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Inspire Young Travelers with Books

by Barbara Rogers

Dec 29, 2023

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Travel Tips

One of the benefits of travel for children is broadening their horizons beyond their hometown and making them aware of different places, people and customs. Family travels don’t need to be to exotic places or foreign countries to accomplish this.


And without leaving home, you can help your child become familiar with places other than their own, and even begin to develop a world view, by choosing books reaching beyond their own surroundings. Here are some picture books for young children as a starter:


The Revolt of the Darumas by Winifred Esther Wise (Japan)

Piglette by Katelyn Aronson (Paris)

A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (Paris)

Kiki & Coco in Paris by Nina Gruener

Big Anthony: His Story by Tomie dePaola (Italy)

Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane (Mauritania)

There’s a Dolphin in the Grand Canal by John Bemelmans Marciano (Italy)

Anatole by Eve Titus (Paris)

Too Small Tola by Atinuke (Nigeria)

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal (Peru)

Carson Crosses Canada by Linda Bailey

Bee-bim bop! By Linda Sue Park (Korea)

The Tale of the Tiger Slippers by Jan Brett (India)

The Mitten: a Ukrainian Folktale by Jan Brett

Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina (Colombia)

Red Butterfly by Deborah Noyes (China)

The Soccer Fence by Phil Bildner (South Africa)

Adelita by Tomie dePaola (Mexico)

Mama Panya’s Pancakes by Mary and Richard Chamberlin (Kenya)

La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya (Peru)


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