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Updated: June 22, 2019
- Katie in London
A fun introduction to London’s history, culture, and landmarks.
- Oh, The Places You’ll Go
Classic Dr. Seuss revels in the magic of imagination and adventure.
- Where the Wild Things Are
A young boy has adventures a magical land without leaving his bedroom.
- Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman
Wonderfully-illustrated tale of two siblings on a trip to Japan.
- Next Stop Grand Central
A quirky tribute to New York’s famous travel hub and the people who use it.
The first in a classic series of picture books about a small girl and her Parisian adventures.
- Magic Tree House
Jack and Annie learn about history and science by traveling through time and space.
- Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
Classic picture book crammed with illustrations of all types of real and imagined vehicles.
- Fish is Fish
A tadpole sprouts legs, explores beyond the pond, and recounts his adventures to his fish friend.
A lonely girl has wild adventures in a magical land of her own making.
- Katie and the Mona Lisa
A small girl steps into the worlds of five classic Renaissance paintings.
- Once Upon an Ordinary School Day
The transformative power of music turns a normal school day into an adventure.
A small bear travels to London and is adopted by a British family at a railway station.
- This is Paris
A charmingly-illustrated introduction to the museums, monuments, and magic of Paris.
- Time of Wonder
An evocative portrait of one family’s summer vacation in Maine.
- Kids Beginner’s World Atlas
- Atlas of Adventures: A collection of natural wonders, exciting experiences and fun festivities from the four corners of the globe
Hi, my name is Valerie Van Ballaer, I write and illustrate a children’s travel book series called “The Travel Adventures of George and Paolo” (available in both paperback and eBook). The series follows George the goose and Paolo the cocker spaniel who travel to various countries around the world including Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos, Italy, Ireland, Australia, and Mexico. Each book includes post-it style checklists of the top recommended things to do and fun illustrations for each area. The Special Editions have additional pictures, fun facts, and a coloring section. You may find more details of the books on my website at vvbdesign.com/books. I think your little travelers will enjoy them.
Great. Thanks Valerie. Will definitely check them out.
Madeline and Oh, The Places You’ll Go are my favorites! Have you heard of Gusto and Gecko Travel to China? It’s a great book on China / Asia.
I have not heard of it but looks fun. Will check it out.
Heading to New York City with 2 kids ages 8 and 10. What books about New York would you recommend for young kids? Thanks, Tiffany.
My favorite kids book set in NYC are The Man Who Walked Between The Towers (which is an awesome book) and Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey. Along with Next Stop Grand Central (listed above).
Great travel books for kids is the Geronimo Stilton & Thea Stilton book series. Have really enjoyed reading your posts. Safe travels. Alex
My son has been reading those too over the last few weeks. He loves them. Thanks.
Great list! So many of our favorites are on the list – Katie series, Magic Treehouse, This is… There is a Madeline in Rome that is also fun.
Hey Jennifer. I like Madeline in Rome too but tried to restrict the list to my very favorites — or it would get very long in a hurry :)