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Children’s Books Set in Antarctica

Whether you’re joining us as part of the Read Around the World Children’s summer reading challenge or found this booklist searching for children’s books set in Antarctica, we hope you’ll find the perfect book suggestions for your needs.

Three angled light blue book covers with children's books set in Antarctica

While Antarctica is a vast continent most of us will never get to visit, we can travel to the magical, yet harsh, terrain through books. Whether your child is interested in animals, like penguins, or is more into tales of Antarctic expeditions and adventure, this book list will have something to keep them so entertained they won’t even realize they’re learning!

Recommended Age Ranges

The list includes 40 books for a range of ages and is divided into sections of best Antarctic story books and children’s picture books about Antarctica, early chapter books for new readers, and middle-grade Antarctica books for more advanced readers. You’ll also find recommended age ranges for every book at the end of each book description.

If you want to read a book about Antarctica along with your child, check out our list of Books Set in Antarctica for Adults!

The Best Antarctica Books for Kids & Tweens

Antarctic Story Books & Picture Books

Early Readers and Beginner Chapter Books Set in Antarctica

Middle Grade Antarctica Books

6 blue book covers with text that reads 25 Books Set in Antarctica for Kids & Tween



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