Geography Reading List

Maps and Skills

A wide range of atlases are available. These include: Collins School Atlas (Age 11+), Collins World Atlas (Essential edition), Philip’s RGS World Atlas (Hardback), Collins World Atlas (paperback edition), National Geographic Student World Atlas

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 285 ‘Southport and Chorley’

The Ordnance Survey Kids Adventure Book by Dr Gareth Moore

 The Natural World

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (Words that changed the World) by Anna Brett

The Green Planet for young wildlife lovers by David Attenborough

Life on Earth by David Attenborough

Horrible Geography Series by Anita Ganeri

Violent Volcanoes

Planet in peril

Odious Oceans

Stormy weather

Desperate Deserts

Wicked World Tour

Earthshattering Earthquakes

Raging Rivers

Cracking Coasts

Ladybird Expert Series

Plate Tectonics by Iain Stewart

Shackleton by Ben Saunders

Climate Change by HRH The Prince of Wales

Evolution by Steve Jones

How bad are bananas by Mike Berners Lee

Geography (general)

Where on earth? Geography without the boring bits by Jim Doyle

The Usborne Encyclopaedia of Planet Earth

Our Planet by Alistair Fothergill, Fred Pearce and Keith Scholey

The Story of the British Isles in 100 places by Neil Oliver (links to British History)


Touching the Void– Abridged Scholastic version by Joe Simpson

The boy who cycled the World by Alistair Humphreys

Extreme Survival by Alan Parkinson

Race to the Pole by Mike Gould

The Accidental Adventurer by Ben Fogle

Environmental Geography

Earth’s changing environment- Learn and explore, Encyclopaedia Britannica

Is our climate changing by Anne Rooney

World without fish by Mark Kurlansky

Climate in Crisis– Green Files Series

Can the Earth Cope? Water Supply

Getting to the bottom of global warming by Terry Collins

No one is to small too make a difference by Greta Thunberg

How to give up plastic: a guide to changing the World one plastic bottle at a time by Will McCallum

There is no Planet B by Mike Berners Lee

Key Stage 3 (texts and support)

Progress in geography KS3 by David Gardner

Key Stage 4 (texts and support)

GCSE Geography AQA Student book, Oxford

GCSE 9-1 Geography AQA Revision Guide, Oxford

GCSE 9-1 Geography AQA Grades 4-6 Exam Practice, Oxford

GCSE 9-1 Geography AQA Grades 7-9, Oxford

GCSE Geography 9-1 AQA Revision Guide, CGP

New GCSE Geography Knowledge retriever- AQA, CGP

Physical Geography

Usborne weather and Climate Change by Laura Howell and Keith Furnival

Physical and Human Geography- erosion and sinkholes

Physical and Human Geography- Tsunamis and Floods

Natural Disasters

Smart kids guide to tetchy Tectonics and tsunamis

Disasters in nature- Earthquakes by Joanna Brundle

Disasters in Nature- Volcanoes

Eyewitness- Volcanoes and earthquakes

Human Geography (KS4)

Prisoners of Geography- Ten maps that will tell you everything you need to know about the World by Tim Marshall

Fair Trade and the Global Economy

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Factfulness by Hans Rosling

The Human Planet by Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin

The Almighty Dollar by Dharshini David

The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier


Russia in Pictures– Visual Geography series

Russia- the land and people by Cath Senker


Africa is not a country by Mark Melnicove (there are a variety of different versions of this book)

Africa is not a country: breaking stereotypes of modern Africa (more able)

Africa-facts at your fingertips by Derek Hall

Eyewitness Guide: Africa by Yvonne Ayo

The Scramble for Africa by Thomas Packenham (more able)

Teen fiction with a geographical slant!

Northern Lights trilogy by Philip Pullman

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

The Carbon Diaries 2015 and 2017 by Sachi Lloyd

Thin Air by Michelle Paver

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah

Kick by Mitch Johnson

Watership Down by Richard Adams

The island at the end of everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave