Children's Books About Travel

When my kids see pictures of places that I've been to - or want to go to - it inspires them to think of places that they want to go. My daughter was learning about aquatic life at school last year and learned about manatees. On her own volition, she looked up where they live and found a river in Florida where you can go and see them.


Guess what? I love wildlife trips and it inspired me! I don't know when we'll get there, but a trip to Florida to swim with manatees is now on our bucket list.


Sometimes, you can't travel (let's say, hypothetically, there's a pandemic;) but the book becomes a portal to that place. A book is always a way to learn more about people, their land, their culture, their beliefs. Here's a path to instilling a love of books, of travel and growing good global citizens!



Table of Contents Books for Kids about:

Airplane Travel

Road Trip Activity Books

National Parks or Outdoors for Kids

Different U.S. States for Kids

Different Places and Experiences in the World




Airplane Travel

The Airport Book by Lisa Brown



On the Plane Activity Book by Heather Alexander


Going on an Airplane (a Toddler Prep book) by Amy Kathleen Pittman


Road Trip Activity Books

Laugh Out Loud Road Trip Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott


Mad Libs on the Road by Roger Price and Leonard Stern


The Floor is Lava by Ivan Brett


I have to say that I just bought this book and it is ridiculously awesome. There are a ton of new and very creative games to play that require no props.



Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids: 300 Difficult Riddles And Brain Teasers by M. Prefontaine


Brains On! Presents...Road Trip Earth: Explore Our Awesome Planet, From Core to Shore and So Much More by Molly Bloom, Mark Sanchez, et al.

(Hot off the press! This just came out March 1, 2022)




National Parks or Outdoors for Kids

Junior Ranger Activity Book: Puzzles, Games, Facts, and Tons More Fun Inspired by the U.S. National Parks! by National Geographic Kids


Grand Canyon by Jason Chin



Hiking Day by Anne Rockwell (for toddlers)



Different U.S. States for Kids

United Tastes of America by Gabrielle Langholtz

How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A.by Marjorie Priceman


50 States Activity Book by DK


50 Adventures for the 50 States by Kate Siber and Lydia Hill


A Chip Off the Old Block by Jody Jensen Shaffer, illustrated by Daniel Miyares


A Walk in New York by Salvatore Rubbino



Different Places and Experiences in the World

The Atlas Obscura's Atlas for the World's Most Adventurous Kid by Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, et al.


My Awesome Japan Adventure by Rebecca Otowa


Brick City: Global Icons to Make from Lego by Warren Elsmore



My Africa Vacation by Ozi Okaro


Lonely Planet's City Trails series by Moira Butterfield

From My Window by Otávio Júnior


A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino


A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino


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Happy Travels,

Chrissy