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Throughout Travel for Kids you'll find books about different countries, people and places. Additionally, each month our staff chooses a "book for everywhere," featured on our home page.
Our staff pick might be the story of a boy who dreams of words and becomes the poet Pablo Neruda, or a Chinese tale of the journey of the magical monkey king, the vision of Wangari who re-planted the trees of Kenya, a guide for young explorers, a girl learns to listen to the wind and make tortillas round like the sun, adventures of a young boy on a round the world sailing voyage, an architect who turns nature into art, tracking animals in the wild and the importance of conservation, an activity kit of buried treasure, the true story of a young man who changes the lives of children in rural Pakistan.
Books for everywhere reach beyond a single person or country. Enchanting illustrations are works of art we can touch. We keep these books close by, a tangible reminder of imagination, adventure, and wonder in the world.
 
 
 
 
books for everywhere 2017
 
 
Winter Dance
Marion Dane Bauer, Richard Jones

Snowflakes float through the air, what should a fox do in winter? Turtles go underwater, geese fly away, snowshoe hares turn white, bears go to sleep, but foxes ... dance! (Picture book)

 

 

Fabulous fantasy adventure, inspired by Chinese folktales, the Black Tortoise of Winter has turned the sea to silver, and spring is long overdue. After the emperor kidnaps her grandmother, Pinmei and her companion Yishan set off on a journey to the City of Bright Moonlight. (Chapter book)

 

 
 
 
Her Right Foot
Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris

The Statue of Liberty, iconic symbol of freedom, has welcomed millions of visitors and immigrants to the United States. How can she stand still? Look at her immense right foot, taking a big step to meet "the poor, the tired, the struggling to breathe free." (Picture book)

 

 
Art Up Close
Claire d'Harcourt

Take a close-up look at twenty-three masterpieces from museums all over the world – ancient Egypt, Arabic and Aztec manuscripts, Byzantine mosaics, Renaissance paintings, Japanese prints, modern art. For each artwork, ten different details to find. (Oversize picture book)

 

 
 
 
The Camping Trip That Changed America
Barb Rosenstock, Mordicai Gerstein

Ride with President Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir through Yosemite. Hiking on their own, sleeping outdoors, they talked about preserving the wilderness for generations to come. The result is national parks, public lands for everyone today. (Picture book)

 

 

Lift the flap on the latest discoveries about dinosaurs, find out about fossils and paleontologists, Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous timeline, how dinosaurs lived, and extinction. Excellent illustrations. (Pop-up book)

 

 
 
 
If You Want to See a Whale
Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead

If you want to see a whale
you will need a window

and an ocean

and time for waiting
and time for looking

A super book for summer, and who knows where you might discover a whale. (Picture book)

 

 
The Things That I LOVE about TREES
Chris Butterworth, Charlotte Voake

Follow trees through seasons of the year – new leaves waking up in spring, summer fruits and big shady trees, nuts, berries, orange and red leaves in autumn, bare winter trees where you can look all the way up to the top. Two page illustrations grow across the page, and we want to hide away in an old hollow tree trunk too. (Picture book)

 

 
 
 
Walk this Wild World
Sam Brewster

Journey around the world to see wild animals of the Arctic tundra, Amazon rain forest, Serengeti grasslands, Spanish wetlands, Scotland coast, Russian steppe, Himalayan mountains, Borneo swamp, Australian desert. It's fun to lift the flap to discover animals, insects, and plants of each habitat. (Picture book)

 

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