The best books for globetrotter kids

Who am I?

My Globetrotter Book’s creative adventure originated from a deep desire to show the world to my son... I am from Quebec, Canada, but I have lived and traveled across the globe with my family for 20+ years and – so far – have lived in Montreal, Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Bangkok! I work as an international consultant on water security issues with the United Nations and other international organisations. My son has grown up, so now, I continue to inspire other kids to explore the myriad beauties and cultures of the world and, as of 2022, to "journey within" with the creation of My Bodytrotter Book.

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My Globetrotter Book: Paris

By Marisha Wojciechowska,

Book cover of My Globetrotter Book: Paris

What is my book about?

My Globetrotter Book offers a multitude of fun and stimulating insights into the world for kids, with personalized My Globetrotter Book Certificates offered in each volume to reward young globetrotters for their discovery!

Draw, decode, create, find, color, solve, associate, quiz your way through Paris. Finish drawing the Eiffel Tower. Find your way through the Montmartre maze. Louis XIV needs your help to organize his day. Identify the different Paris neighbourhoods on the map. And so much more! Packed with activities that challenge the mind and offer a unique way to explore the City of Lights. To prepare for your next family trip, revisit a place you have already been, explore a new culture from home, or simply to transform a child into a citizen of the world. My Globetrotter Book: Paris is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient

The books I picked & why

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The Little Prince

By Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Richard Howard (translator),

Book cover of The Little Prince

Why this book?

The Little Prince is always my go-to book to make my son dream about the world. From planet to planet, The Little Prince explores the universe, and along his journey he discovers so much about people and, more to the point, develops deep insights and appreciation about his own little planet and his rose. The imagination and fantasy in this masterpiece inspire me every time. It just makes the mind dream and the heart sing… which is what globetrotting is all about!

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

By Dr. Seuss,

Book cover of Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Why this book?

This book is a charm for kids of all ages who are eager to go out and explore the world! Dr. Seuss’ imagery is delightful and bright. His rhythmic poetry sings and rocks the soul. Read the book aloud to hear its music, and once you have reached its last word, please pause for a minute, close your eyes, let your mind wander about, and dream of all the places you will go…

My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel

By Tsugiko Kubo,

Book cover of My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel

Why this book?

For any child who has an interest in Japan, this is a must! This Studio Ghibli animation is also delightful in its graphic novel form. Set in rural Japan, the two young sisters Satsuki and Mei meet Totoro, a magical colossal good-natured creature who lives in the trunk of a big tree. The story is infused with enchantment, humor, and childhood delight. All children deserve to have their childhood enriched with this Japanese jewel.

Beatrice's Goat

By Page McBrier, Lori Lohstoeter (illustrator),

Book cover of Beatrice's Goat

Why this book?

This is a true story about a little girl in Africa, named Beatrice. Her family is poor and cannot afford to send her to school. Until the day when her family is given a goat, which gives the family the ability to earn an income. Hilary Clinton has written the Afterword to this beautiful kid’s picture book. I actually know Beatrice personally, and her life is a real-life Cinderella story that inspires such hope.

The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 1

By Hergé,

Book cover of The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 1

Why this book?

Young Belgian reporter Tintin and his little white dog, Snowy, travel the world with their strange and funny group of friends. They solve mysteries, catch thieves or help a friend in need. Action-packed graphic books that take you around the world! I loved reading these books as a pre-teen, and then later my pre-teen son did too.

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