Using maps to explore space and time

Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024
Category: Author Videos

Leigh Hodgkinson joins ReadingZone to introduce her picture books, Martha Maps it Out and Martha Maps it Out in Time.

If you are looking for ways to help young children discover the vastness of the world and the universe, and our place in it, then Martha Maps it Out by Leigh Hodgkinson does just this.   Her latest picture book, Martha Maps it Out in Time, also starts to unpack the idea of time, from the moment of the Big Bang to the present and possible futures.  

From mapping our neighbourhoods to visiting the stars;  from discovering a fossil and understanding how it has reached us from the distant past, these detailed, absorbing picture books help children understand the vastness of our universe and time itself, while also recognising their very special place in our world today.

Review:  'An informative, inspiring, and joyful exploration of the concept of time, and the incredible history of our universe.'

Find out more about maps, children's imagination and our world in our Q&A with author and illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson