Over the weekend I passed the 1,000 mark. There are currently over 1,000 books listed on this site. Yay!Check it out - over 1,000 kids books organized by setting! Click To Tweet
Updated 2/2017: We’re now at 1,300+!
And there’s also at least 300+ sitting in the draft section, many sitting in my email account, and even more that haven’t been discovered yet.
Unless you’re an avid collector, I’m going to guess that you will never own all of the books. Or even all of a percentage of the books. So, what should you own?
Here’s my thoughts.There are only three books I think every family should own. And they are: Click To Tweet
Where do you live?
Get a picture book devoted to your area. Something to flip-through and inspire last minute day trips, staycations, and more. These types of books connect your kids to their area, help them learn more about where they want to go, and will likely be the first books you can rely on to help them get into the habit of planning their trips.
There are a lot of good ones, but I love DK Travel Guides because of the way they are organized. The photos also help keep it fun.
Where are you from?
I spent a lot of my childhood in Florida and no-one in Florida is actually from Florida. I don’t think it’s like that everywhere and for everyone, but chances are there’s an ancestor in your line not from where you are. Get a book about that area. If it were me, it would be a book of folktales from that place. Those stories connect kids to their past.
What are you interested in?
Don’t know? That’s ok. The beautiful thing about books is that you can discover the world without spending a lot of money. I mean, you can collect a lot of books and that could be expensive, but it’s only a tiny fraction of what it costs to physically go everywhere.
So grab a book about a place you want to know more about, or grab a book about a bunch of places and see where those stories take you.
My recommendation? An atlas. I especially love this World Atlas one from Barefoot Books (please note, I’m an ambassador). My kids each have their own so that they can discover their favorite places.
It’s just a local travel guide, a book of stories from the place you’re ancestors are from, and a book to help kids find new places.
So easy, right?
Both my husband and I (and our daughter) ARE actually from Florida!! 🙂
Where in Florida are you from?