Top 10 Travel Books for Young Children

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These lovely travel-themed books are perfect for getting little ones excited about new adventures, teaching them new things about the world and helping them to feel more comfortable with the concept of travel.

Whether you choose to pop them in your suitcase or read them before you set off on a blissful family holiday, take a look at some of our favourite child-friendly travel books.

‘The Dodsworth’ Series by Tim Egan

These charming stories see Dodsworth the mouse and his friend Duck explore some of the World’s capital cities. With easy to understand plot lines and gentle humour, they’re the perfect way to introduce little ones to some of the key travel sights to look forward to before a visit.

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‘A Day at the Airport’ by Richard Scarry

Join Huckle Cat, Sally and Lowly Worm for some fun at the airport! Little ones can learn all about the terminal, the control tower, the runway and more, plus there are over 70 labelled words to learn and a sticker sheet. It’s an ideal way to introduce tots to the concept of flying.

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‘Molly and the Magic Suitcase’ Series by Chris Oler

Curious Molly and her brother Michael love learning about the world. In these adventures, kids can learn more about language, culture, food, friendship and more, making these books the perfect choice for teaching tots a bit more about travel.

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‘Maps’ by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski

With stunning illustrations, these beautiful maps are not only geographically informative but also include beautiful representations of culture, history, personality, animals and more, associated with each region. Kids will love flipping through this and learning more about the World.

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‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker

This beautiful picture book sees a lonely little girl escape into a world of wonder, adventure, danger and more. Using various means of transport throughout her spectacular journey, this feel good  story celebrates the excitement of travel.

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‘Kids Beginner’s World Atlas’ by National Geographic 

With colourful images, maps and fascinating information, this brilliant atlas is ideal for young children who’d like to learn more about other countries.

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‘Atlas of Adventures’ by Rachel Williams and Lucy Letherland

With over 100 activities and challenges to enjoy, children can explore the world from the comfort of an armchair with this fabulous atlas. With beautiful illustrations and interesting facts, little ones will love picking up this brilliant book.

‘Hello World’ Series by Ashley Evanson

This lovely board book series uses colourful, beautiful and informative illustrations of cities around the world to teach little ones about travel. Paired with early learning concepts, it’s perfect for younger tots.

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Hello, World! by Disney Book Group

This wonderful board book takes little travellers on a world tour by teaching them how to say ‘hello’ in 10 different languages. With gorgeous illustrations inspired by the famous Disney attraction ‘It’s a Small World’ it’s educational and sure to be a hit with the kids.

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My First Plane Trip – Flying for Kids by Kim Jenkins

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Wendy Shand
Wendy Shand

Wendy Shand is the founding director of Tots To Travel, mum of three, award winning mumpreneur, traveler, business enthusiast and author of ‘The Mother of Invention’.

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