What to Read Link Up: Travel Books for Kids

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Kids Love to Travel!

Once we started looking for books with a travel theme on our shelves, we found so many that we had to narrow our list down. So, the titles below are our favorites, but I think we’ll be doing a follow up article to this one soon! The theme of travel is prevalent in many books, and most of these books also have a ‘journey’ theme where the main character experiences growth through their physical journey as well as their own personal journey. Huckleberry Finn is an example of this, and as our teen literature group discovered, Huck’s journey connects to many other journeys in literature.

Our list includes picture books and chapter books, which all make excellent read alouds.

If you have any suggestions for us, please leave them in the comments below–we will add them to our list!

While you’re here, be sure to link up your family friendly posts so we can see what you’re up to.

Happy Reading! 🙂


Our Favorite Travel Books

Olivia Goes to Venice
Madeline in London
This is London
This is Paris
Adèle & Simon in America (Adele & Simon)
Charlotte in Paris
Wish You Were Here
The Trip
The First Bear in Africa!
Where the Wild Things Are
Journey Cake, Ho!
Journeys with Elijah: Eight Tales of the Prophet
How We Crossed The West: The Adventures Of Lewis And Clark
Seaman’s Journal
Maps and Globes (Reading Rainbow Book)
Me on the Map (Dragonfly Books)
My Father’s Dragon
James and the Giant Peach
Walk the Worlds Rim
Born in the Year of Courage
Gulliver’s Travels (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))
The Odyssey (Puffin Classics)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
From Norvelt to Nowhere (Norvelt Series)
The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963
Walk Two Moons

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Comments (2)

  1. Mother of 3

    What a wonderful list of books! My boys and I love reading all types of books and I think so much of the appeal is that we always feel like we’re travelling to new lands; real or imagined! I pinned this for some great book ideas; thank you!

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      That is definitely one of my favorite things about sharing books with my boys. Thanks so much for pinning this, Mother of 3! 🙂


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