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Let’s Get Chilly with 6 Cool Antarctica Picture Books

Let’s Get Chilly with 6 Cool Antarctica Books for Kids!


Antarctica is a continent that has intrigued us for as long as we can remember. The mysteries are endless!


What lives there?


How does one survive there?


Do they have any seasons?


So many questions!


It’s also a land of complex explorations and discoveries. Though few have made it to Antarctica, the ones who have had to endure much, some even losing their lives. 



So, if your young reader is interested in all things ice, sled dogs, and penguins, they will love our roundup of Antarctica books for Kids and all the mystery and magic they hold.




Ann and Liv Cross Antarctica by Ann Bancroft



When Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen crossed Antarctica, more than three million schoolchildren worldwide were inspired by the achievement. For those young fans and the millions of children yet to be touched by this amazing story, Ann and Liv Cross Antarctica chronicles the historic journey in words and beautiful oil illustrations.


The book recounts how Ann and Liv made their dream a reality and shares the fascinating details of the trek: what they packed, what they ate, how they ice-sailed, and what they saw. As inspiring as it is educational, Ann and Liv Cross Antarctica will appeal to schoolchildren everywhere.


Byrd & Igloo: A Polar Adventure by Samantha Seiple





BYRD & IGLOO is the first narrative nonfiction book to tell the daring adventures of legendary polar explorer and aviator Richard Byrd and his lovable dog explorer, Igloo. Byrd is known for being the first to fly a plane over the North and South Poles, while Igloo is famous for being the only dog to explore the North and South Poles. The adventures of Byrd and Igloo opened the door for science and research in the Antarctic.


It features direct quotes from letters, diaries and interviews, newspaper clippings, expedition records, maps, charts, and never-before-seen photos; it will give the complete story of the explorers’ journey. Though rooted in history with evidence from many museums and research centers, Byrd & Igloo will be exciting in tone, making it accessible and interesting for young readers.



When the Sun Shines on Antarctica: And Other Poems about the Frozen Continent by Irene Latham




Icebergs brighten
as the sky peels
itself of darkness
and stretches awake. . . .


We’ve been waiting
for you.


Experience summer like you’ve never experienced it before by traveling to Antarctica with evocative poetry. The sun rises, ice melts, grass grows, seals squabble, whales sing, and young penguins slide, glide, and belly flop.


Whimsical illustrations and additional facts accompany each poem to provide further details about the animals and the environment at the bottom of the world.


Here is Antarctica by Madeleine Dunphy



In this striking picture book, Madeleine Dunphy combines lyrical verse with repetition to demonstrate the food web in Antarctica. Tom Leonard’s gorgeous illustrations, from the flash of orange on a penguin’s beak to iridescent icebergs jutting from the sea, capture a wondrous miracle; the circle of life.


HERE IS ANTARCTICA educates as it entertains, inspiring children to explore this fascinating ecosystem page by page.


Antarctica Booklist and Imaginary Polar Ice Play at Picklebums!


Happy Reading!


One More Thing


Fans of Spiritual Travel…where will your gypsy soul take you this year?

Author Evans Bowen raises the vibrations and shifts the restless souls’ perspectives that cannot travel due to our increasingly fragmented world.


​In Pilgrimage: A Modern Seeker’s Guide, B​owen recounts her 40-day trek on one of the world’s most sacred paths, Camino de Santiago (known in English as the Way of St. James) in 2014.



​Written to be a guide on how to live life, Bowen also encourages transformative travelers to savor every moment and not let the constraint of miles and money hold them back from their pilgrimages. Bowen delivers a wisdom-filled book that will help others find the secret space to step out of ordinary life and into an extraordinary one.


A tradition of all religions, a Pilgrimage is a journey to sacred sites as an act of devotion and dedication. Still, Bowen shares with readers that it is time to expand that definition to encompass modern life.


Taking time to visit a place near home or around the globe to open the mind and heart to the Divine, brings healing and new meaning to life. Pilgrimage is an external journey to a place longed for and an internal journey to the center of our most authentic self.


It is an epidemic of our time to come to the end of our days and realize we’ve never taken the time to let the simplest of pleasures nourish our souls, or even be aware of what those pleasures are. Evans offers pragmatic advice for heightening sensory awareness, finding presence, connecting with nature, breath, movement, mindfulness all in the context of a well-told story of a 40 day pilgrimage.~Amazon review


A lovely and inspirational book that beckons travelers to realize that a pilgrimage can be made with friends and doesn’t have to be in faraway lands.~Mia W


Where will your adventures lead you in the upcoming year?