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Travel Tales: Children’s Books To Inspire Wanderlust

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Get your kids dreaming of their next holiday.

There’s no denying it, cabin fever is reaching its peak. While we’re not going anywhere at the moment, you can still get your kids excited for their next adventure by inspiring a sense of wanderlust with these great children’s travel books. They’ll learn everything from how airports work to fun facts about cultures around the world. They’ll hear great tales and adventures and find books filled with activities to keep them entertained. Who knows, maybe they’ll even help you plan your next trip!

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Travel Books For Young Kids
Travel Books For Older Kids
Travel Books For Tweens

Editor’s Note: We’ve listed where you can order these books from, but with current delivery delays and shipping costs, it’s probably best to combine and order a set of books together. Most of the picks for tweens are also available as e-books. Happy reading!  

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Travel Books For Young Kids

My Granny Went To Market, Stella Blackstone

A great little counting rhyme where young minds can travel from Istanbul to China, Switzerland, Africa and Australia collecting souvenirs along the way. Get a sneak peek on YouTube channel The Reading Project.

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Gifts, Joellen Bogart

Continuing on the theme of travelling grandparents, Gifts is the beautiful tale of a young girl with an adventurous grandmother who brings her treasures from her travels. Amongst the gifts are an Australian didgeridoo, an African baobab seed, a Hawaiian rainbow, and, of course, a passion for wanderlust!

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Peppa Goes On Holiday

Peppa Pig sure does have a lot to answer for (including my son’s love of jumping in muddy puddles!), but we’re sure that Peppa’s family holiday to Rome is sure to inspire an early love of pizza, pasta and all things Italian in your little one.

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Oh, The Places You Will Go, Dr Seuss

The name says it all in this Dr Seuss classic. Where will your little ones go to next, with brains in their heads and feet in their shoes? Set the tone for a lifetime of imagination and adventure.

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Travel Books For Older Kids

Adventures Around The Globe, Lonely Planet

Explore the ruins of Machu Pichu, the canals of Venice and the bright city lights of New York City as your kids explore the seven continents through maps, puzzles, stickers and fun facts along the way. This one is best for kids from six to eight years old.

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This Is The World, Miroslav Sasek

A compilation set of the beautifully illustrated classic travel series (be sure to check out the full range with titles including London, New York, Israel and even Hong Kong!). The travelogue brings to life the music, art, architecture, food and traditions of cities and countries around the world and is sure to inspire that sense of wanderlust in travellers big and small.

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How Airports Work, Lonely Planet

Uncover all the secrets and mysteries of the airport. Where does your luggage go once you’ve dropped it off and how do planes actually stay up in the air? This book is packed full of fun facts and illustrations and takes you through all the integral parts of the airport.

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Molly And The Magic Suitcase Series, Chris Oler

This is a great series to indulge in before your next trip. With titles ranging from Rome to Rio de Janeiro, Sydney to Shanghai, there’s sure to be one to suit your next destination. Join Molly and her brother Michael as they explore cities inspired by food, their friends and family, and helped along the way by their magical suitcase.

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Travel Books For Tweens

Around The World In 50 Ways, Lonely Planet

It’s not just about the destination, but the journey that is just as fun! Set off on a round-the-world adventure by steam-boat, tuk-tuk, cable car and hot air balloon as little travellers set off from the Tower of London and attempt to make their way back in the most interesting way possible.

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Myths And Legends Of The World, Lonely Planet

Get an insight into the local culture of some of our favourite travel destinations by learning a little about the history, myths and legends. From gods, goddesses and demigods to talking beasts, mystical creatures and volcano people, these are the stories that have been passed down through the generations.

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Percy Jackson And The Olympians Series, Rick Riordan

Combine ancient history, myths and legends with fantasy and a bold quest. This series is a great chance for you to introduce world history to your budding travellers. An added bonus, the series has been turned into a movie for those who want to keep the adventures alive. Be sure to also check out the Kane Chronicles for a dose of ancient Egyptian culture and the Magnus Chase series to delve into Norse mythology.

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