As the Crow Flies:A First Book of Maps by Gail Hartman
This is a fun book for introducing simple maps. It shows basic maps of landmarks through the eyes of different animals: a crow, an eagle, a horse and others. The final map shows the smaller maps put together into a larger map, which is a great way to show students how maps can relate to each other.
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
A little girl draws maps of her room, her house, her street and then moves on to finding her place on bigger maps of her town, state, country and the world. After reading this book, have students draw maps of their rooms or houses as a follow up activity.
Mapping Penny's World by Loreen Leedy
After learning about maps at school Lisa draws a map of her room and then decides to makes of places that are important to her dog Penny like her backyard and the local park. Students will learn mapping vocabulary like key and scale as Lisa makes maps and explains their function and the tools she uses to make her maps.