9 Books for Kids Who Love Traveling

Books for kids who love to travel, explore, and expand their horizons.

By Amy Mascott
May 16, 2016



May 16, 2016

They say that we should all sit back and "enjoy the journey," right?

But what about those kids who just want to get there? What about those kids who love to explore a new park, city, or museum but get antsy on the ride?

We’ve found your lifeline, parents.

Pack your carry-on with a bunch of these books that will definitely speak to those kids who love to travel! Whether your child loves the journey or not, he or she won’t be able to put down these books that in some way remind us of travel time with family.

Look for them as audiobooks to help make travel time pass more quickly, or have your kids go on a bookshelf scavenger hunt. Send them to your child at camp or at Grandma’s house this summer.

Whatever you choose, whether your kids read them before, during, or after his journey, we’re betting they’ll love them. Here are nine books for traveling kids, in order from younger readers to older:

by Susan Canizaras, PhD & Adrianne Weber

Two Little Trains
by Margaret Wise Brown

LaRue Across America
by Mark Teague

Olivia Goes to Venice
by Ian Falconer

A Whirlwind Vacation
by Nancy Krulik

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate DiCamillo

Nim’s Island
by Wendy Orr

What Goes Up Must Come Down
by Anne Mazer

Vacation Doodle Book
by Scholastic

What would you add to this list? What are your favorite books for traveling kids?

Share your ideas on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page or find Amy on Twitter @teachmama and let’s continue the conversation!

Featured Photo Credit: Maria Pavlova/iStockphoto

Check out bloggers Amy Mascott and Allie McDonald's book, Raising a Rock-Star Reader: 75 Quick Tips for Helping Your Child Develop a Lifelong Love for Reading. Get expert advice and learn new strategies for your young readers.





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