Books to take you around the world
Go exploring with these brilliant books...
Welcome to our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere by Moira Butterfield and Harriet Lynas, Nosy Crow, January 2021
This introduces children to different traditions and languages from around the globe, with almost 100 countries featured. Interesting facts are presented in an entertaining and child-friendly format. Fabulous illustrations make this even more appealing to little readers. Read a longer review and take a peek inside...
Meet the Oceans by Caryl Hart and Bethan Woollvin, Bloomsbury, March 2021 More than 70% of the Earth's surface is covered in water and this stunning new book takes readers on a magnificent maritime world tour. We encounter a variety of creatures, travelling through stormy seas, glacial landscapes, balmy tropics and sultry sunsets, in the comfort of a little submarine. Read a longer review and take a peek inside...
Wee Donkey's Treasure Hunt by Erika Mc Gann and Gerry Daly, O'Brien Press, September 2020
Wee Donkey's grandfather longs to go sight-seeing, but is too old to travel. Wee Donkey decides to go on an adventure around Ireland so that she can bring back souvenirs to cheer up Grandad Donkey. She visits all the top attractions, taking little readers with her.
Tooth Fairy in Training by Michelle Robinson and Briony May Smith, Walker Books, June 2019
See the world with Tate and her sister May, as Tate has her first ever lesson in being a tooth fairy. They fly all over the world to lots of wonderful locations, even venturing under water, collecting teeth, leaving coins and fairy dust wherever they go.
How to Find Egyptian Treasure by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves, Simon and Schuster, August 2019
Albie is playing in his sandpit when "a ferocious wind begins to blow" and he suddenly transported to Ancient Egypt. Readers are taken on a hunt for lost treasure, taking in pyramids, a sphinx, secret passageways, hidden chambers and a sarcophagus along the way.
Tamlin's Great Adventure by Victoria Byron, Starfish Bay October 2020
This is the delightful tale of Tamlin, a horse who is very content in his field with his best friend, a little girl called Ruby. That is, until a little bird tells him about the wide, wide world and one moonlit night, he decides to go exploring. As Tamlin visits picturesque places and sees fascinating sights, he can't help feeling that something is missing.
Cinderella by Chloe Perkins and Sandra Equihua, Simon & Schuster, September 2016 Looking for a Multicultural Fairy Tale? Look no further! Chloe Perkins and Sandra Equihua invigorate a familiar story by transporting Cinderella to Mexico. Part of Simon & Schuster’s Once Upon a World collection which sets classic fairy tales in different countries. Read a longer review and take a peek inside...
Travels with my Granny by Juliet Rix and Christopher Corr, September 2018
Granny trekked all over the world in her youth. Now she is older, she travels with her mind. Sometimes her granddaughter accompanies Granny on her journeys, and they share marvellous adventures across a variety of countries and continents.
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