Would you like to cultivate a passion for travel in your children? I feel that traveling is a great kind of education, teaching children about new cultures, languages,  life, people and how things are completely different in other countries.

But, we all have a limited budget and we cannot travel as much as we would like to. So another great way to travel without leaving home is through travel books. I am pleased to share with 3 books that my kids enjoy reading  and that have cultivated their passion for travel.




This is such a great classic from the 40s!  Madeline, a little brave girl, is one of the best-loved characters in children’s literature.  You can read all about the author Ludwig Bemelmans and this character in the web-site:

What my kids enjoyed the most is that the book is set in pinturesque Paris and most of the city’s monuments are beautifully illustrated in the book: the Eiffel Tower, Vendôme Plaçe, Notre Dame, the Opera and the Louvre Museum among many others.




Amelia Earhart



We have recommended before the Little People, Big Dreams series. This is the forth title written by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vergara and illustrated by Mariadiamantes.

It is a great book to cultivate the passion of flying in your kids as the book explains the story of Amelia Earhart, the first female flier to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean.



My 6 year old is obsessed with these two  illustrations while my 9 year old mentioned that the best part is that the book “shows you that if you believe and fight for what you want, you will end up achieving it“.  Inspiring!


Rolf & Flor in the Arctic Circle

This is a very original CD book, written in both English and Spanish and illustrated by Miguel Gallardo.  This is the second volume of the adventures of Rolf & Flor, that will spend 15 days in an international summer camp in the Arctic Circle.

While I liked that the book has 2 language versions, my kids really loved that it is full of adventures! It is also a wonderful book to introduce your kids to the aurora borealis and to explain them the Arctic’s role in our climate.




Wishing you all a great summer full of adventures!







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