Yesterday while my wife was working (incoming first-year students arrived at the University of Chicago yesterday) I took my children to the 57th Street Book Fair in my neighborhood (Hyde Park, Chicago). It was a great time and my kids were excited to have me purchase a bunch of new books for them! While browsing through all of the book stands I came across the book “The Travels of Babar” [affiliate link] and I started thinking about children’s books that take the reader to far away places and instill an excitement and curiosity for travel and meeting others who are different than themselves.
What books do you recommend for children (say ages 1 to 12) that will hopefully educate and bring about an excitement for travel and adventure in far away lands?
Perhaps a similar post to IHEC Blog about children's television programs and movies will surface in the future (I wanted to do this over a year ago but alas time got away from me).
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