Around the World Chapter Book Reading Suggestions

Around the World Chapter Book Challenge Reading Suggestions

Africa       Antarctica    Asia     Australia     Europe       North America       South America


  1. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (Sudan)
  2. Who Was Nelson Mandela? By Meg Belviso (South Africa)
  3. A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer (Mozambique)
  4. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamwamba (Malawi)
  5. The No. 1 Car Spotter by Atinuke (Nigeria)
  6. Race the Wild #4: Savanna Showdown by Kristin Earhart
  7. 39 Clues #7: The Viper’s Nest by Peter Lerangis (South Africa)
  8. Treasure Hunters #2: Danger Down the Nile by James Patterson
  9. Where Is the Congo? by Megan Stine
  10. Where Is the Serengeti? By Nico Medina
  11. Where Are the Great Pyramids? by Dorothy Hoobler (Egypt)
  12. Magic Tree House #11: Lions at Lunchtime by Mary Pope Osborne
  13. Magic Tree House # 26: Good Morning, Gorillas by Mary Pope Osborne
  14. Flat Stanley Worldwide Adventures #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery (Egypt)
  15. Flat Stanley Worldwide Adventures #6: The African Safari Discovery
  16. Tristan Strong Punches a Hole In the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
  17. Bravelands: The Spirit-Eaters by Erin Hunters
  18. Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile by James Patterson
  19. The Elephant Whisperer: my life with the herd in the African wild by Lawrence Anthony (South Africa)
  20. Boxcar Children Great Adventures #2: Clue On the Papyrus Scroll (Egypt, Kenya)
  21. The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Sudan)

Antartica/Artic Circle

  1. Magic Tree House #40: Eve of the Emperor Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne
  2. Can You Survive Antarctica? by Rachael Hanel
  3. Frozen Secrets: Antarctica Revealed by Sally Walker
  4. Antarctica: journeys to the South Pole by Walter Dean Myers
  5. Troubling a Star by Madeleine L’Engle
  6. Jack and the Geniuses at the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye
  7. The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz
  8. Sub-zero Survival by Kay Wilkins
  9. Race the Wild #3: Arctic Freeze by Kristin Earhart
  10. Where Is Antarctica? by Sarah Fabiny
  11. Treasure Hunters #4: Peril at the Top of the World by James Patterson
  12. Magic Tree House #33: Narwhal On a Sunny Night by Mary Pope Osborne
  13. Magic Tree House #12: Polar Bears Past Bedtime by Mary Pope Osborne
  14. The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-el
  15. Who was Ernest Shackleton? By James Buckley
  16. Escape from the Ice: Shackleton and the Endurance by Connie Roop
  17. Nickolas Flux: Trapped in Antarctica! by Nel Yomtov


  1. Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy (Afghanistan)
  2. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (Korea)
  3. I Am Malala (Pakistan)
  4. Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin (former USSR)
  5. Tua and the Elephant by R.P. Harris (Thailand)
  6. Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami (India)
  7. Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth (India)
  8. The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye (Oman)
  9. Race the Wild #6: Mountain Mission by Kristin Earhart
  10. 39 Clues #3: The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis (Japan)
  11. 39 Clues #4: Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson (Egypt)
  12. 39 Clues #8: The Emperor’s Code by Gordon Korman (China)
  13. Treasure Hunters #3: Secret of the Forbidden City by James Patterson (China)
  14. Where Is the Kremlin? by Deborah Hopkinson (Russia)
  15. Where Is the Taj Mahal? By Dorothy Hoobler (India)
  16. Where Is the Great Wall? By Patricia Brennan Demuth (China)
  17. Magic Tree House #19: Tigers at Twilight by Mary Pope Osborne
  18. Flat Stanley Worldwide Adventures #3: The Japanese Ninja Surprise
  19. Flat Stanley Worldwide Adventures #7: The Flying Chinese Wonders
  20. Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  21. The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
  22. Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
  23. The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
  24. Bronze and Sunflower by Wenxuan Cao
  25. When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park
  26. Dodsworth in Tokyo by Tim Egan (Japan)
  27. Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan by Jonathan W. Stokes


  1. Where Is the Great Barrier Reef? by Nico Medina
  2. Flat Stanley Worldwide Adventures #8: The Australian Boomerang Bonanza
  3. Race the Wild #2: Great Reef Games by Kristin Earhart
  4. 39 Clues #6: In Too Deep by Jude Watson
  5. Who Was Steve Irwin? by Dina Anastasio
  6. Middle School: Escape to Australia by James Patterson
  7. Magic Tree House #20: Dingoes at Dinnertime by Mary Pope Osborne
  8. Where Is Easter Island? by Megan Stine
  9. Treasure Hunters #7: The Plunder Down Under by James Patterson
  10. The Stupendously, Spectacular Spelling Bee by Deborah Abela
  11. Bob by Wendy Mass
  12. Girl of the Southern Sea by Michelle Kadarusman (Indonesia)
  13. Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay (Philippines)
  14. Thea Stilton and the Mountain of Fire
  15. Who Was Steve Irwin? by Dina Anastasio
  16. Geronimo Stilton: Down and Out Down Under
  17. Quest for the Tree Kangaroo by Sy Montgomery
  18. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  19. Bindi Wildlife Adventures: Bushfire! by Bindi Irwin


  1. The London Eye Mystery by Siobahn Dowd (England)
  2. The Inquisitor’s Tale, or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz (France)
  3. The Wall: growing up behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis (Czechoslavakia)
  4. Where Is the Tower of London? by Janet Pascal (England)
  5. Where Is the Eiffel Tower? by Dina Anastasio (France)
  6. Where Is the Colosseum? by Jim O’Connor (Italy)
  7. Where Is Stonehenge? by True Kelley (England)
  8. 39 Clues #1: Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan (France)
  9. 39 Clues #2: One False Note by Gordon Korman (Austria)
  10. 39 Clues #10: Into the Gauntlet by Maargaret Peterson Haddix (England)
  11. The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems and Tony DiTerlizzi (France)
  12. Thea Stilton and the Venice Masquerade (Italy)
  13. Geronimo Stilton: The Mystery in Venice (Italy)
  14. Flat Stanley Worldwide Adventures #11: Framed in France
  15. Who Was Princess Diana? by Ellen Labrecque
  16. Middle School: From Hero to Zero by James Patterson (England)
  17. Thea Stilton and the Black Forest Burglary (Germany)
  18. Dodsworth in Rome by Tim Egan (Italy)
  19. Dodsworth in London by Tim Egan (England)
  20. Dodsworth in Paris by Tim Egan (France)
  21. London Art Chase by Natalie Grant (England)

North America

  1. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Canada)
  2. Hatchet by Gary Paulson (Canada)
  3. The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Cuba)
  4. Where Is the Bermuda Triangle? by Megan Stine (Caribbean)
  5. 39 Clues #9: Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park (Caribbean)
  6. Flat Stanley Worldwide Adventures #4: The Intrepid Canadian Expedition
  7. Flat Stanley Worldwide Adventures #5: The Amazing Mexican Secret
  8. Where Is Niagara Falls? by Megan Stine (Canada)
  9. Thea Stilton and the Niagara Splash (Canada)
  10. The Island Horse by Susan Hughes (Canada)
  11. Never Say Die by Will Hobbs (Canada)
  12. Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #24: Soccer on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne Mexico)
  13. Who Was Frida Kahlo? by Sarah Fabiny (Mexico)
  14. The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau (Mexico)
  15. Thea Stilton and the Tropical Treasure
  16. Serafina’s Promise by Ann Burg (Haiti)

South America

  1. Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson (Brazil)
  2. I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin (Chile)
  3. Keeper by Mal Peet
  4. Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold by James Patterson (Peru)
  5. Where Is Machu Picchu? by Megan Stine (Peru)
  6. Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream by Monica Brown (Peru)
  7. Magic Tree House #34: Late Lunch with Llamas by Mary Pope Osborne
  8. Magic Tree House #6: Afternoon On the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne
  9. Boxcar Children Great Adventure #5: The Khipu and the Final Key (Argentina)
  10. Key Hunters #6: The Risky Rescue by Eric Luper
  11. Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina (Colombia)juana
  12. American Girl: Lea Dives In by Lisa Yee (Brazil)
  13. American Girl: Lea Leads the Way by Lisa Yee
  14. Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas by Jonathan W. Stokes