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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Africa, Amazing Africa
Atinuke, Mouni Feddag

Discover Africa today – fifty-five different countries, the people, wildlife, traditions, languages, music, sports, religions, nomads and skyscrapers, deserts, rain forests and snowy mountains. Filled with colorful maps, this is a top staff pick! (Picture book)

 

 
If Tigers Disappeared
Lily Williams

Tigers have lived in Asia for millions of years. They are especially important to ancient traditions of India, China and Korea. But tigers are endangered due to loss of forest habitats. Learn about essential role of tigers in preserving forest ecosystems. (Picture book)

 

 
 
 
Child of the Flower-Song People
Gloria Amescua, Duncan Tonatiuh

Luz Jimenez, a descendant of the Aztec flower-song people, became a model for Mexico's famous artists in the early 20th century. She found a way to preserve the language, culture and traditions of the Nahua, a living link to the "soul of Mexico."(Picture book)

 

 

Monet's paintings are in many art museums around the world. This is a lovely book about about why Monet painted different famous paintings, an introduction to Impressionism, and where to see Monet's work in art museums. (Picture book)

 

 
ella in the garden of giverny
 
 
Biking with Grandma
Chris Santella, Vivienne To

Go on a fun worldwide adventure with Grandma Rose – exploring mountains and deserts in national parks, San Juan Islands, Tasmania, Hanoi, Tokyo, France, Tuscany, Botswana, Costa Rica, andCanada, spotting wildlife, eating banh mie and gelato, kayking and snorkeling, watching stars in the night sky. (Picture book)

 

 
Let's Explore: Mountain
Lonely Planet Kids

Go on an adventure to discover mountains around the world – the Alps, Mt. Everest, Denali, Mt. Fuji, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and more. Fun facts, mazes, puzzles, pages to color, over 250 stickers. (Activity book)

 

 
 
 
Old Wood Boat
Nikki McClure

A family restores an old wooden boat – pack provisions, raise the sails and head for an island with a quiet bay. They picnic, pick heritage apples, swim, climb to the top of the island. A wonderful summer adventure in the Salish Sea. (Picture book)

The moon rises, then the stars. Then there is silence except for her quiet gentle creaks. Old Wood Boat rocks her family to sleep.


 
Before Music: Where Instruments Come From
Annette Bay Pimentel, Madison Safer

Explore instruments from around the world, transforming nature into music – instruments made from rocks, shells, clay, gourds, silk strings, metal, leather, trees – blowing, drumming, plucking. Music starts somewhere, and someone plays... (Picture book)

 

 
before music
 
 
The Barn
Leah H. Rogers, Barry Root

Day on a farm, from sunrise to dusk, where in the cool evening chickens, horses, cows, swallows, cats and dogs settle down, safe within a hundred year old barn. Beautifully illustrated, enjoy gentle rhythms of farm life, inspired us to visit farms in our area. (Picture book)


 
Full of Fall
April Pulley Sayre

So long summer, days are shorter, nights are longer. Green leaves change to bold in red, greetings in gold, oh it's organge. Rhyming text and stunning two page photos take you on a brilliant walk through the autumn forest. (Picture book)

 

 
 
 
Our Story Starts in Africa
Patrice Lawrence, Jeanetta Gonzales

Africa has more than 50 different countries today, but the story of Africa begins thousands of years ago, with warrior queens, treasures in spices, and kingdoms ruled by Africans. After people of Africa were kidnapped and sold into slavery, they dispersed throughout the New World. Story of a contemporary Caribbean family, and their link to the rich history of Africa. (Picture book)


 
Through the North Pole Snow
Jess French, Richard Jones

A fox, lost in the snow, falls into Santa's cosy home at the North Pole. Ever wondered what Santa Claus does during the year to get ready for Christmas? A lovely story, beautifully illustrated. (Picture book)

 

 
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