Books for Travel
Lonely Planet has launched a terrific series of travel books for kids. And right now they are having a 33% off sale. (we do not get any money or consideration in these recommendations, I just thought it was a good deal and I like the books)
When I went to Tokyo, I loved seeing the attractions through a child-eye view and family friendly recommendations.
I also like fiction set in the place I am visiting
For example recently a grandmother requested titles for her middle-school grandchild. They were going to take a trip to London and Paris.
I asked what the child liked to read and she wrote, “They are reading a lot of Manga (Hikaru No Go, One Piece, Dragonball) from Japan and also American graphic novels. (He loved Nathan Hale, for example.) As for regular novels — they loves fantasy — read all of Rick Riordan, Wings of Fire, etc. But for some reason lately they have only been interested in reading graphic novels instead of regular novels.”
From Brian Selznick’s website-“ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together…in The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
This 526-page book is told in both words and pictures. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is not exactly a novel, and it’s not quite a picture book, and it’s not really a graphic novel, or a flip book, or a movie, but a combination of all these things. Each picture (there are nearly three hundred pages of pictures!) takes up an entire double page spread, and the story moves forward because you turn the pages to see the next moment unfold in front of you.
Click here if you’d like to watch the opening sequence of drawings in The Invention of Hugo Cabret. ”
Picture books are also great. Adele and Simon by Barbara McClintock is one of my favorites.
The ABC of It: Why Children Children’s Books Matter
To pre-order your copy of the physical book here
Reminder- Your local bookseller can take orders for pick up on or after the release date of February 15, 2019.