Another month, another round-up of children’s travel book finds. This time, for November 2019. I’m excited to share some of the books about places around the world I’ve discovered this month.
Please note that these books are not currently listed on our Global Bookshelves, but will be among the first to go up!
Check out our list:
Stamp Your Way Through the U.S.A.
By Emily Matheny, Mary O’Hare, and Rose Storey
Setting: U.S. National Parks
Emily Matheny guest posted for us earlier this month and sent me a copy of the Eastern Region book. Here’s what I like about these books: they’re fun. They’re each dedicated to the National Parks within a region of the U.S. where kids can write their thoughts about the park and stamp the book. When my daughter saw it she said, “ok, we have to make sure we keep this in the car so when we see a National Park we can stop there and get it stamped.”
The Juma Stories
by Lisa Maria Burgess (Author), Abdul M Gugu (Illustrator)
I was excited to come across this series of children’s stories set in Tanzania. Besides storytelling and introducing everyday life, the series teaches kids more about the country via maps and a glossary of terms.
The Tomtes’ Christmas Porridge
by Sven Nordqvist (Author)
I first learned about the Tomten in my Swedish Atlas Crate box. I’ve always seen the imagery of them and associated it with Sweden at Christmas, but didn’t realize there was more to it than just their look. Of course there is. This book is based on a Swedish Christmas tradition.
Food and Recipes of the Caribbean
by Theresa M. Beatty (Author)
Disclaimer: I work intensely behind the scenes adding more books to the Global Bookshelf. My new system of finding books has been amazing. I’m just one person, so adding things takes time. It’s the whole reason I make this post, actually. But, some of the Caribbean set books we have coming up are cool and I can not wait to post them in the new year. For now, though, enjoy this book for kids about the food of the Caribbean.
Good Night Tonga
by Mary Aflague (Author), Gerard Aflague (Illustrator)
Tonga’s another place that will be getting more love in 2020. Right now we have a VERY modest TWO books set there, but we will be more than tripling that number soon. This is one I’m just excited about. Kids love good night books, and parents do too.
How about you, what good books have you found recently? Let me know in the comments.