Every month I like to do a round-up of books I noticed in January. Some of them are newer books, some of them have been around a while – they all deserve a minute of attention. So here are the January travel book finds for kids.
Links may be affiliate, but that does not change that they crossed my path in January.
Man Utd Legends Alphabet
by Beck Feiner (Author)
While I’m personally a Man City Fan, I have to include this find – I’m obsessed with Manchester. One great tip for any family trip is to seek out local sporting games, and one way to make that more fun is by making sure the kids know what makes it special. This book is one about Manchester United Legends, and there’s another book in the series about Liverpool Legends. Soccer… or football fans, will appreciate it.
Note: As of this post these are the only too football clubs they have books about. But, they do have books about legends in various sports – just not a specific team.
On the Run in Ancient China, The Time Travel Guides
by Linda Bailey (Author), Bill Slavin (Illustrator)
This is a series of books about kids who can travel through time via the Good Times Travel Agency. Kids will love the graphic novel filled with fascinating information about Ancient China. The history of a place is a very important piece to understanding the culture. And China’s ancient history is a very fascinating one.
The Fabulous Lost and Found and the Little French mouse
by Mark Pallis (Author), Peter Baynton (Illustrator)
There’s a cartoon in Germany (Jonalu) where the main characters meet someone who speaks a different language. I always wished we had a similar concept in American television. This, however, is the book version of that. These books are available in many languages (the French is the one I link to). It involves the main characters meeting a mouse who speaks another language. Though a new series, the illustrations feel classic, familiar, and comfortable. This is a great addition for kids looking to learn a little but of another language.
The Great Adventure of Tom to Bermuda
by Émilie Cossette (Author), Merve Yildiz (Illustrator)
Kids are fascinated with Bermuda. It’s true. My son learned a little about it at school and came home with a ton of questions. This book is geared towards adventurers of all ages who want to discover Bermuda for themselves.
by Suzanne Kamata (Author)
We have a ton of books geared for younger readers, so it’s nice when we get a kid’s travel books travel for the older readers. This book, Indigo Girl, is about a young Japanese-America girl living with cerebral palsy in Michigan. She makes her way to her father’s homeland and wonders if life might be better for her there.
What books did you discover this month? Let me know in the comments.