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World Tourism Day: 11 books that will make your child fall in love with travel

World Tourism Day 2018: This book takes you on a ride across 15 states of India through fascinating tales and facts about them, making the reader understand the country’s landscape and culture better.


September 27, 2018 2:12:22 pm
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World Tourism Day 2018: Here are some books that will introduce your children to the magnificent destinations around the world.

Travelling is an enriching experience for adults and kids alike. It is an effective way of introducing your child to a destination’s culture and heritage, making him understand diversity. We list some travel books for children that will help them learn more about the wonders of the world:

Excuse me, is this India? by Anushka Ravishankar (Ages 3+) 

Illustrated with rich quilts put together from Indian textiles, this book revolves around a confused traveller navigating her fantastical world, captured brilliantly through nonsense verse. Publisher: Tara Books

Handmade in India by Olivia Fraser (Age 3+)

In this book, author Olivia Fraser takes us on a delightful journey around the various states of India and gives us a glimpse of its colourful array of people. Publisher: Pratham Books.

Tales of Historic Delhi: A Walk through its many Cities by Premola Ghose (Age 5+)

This book is one of the ideal guidebooks for families visiting Delhi. In this story by Premola Ghose, join the animals of Janwar Dosti—Tunnu the tiger, Zero the giraffe, Lucky the rabbit and all their jungle friends—on a magical history tour through Delhi. Publisher: Zubaan.

Little Indians by Pika Nani (Ages 10+)

This book takes you on a ride across 15 states of India through fascinating tales and facts about them, making the reader understand the country’s landscape and culture better. Publisher: Tulika

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366 words about Bengaluru by Deepti Belliappa Ganpathy (Ages 3-8)

This book gives you an insight into the real landmarks, parks, places of learning, places of worship, festivals, culture, experiences and cuisine of Bengaluru. Publisher: FunOkPlease

Inside India: Festivals and Celebrations, Activity Book for Kids (Age 8+)

Available in a series, each of the books are dedicated to an Indian theme such as food, festivals and celebrations, and historical places, to name a few, introducing the reader to the cultural wonders of the nation. Publisher: FunOkPlease

Molly and the Magic Suitcase Series (Age 5+)

Inspired by food, family and friends, Molly and her brother Michael trek to various places using a magic suitcase, where they learn more about its culture. Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski (Age 7+)

With lavish illustrations, the book features 52 different countries around the world, marked not only by picturesque landscape, but also by their historical and cultural magnificence, eminent personalities and other fascinating facts. Publisher: Big Picture Press

This Is series by Miroslav Sasek (Age 7+)

Written in the 1950s, the books in the series give us information on several destinations through documents, memories and images from the life of M Sasek, coupled with eye-catching illustrations. Publisher: Universe Publishing

Dodsworth series by Tim Egan (Age 6+)

The Dodsworth series takes kids to on a different adventure tour in different destinations in each book. Some of the books include Dodsworth in Rome, Dodsworth in London, and Dodsworth in Tokyo, among others. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

The Greetings from Somewhere series by Harper Paris and Marcos Calo (Age 5+)

This series narrates the travel adventures of twins named Ethan and Ella as they journey around the world. And as they travel, they keep solving one mystery after another that comes their way. Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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