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Whenever we are about to face a new adventure in our life: a new baby, trying new foods, making new crafts or traveling I often find myself looking to books to help me create teaching moments that are engaging and interesting. Whether you’re about to take a family road trip or fly internationally this list of children’s books about travel will help you prepare your kiddo to be excited about your upcoming travel plans and they will simultaneously learn about the world and wonders around them.

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8 Children’s Books About Travel

This list of children's books about travel will help you prepare your kiddo to be excited about your upcoming travel plans and the wonders around them.

This is How We Do It

This book is first on my list because the first time I read it, I was fascinated and intrigued and so I know your children will be too! As you read this book, learn about the diverse  ways that children in other countries do simple things like play games and travel from place to place. Let this book transport you to the lives of other children in our same small world.

A Ticket Around the World

This is a sweet tale about a little boy who travels to each continent and learns about their customs, language, culture, traditions and even the yummy food they eat! If you’re about to take an international trip with your family, this book is a perfect introduction to learning about people and places around the world.

Girl on the Go

This story is about a little girl who is an adventurer. She uses her imagination to pretend that she is traveling the world, all while playing in her own back yard! The best part about this book is that it can be personalized with your daughter’s name and photos. Explore the back pages to learn about the wonders of the world that are talked about in the book.

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All Aboard: National Parks

This little book is a brief nonfiction text about the National State Parks. Enjoy learning about the parks and then take a family camping trip to one near you. Your children will love making real connections with the world around themselves.

The 50 States

This book contains 50 whopping, beautifully illustrated maps that explore different state capitols, as well as significant people and events in each area. This book would be perfect for elementary age children getting ready to take a road trip across the states.

8 Children's Books About Travel To Get Them Excited About Your Next Trip

Lately Lily

Lately Lily is about a little girl and her best friend who travel around the world together. They travel with curiosity and, “an attitude of discovery” as they visit new places. This book is the perfect book to inspire your little one to soak up the adventures you’re about to embark on as a family.

We All Go Traveling By

This little board book is a perfect introduction to travel for your new toddler. Join a group of children as they travel from place to place  in different ways. Make vehicles sounds and laugh with your little one as you point out the same vehicles on your next journey.

Me on the Map

Join one little boy as he explores where he is in the world beginning with his home, his street and far off to the world! This book will get your little adventurer interested in how they fit into the bigger picture outside their day to day “bubble”.

Pick up a couple of these children’s books about travel and get your child excited about your next trip!

Alise Durkota
Alise Durkota
Alise is a mother of two who loves the slow, small town life. She is a teacher turned stay at home mom who loves cooking, her husband, going on long neighborhood walks, just about any baked good (with coffee) and playing with her children. She has a passion for all things childhood development, teaching, and learning.