Antarctica Books for kids

Antarctica Books For Kids

Antarctica – Helen Cowcher

A picture book showing the animals of the Antarctic and how they care for their young and cope with various predators. Ages 4 – 10 yrs

Antarctica – Allan Fowler

Very large print book with only 1-3 sentences per page and large colour illustrations. Facts about animals, vegetation, scientists,

climate and vocabulary of Antarctica. Ages 5 – 7 yrs

Antarctica – David Peterson

This large print chapter book has excellent illustrations and fascinating facts. Ages 8 -11 yrs

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World – Jennifer Armstrong

One of the most extra-ordinary stories in history was Shackleton’s Antarctic adventure. Consider this fascinating real-life account of survival against all odds. Dramatic and detailed. With lots of photos. Ages 10 – 17 yrs

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage – Alfred Lansing

For five months in 1914 Shackleton and his companions were castaways, drifting on ice-packs in one of the most savage regions of the world. How he got every one of them home is a classic heroic tale. Ages 10 yrs – adult

Ice Wreck – Lucille Recht Penner

A large print chapter book of Ernest Shackleton’s famous journey to the Antarctic and back. A Stepping Stone book. Ages 6 – 9 yrs

Sophie Scott goes South – Alison Lester

Nine-year-old Sophie is going on a month-long voyage to Antarctica, with her dad, the captain of an icebreaker. Sailing the frozen seas round-trip from Australia to Mawson Station in the South Pole, Sophie recounts the adventure of a lifetime in her own words, illustrations, and color photographs. She’ll show us icebergs, penguins, seals, and whales! It’s a dangerous journey, but Sophie is well prepared for the thrills and chills that await her on top of the world. This friendly, informative, and beautifully presented picture book is based on the author’s own experiences and shows the wonder of Antarctica through a child’s eyes.

Ages : 5 – 6

One Small Island by Alison Lester and Coral Tullock

Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand. A speck of green in the vast, windswept sea, it is a haven for many creatures that live above and below the waves. In One Small Island, Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch bring us the story of this remote and precious World Heritage Site. Together they explore the island’s unique geological beginnings, discovery and degradation at the hands of humans, and the battle to restore it today. This beautifully presented book leaves us with an important question: can Macquarie Island and places like it be saved?

Ages:12 -17

Trapped by the Ice – Michael McCurdy

This is an exciting picture book recording Shackleton’s amazing Antarctic Adventure. In 19 14, Ernest Shackleton attempted the first crossing of the most southerly continent. Dated as his diary and with excellent illustrations. Ages 6 – 12 yrs

After the Last Dog Died – Carmen Bredeson

The true-life hair-raising adventure of Australian adventurer, Douglas Mawson, and his 1911 – 1914 Antarctic expedition. A photographic record with large print text. From National Geographic. HB Ages 9 – 17 yrs
Antarctica Books For Kids