Sue Gallion

OUR WORLD, A First Book of Geography

A read-aloud introduction to geography for young children that, when opened and folded back, creates a freestanding globe!

Children are invited to identify and experience the Earth’s amazing geography through rhyming verse and lush illustrations: from rivers, lakes, and oceans deep, to valleys, hills, and mountains steep. Secondary text offers more detailed, curriculum-focused facts and encourages readers to consider their own living environments, making the reading experience personal yet set within a global backdrop. This informative homage to Earth is sure to inspire readers to learn more about their planet – and to engage with the world around them.




Parents, librarians, educators, go to RESOURCES to download an OUR WORLD activity guide with songs and activities for infants, toddlers, and preschool/early elementary kids. More activities to come!


Here’s what others have to say about OUR WORLD!

From My Shelves are Full: “Our World provides our youngest book lover and future geographer with a view on the world. Uniquely shaped to open fully into a free standing globe, this book appeals visually and tactically. Short rhyming verse span the pages and provides that first vocabulary for geography and nature. There are great descriptions opposite the rhyming text to provide those deeper understandings of places in the world and weather affecting them. The illustrations are completely immersive and engaging, drawing the reader in to explore the world.”

Many of these blogs offer book giveaways, follow the links to enter.

https://myshelvesarefull.wordpress.com/2020/07/12/non-fiction-wonders/

Kidlit 411 — Illustrator Spotlight: Lisk Feng
The Book Nook Review — Our World
Booktrust — Review
Writers’ Rumpus — Guest Post
Dream Reader Kids — Review

Debbie Ridpath Ohi Inkygirl: https://www.inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2020/7/22/interview-sue-lowell-gallion-and-lisk-feng-talk-about-creati.html

Sincerely Stacie: http://www.sincerelystacie.com/2020/08/childrens-book-review-our-world-by-sue-lowell-gallion-summer-read-to-learn/

Celebrate Picture Books: https://celebratepicturebooks.com/tag/our-world-a-first-book-of-geography-book-review/

The Picture Book Buzz: https://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2020/07/22/The-Picture-Book-Buzz—Interview-with-Sue-Lowell-Gallion-Review-of-Our-World

The Book Nook Review: https://thebooknookreview.com/our-world/

Frog on a Blog: https://frogonablog.net/2020/07/31/five-board-books-to-expand-your-world-by-sue-lowell-gallion/

Prose and Kahn: http://proseandkahn.blogspot.com/2020/07/board-book-review-our-world-first-book.html

Geolibrarian: https://geolibrarian.blogspot.com/2020/07/board-book-nonfiction-our-world-first.html

Christy’s Cozy Corners: https://christyscozycorners.com/2020/07/our-world-gallion-lost-big-book/

Jen Vincent/Teach Mentor Texts: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2020/07/our-world-interview-with-sue-lowell.html

Vivian Kirkfield’s Will Write for Cookies: https://viviankirkfield.com/2020/07/18/sue-lowell-gallion-will-write-for-cookies-plus-giveaway/

Carol Baldwin’s Blog: http://carolbaldwinblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/our-world-first-book-of-geography.html

Jean Little Books Librarian blog: http://jeanlittlelibrary.blogspot.com/2020/07/our-world-first-book-of-geography-by.html

Writing and Illustrating: https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2020/07/14/book-giveaway-our-world-a-first-book-of-geography-by-sue-lowell-gallion/

Podcast: https://readingwithyourkids.libsyn.com/reading-with-your-kids-giving-your-kids-the-world

What Do We Do All Day? List & Review: https://www.whatdowedoallday.com/geography-books-for-kids/

Unleashing Readers, review: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=21663



Let’s send OUR WORLD around the globe!

We want to see this book find its way to the hands of kids all over our world. 

Can you help? 

Send your location and a picture of the book there using the contact link on this website or through Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. This map will show when OUR WORLD makes it to every continent! I’d love to hear your ideas and comments, too. 

AFRICA ASIA EUROPE NORTHAMERICA OCEANIA SOUTHAMERICA