19 Best Travel Books for Kids

  1. Katie in London

    by James Mayhew
    A fun introduction to London’s history, culture, and landmarks.
    One of the best London travel books for kids.

  2. Oh, The Places You’ll Go

    by Dr. Seuss
    Classic Dr. Seuss revels in the magic of imagination and adventure.
    The best kids book on adventure and imagination.

  3. Where the Wild Things Are

    by Maurice Sendak
    A young boy has adventures a magical land without leaving his bedroom.
    One of the best exciting travel books for kids.

  4. Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman

    by Maira Kalman
    Wonderfully-illustrated tale of two siblings on a trip to Japan.
    One of the best Japan travel books for kids.

  5. Next Stop Grand Central

    by Maira Kalman
    A quirky tribute to New York’s famous travel hub and the people who use it.
    One of the best NYC travel books for kids.

  6. Madeline

    by Ludwig Bemelmans
    The first in a classic series of picture books about a small girl and her Parisian adventures.
    One of the best Paris travel books for kids.

  7. Magic Tree House

    by Mary Pope Osborne
    Jack and Annie learn about history and science by traveling through time and space.
    One of the best historical books for kids.

  8. Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

    by Richard Scarry
    Classic picture book crammed with illustrations of all types of real and imagined vehicles.
    The best kids book on travel and transportation.

  9. Fish is Fish

    by Leo Lionni
    A tadpole sprouts legs, explores beyond the pond, and recounts his adventures to his fish friend.
    One of the best travel books for kids.

  10. Journey

    by Aaron Becker
    A lonely girl has wild adventures in a magical land of her own making.
    One of the best adventure books for kids.

  11. Katie and the Mona Lisa

    by James Mayhew
    A small girl steps into the worlds of five classic Renaissance paintings.
    One of the best art history books for kids.

  12. Once Upon an Ordinary School Day

    by Colin McNaughton
    The transformative power of music turns a normal school day into an adventure.
    One of the most imaginative books for kids.

  13. Paddington

    by Michael Bond
    A small bear travels to London and is adopted by a British family at a railway station.
    One of the best travel books for little kids.

  14. This is Paris

    by Miroslav Sasek
    A charmingly-illustrated introduction to the museums, monuments, and magic of Paris.
    One of the best Europe travel books for young kids.

  15. Time of Wonder

    by Robert McCloskey
    An evocative portrait of one family’s summer vacation in Maine.
    One of the best American travel books for kids.

  16. Kids Beginner’s World Atlas

    by National Geographic
    Best World Atlas for Children

  17. Kids Almanac 2017

    by National Geographic
    Best World Almanac for Children

  18. Wild Animal Atlas: Earth’s Astonishing Animals and Where They Live

    by National Geographic
    Best Animal Atlas for Children

  19. Atlas of Adventures: A collection of natural wonders, exciting experiences and fun festivities from the four corners of the globe

    by Rachel Williams (author), Lucy Letherland (illustrator)
    Best Adventure Atlas for Children