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As a teacher, I am always on the lookout for great children’s travel books. As someone who was inspired to travel as a child, I believe that the more we read to children about other people and places the higher chance we have of producing well-rounded adults who respect the planet and all the people who live in it.
There are so many wonderful books to choose from including activity books for children about various destinations, educational travel books for children, inspirational travel books for kids and many more.
If you are looking for some great travel books for the children in your family this holiday season then this gift guide to recommended top children’s travel books is the perfect resource!
Check out my travel inspired gift guide for kids of all ages for more inspirational ideas too!
The Travel Book
This is a new edition of the popular Lonely Planet’s Travel Books. Each country has its own page with loads of information about wildlife, people, food and other fascinating information to keep kids aged 8 and above who love to travel and learn about the world around them.
Maps of the World: An Illustrated Children's Atlas of Adventure, Culture, and Discovery
A beautifully illustrated atlas that every child will enjoy. As well as detailed maps the book is packed full of wonderful details and facts about the world.
The Atlas Obscura Explorers Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid
The kids version of the best selling Atlas Obscura this is a fantastic book for children. Exploring some of the world more mysterious and weird places this book will keep children entertained for hours!
Around the World in 80 Ways: The Fabulous Inventions that get us From Here to There
80 ways to travel the world – by train, came, yacht and many more interesting ways this is a great book to enable kids to discover how people past and present travel around the world.
National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas: Maps, Games, Activities, and More for Hours of Backseat Fun
Keep the kids entertained on that long road trip with this excellent book from National Geographic. Ensure the kids aren’t bored but are also learning along the way!
Ultimate Book of Airplanes and Airports (The Ultimate Book of)
This interactive book full of flaps, tabs, pop-ups and more will keep readers entertained and fascinated with fantastic pictures of airplanes and airports. A great way to introduce young readers to the joys of flying.
Mission Rome: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (Travel Guide For Kids)
Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? And where better to embark on the ultimate scavenger hunt than in Rome! A great gift for young jet-setters make sure this is in their luggage when you head to Rome!
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World
A lovely book to introduce young readers to the wider world. With beautiful photographs, get activities and maps which introduce basic facts about every continent this is a perfect gift for the younger child.
Kid's Trip Diary: Kids! Write about your own adventures. Have fun while you travel!
A perfect gift for any kid who loved to record their travels. With illustrations and cartoons and enough diary pages to record up to 6 weeks of travel this will be cherished for years to come.
Everything & Everywhere: A Fact-Filled Adventure for Curious Globe-Trotters
From Hong Kong to Reykjavik, Ulaanbaatar to New York City, this beautifully illustrated, fact-filled adventure book will take curious kids on a lush and unexpected journey around the globe to discover what makes each place unique.
America's National Parks (Lonely Planet Kids)
Take a journey through the United States' most spectacular and exciting landscapes with America's National Parks from Lonely Planet Kids.
The Kids Who Travel the World: Paris (Volume 1)
Join two adventurous sisters as they travel the world and learn new things. In this book, the girls are exploring Paris, and learning a little French along the way.
All-new Kindle Kids Edition - Includes access to thousands of books - Space Station Cover
The perfect gift for any child who loves books and loves to travel!
More great travel books for kids
There are lots more great travel book articles to read on this website and a number specifically recommending books for children.
These include the best books about Australian animals to share with children, a selection of train themes books and merchandise for children as well as my selection of the best children’s books about London.
You will also find further curated best book lists in my shop.
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