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Top Travel Books for Little Kids

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Books can be an essential part of preparing your children for a trip – or even just keeping them occupied in transit. There are many travel-themed books on the market appropriate for kids of various ages. Below, we have rounded up some of the top book recommendations, suggested by members of the Families Who Love To Travel community. 

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National Geographic Kids On Safari Sticker Activity Book

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If you’re planning a safari getaway with your little one, this book is the perfect way to introduce them to the concept and teach them about the different animals they may encounter. Buy it now

Where’s Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection

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This classic seek-and-find book is perfect to keep your little ones amused while traveling! Find Waldo in places across the globe in this fantastic book that combines all the original Where’s Waldo books into one! Buy it now

Look Inside Our World from the Usborne Series

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This cute lift-the-flap book is perfect for introducing young kids to the world’s geology and geography. This title even won the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize in 2013. Buy it now

Look Inside Things That Go from the Usborne Series

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Another great Usborne title for young kids! This lift-the-flap book introduces kids to all things transportation-related – planes, trains, trucks, buses, cars, and ships. Buy it now

See Inside Great Cities from the Usborne Series

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This lovely Usborne book introduces kids to some of the world’s most famous cities including New York, Paris, London, and more with over 60 flaps to lift and explore. Buy it now

The Usborne Sticker Picture Atlas of the World

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Unlike Usborne’s other lift-the-flap offerings, this book includes over 350 stickers to help kids build map reading skills as well as a love for traveling the world. Buy it now

Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have You Been? Series

Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have You Been? Series Book Cover-Top Travel Books for Little Kids


This sweet series of picture books follows a grey Kitty Kat as he explored cities such as New York. Rome, Paris, London, Washington DC, and more. Each book is sure to delight your kids when taking them to the cities Kitty Kat has visited!

Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have You Been? Paris Buy it now

Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have You Been? London, Buy it now

Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have You Been? New York City, Buy it now

Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have You Been? Rome, Buy it now

The Shine-A-Light Series

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Another great picture book series! The Shine-a-Light books introduce kids to the world’s (like in “Wonders of the USA” and “Wonders of the World”) as well as different modes of transportation and how they work (like in “On the Plane” and “On the Train”).

Wonders of the USA, $16.91, Buy it now

Wonders of the World, $14.67, Buy it now

On the Plane, $19.99, Buy it now

On the Train, $15.98, Buy it now

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