20 Best Children’s Books To Inspire A Love Of Travel

Traveling the world is an incredibly rewarding experience that can open our eyes to new cultures and perspectives, and the best way to get started is through books.

There is no better way to explore the world than through the pages of some of the best children’s books, where kids or teenagers can learn about different cultures, customs, landscapes, and more!

From classic tales to modern-day adventures, these 20 books will inspire a love of travel in every kid, no matter their age. So let your imagination wander and get ready to explore the world!

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE

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The Snail and the Whale
  • Donaldson, Julia (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 04/06/2006 (Publication Date) - Puffin Books (Publisher)

This delightful story from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, is about a small snail with an itchy foot who hitches a ride on the tail of a whale. On their grand journey, they pass by icebergs, volcanoes, sharks, and penguins, and the tiny snail is in awe of the vastness of the world. But when trouble arises, it’s the snail’s clever plan that saves the day.

PEPPA GOES ON HOLIDAY

Peppa Goes on Holiday
  • Neville Astley (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 24 Pages - 05/19/2024 (Publication Date) - LADYBIRD (Publisher)

Peppa Pig and her family take a trip to Italy for their first international adventure. They enjoy pizza, sightseeing, and all the fun activities that Italy has to offer. But when Peppa loses Teddy while out and about, will she be able to find him and bring him home? This book, based on an episode of the fourth series of the long-running British TV show, is the perfect read for young Peppa fans.

MADELINE

Madeline
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kristian De La Osa, Frances McDormand, Pål Espen Kilstad (Actors)
  • Daisy von Scherler Mayer (Director) - Ludwig Bemelmans (Writer) - Saul Cooper (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Follow the exciting adventures of Madeline, a seven-year-old girl studying at a boarding school in Paris. Accompanied by Miss Clavel and the other 11 students, she embarks on a journey that includes running away with a group of gypsies, visiting a friend in London, and travelling to Rome, Texas, and the White House in Washington DC.

WIND IN THE WILLOWS

The Wind in the Willows
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rufus Hound, Simon Lipkin, Craig Mather (Actors)
  • Rachel Kavanaugh (Director) - Julian Fellowes (Writer) - BroadwayHD (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

This beloved classic by Kenneth Grahame is the perfect read for kids aged 9 to 12. Join Ratty, Badger, Toad and Mole on their escapades set by the River Thames in England

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

The Adventures of Tintin
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg (Actors)
  • Steven Spielberg (Director) - Hergé (Writer) - Steven Spielberg (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The 24 stories of this European comic classic, created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, follow the courageous young reporter and adventurer, Tintin, and his faithful dog Snowy, as they travel the world to places such as South America, Egypt and Tibet.

LET’S GO FOR A DRIVE

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Let's Go for a Drive!-An Elephant and Piggie Book
  • Hardcover Book
  • Willems, Mo (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 64 Pages - 10/02/2012 (Publication Date) - Hyperion Books for Children (Publisher)

Kids will love this speech-bubble-only story about the best friends Gerald and Piggie, by Mo Willems. Get ready to take a road trip with these two!

PADDINGTON ABROAD

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Paddington Abroad
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Michael Bond (Author) - Hugh Bonneville (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/25/2016 (Publication Date) - HarperFestival (Publisher)

When the Browns go on holiday to France, Paddington takes over the ‘eyetinnery’ and finds himself in the middle of an unforgettable journey. He even manages to become the only bear to ever ride in the Tour de France bicycle race.

OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!

Oh, the Places You'll Go!
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Dr. Seuss (Author) - John Lithgow (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/20/2007 (Publication Date) - Listening Library (Publisher)

Dr Seuss’ last book gives readers an insight into the journey of life and all of its challenges. Through vibrant and geometric landscapes, the protagonist embarks on a journey that’s sure to take them to amazing places!

ARE WE THERE YET?

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Are We There Yet?
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Kathleen West (Author) - Thérèse Plummer (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 03/16/2021 (Publication Date) - Penguin Audio (Publisher)

Alison Lester’s award-winning book tells the story of Grace and her family as they explore Australia in a heartfelt adventure. Along the way they’ll experience the magical beach, make sandcastles, explore rock pools, fish from the jetty and make a bonfire!

JOURNEY

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Journey (Aaron Becker's Wordless Trilogy, 1)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Hardcover Book
  • Becker, Aaron (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 40 Pages - 08/06/2013 (Publication Date) - Candlewick (Publisher)

Aaron Becker’s book, Journey, follows a lonely girl who draws a door on her wall and escapes into a world of wonder, adventure and danger. Armed with a red crayon, she creates a boat, a balloon and a flying carpet that take her on a thrilling voyage towards an uncertain destiny

LITTLE NIC’S BIG WORLD

Little Nic's Big World
  • Hardcover Book
  • Naitanui, Nic (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 10/19/2021 (Publication Date) - Albert Street Books (Publisher)

AFL star Nic Naitanui’s new book celebrates the beauty of diversity in art, music, sport and more. With vibrant illustrations by Fatima Anaya, who grew up in Central America, Little Nic’s Big World is a follow-up to his previous children’s book, Little Nic’s Big Day.

ADVENTURES AROUND THE GLOBE

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Lonely Planet Kids Adventures Around the Globe: Packed Full of Maps, Activities and Over 250 Stickers
  • Kids, Lonely Planet (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 60 Pages - 10/01/2015 (Publication Date) - Lonely Planet (Publisher)

Lonely Planet Kids’ book is designed for kids aged six to eight and encourages them to explore each continent. It features fun facts, maps, sticker scenes, puzzles and the chance to decorate real-life locations, such as the Ganges River in India and Park Guell in Spain!

SPOT GOES ON HOLIDAY

Spot Goes on Holiday (Spot - Original Lift The Flap)
  • New
  • Mint Condition
  • Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon
  • Guaranteed packaging
  • No quibbles returns

Join Spot and his parents as they head to the seaside for a fun and exciting time. With illustrations by Eric Hill and simple text, along with interesting lift-up flaps, this book is the perfect read for any holiday.

RESPECT

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Join the journey to Australia’s Outback with this book from Magabala Books. With evocative images and words providing a better understanding of Indigenous culture, this is the perfect read before any trip.

PIG THE TOURIST

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Pig the Tourist (Pig the Pug)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Blabey, Aaron (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 02/04/2020 (Publication Date) - Scholastic Press (Publisher)

Follow Pig, the world’s greediest Pug, on his holiday adventures and all the chaos he causes. From New York Times best-selling author Aaron Blabey, this book is sure to be a hit with readers of all ages.

THE SNOW WOMBAT

The Snow Wombat
  • Hardcover Book
  • Chambers, Susannah (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 10/01/2016 (Publication Date) - Allen & Unwin (Publisher)

Take a journey to Australia’s high country with this beautifully illustrated book. With pictures of stockmen’s huts, native wildlife, and snow gums, this book is sure to inspire any reader.

WHERE’S WALLY?

Where's Wally? Double Trouble at the Museum: The Ultimate Spot-the-Difference Book!: Over 500 Differences to Spot!
  • Handford, Martin (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 06/02/2022 (Publication Date) - Walker Books (Publisher)

Search for Wally, who is identified by his red-and-white-striped shirt, bobble hat, and glasses, in various locations such as ski slopes, museums, beaches, airports, campsites, and safari parks.

RUBY RED SHOES GOES TO PARIS

Ruby Red Shoes Goes To Paris
  • Hardcover Book
  • Knapp, Kate (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 48 Pages - 01/01/2018 (Publication Date) - Pan Macmillan (Publisher)

Join Ruby and her grandmother Babushka as they head to Paris for a holiday. With the help of Babushka’s brother and his grandson, the two young hares zip around the French capital on a racy red scooter, taking in all the beautiful sights.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Around the World in Eighty Days: 100th Anniversary Collection (Illustrated)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Verne, Jules (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 252 Pages - 12/11/2021 (Publication Date) - SeaWolf Press (Publisher)

Embark on a journey with gentleman Phileas Fogg as he attempts to travel around the world in just eighty days. From the jungles of India to the American frontier, this travelogue is a classic read for any adventurer.

THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • One of the best-loved children's books of all time.
  • Contains 70 pages.
  • Book measures 4.13" x 5.51"
  • Recommended for Ages: 3 years and up.
  • Hardcover Book

A classic book by Beatrix Potter, this story of a mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr McGregor’s vegetable garden is a perfect read before visiting England’s Lake District. Potter often holidayed in the region and the book captures her love of its landscape and animals

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