Travel is good for anyone but it is especially important for children because it gives them a new perspective. It helps them see just how big the world is and how many different wonderful cultures and people there are.
Here are some travel books to inspire young readers.
This Dr. Seuss classic speaks to adults and kids alike about possibilities, creativity, and adventure.
Follow Max on a wild rumpus, under the moon, over the sea, through the forest, and back home again.
Another story about traveling to all of the wonderful places the heart may lead you but knowing you can always go home again.
Miroslav Sasek introduces young readers to popular cities like Paris, San Francisco, New York, London, and more in his charming “This is” series.
After a bulletin board accidentally falls on Stanley and flattens him, he finds he’s able to do many things. He can slip under doorways and mail himself to different countries in envelopes.
Pig, the funny and loveable bug-eyed pug, is up to his usual mischief, but this time around the world.
Get ready for a real-life airplane ride with Richard Scarry’s “A Day at the Airport”. It gives young kids their first look at the terminal, control tower and runway with pictures, vocabulary words, and a sticker book.
Madlenka beautifully depicts multiculturalism. It’s a story about a little girl who lives in a big city, with many neighbors from all different cultures. There is a French baker, Indian Newsvendor, African-American friend, Asian Shopkeeper, German Opera Singer, Latin Grocer, and Italian ice cream man.
Snail and Whale are two unlikely friends who go on a great big adventure together.
An introduction to time zones for children. It’s a fascinating discovery to learn that when you’re getting in your bed at night, your friends could be waking up on the other side of the world.
Travel around the world with the narrator and learn briefly about each country and his friends who live there.
Join Junie on her vacation to Hawaii and help her get the perfect vacation photo while she’s there.
This brother-sister duo travels all around the world and throughout history together.
Portal to another world through a magical wardrobe. Imaginary travel is often just as fun as real travel.
Rick Riordan books captivate young readers and take them on imaginary events but teach them real facts about history, Greek, Egyptian, and Norse Mythology.
Follow Rafe down under and see what kind of trouble he gets into with this best-seller from famous author James Patterson.
Coyote and her dad take an unforgettable, cross-country trip in their converted school bus.
This story is a graphic memoir about a teenage girl living in Japan. It’s the perfect read for the teen girl looking to travel to other countries or just get a new perspective.
There is much adventure to be had in this book which follows the daughter of a time-traveler.
Introduce little kids to endless travel possibilities with this neatly categorized book that talks about every continent and lists fun facts about each one.
Page after page of stunning photos taken from every country across the world. It’s a great, visual way to jumpstart a bucket list.
Speaking of bucket lists… This book will teach you how to achieve your goals.
Another book to give you the travel bug. It’s filled with beautiful pictures and tidbits about each destination.
Keep kids busy on a road trip with this atlas. They can track each state, learn which roadside attractions to look out for and any cool things to do.
Learn about the world, one fun fact at a time. This 200-page book includes trivia about folklore, food, animals, sports, nature, celebrations, religion- you name it.