up so many books by the same author is because they are freaking perfect for not only the Pre-K level, but also for Grade 1. The beginning of each story is very simple one to two word sentences with a photo pertaining to each word. However, the back of the book is a more depth analysis of the topic.
This means I can work on reading with my Pre-Ker and still have a complete lesson for my First Grader. Not many books offer this versatility so I snagged every single one that was on the shelf for 10 cents each. No ragrets!
#4: Who Lives In the Arctic by Susan Canizares
Fun Arctic Story Books Suitable For Pre-K and K
If you aren’t a huge fan of reading only scientific material, the next two early learning books about the Arctic are going to be right up your alley. Both books are similar in that they ask a question on one page and the answer is revealed on the next page.
I love books of this format for the Pre-K level because it gets those critical thinking wheels turning. Take your time with these stories and genuinely ask your children the questions. See what kind of funny answers they come up with (encourage lots of laughter and play) before you reveal the answers.
Scientific Arctic Books Suitable For First Grade
The next two books are excellent educational books rented from the children’s section of the library. These are definitely a step up from the books mentioned in the previous section.
Each of these books is organized with a table of contents so you can easily navigate to the information you need. Each book also has a glossary in the back so you can make fun fill in the blanks or crossword puzzles to check on your child’s reading comprehension.
These books are a little more dense for the First Grade level so I would anticipate breaking up the reading into sections. We usually pick one or two topics to cover per day over the course of the week.
Fun Arctic Story Books For First Grade
The last four early learning books about the Arctic that I absolutely adore are fun stories. I’m sure by now we have all heard of The Cat In The Hat and The Magic School Bus (if not, catch up with the rest of us). I try to look for books by those authors first before anything else when covering a scientific topic.
These stories are not only fun and exciting for the kids, but they pack in a WEALTH of information. Your kids will be learning without even realizing it. We read these stories before bedtime so we are starting and ending our day learning about the same subject. I find this helps to solidify their understanding and retention of the information presented.
#9: A Long Winter’s Nap by The Cat In The Hat
#10: Flight Of The Penguin by The Cat In The Hat
#11: The Magic School Bus In The Arctic
#12: A Polar Bear’s World by Caroline Arnold
That Wraps Up Our Early Learning Books About The Arctic
I hope you found this post beneficial in helping you select books for your Arctic lessons. Most of these books are available at the local library, but if you have trouble locating them I highly recommend thrifting around first before buying them new.
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