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Are you looking for ways to get your kids excited about travel? Do you need ideas on where to go on your next family vacation? Do you want to include your kids in trip planning? To help you out, here are 4 of the best travel books for kids to inspire your next family vacation.
Best United States Based Travel Book for Kids
If you are looking for ideas of places to go within the United States that will get your kids excited about traveling, then check out the National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas.
This book has 2 pages dedicated to each state. On each of these pages, there is a map of the state, fun facts about the state, and things to do there. The book also includes funny traffic laws of each state and activities for your kids to do during road trips.
Additionally, this best-selling book includes mazes, scavenger hunts, picture puzzles, and other activities that your kids will enjoy.
I love this book because it shows kids how much fun road trips can be. It gets them interested in driving through various states and shows them how different they all are.
If you are looking to get your kids involved in planning a road trip, this is a great book to help inspire them! After reading this book, they are sure to be excited about hitting the road across America.
Best Exotic Travel Book for Kids
Looking for a destination that is a little more exotic than a road trip across the United States? Grab a copy of the Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid and read it to your kids for inspiration.
This book will take you and your kids around the globe to some of the most unique, amazing, and unbelievable places on Earth. It will have your kids begging you to take a trip to some or all of these places!
This one features 100 fantastic destinations in 47 countries around the world. It is another best seller.
While many of these locations may be out of reach for you due to budget limitations, there are some destinations that you could possibly visit.
And more importantly, this is a great travel book for kids because it will inspire you and them to plan amazing vacations that you may not have otherwise thought about.
Best Disney World Book for Kids
Are your kids big Disney fans? Are you looking for travel books for kids that will get your kids excited about an upcoming trip to Disney World? Then look no further than the Kingdom Keepers series.
This fictional series consists of seven books that take place in Disney World, Disneyland, and the Disney Cruise Line.
The storyline revolves around a group of kids that are transported to the Disney parks after they go to sleep at night to fight the Disney villains in an effort to save the parks from being taken over.
These thrilling stories put the various park attractions in the center of the adventures. They are so well-written that your kids will feel like they are right there with the main characters!
And they will give your kids a great sneak peek of what to see once they arrive in the parks for your vacation. If these books don’t get your kids excited about going to Disney World, nothing will!
If your kids are anything like my son, they will be reading these books over and over and over.
Best Travel Books for Toddlers
Do you have a pint-size travel fan in the family? You can inspire them with their own set of travel books, aimed specifically at toddlers!
Martha Zschock has written a series of board books for toddlers that each features a city, state, area, or national park.
Each book centers around a pair of animals, a parent and a child. The pair visits the highlight attractions of each location and gives them some information about the attractions in cute little rhyming verses.
If you visit one of these locations after reading the book to your little one, they may surprise you with how much of the city they recognize during your trip!
My son had the Hello Boston! and Hello New Orleans! books as a young child. He loved discovering the cities through these books. We read them so many times that my husband and I had them memorized! I still find myself quoting the Boston book occasionally over ten years later!
Sometimes it can be hard to inspire your kids to get excited about travel. The above list of the best travel books for kids will help make it easier. After reading these books, your kids will be itching for a trip!
For more book recommendations, see Conde’ Nast Traveler’s list.
For more tips on traveling with kids, see my ultimate guide to travel with kids, best tips for parents, gift guide for travel loving kids, packing tips for travel with kids, how to save time traveling with kids, how to include kids in trip planning, and top 10 reasons to travel with your kids.