20 Travel Books for Children to Read during the Summer Holidays

A Trip to the Cottage with Bobo by David M. Glaeser Jr.

This book’s about Bobo’s trip with his family to the cottage and how he enjoys himself there.

Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion by Mo Willems

This one’s about Trixie and her trip to Netherlands to meet her grandparents. But during the travel she loses her favorite stuffed toy and has to live and accept life without it. It teaches the young ones that unexpected things can happen during travel. It needs to be handled calmly and bravely.  Be prepared for a few tears drops though – both from the child’s eyes and yours – the tale’s that heartwarming.

Mud City: A Flamingo Story by Brenda Guiberson

This book has drama, bright colours and a lot of information. The author tells the story of how the pink flamingos at the. Inagua National Park in the Bahamas survive when a hurricane strikes.

Mirror by Jeannie Baker

This book’s wordless. But that’s what makes it more beautiful. It is about the daily lives of two families – one in Sydney and the other in Morocco. As one looks at the different pictures, its a good way to show the little ones how lives are different as we move from one place to the other.

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

This one tells the tale of a girl’s wish to bake a pie for the 4th of July. But all shops are closed. So she goes with her dog on a cross country journey to find all the baking ingredients. It teaches the children where food comes from and also how to bake a pie.

If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty

It’s about a boy and his journey to the moon. While it’s fun to read, it packs in a lot of information about the terrain there and space travel. It also explains to kids not to be afraid of travel or a new land but rather enjoy the adventure. The story ends with the lad’s happy homecoming thus encouraging kids to appreciate the holiday going away and also the journey back home.

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